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Shin Megami Tensei IV - Nintendo 3DS
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- A World to Discover, A Mystery to Uncover The life of a Samurai is fraught with peril; Players must leave the safety of Mikado in order to defend it from the invading demons; There the story unfolds as the true history of Mikado comes to light
- Demon Collection and Fusion The core mechanic of the Shin Megami Tensei series returns with more than 400 demons to recruit, collect, and fuse together
- Choices and Consequences - Throughout the player's journey, they must choose their own path; The choices will affect them, other NPCs, and the overall outcome of the story
- Pressing the Combat Advantage The Press Turn system requires strategic thinking for every battle; Pinpointing an enemy's weakness will provide a vital extra turn for players to exploit
- A Finely Tuned RPG Experience Beautiful graphics, extensive voice work, 3D dungeons, and a branching story make for a solid RPG adventure
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Shin Megami Tensei IV
Demon Collection and Fusion
The core mechanic of the Shin Megami Tensei series returns with more than 400 demons to recruit, collect, and fuse together. Players will constantly be challenged with balancing the strengths of their demons to ultimately excel in battle.
A World to Discover, A Mystery to Uncover
The life of a Samurai is fraught with peril. Players must leave the safety of the kingdom in order to defend it from invading demons. There the story unfolds as they become involved in a fierce battle against God and demons.
Pressing the Combat Advantage
The Press Turn system requires strategic thinking for every battle. Pinpointing an enemy's weakness will provide a vital extra turn for players to exploit. But there are dangers as well...reckless attacks against demons cause players to lose their turns and give the enemy an opening to strike back.
An All-Star Development Team
A decade in the making, the development team boasts the creative talent of staff from such well-known games and series as Persona, SMT: Nocturne, Devil Summoner, Trauma Center, SMT: Strange Journey, Digital Devil Saga, and Soul Hackers.
About the Game
The Eastern Kingdom of Mikado is a city of the chosen, sitting on high and protected all around by towering walls. Yet its people are at risk from an ongoing demon threat that the player as a newly appointed Samurai are duty-bound to fight against. Throughout the player's journey, they must choose their own path. The choices will affect them, other NPCs, and the overall outcome of the story. Decisions players make throughout the course of the story will have lasting repercussions, as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
A third-person RPG epic, Shin Megami Tensei IV is the latest addition to the main Shin Megami Tensei series. Developed by the award-winning ATLUS team, Shin Megami Tensei IV features powerful new demons, expansive dungeons, epic story arcs with branching plot lines, game-altering decision making, and more. Built specifically for the Nintendo 3DS system with optimized graphics, 3-D dungeons, voiced dialogue, and StreetPass functionality, Shin Megami Tensei IV is a premium title that should grace every RPG fan's collection.
A decade since the last release, the latest Shin Megami Tensei game introduces new features such as the digital demon lending, brought to life by the Nintendo 3DS StreetPass function. Use the 3DS' game coins to buy the ability of resurrection, allowing players to jump right back into the game without fear that the previous hours of hard work will go to waste. Taking advantage of the autosave and autoload functions will also save the player from encountering future problems.
Top Customer Reviews
Nearing end of game! The game gets insanely tough later on, especially boss battles. There is some DLC available, and more in the works, but I haven't added anything other than the Amazon.com coat (which is not really all that useful past level 8 or 9). I wanted to present a review of the core game. I have heard that a couple of DLC quests are repeatable for massive exp, so I didn't want to add those and change the balance. On a subsequent play through I will load most of the DLC.
One thing to remember is to NOT GIVE UP. Some battles are tough and require balancing or adjusting your party. I HIGHLY recommend adding extra slots for demons. This is probably one of the best ways to keep reserves for both battles and for fusion.
If you got the pre-order with the bonus book, do not read the book at all if you want to contain the surprise of the story. There is a ton of spoilers, even within the location concept art. Just be aware of this. I would say about an hour after beating Minotaur is a good time to look at the book and not spoil some of the surprise. Also, the story does have a lot of interesting twists and turns. The English voice cast is excellent, the sound editing is spot on, much better then Soul Hackers.
My only problem is the difficulty which sometimes is easy (even on the harder setting), but if you aren't careful, even weaker groups of foes might get lucky and wipe out your party. All it takes is a few key hits on your party's weak points and the enemies gain extra turns. Also, enemy groups might be hiding reinforcements. Always dangerous. The game does offer you two options for if you are getting creamed: you can revive your party with macca after you get game over.Read more ›
But, unfortunately, there are some problems with the amount of content this game has. First, there are a lot of side-quests that give you nothing that you might need, as the rewards in cash, items, equipments and experience points are very modest.
The other problem is that the game world is huge. You might ask "how is that even a problem?". Well, after 20 hours of gameplay, I was starting to rush to finish the game because the side-quests were not very enjoyable and the Map system is terrible. The world is huge, yet it feels like an endless labyrinth where you need to memorize where you went if you want to go back taking the shortest route. The buildings and cities and parks you can visit are marked with exclamation and question marks. No name to identify them. So some times, I had to travel too much to find someone because I did not remember where they were.
Last thing, I miss the Vitality Attribute a little bit. By having no defense, I could be beaten by enemies far weaker than me, and the game is very punitive for those who die. It would not be such a big deal, if I did not need to walk through areas filled with low-leveled enemies all the time because of the bad map system.Read more ›
Let's start with the good things of course. Though I loved Shin Megami Tensei series to death; I wasn't a big fan of the first person exploring the dungeon kinda thing. It was difficult to explore the mazes. It could just be me. But I am really glad Atlus made a change. Now we have a third person point of view! It is easier for me to walk around the mazes and the 3d gvies the mazes more depth which is great as well. I am also pretty happy that the enemies are all displayed on my screen so I dont have to encounter frequent random battles anymore. Games should give the players freedom and Shin megmami did exactly that.
Most of the side quests are gathered from the bartender in the bar. You can compete with AIs to see who makes the most progress on those side quests. This idea is great. I feel like a bounty hunter every time I take up on a quest. You can also talk to demons and do other stuff to trigger hidden side quests. The game is extremely deep with all the side quests. The rewards are great. I never encountered any quests along the lines of delivering some medicines to the old lady and she will reward you 50 coins. All the side quests are meaningful or challenging.
The combat system is very similar to previous games with some graphical improvements. Nothing changed much. It is a system that works so why change it?
Story line is not creative but is good. It can be pretty deep and thought provoking at times.
Now let's talk about the things that the game could improve.
I know it is how all the shin megami tensei series are.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great game, good story, multiple endings that will ask for more, nice music and looks nice. There's no social link like there is in the persona 4 and the game is harder. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
I previously bought this game when it released but since sold my 3ds. I recently purchased a New 3ds XL and all I could think was how happy I was to get back in to playing this... Read morePublished 1 month ago by O. Yassin
Not my cup of tea. It's too hard, a bit too Japanese for me. If I can't have fun in a game within the first 3 hours I shelve it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TK1
Bought for my brother as a gift. He loves JRPGs and keeps dying. 10/10Published 2 months ago by William
Epic game, entertaining, has a good vibe like the old PSX RPGs, really enjoyed this one...Published 3 months ago by Luis V.
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