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. There’s no point in making excuses for all this silliness, lets just say that the words “eating” and “devouring” are frequently mentioned.
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. Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga is a game that hasn’t really gotten the mainstream consumer attention it deserves, but turns out to be better than a majority of the more well-known RPGs on the...
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. It is said that the surviving group will earn the right to climb the Karma Temple and reach Nirvana. As the Embryon Clan (your group) and the Vanguards battle it out, an explosion occurs, transforming everyone into demons.
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. I believe I've constructed an accurate description for the casual gamer, however. Digital Devil Saga is like Final Fantasy X, but the characters eat each other.
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 universe. Renowned for their modern settings, philosophical and ideological story elements, use of demons, and unrelenting difficulty these games are revered by hardcore RPG fans.
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 . Even with that said, Digital Devil Saga does offer some different aspects that is sure to keep you interested.
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 called the Junkyard. The game is set in an apocalyptic future where, in the end, Serph's world disappears, along with his followers who stood by him.
Excerpt: Digital Devil Saga , an upcoming RPG from Atlus, isn’t going to be your average RPG. The game will have a darker theme to it than traditional RPGs, and anyone familiar with Atlus knows to expect a lot of innovation. The game is set to be released late this year on the PS2, so prepare for a unique RPG experience!