Excerpt: We’ve experienced some silly RPG storylines in our gaming time, and Digital Devil Saga does nothing else, but proves that the Japanese are a bunch of crazies, or perhaps the English translation team are just inept.
Excerpt: Releasing an RPG that doesn’t contain the words “Final” or “Fantasy” is a tricky sale these days. In a market that is wholly driven by consumers with a “TV told me to buy it” mentality, it’s hard for more niche games to really sell well regardless of how good they are.
Excerpt: The Shin Megami series has been popular in Japan for years and with the success of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne released last year, North America is getting the chance to experience this phenomenon.
Excerpt: The story of Digital Devil Saga takes place in an area known as the Junkyard. During this time, several different factions are waging war trying to eliminate each other until there is only one group left.
Excerpt: Rend, slaughter, devour your enemies. There is no other way to survive. You cannot escape your hunger, Warriors of Purgatory. It's very difficult to accurately describe Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (DDS) to someone who's never played a Shin Megami Tensei game.
Excerpt: Looking for a traditional turn-based role-playing game (RPG) that doesn't feature elves, dragons, and the days of yore? Then I've got the game for you. Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (DDS ) is the latest game from the much-loved (yet almost tragically ignored by American gamers) MegaTen...
Excerpt: As much as I want to, I can't help but write most of this review based on how close Digital Devil Saga is to Atlus' SMT: Nocturne . Everything from artistic style to the combat system is built upon the core established in Nocturne .
Pros: Dark story that really gets going later on, Wonderful graphics and soundtrack, Combat is challenging
Cons: Ridiculous enemy encounter rate, Overlong dungeons, Borrows too much from, octurne
Excerpt: Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga is another game in the successful Shin Megami Tensei role-playing game series that first appeared on the SNES in 1992. Gamers assume the role of Serph, leader of the Embryon, a tribe which has just fought a bloody war with five other warring factions in a place...