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GF Rating
8.1

109 ratings

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

NOOOOOO IT"S TURN BASED FIGHTING!!!!

posted by Kenjibaby (KISSIMMEE, FL) Sep 10, 2013

Member since Oct 2011

I did not know that this game is turned based fighting style. I don't have time fot this. NEXT!

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Not Worthy of Shin Name

posted by whatnow12012 (NEWPORT, TN) Jul 27, 2013

Member since Oct 2011

4 out of 8 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

I have been with the series since day 1 back on the NES days. This is by far one of the worst Shin games since Strange Journey back on the NDS days.

The game is largely empty, with little to no story plot, bland characters, no romance, also no choices what-so-ever. The game is repititive, Quest, Quest, then Story, you constantly die over & over due to high level Demons.

I whish I rented this game instead of buying the game it isnt woth 55 Dollars, it is a Rent if anything. Being a Hardcore Shin fan I was really disappointed with the game.

Also people you can not compare Persona with Shin Megami those are 2 diffrent Genre's being Dating Sim while Shin is Old School Dungeon Crawler being extremly difficult. Even for an Expert gamer such as me. Me I say advoid this game like a Plague.

I am now very worried on Persona 5. By the way this is my 19th Shin Megami game.

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GF Rating
7

Good

An OK Dungeon Crawler

posted by Teenkitsune (ABERDEEN, MD) Oct 27, 2013

Member since Oct 2013

I like this game, but I don't love it, it's just okay. Unlike the rest of the series, this game is played in third person and is not tile based in movement, which confuses me as to why they decided to do so. Leveling up takes forever, it's hard to find enemies that you can battle and win and gain enough experience to level up in order to beat the next boss. It's also pretty inaccurate to the timeline it's supposedly based on. It's supposed to take place in Japan in 1492, however the setting seems quite Mideival Europe and most of the names are not even Japanese, plus there's still a few cyberpunk elements to it which is inaccurate for the time. I find it strange, but it's not bad, it is a little fun, definitely good for a fan of the series, but not for hardcore fans of the series or big fans of dungeon crawlers. I recommend trying it, maybe just renting it.

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