Youth In Revolt
HIGH Fixing the laptop results in a wonderful surprise.
LOW Certain sequences drag on for way, way too long.
WTF I’ll go to bed when I bloody well feel like it, Morgana.
HIGH Assembling the right power builds for my team and demons.
LOW Not knowing whether I gained any favor from dialog scenes.
WTF Hard to believe all these flip-phones seemed like the future less than five years ago…
HIGH A perfect blend of two outstanding franchises.
LOW A game this good deserves better hardware than the current 3DS.
WTF Meat jelly?!?
HIGH That intro really got me pumped to play.
LOW I have absolutely no recollection of who Marie is.
WTF It's obvious the pillars are going up, not down.
HIGH Engaging plot, fantastic combat and amazing soundtrack.
LOW When the game comes to an end, repeated dungeon environments.
WTF Reminds me of a harem anime I watched once.
HIGH Blowing away a boss well above my level in a single turn with some well-chosen elemental attacks, timely smirks, and a lucky crit.
LOW My previous try at that boss, where my ally's poor choice of elemental attack caused the boss to smirk and wipe my party with just two attacks.
WTF Is that a penis demon? I think it's a penis demon.
Although I count myself a Shin Megami Tensei a fan in general, I had some hesitation about jumping into SMT IV on 3DS. I haven't been the biggest fan of the portable SMTs and nothing about the previews was really grabbing me. However, the Nintendo offer of $30 eShop credit when combined with purchase of Fire Emblem: Awakening (which I already had, and loved) was too much to resist, especially since I had a couple of games to trade in for credit.
HIGH Finally getting some of the hard-to-catch demons to join your squad.
LOW Navigating first-person dungeons can be challenging, even with a map.
WTF This game is one giant WTF moment—in a good way.
HIGH The Mystery Gang mocking their own corny "Persona!" cries while plastered.
LOW Cut-and-paste dungeons.
WTF Marie's "poetry."
HIGH Labrys' elegant, touching story.
LOW The white story text can sometimes be hard to read.
WTF I forgot how much I missed these characters until Arena reminded me.