Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
Deep, descent RPG for the Nintendo DS
I had been eyeballing this game for over 2 weeks and now I own it, and apparently, it's one of the greatest games I had ever played. So simply Tokyo is in full lockdown because of a demon attack so no one can enter, no one can escape, and the entire Tokyo will die in 6 days unless if Hero, Yuzu and Asturo can stop the demons. This is a very fun combo of Role playing and turn based strategy for the DS.
A great title for the Nintendo DS
When I picked up this title, I didn't know what to think. I am a fan of RPG and tactical titles and frankly a bit burnt out on tactical. But something drove me to purchase this title and I can say I am not disappointed at all! The story line is excellent and keeps me hooked. As the story line evolves as you play the game and you are presented with choices on the linear path. The title also contains many endings to the story based on what course you take. Early on, the story will annoy you a bit, but later on, you will really dive deep into it. The cross elements of RPG and tactical battle systems mesh well. You face a traditional tactical battle board. But when you approach enemies to attack, you are presented with a RPG battle scene. The main force behind the battles and the game would be the battling, training and fusing demons(monsters) as you progress through the game. Each character is allowed two demons(monsters) on their team/unit. There are plenty of elements, I.E. magic, abilities, etc. packed into the title so that you will spend a good amount of time unlocking and building the best teams possible. The interface, graphics and sound drives the title home for a must have!
Best game ever?
I bought this game quite some time ago (around christmastime). It took about three to four months to actually complete. Why is this? This specific SMT game has a thrilling, deep, and life-like story that kept me playing until the wee hours of the morning. The story line is complex and AS your character, your opinions in the game can alter the ending of the game. So far, I have completed three of the SIX alternate endings. Through those different endings, you can gain new allies, new demons and of course, new stories. This quality gives the game a long life in my library of games. Devil Survivor also utulizes elements from other games in the SMT universe. These include the demon selection and the act of fusing new, powerful demons. New Game+ is a totally different experience. You are allowed to keep your demons from the previous games which can ultimately change the course of the game. I have to bite my tounge from revealing more about the game. But I must say, as a long time, hardcore gamer, this is a must have for all lovers of the SMT universe!
A Strong Contender for Handheld Game of The Year
I heard some Buzz circulating around this game for a while, So I Decided to pick up Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor for The DS. Needless to say, I Was not disappointed at all with this title. I found the storyline intriguing, Tokyo is in Lockdown, Demons are on The Loose, And Your Actions decide who lives and dies, and more importantly if you live or die. The Customization of Parties (4 Characters max with 2 demons each) is a step above other RPG/Strategy games I have seen on the market. I was also highly impressed at the way Atlus ( The Games Developer) made the challenge. This isn't the type of game that you can easily blow through in a few hours, but one that will take time and make it worth the money you spent on it. To any fan of Strategy or RPG games, with Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor, You can't go wrong.
A different RPG / Strategy game
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor is a RPG / Strategy game that presents a good balance between a classical RPG that allows you to level character and a strategy-tactical game that challenges your mind. If you ever played the "Persona" games on the PS2, it is really similar but a bit easier. Graphically, it's not the most astounding game, but it is way above average. The sound is good and the character voice is great. The Devil auction part might be a bit redundant, but it allows you to buy the needed demons to perform fusion, which allows to level-up your demons and become more powerful. If you want a game that balance tactics, role-playing and customization this game will be perfect. The story is good and the interface is simple to learn.
One of My Favorite Games!
Freaking love this game!!! The plot is interesting and unique, the plot is surprisingly long. It is pretty difficult but not so much so that you get frustrated with it. The graphics are good and the gameplay is awesome. The battles are turn based and require some strategy and planing before hand. You have a lot of flexibility in the game, you can explore the city and talk to many different characters through out the course of the game. I strongly recommend this to anyone who loves great RPGs.
SMT just got better!
This game is going to be awesome. I mean, A SMT game for the DS! Atlus is seriously taking over the industry. The gameplay and music is simply awesome by the video I've seen so far. The story seems great and the characters look awesome. It's not Persona, but SMT is it's origin so check it out when it comes out on the front covers. ATLUS FTW!
Just a great game
It would take me hours to say howgood this game is! All I can say is that the can be hard at times and that it is turn based. But just a great game over all
I honestly haven't played any other SMT game, but based on the preview from Nintendo Power, the game looks very appealing, and it sounds like it has a solid story. They didn't really cover the battle system though, i'll probably wait for the reviews and if its good, then i'll pick it up. Sounds like a great game for the Nintendo DS's library. I'm looking forward to it.
This game is perfect for everyone who loves challenging RPG's!