I’ve finished my 229th video game. Here is a very short review:
The Persona series has quickly become one of my favorite JRPG franchises. The last few of these games have struck a wonderful balance of character driven story and engaging gameplay. I’m not the only one who has come to appreciate the series in the last decade. Persona 5 was well represented in “game of the year” discussions last year, and it certainly deserved to be included in those conversations. I thought it was great.
While Persona has become Atlus’s flagship franchise, it’s was originally marketed as a spin-off of the Shin Megami Tensei series. If the Persona series has become the popular younger brother… then the SMT series is like the unfriendly older brother who pushes you around to remind you that you aren’t as clever as you think you are.
But I’ve been waiting for my chance to stand up to the older brother… and prove that I can be somebody! So I picked up a copy of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked.
SMT: Devil Survivor is a strategy RPG that was originally for Nintendo DS in 2009. A few years later, Atlus revisited the game and produced an enhanced port for the Nintendo 3DS, retitling the game SMT: Devil Survivor Overclocked.