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Purchase Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and receive the Launch Edition which includes the Final Choice Metal Emblem Set!
As players contemplate a choice between the paths of Peace and Anarchy in the game, they can display their alignment in the real world, as well as their allegiance to the lesser god Dagda whose mark provides the third emblem. The three pins are metal, and approximately 3/4-inch in diameter, with a high shine finish.
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Debuting as the top seller for its launch in Japan, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse is headed to the Americas. The story of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse depicts the remnants of Tokyo, ravaged by a catastrophe. Demons and humans co-exist, but in this state, the remnants of humankind are just a prize being fought over by the higher deities. One lone Hunter, the game's protagonist, meets an early demise and through a pact with a lesser god, is brought back to life in exchange for his pledge of servitude. From there, the protagonist allies with other Hunters in the ruins of post-apocalyptic Tokyo beginning a plot that crosses over with the events of the original Shin Megami Tensei IV.
Battle against angels, demons, and the divine powers in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo
Environments are often drab and repetitive, but the big boss battles are appropriately slick and sleek
Great voice acting fleshes out the flavorful characters at every turn, and the soundtrack is inspired
Shin Megami Tensei titles can be intimidating for newcomers, and tutorials don't really cover for it. However, varying difficulty options help new players push through and learn at their own pace
One of the best pure RPGs available for the 3DS. Any fan of turn-based battles and creating the ultimate combination of evolutions will have a blast
The Shin Megami Tensei series is the progenitor of the more recognizable Persona franchise - a dark, disturbing jaunt through bizarre landscapes and absurd plot points. While players may wish to play Shin Megami Tensei IV before Apocalypse for full context, knowledge of the recurring characters has minimal impact on any understanding of the story. Apocalypse is a rare gem that stands out by featuring an absolutely off-the-wall narrative, flavorful characters and bosses, and masterful demonic fusion that is a massive boon for fans of turn-based RPG combat.
Set in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo in a three-way war between otherworldly forces, you set out in search of food for your ragtag colony. Things get grim when a demon murders you in the opening moments, setting the pace for you to start summoning your own demons out of your phone. Things only get crazier as you, the "Godslayer," take on massive icons from mythology and religion, and humanity quakes under the might of the ongoing faction war. The story is constantly shifting and absolutely insane, making it a novelty to follow, but you don't have to in order to enjoy the things that make Apocalypse great. While I enjoyed the mythological influences, the plot didn't hold my interest outside of the sheer lunacy of it.
If you're unfamiliar with the mechanics of Shin Megami Tensei, you solve combat problems with chatting as well as the typical slashing and casting. While players can choose where to allocate ability points to create a playstyle all their own, the best part is summoning incredible demon combinations that can lay waste to your enemies, packed with perfectly picked skill lists and boosted stats. How do you get these demons to fuse together to create the perfect party member? By talking it out. Ludicrous exchanges with enemies during combat often focus on the player empathizing, threatening, or bribing demons to come along for the ride and filling out party slots. Your options for bringing demons onboard are difficult at first, as the conversations offer completely random chances of success or failure and difficult or impossible demands, but as you grow you obtain tools to bring even the most curmudgeonly character under your control.
See more of the review at Game Informer
The Shin Megami Tensei series, known for exploring the tenuous symbiosis between man and deity, reaches deeper than ever in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, as the band of main characters must decide which side of peace or anarchy they are on.
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse has nearly 450 demons to fight, fuse, or recruit to player parties, with demons from a wide selection of cultures and religions.
Demon fusion, combining two or more demons to form a more powerful one, is one of the cornerstones of Shin Megami Tensei games. Now, demons will have affinities for certain skills, giving players more decisions to make about which skills fused demons will inherit.
The game features English voice-overs and English text.
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