Reviews and Problems with Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
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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: 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.
Excerpt: Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne will suck out your soul and leave your body a lifeless, bloody husk. I can’t think of a game released in 2004 that I’ve enjoyed than this Atlus-developed ode to chaos. It’s that damn good.