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Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
Into Liquid Sky
1 November 2005
Excerpt: The world comes to an end and you have no clichéd way to stop it. Even though you may come to terms with that concept, the story behind Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne will continue to twist and turn before your eyes.
Pros: Wonderful artistic style and ambiance, Soundtrack is great, In-battle negotiations provides a nice addition, Tons of customization
Cons: Brutal challenge will turn off most, Minimalist story and combat options
Excerpt: Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is a game that can be as difficult to understand as it is to say three times fast. Upon jumping into this game, even as a seasoned RPG player, one will likely be confused for the first 30-60 minutes of play.
Excerpt: Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne takes place in present day Tokyo, as you take on the role of a Japanese student. Along with two friends, Chiaki and Isamu, you are heading to the Medical Center to visit a sick teacher.
Excerpt: A long standing role playing series in Japan, MegaTen has finally seen some light here in the States. Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is the first release this side of the seas of the occult demonism RPG.
Excerpt: Imagine, if you will, a typical life in the thriving Tokyo metropolis. Accompanied by several of his friends, an average high school student decides to visit a teacher in the hospital. Along the way, he encounters a reporter who presents him with a mysterious magazine on the occult.
Excerpt: I think it's safe to say that among the population of gamers, RPG fans are likely the pickiest of the bunch. Ever since RPGs rose above their humble beginnings of character-building stat-fests and bare-bones plotlines into more cinematic experiences with deep, complex storytelling and heightened...
Excerpt: With RPGs slowly making the jump to more action-oriented combat systems, fans of turn-based combat are finding fewer titles to get their fix from. Enter Shin Megami Tensai: Nocturne , delivering an old-school, turn-based combat system along with a few new surprises.