I Need More Information On This Game..

Posted by mattysen (822 posts) -

I actually own Devil Survivor but have never even opend it. I bought it because I thought it would be like Persona but it clearly isnt. I feel like I know nothing about it, and just from the cover and gameplay trailers puts me off the game.
I mean all I really seen of it is the Gamespot video review that make it out to be a hard  and short (thats what she said) game (oh). So could you guys help fill me in abit on the game like telling me....

  • How simular it is to Persona
    Tell me som-....Tell me somemore...
  • How long it is
  • How difficult it is
  • How Anime-esc it is
  • Is the story any good
  • How good is the game

Cheers
#1 Posted by mattysen (822 posts) -

I actually own Devil Survivor but have never even opend it. I bought it because I thought it would be like Persona but it clearly isnt. I feel like I know nothing about it, and just from the cover and gameplay trailers puts me off the game.
I mean all I really seen of it is the Gamespot video review that make it out to be a hard  and short (thats what she said) game (oh). So could you guys help fill me in abit on the game like telling me....

  • How simular it is to Persona
    Tell me som-....Tell me somemore...
  • How long it is
  • How difficult it is
  • How Anime-esc it is
  • Is the story any good
  • How good is the game

Cheers
#2 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1917 posts) -
  • Pretty similar (There's fusion, same elemental weakness, demons, turn-based combat)
  • I don't think they show how long the save file is. Length depends on which ending you get
  • More difficult than Persona in some respects; last-minute twists put the enemy at an advantage a lot
  • It's "anime-esque" in terms of its setting, art style and expression; you could easily swap out the assets and consider it "western"
  • Story's good; gets heavy-handed with Biblical allusions towards the end
  • Good game, people should play it; it's what I wanted FFTA2 to be
#3 Posted by mattysen (822 posts) -
@Sleepy_Insomniac: Thanks man, but is it more than say 20 hours?
#4 Posted by PeasForFees (2411 posts) -
@mattysen: Yes
#5 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1917 posts) -
@mattysen: I would say at the bare minimum, it's 20 hours (i.e. skipping over side story elements, not paying attention to fusing too much, etc.)
 
There's an insane amount of replayability. New game+ and multiple endings help a lot. I'm currently on my third playthrough.
#6 Posted by mattysen (822 posts) -

Alright cool, I'l give it a play after geting through Dead Space mabye sooner. OOO What about The World Ends With You as well

#7 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -
@mattysen said:
" @Sleepy_Insomniac: Thanks man, but is it more than say 20 hours? "
Easily.  The game will probably take you at least 30-40 hours to beat, and it has multiple endings.  The story can actually diverge wildly depending on the actions you choose to take in the game.
 
As for how similar it is to Persona, while it does share the fusion aspect, the gameplay is wholly different.  It's closer to a game like Final Fantasy Tactics Advance with elements of Shin Megami Tensei turn-based combat mixed in.  The plot is also not particularly Persona-like.  The game's themes and story structure make it more similar to a mainline SMT game like Nocturne than Persona.
#8 Posted by LiquidPrince (16175 posts) -

You'd be surprised how similar it is to Persona actually.

#9 Posted by mattysen (822 posts) -
@Hailinel: Cant say Im a fan of FF tactics but I'l still give the game a decent playthough. Thanks
#10 Posted by mattysen (822 posts) -
@LiquidPrince: Ive played afew other MegaTen games, but I never found them that simular to Persona, is this one diffrent?
#11 Posted by LiquidPrince (16175 posts) -
@mattysen: Personally I found the tone to be very similar. You meet up with friends, get to know each person better as the game progresses, get new relationships depending on what you do. Even the characters have a Persona style feel. Then there is the fact that all the demons are basically variations of the Persona's and that you can fuse them. The gameplay it self at first glance seems different, but it's not all that either. It's exactly Persona 4 except that you have the ability to move around the playing field which adds some strategy.
#12 Posted by mattysen (822 posts) -
@LiquidPrince: Its suposed to be post apocalyptic quarentined tokoyo, how does that exactly fit in with high school banter?
#13 Posted by LiquidPrince (16175 posts) -
@mattysen said:
" @LiquidPrince: Its suposed to be post apocalyptic quarentined tokoyo, how does that exactly fit in with high school banter? "
There isn't the high school but most of the main characters are students who go to the same school so it still has that atmosphere.

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