Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne
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- Advanced 3D battle engine brings old-school turn-based combat to a new level
- Unique dark atmosphere and enthralling storyline as you try to navigate the fate of two worlds
- Negotiate with your enemies and work out a compromise instead of battling every time -- just like in real life
- The game choices you make on other side of the Vortex will determine the fate of both worlds - advance the stories of both in all-new ways
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You wander about a post-apocalyptic Tokyo making pacts with demons, enticing those you meet to help you, and tracking down your friends. Needless to say you do a huge amount of fighting as well. The battle system is complex because as the game progresses you gain the power to create demons of your own out of those you meet and miscellaneous accessories you can buy. Then you can develop those you like with their own special talents and spells. And you, you lucky person, get to add skills and powers by eating magatama, which bear an uncomfortable resemblance to bugs. Since the demons you meet also have a range of powers, fighting never quite becomes routine.
This is a very large game with a long story line. As you play, you will find that your friends are marching to their own drummers, and that they to are trying to win the power to create a new world. You can make major decisions about how you want to ally yourself that will effect the entore progress of the game. The bosses you fight are an imaginative selection of gods and legendary figures, many Japanese, but many others are from quite close to home. This game has a whole cosmology behind its story line.Read more ›
Nocturne introduces the players into a strange post-apocalypse world where the hero becomes a demon after the rest of the world is destroyed. There are no princesses to save here, nor are you some do-gooder so typical of other RPGs. Basically you are trying to survive in a world full of demons, and you get to choose your own destiny. Most of the choices are pretty dark though.
Gameplay-wise Nocturne is a lot like Pokemon, but taken to the next level. The hero starts off alone and must recruit other demons as allies. The hero's party can either talk/bribe/kidnap demons to join, or to use a system called "fusion" which allows the player to fuse two or three demons together so to create a brand new demon. There are around 180 demons total in this game, seperated into multiple classes and levels. There are also around 100 (very rough guess) different attacks/skills here shared by these demons. When you fuse demons, you can randomly combine different skills of the parent demons. Of course, the gimmick here is that you can only keep up to 8 demons, and for each demon you can keep only 8 different attacks/spells.
Understanding of different attacks and spells make up bulk of the strategy here. Attacks are divided into phyical, fire/ice/lighting/wind elemental, curse/mind, and light/dark magical types. In addition you have stat buffing/debuffing spells.Read more ›
After reading all the reviews and looking into this game, I was really excited to try it. I am about 20 hours (my characters are around lvl 44) into the game and for all intents and purposes I think I've only scratched the surface. I wanted to give my current review of the game up to this moment to let people uncertain if they want to purchase it what the game is about.
It has aptly been called a dark pokemon game. This is true in that you must negotiate with demons and find ways to recruit them to your side. However, a downfall to this sytem is that it boils down to you giving up hard won items like healing items, items to ressurect your people, 100s of Macca (the currency). And normally it goes, "that is not enough, give me 1 life stone...I'm still not convinced give me 500 Macca...okay you're starting to piss me off, give me 1 revival bead...no, I'm sorry but I don't want to join you." So you just wasted 500 Macca, 1 life stone and 1 revival bead on someone who just vanishes. If at any time you say no, the negotiations stop. Now, other demons you get can learn skills to help in the negotiation process. But, sometimes it's hard to justify an ability like Nag that is supposed to help get uncertain demons when you can only have 6 skills. If it comes down to learning that next heal spell or Nag, I'm going to have to go with the healing spell over Nag. So it can be frustrating to get some demons to your side. Other times it's s snap.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic RPG, be aware though, this game will kick your ass, even on normal. Save oftenPublished 1 month ago by LordDisGuy
I've read a lot of reviews saying nocturne is insanely difficult and boring. Well my experience with the game says otherwise. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hawkeye2015
One of the SMT series of games. I'll start off by saying that I love the Persona series of SMT games. 3 &4 were fantastic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bobby
This game is brutal, to some it up. Grinding is a must. But it's never dull. The game has a mature themed story that always keeps you wondering what's next. Read morePublished 2 months ago by William
I'm only 10 hours in so far but I just beat the first boss in which I had to grind in order to level up enough to beat him. And man was that satisfying. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Moyo K.
One of my favorite RPGs ever because of the game-play and story and the demon system in the game is fantastic and adds a lot of variety as well as the magatamas causing there to be... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Teddy Bui