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- Detailed real-time combat sequence with swords, guns, combos, and devilish helpers!
- Photorealistic graphics that transport the player to 1920s Japan!
- Puzzle-solving with the use of carefully chosen demonic powers!
- Character design by legendary illustrator Kazuma Kaneko!
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Devil Summoner is the first game in the MegaTen franchise that has moved past the traditional or tactical RPG style combat and gone straight into the action/RPG genre. In this game you play as a young man who has just attained the title of Kuzunoha Raidou the 14th, the successor to a long line of Devil Summoners tasked with the protection of the capital city. With his ability to see and control demons, Raidou must solve a mystery that becomes increasingly more and more twisted as the game progresses.
The story begins with the player earning the Raidou name (essentially this is the tutorial) and being assigned to work at a detective agency in the capital. One day you get a mysterious phonecall from a girl pleading for help and wants to meet with you late at night. Reluctantly Raidou and his partner at the detective agency head out to meet her. They find out the girl who contacted them has an odd request; she asks them to kill her. Before anyone can respond, she is kidnapped by mysterious men in red and so sets forth a tale of demons, evil, and curses.
Essentially the game progresses much the way you would expect a MegaTen game to, you travel to different locations via world maps and explore the different locations on larger area maps.Read more ›
The battle system, while likely to please fans of action games, will most likely turn off MegaTen veterans as being too simplistic. Raidou, the main character's, set of skills is very limited. He can block, fire his pistol, and used 3 different sword techniques. As the screen is quite small and the game enjoys filling the screen with enemies until it overwhelms the PS2's processor,causing annoying slow-down and obstructing the player's view of what is happening on the field, most battles quickly devolve into into a mindless hackfest. The system of exploiting enemy weakpoints from previous MegaTen games is still there but the frantic nature of the battles and the fact that Raidou and its demonic allies are heavily outnumbered means that the player won't be exploiting the system so much as the enemies will be hammering away at your ally demons, who are controlled by a rather dim AI.Read more ›
Anyway let's get on to the mechanics of playing it. You might be surpised when I tell you, but the whole game plays out against - wait for it - pre-rendered static backdrops. Like the original Resident Evil games. This was a bit of a shock for me, and with games as advanced as they are now it left me a bit disappointed. Of course they are beautifully drawn, but so were some old PSX games years ago! However if you can put that behind you theres is a lot of fun to be had in the fighting. Basically, Raido keeps a collection of demons that he can summon anytime he falls into battle. Fights are random, RPG style, you are thrown from the static world that Raidou walks around in, onto a small area where the fighting plays out.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good games if you like shin megami tensei this is at least worth a shotPublished 10 months ago by christopher
This game was missing from my collection of shin megumi tensei games which are some of the best games you can play if you love RPGs.Published 16 months ago by Larry Wayne Batten Jr
This is a great game and it came on time! the Packaging was brand new and sealed properly. I originally bought this for a collectors item. Im very happy.Published 18 months ago by Michael and Deanne
Received sealed and in perfect condition. Big fan of the SMT games and so happy I could find this and it's sequel at a good price.Published 22 months ago by Patrick