As with the Wii U much of the problem here is the horribly off-putting name, made worse by the fact that it translates to ‘Reincarnation of the True Goddess’ – a plot reference that has little to do with any of the recent sequels.
Mention Wii U but it not for Wii U wut??
You need to actually read the review and not skim.
I read it.
I doubt it otherwise you'd be focusing on the other crap mentioned in the article:) There is merit but a little to cruel towards the game. 8/10 game imo:)
Oh god this review is horrible. It starts out bad by mentioning the Wii U in a 3DS game review and gets worse.
How the hell did this review get approved? He starts out by mentioning the Wii U's name to a Japanese name. Author, whoever you are....do yourself a favor and stop writing about and reviewing video games. That review was god awful.
Looks over and sees "Metro", the same newspaper that's free in most London Tube Stations that can pass for toilet paper.
the game's TITLE is off-putting!!??? and he mentions the wii U for some reason in a 3ds review?? " Clearly, you're not a golfer..." (douche.)
The Wii.U mention (if you guys actually read the review) is ment to reference the bad title (THE NAME of the game and the name of the Wii.U are both bad...thats the point he wanted to get across. You guys have to learn to read these reviews properly... Also if you read the whole thing you see he has some valid points, comparing to the other shin megami Tensei games, this one did lack the polish imo also...and it was a little on the dull and generic side...felt like a quick cash in:(. Anyways hoping to see another one with more interesting characters and story in the future.
He's criticizing the classic name of a renowned franchise and comparing it to a system the game isn't even on. That's how he open up a review for a game. It's made even more laughable with how the game's true ending actually DOES revolve around the reincarnation of a goddess. It's very stupid. - Criticizes a series we haven't seen in a decade for staying to its roots and refining them. - Says the story is full of plot holes. There's only one I can call out, but otherwise it's fine and far too simplistic to have many. - Characters do not change their personality for the plot. - Calls the overworld unusable, when it actually provides you with the information you need in dialogue and encourages you to explore. It's not the most convinient with directions, but it's perfectly functional. Map was easy to navigate and it told you the zones you were in. I enjoyed it. - Says the VA is bad, when it's actually decent especially for this kind of game. - Calls difficulty unfair, when it isn't. The game punishes you for screwing up or coming in unprepared, it's not luck. - Compares battle system to 80's Dragon Quest, when they are not comparable in any sense. - He compares it to Persona in terms of story and characters, which the mainline and that spin-off have never been comparable. Different priorities in each. SMTIV actually has more dialogue than ever for the mainline series. - Of course the game has drab colors. It's like complaining about Fallout 3 for having drab and dark colors. - Apps, whisper system, new and more accessible fusion system, customizable difficulty, streetpass abilities, smirk mechanic, faster battle system, 500 demons, more interactive dungeons. No new features or improvements, eh? I really cannot agree with him. SMTIV is one of the many great games under the SMT franchise. Not the absolute best, but absolutely a great experience and probably the best traditional SMT game in years. If you can get past the iffy production values, it's a very satisfying experience. Atlus spent at least 2 years making this game, creating tons of meaningful content and deep gameplay systems; it's far from lazy. I find his opinion to be of uninformed expectations (As a series fan, I find his Persona comparisons to be shallow at best) and glib oversimplifications.
Yes^ but see you actually gave reason as to why u didn't agree with him:) Thats the difference. Like I said, I don't believe it deserves such a low score but nor is this a 9/10 game...it felt very...uncompelling comapred to the rest of the shin megami...especaially the ones I played on 3Ds:)
kB0 is the ghost username of the actual author, trying to get reactions from his troll "article".
I'm not ghost I just find your guys are being critical of one mention in the article instead of focusing on what he says. I personally don't agree with the low score, but nor is this any better than the other shin megami...I mean things were much more bland...especially for a 3Ds release... I even bought the limited edition:).
I can't agree with this guy in the slightest. First off, the English VAs are SURPRISINGLY good. Secondly, he mentions elemental affinity in this while fusing...that's not what the fusion system is about at all. It's about fusing certain faces to achieve different races for specific purposes and summon even better demons. His issue with the overworld map can be summed up as that he paid little attention to the dialogue and got lost a lot. Characters have plenty of depth too. I'm surprised he didn't seem to mention the biggest pro this iteration has to offer, free roaming. This guy clearly came in only playing persona 3 and 4 and thinking that's what the whole series was about. Every sub-series and main series has their own niche. Extremely uninformed review.
i could bitch bout this review all day but in short it's lame. what really bugs me is he got the name wrong (which i believe is new goddess reincarnation) and complained about it. Seriously that's like complaining final fantasy isn't final, no one gives a dam. oh and whats with the mentions of the wii U, i kinda didn't get it.
Some authors have trouble staying on topic and instead focus on anything they find controversial and want to talk about. Of course, since they didn't go to journalism school, they can't write or report worth a damn. The truth is probably that he just tried to put as much controversy as he could in the article because....ummmm...controversy ...."sells" free papers? LOL
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