With an all new story and cast, an expanded roster of demons to manage, vastly expanded party interaction, an all new soundtrack from composer Kenji Ito, plus a host of refinements and improvements over its predecessor, Devil Survivor 2 delivers everything fans loved about the first game: an intense narrative with multiple endings based on player actions, the beautiful visuals and sounds the SMT series is renowned for, the addicting challenge of collecting, customizing, auctioning, and fusing every last demon in the game, and much more.
not much different than the first
Pros: solid strat-rpg that is mostly the same as the first (didn't fix what wasn't broken)
Cons: the main story isn't nearly as compelling as the first and takes awhile to get going. Its also very slow to start and seems to push the whole anarchy and chaos thing aside to focus on introducing characters and groups. It takes 4 days in the game's story before it starts pushing the story in any direction.
Other Thoughts: Despite my misgivings on this game's story, I'm still really enjoying it. I've read some people say this game is the inverse of Devil Survivor 1 where that game started out really hard and got easier near the end while DS2 starts easy and gets hard. I haven't beaten this game yet, but as long as it doesn't get stupid hard at the end, that isn't true. There's a trick to the Devil Survivor games and that is favor your main character for exp gain. The sorts of monsters you can create are dependant on his level. As long as you have him high level and go into battle with high ranking monsters with traits that worki n your favor, you are set. Also, Chaos/Evil Wave + Double Up is still a useful broken combination when it comes to beating up enemies.
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“solid strat-rpg that is mostly the same as the first (didn't fix what wasn't broken)— n/a 4/25/2012
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