The Eastern Kingdom of Mikado is a city of the chosen, sitting on high and protected all around by towering walls. Yet its people are at risk from an ongoing demon threat that the player as a newly appointed Samurai are duty-bound to fight against. Throughout the player's journey, they must choose their own path. The choices will affect them, other NPCs, and the overall outcome of the story. Decisions players make throughout the course of the story will have lasting repercussions, as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Shin Megami Tensei IV is the first of the core series to make its way to a handheld. It's even more impressive that a new entry in the core series has finally surfaced, considering the last entry is almost 10 years old. Is the new generation ready for another hardcore demon-hunting game? Looking back at other Shin Megami Tensei games, they certainly weren't a cakewalk. Everything from Nocturne to the Devil Summoner games were definitely catered to the hardcore. Thankfully, Shin Megami Tensei IV seems to buck that trend, and actually offer a more an experience that's more approachable to newcomers. I don't consider myself a series veteran at all, and I found myself easing into the game rather quick. Taking place during a time where Samurai and high-tech... Read Review