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Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2

Game Description: Digital Devil Saga 2 continues the story from the first hit. Serf and his companions from the Embryon tribe set out for Nirvana. In the midst of chaos, a mysterious object, the Pod, suddenly appears. Countless spheres of light are emitted by the Pod and infect Serf and his comrades, awakening their demonic powers. An unimaginable battle unfolds within, as they fight a new desire to tear the flesh and shatter the bones of their enemies, who have also been transformed. Who will emerge victorious as everyone struggles with their own demons?

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 – Review

I have nothing against cutesy role-playing games (RPGs). But sometimes, their sunny kingdoms and bildungsroman-style heroes get on my nerves. A boy's journey into manhood is a fine theme—Charles Dickens and Mark Twain did some pretty good stuff with it—but do we really need more boob-obsessed teenagers who think they're the greatest warrior who ever lived?

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 – Consumer Guide

According to the ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Sexual Themes

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga – Review

Looking for a traditional turn-based role-playing game (RPG) that doesn't feature elves, dragons, and the days of yore? Then I've got the game for you. Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (DDS) is the latest game from the much-loved (yet almost tragically ignored by American gamers) MegaTen universe. Renowned for their modern settings, philosophical and ideological story elements, use of demons, and unrelenting difficulty these games are revered by hardcore RPG fans. DDS is the latest offshoot in a gaming world that already features the Persona titles, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, DemiKids, and a slew of other games, and much like its brethren, it's a refreshing change of pace for a genre that seems to be mired in stale ideas and clichéd stories.

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Sexual Themes

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga

Game Description: Junkyard, a town of endless rain... With his four companions, Serf, the main character and a member of a tribe called Embryon, sets out for Nirvana, a land that can only be reached by the champions of Junkyard. They devote themselves to fighting against the never-ending resistance mustered by other tribes. In the midst of chaos, a mysterious object, the Pod, suddenly appears. Countless spheres of light are emitted by the Pod and infect Serf and his comrades, awakening their demonic power.

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

Game Description: Set in post-apocalyptic Tokyo, the entire population of the world has been annihilated by a global catastrophe called the conception. Now, the fate of the entire world lies on the shoulders of a young man turned demon, who must battle his way through opposing demonic forces to bring balance to the world to come or possibly become the harbinger of its destruction. Set in post-apocalyptic Tokyo, the entire population of the world has been annihilated by a global catastrophe called the conception. Now, the fate of the entire world lies on the shoulders of a young man turned demon, who must battle his way through opposing demonic forces to bring balance to the world to come or possibly become the harbinger of its destruction.

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne – Consumer Guide

According to the ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Intense Violence, Language, Sexual Themes

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne – Review

Highly regarded in Japan, the Megami Tensei series (sometimes referred to as MegaTen) is one of that country's most popular and long-running role-playing game (RPG) franchises. Despite spanning approximately seventeen years and over fifty titles, its religious imagery and moral questions are practically unknown on domestic shores with the exception of two overlooked PlayStation discs, Persona: Revelations and the amazing Persona 2: Eternal Punishment. Now, with the release of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, American players can sample a bit more of what they've been missing. It's delicious, but an acquired taste.

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment – Second Opinion

While most games in the genre place an onus on fighting and leveling up your characters, Eternal Punishment relies far more on having the right personae equipped than being at a high level or having the newest weapon. That demons can be contacted and battle avoided adds another twist to the formula as well. Brawn doesnt win many battles in this game, and reaching the end successfully will require a great deal of forethought and experimentation.

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