Rated 9 out of 10 by PaperMemories Devilishly Good
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.
Rated 9 out of 10 by RiRyn 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by 3dsgirl One of the best strategy RPGs, period
Having missed out on the original DS version, Shin Megami Tensei : Devil Survivor Overclocked was my first experience with the "Megaten" series. The game had me hooked from the start. For those who don't know, the Shin Megami Tensei series (Persona, Devil Survivor, Devil Summoner, etc.) are only really tied together by the fact that they all allow some sort of control of demons. In Devil Survivor Overclocked, you level up your demons and yourselves through grid-based strategy battles. You can also buy new, more powerful demons through the Auction feature, and fuse two demons together to create completely different ones. Overall, if you like strategy RPGs, or just a good "save the world" story, Shin Megami Tensei : Devil Survivor Overclocked could be the game for you.
Rated 7 out of 10 by TeamRoa Quick Day One Review.
Well, I bought this game because theres not much "great" games yet on the Nintendo 3DS. So, with that said I am eager to find a 3DS game thats good or at this point better then what is available besides The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. Moving on, I want to point out that this game is not 3D. Sure the opening intro before you even press start and enter your name is in 3D, but sadly nothing else. Anyhow this fact does not mean the game is bad. So far I have played about two hours worth but within that time I got the base idea of the game. The story of the game so far is very cheesy, sorry to everyone that loved the original in which I didn't play. But, once you get into the game play areas as in battling other demons this game shines. I like the game play of the battle system and the different demons that are available in the game. This fact is the real reason I like this game but other then that thats it. The Audio is good but in some cases it can be kind of low in terms of loudness. The Graphics are ok nothing to die for here. Story seems cheap, but gameplay is strong. Well, thats it for quick review but when I play through the rest of the game and complete I will come back and update the review here.
Rated 5 out of 10 by Bahamet 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.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Hachi Can't wait!
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.
Rated 8 out of 10 by jbl8199 Great game and storyline, but......
If you're the religious type, and are easily offended by demons and stuff like that I'd suggest staying away from this one because it's a very story heavy game and touches on some iffy issues at times when it comes to religion. It's not a bad game for what it is, it's just not for everyone. There's not much to say without spoiling the story except it's an SRPG similar to Final Fantasy Tactics. You're players move around on a grid like chess pieces, then when you go to attack an enemy you get into a first person fight that looks something like the fights in the Dragon Quest games. Like I said, definitely recommended if you have the stomach for it, but it's not for the religious type. You've been warned!!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Meyoname 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!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Nyteshade714 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.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Tometa 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.