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I have to say i'm very disappointed in this game. I played the original on DS and it was great, and when I heard it was coming out in 3D i was ecstatic about it. Little did I know that there would be a very VERY small amount of 3D in it at all. The voice acting in some parts was pretty bad. One character has a very whiny voice which can really get to you after a while. The all new 8th day is an okay addition, but the lack of 3D makes me wonder why they bothered to make the game for the 3DS at all.
I didn't initially realize this is just Devil Survivor with voicing added. While the gameplay is fun and the scenes of Tokyo are excellent, for the Final Fantasy Tactics style RPG. I've always had a tough time with this kind of game and putting Overclocked on Easy mode doesn't seem to help much. I still find myself getting stomped over and over again, no matter how many times I change strategies. The voice dialogue is excellent and if you enjoyed the original Devil Survivor, this adds a little freshness to it.
posted by SaitoHei (EAST PROVIDENCE, RI) Dec 6, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
Devil Survivor Overclocked is more or less a rehashing of the original Devil Survivor with additional content. The major differences between the games would be the polished and brighter in game sprites (Though little improvements in graphics as a whole) and the inclusion of English and Japanese voice actors which help break down the walls of text. The game takes place over the course of seven days or potentially eight days, you and your friends Yuzu and Atsuro will be trying to survive a mass lockdown of Tokyo, trapped inside with blood thirsty demons all the while trying to uncover the truth behind the incident. During the 8-12 hours of this game you will be participing all manner of battles from main story, to optional, to grinding battles. This game does require a bit of grinding but honestly, not all too much compared to some, and it uses a fairly simple combat system so it even accommodates to casual rpg players. All in all, the game has enough alternate paths and endings to keep the game fresh and new upon replays and it's nice to see how drastically the endings will become depending on the choices you made the days prior. There are plenty of demons for you to summon, 100+, and they come with Magic skills, passive skills, racial skills or just mad skills in general. This game is amazing and if you like Persona series I'd seriously considering picking up this great 3DS title.