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Dante is a Sell Out

posted by Terrents (CARLSBAD, CA) Jan 28, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

I Went into Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne with high hopes of a good RPG. Also very curious why Dante from the Devil May Cry series was in this game. I played a few Shin Megami Tensei games before. Including Persona 4, Persona 3 and whatever that MMO one was. And so I was very sad to see that it had the creepy art style that was popular in the older Shin Megami Tensei games. Characters having oddly shaped anime eyes. With eye liner and their awkward stare and dull eyes. I was fully aware that persona 4 was one of the few Shin Megami games that didn’t try to be dark and depressing. But I thought this game was going to take more of a brutal approach on it being revolved around demons. Sadly it is more bizarre and confusing. And all around awkward to play.
The game feels extremely lonely with its lack of characters and no voice acting for the characters that are even there. But luckily you can talk to demons! Yay? Right? But the only demon that I felt was worth talking to was pixie. Having some dialog that I somehow found interesting. (or should I say Dia-Log) The other demons just stood there talking to me. Staring at me with their awkward faces shaped like a broom or some other household object. Whenever you find an object that was the equivalent of a chest, the game asks you if you if you want to open it after you press X saying you want to open it. It prompts with a yes or no menu. Which I was only hesitant to say yes the first time. In which case I was afraid the object might explode on me. The camera control was rather odd making you use the L and R buttons to turn it. When the thumb stick could of easily done that. But instead they made it so the right thumb stick throws the camera across the room forcing you to stare into a wall.
The game did an overall bad job at explaining what the heck I was doing or even how to do it. Leaving me constantly wondering if I was playing it right. I felt like I was being judged by the game itself to play it better.

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posted by greenman30 (CONYERS, GA) Jun 25, 2008

Member since Feb 2008

if you like pokemon this might be for you. i didnt care for the artwork, nor story line, didnt bond with the charecter and just wasnt real fun i was kinda forcing myself to play just to beat it. no reward in it though lol. worst downfall is that no matter how much you level up you never feel as if your strong enough.

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Above Average

Oh. My. GAWD!

posted by Faerie_Knight (DUBUQUE, IA) Mar 27, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

This is a good game, in my opinion. Use to own it years ago. Then someone stole my copy (while leaving me their strategy guide for the game). The game however is hard. And I mean wickedly insanely hard. You'll be going along, then BAM! You're in an unavoidable fight against something you probably can't beat cause the enemy hits freaking hard, hits everyone, and half your party is weak to it's attacks.

Or maybe you'll be able to escape combat, but you're party gets the stuffing knocked out of it by the enemies popping up every three steps in the area you must go through. Stuff like that happens fairly frequently. So save often.

That doesn't mean it's a bad game, just insanely hard. I love the game. I plan on tracking down a copy of my own. But it's also a game that can be very frustrating. So I give this a six out of ten. Awesome game with difficulty issues. Kinda reminds me of a certain NES game cough ghosts'ngoblinscough

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