Critical Hit!: "I was searching for a third DS game for a “Buy Two, Get One Free” sale, when James suggested Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor. I wasn’t feeling overly enthusiastic about the choice, and James’ description of the demon-battling game as “like Pokemon for a mature audience” wasn’t doing much to sway me, having never played much Pokemon myself. It didn’t help that the box art made it look more like “Pokemon for goth kids.”
So I was surprised when I found myself enjoying it a great deal. And by “enjoying it a great deal,” I mean sometimes playing it far too long into the night, unable to put it down. Which isn’t to say that its perfect, but it’s surprisingly fun. With this week’s release of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked for the 3DS—a re-release that adds 3D functionality, voiceovers for all the dialogue, and an additional chapter to the game—here’s our review of the otherwise mostly identical original release."