Shin Megami Tensei IV
SMT: IV is TOP SHELF gaming
The Shin Megami Tensei series is fantastic; with luminous occult themes, charming philosophical dialogue and characters, and respectfully challenging gameplay. SMT IV looks surprisingly beautiful on the 3DS, and the mobile format of the handheld lends itself perfectly to RPG's of this calibre. 3DS owners who are fans of this series or RPG's as a genre would do well to heed this title. I have to praise ATLUS for being the spiritual successors to Game Arts/ Working Designs (Lunar 2: Silver Star Story, Arc the Lad) with their expansive limited edition packages. The limited edition version of SMT: IV promises to be a keeper. Maybe some jewelry in the future, ATLUS? Or at least the dualistic 3DS XL?
The SMT series has always been really good at keeping their series fresh. Every time I watch videos for SMT IV It amazes me about how well it looks on the 3DS. Instead of a wasting your time with a long message about my love affair with SMT, I highly suggest spending that time watching videos for this game. Long story short, this will be one of those top 3DS games.
SMT IV = NO BRAINER
Those familiar with the Shin Megami Tensei series know that it has the highest level of art design combined with seriously philisophical and psychologically interesting stories and dialogue. The gameplay of this series is strategic yet fast paced and uses a varying turn-based battle system in which attacking enemies with elements/attack types they are vulnerable to can grant more turns, and likewise with enemies attacking your party. For those not in the know but with a love for dark art and rpgs I highly recommend any game in this series. My personal favorites are Nocturne (to which IV is the sequel to), Strange Journey and the Digital Devil Saga.
SMT 4 LIFE!
Shin Megami Tensei = Best franchise ever!
This would have to be my most anticipated game of 2013, I had dreams about playing this game before it came out but then waking up and being mad that it wasn't real.
First of all, the gameplay. The gameplay uses a press-turn system where you can gain more turns by striking an enemy's weak point or scoring a critical hit. If you have a demon that you don't need to attack for a turn, you can pass that turn to your next demon without losing the turn, however you can't pass extra turns. Sometimes you or your demons will "smirk" making their next attack much more powerful, but be careful, it can be a nightmare when an enemy (especially a boss) does that to you. The dungeon crawling in this game is great, and the out of battle graphics are superb for the 3DS. This game also uses the wonderful demon fusion that previous MegaTen games use, however, there is no triple fusion (except with special fusion).
Like most non-persona MegaTen games, this game's plot involves the forces of God and Lucifer going head-to-head, fighting over whether the world should be filled with chaos and ruled by the strong, or a lawful world of complete peace and order with limited freedom. This is all up to the player to decide, there is no "Good" or "Evil", you take the path that is best for you.
If you want a fast paced RPG with an epic plot and a insanely addicting gameplay, buy this game. Also you should check out other MegaTen games, they're all awesomse.
Limited Edition Announced
If you were wondering why it costs $50, its because of a limited edition. It comes with 100 page book and CD. I was exited before but now I'm super stoked! By the way, Soul Hackers is awesome and has great music. Can't wait!!!
Get it trust me
The reason i am making this so early is to tell people register your fire emblem and smt 4 so you can 30 dollars from Nintendo it is so worth it plus the game is so great I know people will want it. Not only are getting the game but for 1st wave people get Collectors edition which comes with a brilliant well made art-Strargey book and you also get music for i-pods. But soon after words everyone else is stuck with the game and no good stuff. Now for the comments I was very surprised how good the first 4 hours is and very pleased so I would recommended this game to not only new people but also old fans of the smt-Persona franchise so pick up this game
The Reason I Bought A 3ds XL.
This, along with the other Shin Megami Tensei games and Fire Emblem, is the reason I picked up a 3ds xl. I love all of the SMT games in the series, favorites being the persona games and Nocturne. I cannot wait to pick this game up and the limited edition box set is a must have for any fan.
Of course I'm buying it!
Who am I, some guy who isn't a die hard SMT fan? Day one purchase. No if, and or's or but's. Not only do I love SMT, but I am a huge fan of the setting. In fact, it's arguably my favorite setting across all mediums.
Next Gen Demon Recruitment
I've been a loyal SMT fan, adding the new feature to the 3ds it will sure make the experience new :D
Unexpected, but probably worth it
I've been a fan of the Shin Megami Tensei series for quite some time, I still don't know how this game managed to slip under my radar. At any rate, upon seeing the 50 dollar price tag I was a bit skeptical, until I did a bit more research. Lets start with the game. It has been out for a month or so in Japan, and the reviews have been stellar, Famitsu magazine gave it a 37 out of 40, which is high praise for them. As for the other content, the artbook/strategy guide, cd, etc......you are essentially adding 10$ to the price of a new game for premium goods. I, personally, can live with that and will be putting a deposit down shortly. If you can't, then don't, but if you care enough to pre-order the game, why not?