The Shin Megami Tensei franchise has been around for decades and includes a variety of roleplaying games such as the Devil Survivor and the popular Persona hits, with each series being a branch of the same universe. Regardless of the series there are several common themes that shine through in each game, including fighting with and against demons, a mature setting, and story-driven gameplay. The newest game, Shin Megami Tensei IV on the 3DS, has elements that will please many different types of gamers.
By now I’ve come to expect a certain few things with each game in the Shin Megami Tensei line of RPGs: demons aplenty, a dark storyline, and a mega-challenging difficulty that will result in many a reloads. Naturally SMTIV is no exception. And it does everything I listed above beautifully.
Though the game isn’t for everyone, Shin Megami Tensei IV is a totally solid strategy RPG that fans of the genre will surely enjoy and SMT aficionados will adore.