Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey DS videos

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  1. granville
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    Today, four videos were released for the newly announced Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey DS game. And with a little help of Siliconera, we've got some overviews of what is happening in these videos. Have a look-

    Trailer-

    Mankind crossed the 7 billion mark, but the more they prosper, the harder the backlash is. Wars break out, pollution contaminates the environment, and poverty and famine run rampant. Suddenly, a wasteland, a land of destruction, appears over the Antarctic. A team comprised of selected members from various nations is sent to the place to investigate, and so a journey, checkered with many ups and downs, begins.

    System 01 gameplay video-

    Most of these features were already expounded in the other article, but some were elaborated. Of particular note are the four videos posted on the site. Two are of wandering in the dungeons, giving you all a sense of the first person point of view so characteristic to old Shin Megami Tensei games. Judging from these, it seems that battles are indeed random, but there are also special enemies that don’t generally appear in these usual ones. These carry rare items and have to be found using the Enemy Search option on the Demonica Suit. Also an option is the Gate Search, which allows you to find hidden doorways. On another note, the battle screen looks like it has the same format as Digimon Story, in which only the enemy monsters appear.

    System 02 gameplay video-

    The last new content on the site pertains to the nameless protagonist. The video mostly shows an introduction to Captain Gore and your name entry. Nothing really special, but don’t expect to only have four character slots in the English version, haha. The dialogue is the white text, while actions are the green. I wonder if there’ll be any indication on how well you’re doing with other characters, like in Persona?

    Story and name entry-

    Thanks very much to Siliconera for providing these overviews of the game. All italicized text above belongs to them. Looks like an interesting game. Gameplay reminds me of Etrian Odyssey due to the first person view. Keep an eye on this one.

    http://www.siliconera.com/2009/07/26/shin-...videos-surface/
     
  2. Rock Raiyu

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    I'm not sure if I want this game anymore. The gameplay seems rather boring unlike Devil Survivor. The music seems like they didn't put too much work into it. I may have to see more gameplay videos but as it stands, it doesn't look interesting anymore.
     
  3. War

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    Not sure what to think of it yet. I'm not really fond of first person dungeon crawlers, but it IS SMT, so... I guess that gives it the benefit of the doubt.
     
  4. JDandy

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    Pshaw at all the nay-sayers.

    I, for one, love the oldschool first-person dungeon-crawling Shin Megami Tensei games. L-O-V-E.
    This game is like Etrian Odyssey with animated enemy sprites. It's sweetdiculous.
    I was hoping there'd be a new SMT game that did things right.

    No offense to Devil Survivor, I'm sure it's a nice game and all, but get that fucking tactical rpg shit out of my fpdungeoncrawlan games.

    (whoo-hoo, dungeon crawling.)
     
  5. GeekyGuy

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    So, kinda like Etrian Odyssey in 3D?
     
  6. geminisama

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    This is how the early SMT games were. I'm fucking stoked for another SMT DS title.
     
  7. Youkai

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    Well i for one preffer tactical RPG

    completely dislike games like this ... but well its SMT i might try it ... but it mostly gets so boring very fast.
     
  8. Pizzaroo

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    Hell yeah.
     
  9. Hop2089

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    I'm getting second thoughts on this game however it's modern and SMT, I expected a simple turn based modern RPG or a Tactical RPG, maybe some better gameplay videos will change my mind.
     
  10. shakirmoledina

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    i get bored of these games quickly but this is a famous title and may keep many on their toes for it
     
  11. Overlord Nadrian

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    Let's hope this one's easier than Etrian Odyssey. If it's a bit like Persona, I'll even buy it.