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3.33 stars 3.33/5 Stars Average score of 3 user reviews spread across 6 releases and 0 DLC

Hack to the Future 8

Don’t call it a comeback…but the 3DS release of Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers takes a sort-of dated 1997 Saturn RPG and sort-of includes enough new features to make it playable in 2013. It has a good cast and interesting story, demons up the wazoo, and that classic 90s Shin Megami Tensei tone you just don’t see anymore. On the other hand, it retains a lot of clunky baggage from a bygone era that won’t pass without scrutiny these days, nor will it have wide appeal, i.e., to the Persona crowd. That...

22 out of 23 found this review helpful.

An enjoyable game albeit one with the caveat that you will be frustrated by its mechanics at times. 0

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers was first released 16 years ago but never made it across from Japan, meaning this is the first chance to play the game in English and while it’s had some visual touches and a couple of more modern additions such as full voice acting, from all accounts the game itself is virtually unchanged. This is a huge credit to the original developers as it still holds up as a very good game; albeit one with a number of frustrating and occasionally outright infuriating issues.For...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Soul Hackers is a solid taster into sampling a blast from the past. 0

If there is one thing I have no shame in supporting it’s the idea of old Japanese games getting remade for current systems, especially ones that offer the chance to bring exclusive Japanese titles to the West. The idea that I am missing an entry in a series that I adore is a painful thing to think about. Just ask any Suikoden fan and you’ll hear them grumble about titles that never made it out of the Land of the Rising Sun. Having jumped into the Shin Megami Tensei games during the PS2 era, I ha...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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