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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (DS)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the story and graphics. The value for money and gameplay also get good reviews. Many are critical about the action.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (DS)

 

Since its inception, the Megami Tensei franchise has weaved elements of science fiction with fantasy stories to craft rich worlds steeped in the occult. With the release of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, developer Atlus has taken a slightly...

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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

 

If you're one of the fans who are mad about the unorthodox direction of Final Fantasy XIII, Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey is just what you need. Classic JRPG gameplay doesn't get more solid or addictive than this, and it's wrapped up in a cool...

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Review: Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (Nintendo DS)

 

As interesting a plot hook as this is, the vast majority of the plot feels a lot like every other Megaten game ever released. You have the silent protagonist. You have the ability to talk to and befriend demons to join your party. You can fuse demons...

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey is a throwback to not only Megaten titles from several generations ago but to classic RPGs from the 80s in general. As fun as this retro feel is for older gamers like myself who grew up on Wizardry and The Bard’s...

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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Review

 

MegaTen meets roguelike

Collecting demons; return of conversation with demons; powerful storytelling; challenging yet fair level designs akin to roguelikes; morality system with strategic depth

Visually and audibly unimpressive, although adequate

Even as I stoically hold my breath for an Xbox 360/PS3 MegaTen game, scoffing at Strange Journey due to its placement on the DS would be a tragic mistake. Yes, the three-dimensional dungeons are grainy and the soundtrack (included on CD) repeats to the...

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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

 

I’ve enjoyed just about every Shin Megami Tensei game that’s come out since Nocturne was released on the PS2. There’s just something really intriguing about the franchise’s universe and mythology that keeps me coming back for more. Perhaps it’s the...

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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey - Nintendo DS

 

Enter The Abyss.

Sounds like the battle system has taken some of the best elements from other SMT games (particularly the first Persona) and put them all together for a strategic turn-based fighting system, which is pretty much what I would expect from a game in this...

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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

 

Sci-fi trappings don't make the repetitive gameplay in this dungeon crawler feel any less dated.

Excessively preachy story ; Dated negotiation system ; Repetitive dungeon-crawling action ; Objectives are often unclear

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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

 

Fans of Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei series won't find many surprises in Strange Journey. The newest title contains all the familiar elements of demon-summoning ...

You control the protagonist and a party filled with demons, which you must persuade to follow you. Gaining a new party member typically requires complex negotiations, like trying to figure out a pattern in what a demon likes, failing, and then just...

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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Review

 

An ambiguous title -- but a game that's unquestionably classic MegaTen.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

 

I can't help but wonder why it is that the games on the Nintendo DS seem to be the most addictive of them all. We're in a console generation where titles like Final Fantasy XIII and Mass Effect 2 are recent releases and titles like Alpha Protocol and...

While the aesthetic elements of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey are only slightly above-average, the incredibly strong gameplay elements make the game so addictive that this doesn't matter. If you love RPGs and don't mind seeing quite a few game...