Shin Megami Tensei V, it would be an address that wouldn’t ring a bell with many people. In recent years it is so Person It has become very popular in the West, while many people do not know it Person cross from Shin Megami Tensei. We’re starting with the fifth installment of the JRPG series and we’re telling you.
Shin Megami Tensei V It begins in the semester. Because of the missing people, it is believed that people are being attacked by invisible monsters, and the students all return home in groups. You hear that someone has gone into a tunnel to investigate and you are following that person. Then some kind of earthquake happens and when you wake up you find yourself in an alternate version of Tokyo. It looks like a desert and many of the buildings are no longer intact.
Little by little you discover what’s going on and in the meantime you come across all kinds of demons. As you would expect, you have to fight all these demons in turn based combat. Just like you might be used to PersonYou can also negotiate with demons and then win them over for you. This allows you to constantly expand your collection, and you can even combine demons into stronger versions and so on.
The battles have a good flow through the press combat system. It will give you more turns if you hit your opponent with items he can’t handle, or even lose turns if you do the opposite! Enemy demons can also take advantage of this, so the tide can turn quickly. It ensures that you can play a lot of standard battles without the enemy being able to launch an attack, which makes it a bit boring at times. This is just a minor criticism, because in general the fights are something to enjoy.
The core gameplay loop, and thus the elements that keep coming back, are fascinating and addictive. Making yourself stronger, allowing you to defeat new demons again, so that you continue to expand your team and thus become stronger again, all works well and makes you want to keep playing.
That’s a good thing, because the rest of the game is a bit mediocre. The story does not get you excited: the game mainly relies on ambiguous situations about religion and gods to make it seem very important. At the graphic level, it seems Shin Megami Tensei V Just coming out of the PlayStation 2 era. It looks a bit grainy, the colors come out flat and nothing catches the eye. At the beginning of the game, we almost got sick because barely more than 10 frames per second appeared on the screen. Later it gets less bad when you get used to it, but it doesn’t make it okay.
Moreover, the discovery of new areas does not seem something very interesting. The rewards are nothing to write home about and there are no big surprises either. At least there are a few, every now and then you come across an interesting sub-order that catches your eye, but unfortunately they are in the minority.
All in all feel Shin Megami Tensei V Especially as a predictable game. If you love fighting monsters endlessly and improving your team, then the gameplay alone can be worth it. Are you looking for a polished piece as beautiful as you could possibly want Person 5 If you are used to it, you will be disappointed.
Shin Megami Tensei V is available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
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