SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI: DEVIL SURVIVOR OVERCLOCKED - 3DS
This game was great in many aspects. I considered buying the game for the longest time, reading reviews, watching game-play (Thank the world Youtube exists...) and finally I walked into my local gamestop store and bought Devil Survivor Overclocked. And what can I say, other than I'm a fan for life? Honestly, the game had a gripping story-line, one that left you wonder what could possibly happen next, and gripping revelations that left you terrified. The battling was epic, and almost impossible at times, stretching your ability to milk your own mind to it's limits. Forging and creating demons left me with multiple extra hours of fun and enjoyment. I didn't like the references to religion though. I just thought it was strange, and left me feeling like I either assisting the demons or God. I didn't like the various endings either. I choose my side, and I wondered how the other ended.
Will be getting the second.
:) Good game.
SMT: Devil Survivor Overclocked Review
Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor Overclocked is a remake of the hit DS game by Atlus, SMT: Devil Survivor. The main new features of this 3DS remake are: full voice acting, an 8th day, remastered visuals, more demons and SLIGHT 3D.
Full voice acting: Nearly every line in the 3DS version of this game has a full voiceover, which adds a new layer to the Devil Survivor experience. Overall, it is just a nice added feature and one of the best additions to the remake.
The 8th Day: The "overclocked" part of the title refers to the 8th day that has been added on to the game. In the original DS version of Devil Survivor you played through 7 days. The 8th day adds more to the storyline.
Remastered visuals: Although this is a slight change, the visuals look more crisp than they did in the original DS version. This doesn't add much to the game, it just makes it look a little more "pretty".
More demons: Added to the original demons from the DS version are quite a few more demons! This is just a nice addition that also doesn't affect the gameplay too much since there were already so many demons originally.
3D: The 3D has been barely used in this version, saved only for the video before the title screen, the title screen itself and the fusion of demons. Although it is a 3DS game, the overall lack of 3D does not affect the game much.
Overall: I would definitely recommend Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor Overclocked for anyone who did not play the original DS version of the game. The 3DS version has enough new content that it makes sense to buy this version, but only if you have never played it before or you were REALLY into the original version. Although 3D isn't utilized much this is a game that most people will be playing for hours on end, therefore it is less likely to induce headaches after hours of play. If you have not played this game and are a fan of RPGs, definitely go out and get this game!
Looks like a winner, but...
The original for DS was fantastic; at very least it was one of the best games the DS has to offer. The fact that it had quite a few different endings and played differently if you made different decisions made me want to play through it several times. All in all, I'd say that this game, remastered for 3ds and given an 8th day and (assumably) new endings, will be well worth it.
But, half of the screenshots listed for this game here on gamestop are not from this game, but from the japanese release of Devil Survivor 2 which should be making its way to the states in coming months, and will be released for the DS, not 3ds.
The original devil survivor is one of my favorite games and was amazing to begin with, so I can only expect the remake with extra content to be even better! I was actually very surprised that this was going to be remade when it was announced, since many people seem to not know of this game. Normally, I'm not a fan of buying a game remake when I already own the original but this game is one of my exceptions, this remake is the biggest reason I bought a 3DS in all honesty.
I'm just a little concerned about the voice acting... hopefully it's at least decent or they make this dual audio. I doubt they can but if they manage to allow you to transfer your old save data to the new game, I'd love Atlus even more than I already do.
Great DS game, BETTER on 3DS
After playing this for a hour, i decided to write a review. So far though... this game has done nothing but amaze me. The revampped graphics are beautiful. The fully voiced dialogue adds a gripping sence of suspence to the game also. And of course the music.... Who can play a SMT game and not love all the bells and whistles to go along with it in the background?
After playing the original on the DS and playing this one, I can see the difference in the graphics. They are slight, I will admit, but they are noticeable. This game is a instant clasic of a remake, and it is a remake done right. Atlus is a wonderful company, and one of my favorite game developers. I hope there are more great things to come!
20hours hooked minimum
This game is a great addition to any RPG collector. I played and loved the DS version, it has all the necessary ingredients; good story,game play and long lasting for a DS game. It has a large amount of monsters and playable characters with their own specific dialogue, which makes this game highly replayable. I suggest this game to anyone looking for a good portable game. I personally have fell in the ranks of all Atlus games, like this one they all have good story,characters,moves,game play. It's good to look around but the majority is worth your money.
Gonna be Sweet
Seriously i played the origianal when it first came out. At first i was put off but when i gave it about 1 hour or 2 tops i was stuck on it for good. I have sadly only seen 2 of the many ending i was gonna go for more but i heard about this remake and i decided i would stop and wait for this upcoming masterpiece. This will be even bigger and better than the origianl. If you have not played the original you need to play this. And if you have played the original you still need to play this:P
The first game that started the addiction!
I had never seen nor heard of this series until I bought a Nintendo 3DS and this was one of the only available games close to the launch date. I've not regretted it since. Not only is it hardcore as a J-RPG, I love how all of your choices affect the story-line, really letting your personality show through. (LOL, not that some of those endings are desirable.) Graphics are superb and the music was relatively nice. As for the 3D, well, I play most of my games with it off and there weren't many times for it to be applied in this game; which didn't bother me at all since it's a turn based RPG. It has tremendous replay value, an array of moves and new demons were added. Truly a gem of a game. Pretty hard, and I'll admit I played on easy mode my first time through. If you think this looks good, it is and I would definitely recommend it.
This is the first time i played this game, i never played it on the ds, but the way the whole story goes and how well the graphics and sound is, it mad this a great first buy for the 3ds, id recommend this to all serious gamers, or those willing to take a challenge, i enjoyed this game quite a lot, hopefully others will buy it as well. BTW the eight day feature was just (AWE-inspiring) :D
Why was this ported to the 3DS?
Don't get me wrong, this is a good game, an I loved the original on the DS system, but this is ridiculous! I see no reason for Atlus to port this over to the new 3DS if none of the 3DS features are implemented! No street-pass, no spot-pass, no gyro-scope/motion sensor use?! The only 3D you see is in the shoddy opening sequence! The voice acting is all well and good, but without the additions of improved graphics, what was the point of releasing this as a 3DS game. If I could have, I would have bought for the regular DS and saved 5-10 bucks. In fact, the voice acting and added 8th chapter probably weren't even worth it. Overall, I am extremely disappointed with the game. If you are looking to get this game, I say save the money and buy the first one.