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Amazing RPG, one of the best in the series

posted by Thekylekurtz (GAITHERSBURG, MD) Jul 23, 2013

Member since Apr 2012

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

Usually, the SMT series is remembered for the Persona titles, which are all excellent games. The others in the series, while good, just don't stand out. This one does, though. The monster gathering and fusion mechanics are amazing, the visuals slick for the 3DS, and the music is well paced and matches the atmosphere perfectly. The overhead map introduced later in the game is... atrocious. But the strengths make this one problem forgivable. Give it a try if you love RPGs.

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An Absolute Must have RPG title.

posted by DreamCastrater (LA PLACE, LA) Jul 26, 2013

Member since Jul 2013

I admit, at first I was kinda skeptical with the perspective of everything being presented through first person combat because I was used to the third person view of other RPGs, but I was wrong when I finally got my hands on this crazy addictive game!

The whole concept of the demon fusion system is worth the price tag ALONE! The only negative thing about the game is the navigation system once you get to Tokyo. A lot of people are gonna get lost due to that poor design (Like I did once).

This and Fire Emblem on the 3ds are the best RPGs on the platform so far. Both are incredibly addictive and Deep. Be warned though, this game is very challenging on its standard difficulty, so be saving often,lol!

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Very Good

Good but not great.

posted by sammycakes88 (TROUTVILLE, VA) Aug 17, 2013

Member since Apr 2012

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The one thing that stopped this game from being great for me was the battle system. The monsters were. 2d pictures and attacks from both enemy's and ally's were just a bunch of yellowish circle over the 2d images. That aside this game has a few cool things the gauntlet toy get acts as a menu/computer and you can instal apps that help with battle, hp recovery, number of skill you or your demons can have. The demon fusion in this game fits the digital computer like theme really well. Not a bad game but the combat graphics really kill it, if it had looked like nocturne, persona 3 and 4 or any other one released on the ps2 then this game would have been great.

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