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Shin Megami Tensei V - Review Thread

Punished Miku

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Never count on Atlus games getting ported.
It's obviously not impossible but they are notoriously stubborn when it comes to multiplatform releases



Yes please.
Maybe they could make a split like SMT/Persona.

Have mainline Fire Emblem games that are focused on the combat with a bit of story sprinkled in them.
And then a separate franchise that has all the anime relationship bullshit.
I thought that was the plan with the "Echoes" line, but they've been much slower with releases than I'd hoped so far.
 
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Chukhopops

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Im actually really glad that reviewers who praised P5R didn’t like it. P5 was way too easy in Normal difficulty, the ambush system was broken and the pacing of the game wasn’t too great with weeks of absolutely nothing happening.

It was barely saved by a few good characters (Haru, Yusuke) and a great art style but the actual JRPG part was a disappointment in my opinion. My fear was actually that the success of it would push Altus to move SMT closer to it and I’m relieved it’s not happening - each series should keep its identity.
 

NahaNago

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I've only ever played shin megami tensei games because I thought the persona games were mostly dating sims :messenger_tears_of_joy: with smt art.
 

Lognor

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SMTV PC was listed in the leaked Nvidia Geforce Now database.
Okay, thanks. Yeah, I think some of those listed games did come to fruition so it's definitely possible. I'm guessing it's just a matter of time too for Persona 5 to come to PC given the success of Persona 4 on PC. Atlus would be silly not to port it.
 

Ezquimacore

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Currently the best reviews for a smt game. Famitsu's next cover.
 

Danjin44

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Are there frequent save points? Can you pause and save at any time?
I don’t know how frequent they are but you can’t save any time. To me it’s no longer that big deal since there is no random encounter in 5th game, if you are low on health you can just avoid fights and in this game MC is pretty mobile and fast.
 

jaysius

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I don’t know how frequent they are but you can’t save any time. To me it’s no longer that big deal since there is no random encounter in 5th game, if you are low on health you can just avoid fights and in this game MC is pretty mobile and fast.
This randomly annihilated makes not being able to save anywhere a big deal to me.
 
I completely forgot that this was coming out this year.

Going to get a physical copy on switch now before it inevitably skyrockets on the secondary market.

Looks solid. This is going to be my first SMT game.
 
For fucks sake, Shin Megami Tensei should never be compared to Persona. These stupid comparisons only keep happening because persona went mainstream. Both of them are good in their own way, and I prefer the more moody and apocalyptic take of SMT.
 

Danjin44

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For fucks sake, Shin Megami Tensei should never be compared to Persona. These stupid comparisons only keep happening because persona went mainstream. Both of them are good in their own way, and I prefer the more moody and apocalyptic take of SMT.
The problem isn't even they are comparing Persona to SMT, rather they are criticizing SMT5 for not being like Persona, that what I take issue with it.

Look at Gamespot's review....


The bad point is its not story heavy as Persona and its much more difficulty.
 
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mejin

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The problem isn't even they are comparing Persona to SMT, rather they are criticizing SMT5 for not being like Persona, that what I take issue with it.

Look at Gamespot's review....


The bad point is its not story heavy as Persona and its much more difficulty.

The overall package seems not to be as polished as Persona too.

But Persona 6 will suffer a lot too cause P5 and then P5R raised the bar too much.
 

Fbh

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For fucks sake, Shin Megami Tensei should never be compared to Persona. These stupid comparisons only keep happening because persona went mainstream. Both of them are good in their own way, and I prefer the more moody and apocalyptic take of SMT.

I mean comparing them to some degree makes sense since they are both by the same dev, share some similarities in their combat and feature a lot of the same demons.
What's stupid is basing the entire review on such a comparison. It's like spending an entire FF Tactics review complaining about how it isn't FF7
 

Danjin44

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The overall package seems not to be as polished as Persona too.

But Persona 6 will suffer a lot too cause P5 and then P5R raised the bar too much.
You got to be kidding me!!! Go look at Demons animation, spell effect, they even brought back unique death animation from SMTIV in full 3D and SMTV is much bigger scale. The only thing P5 has over SMT5 is resolution.

SMT5 in nothing like P3-5 and much MUCH better for it.
since they are both by the same dev
Actually SMTIV team is making this game not Persona team which currently called Studio Zero.
 
