After a few months of digging, I finally arrived a some of the 3DS titles I put on my Q. This must have been some poor juggling on my part, as I seem to recall this DS RPG port being described as a "launch title" for the new system. And therein lies the problem: how to judge this fairly, being previously exposed to Atlus's ambitious DS TRPG.
The simple truth is this: If you played the original, you have absolutely no reason to insert this into your 3DS, unless you absolutely ADORED the DS title, with the minor exception of that title's voiceless, all-text script.
If you did not play the original, you should only play this game if you are a fan of the Shin Megami Tensei universe, but somehow did not have the opportunity to play it out on your Nintendo DS system. Because the reality is that the uninformed consumer who is/was looking to purchase their first RPG for the 3DS system has only sorrow and disappointment in their future.
In Conclusion, it is only that truly small subset of people (or two, counting the voice actor purists) that will receive both anything & the most that this title has to offer. Everyone else will only suffer in their attempt to survive the experience.
posted by dustygiraffe (FORT WAYNE, IN) Feb 1, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
I wasn't impressed. I love how they drew the characters though. My problem with the game is the gameplay. It's another one of those games like Jean D'Arc on the psp. I can't think of the word so I'll just describe it. It's set up like a board game and you can only move to so many squares and can only attack enemies one square away. I hate that! So if you're like me and don't like games like that then you won't like this...plus not to mention it isn't in 3d. :(