The improved version of the third part of the distinguished Japanese RPG game Shin Megami Tensei finally comes to us after its launch last year in Japan. Today, but has Atlus been able to deliver an experience that fits the current generation and preserves the game’s valuable core? This is what we will know in the next lines of our review.
The story of the game revolves around the character of a student who witnesses the end of the world with his eyes, and events revolve around him to gain demonic energy to embark on an adventure to determine the fate of the world in which the remaining people compete to bring him back in the way that suits them according to their circumstances and psychological experiences. The game will also provide you with many options that will determine the end that You will get it.
One of the most prominent features of the series and the original version of the game is its high difficulty, or let’s rename it the great challenge. The game will not provide you with a helping hand from the beginning and will leave you learning the basics and details of playing on your own. You will find many obstacles and traps and vary in the level of difficulty of the enemies who will never tolerate you and will work To take advantage of your lapses and weaknesses to eliminate you and return to your last save points, which offers a unique experience full of caution and the desire for continuous development to continue playing and overcoming obstacles and enemies. 2 or not completing the game, so a new difficulty mode was introduced in this version in the name of Merciful for those who would like to play the game and enjoy its story and the playing system as well, but without suffering from the severity of the difficulty of some battles, especially with the leaders.
The game world is diverse and you will visit various Japanese regions on your trip, whether abandoned malls, suspicious gardens, or dark underground tunnels…. Well, did we forget to mention that the game is somewhat dark and bloody? Well from our description of the game areas you can easily discover that.
The game is characterized by a lot of trenches and labyrinths, which may take a lot of your time to explore. The developer here does not hide his love for traps, complex stages and high-difficulty labyrinths. Unfortunately, there is a great disparity in the level of stages. Sometimes you will find yourself exploring one of the palaces with fake doors and you have to discover the right path and sometimes you will find yourself in a tunnel Dark and very long and full of traps in an experience that will not please many players.
The combat system in the game is based on the turn-based system, where your character will, with the help of a number of monsters or demons, whom you persuaded to join you in fierce battles, using various types of strikes and magic, and trying to discover the enemy’s weaknesses. For losing one of the playing roles, which makes you in constant search to gather the ideal diverse team that will benefit you at different times.
You can include different monsters through several ways, one of them is through negotiations in the middle of battles and fulfilling the requests of monsters, which may lead to them joining you, or at least obtaining some equipment from them. You can also visit one of the stores in the game that works on merging monsters with each other to get On a new monster in a style similar to what we currently see in the Persona series, which is still applied to this day.
The improved version got the option of Japanese and English voice acting for the first time, which is a distinctive addition that gives a greater dimension to the characters, especially with the perfect Japanese voices. All English conversations have also been reviewed to provide a more accurate and clear experience in the meanings for the player.
This version of the game has improved the graphics for the characters, backgrounds, and stages, but the improvements were not enough in many parts of the game. The surfaces are less detailed in many areas. You sometimes feel surprised. In some moments of the story, some cinematic shows appear in their old, low-quality original version, which It raises the question of the reason for its existence, is it the laziness of the developer or a certain technical vision?
Well, our experience was on the PlayStation 5 device for the PlayStation 4 version through the pre-compatibility and we encountered a number of technical problems such as the varying number of frames and the emergence of some problems from the recurring appearance of a black screen repeatedly during movement in some areas.
This game was reviewed by a PS4 review version provided by the publisher prior to the game’s release