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mejin

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You got to be kidding me!!! Go look at Demons animation, spell effect, they even brought back unique death animation from SMTIV in full 3D and SMTV is much bigger scale. The only thing P5 has over SMT5 is resolution.

SMT5 in nothing like P3-5 and much MUCH better for it.

That's the problem and why I talked about "overall package".

Notice that you only talked about the battles, but you know jrpgs are much more than battles.

I have no doubt SMTV looks and plays best than other of the main series.

And can't wait to play it.
 

Danjin44

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That's the problem and why I talked about "overall package".

Notice that you only talked about the battles, but you know jrpgs are much more than battles.

I have no doubt SMTV looks and plays best than other of the main series.

And can't wait to play it.
Is this your first time playing SMT? this series is all about battles and Demon Fusion that what they are best known for, they are not about you dating people in S.link system.

Also SMT5 has huge overworld to explore while Persona 5 only has one city divided to small areas and you actually see Demon in their full scale on filed.

Another thing your choices actually matters for main story but Persona 5 what ever happens in S.link it never effects the main story.

I enjoyed P3-5 but overall SMT series MUCH better games, both how the story told to battles, difficulty and RPG progression.


Oh wow. Exclusive to the Switch, had no idea.
Other than Nocturne most mainline SMT games mostly were on Nintendo system.
 
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I enjoyed Persona 5 but are you joking me!!? Persona 5 did lot of things make the game too easy and Royal made it even worse by giving you even more tools to make you OP.

So......
I think you need to realize you like SMT more than most people. Persona is the more popular franchise for, in my opinion, good reason.
 

Danjin44

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I think you need to realize you like SMT more than most people. Persona is the more popular franchise for, in my opinion, good reason.
Biggest reason is they vastly easier and much more character driven games, they basically newcomer friendly compare to SMT series.
 
Biggest reason is they vastly easier and much more character driven games, they basically newcomer friendly compare to SMT series.
That's not it for me. Persona has style, moreso than just about any game I've played, including SMT. The personality of Persona is unmatched, imo.
 

Danjin44

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That's not it for me. Persona has style, moreso than just about any game I've played, including SMT. The personality of Persona is unmatched, imo.
For me SMT has atmosphere that Persona 3-5 doesn't have and combat, character progression and boss fights just vastly better.

There is no satisfaction beating bosses in Persona 5 because they make it so easy for you even on harder difficulty.
 
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Mercador

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Is there any review that I can read without spoiling myself? Otherwise, what are the main negatives besides "not being P5" (I don't care personally, I didn't like P5 for some reason that I don't get) and "no-save-everywhere" ? Thanks a lot!
 

Danjin44

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Can you change how the character looks? Like I hate the model but am sort of interested.
It similar to Nocturne so...........no.

Is there any review that I can read without spoiling myself? Otherwise, what are the main negatives besides "not being P5" (I don't care personally, I didn't like P5 for some reason that I don't get) and "no-save-everywhere" ? Thanks a lot!
Most review are not really "spoilery", I would say got to youtube and just listen to review instead of watching it.
 
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Mercador

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Most review are not really "spoilery", I would say got to youtube and just listen to review instead of watching it.
Then any that I should avoid? I'm pretty sure I'll get it but the no-save-everywhere is kind of a deal breaker for me, I don't like to be stressed out to try to save without losing progress. Even if you can see enemies, if you have to backtrack a lot, it's not really fun.
 

Danjin44

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Then any that I should avoid? I'm pretty sure I'll get it but the no-save-everywhere is kind of a deal breaker for me, I don't like to be stressed out to try to save without losing progress. Even if you can see enemies, if you have to backtrack a lot, it's not really fun.
There are multiple difficulty but if you choose hard, you can't change it without restarting the game, you also can fast travel between save points.
 
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mcjmetroid

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Damn it I was suckered by the IGN review. He made it sound like dogshit, I'm glad to hear from everyone here that's it's good.

I'm not expert but I didn't like persona5, didn't hate it but the dungeons were very annoying but liked every Shin game I've played in the past. Only thing holding me back is: Well are the graphics not blurry to everyone?
 

Danjin44

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Damn it I was suckered by the IGN review. He made it sound like dogshit, I'm glad to hear from everyone here that's it's good.
IGN’s issue with the game is that its not like Persona 5.

As for its graphic to me really good looking game for Switch but I’m also not obsess with graphics as much as most people on GAF.
 
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