Review: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker (3DS)
Your days are numbered. This is a chilling reminder that the apocalypse is upon us.
- Really nice graphics. Cut scenes are your Anime style with cutesy pixel graphics for the main battle portion of the game.
- Full touchscreen support for all parts of the game and menu.
- Full 3D implementation.
- Two difficulty settings.
- Two story paths that you choose at the beginning. Basically one has a bit of backstory and prequel stuff where as the other one cracks on with it.
- Fully animated cut scenes.
- Story revolves around a website that once you sign up to will send you videos of peoples death before it happens.
- Menu looks like a smarthphone and is actuallyy really well laid out. You unlock new parts of the screen as you progress thrugh the story.
- Five save slots.
- Turn based combat. A grid comes up to show how far you can move and then you can use an item, fight or use magic.
- Earn exp from battles and level up to increase stats.
- Choose conversation choices.
- Ongoing tutorial support.
- Settings: change text speed/skip messages, Movement speed, Difficulty and control options.
- Spot and street pass integration.
- Fully voiced conversations and done with a high performance.
- Story is a 7 day affair and with that actions like travelling to new areas or battles advance time.
- Save whenever you want from the menu screens.
- Your 3DS will buzz when a message comes through.
- You can capture/align yourself with demons who add buffs and new attacks to your team. You can assign them to individual team members through the advanced team management system.
- Auction house: Go here to buy instantly or bid eBay style on demons.
- Free battle is an optional battle you can do and leave at any time keeping any gained exp and items.
- Skill crack: You can assign a team member to go after an enemy and if they do it successfully they earn the enemies abilities.
- Full ability to set your team up before deploying them including formation and demons equipped.
- Deep and rewarding gameplay.
- The story is really well done and engrossing and will keep you coming back.
- Slow game play.
- Party management can be confusing and overly complicated.
- Game is very stop start with fights used very little and only, It feels to act as a like a commercial break to the story.
- A lot to take in initially as you learn what the game expects from you.