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GF Rating
7.9

144 ratings

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GF Rating
8

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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GF Rating
10

Perfect

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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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Not Worthy of Shin Name

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

Member since Oct 2011

5 out of 9 gamers (56%) 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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