Neocrisis: These days it's all to often to see people forgetting that the PS2 is still a very viable gaming platform and that despite it's age there are still incredible gaming experiences coming to the consoles. After all it was only recently that we were graced with Persona 4 one of the best RPG's of this generation and now Atlus has given us yet another gem with Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon. Yeah I know it's a mouthful but it's also a incredible game so don't let the fact that it's on the PS2 fool you.
RPGSite finally decides and names their top RPGs of 2009 for each platform.
No fuss, no nominations - just a single winner for each platform in question and the reasons why it won.
PS3: Demon's Souls
PC: Dragon Age: Origins
Wii: Muramasa: The Demon Blade
DS: Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
PSP: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
PS2: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2
RandomNPC writes: "When Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army was released in the winter of 2006, it seemed to be a bit of a black sheep for the Shin Megami Tensei series. The game was much more about the alternate history detective story at the core of its plot than it was about the more traditional mythological influences of the series, and although the combat system still focused rather strongly on exploiting elemental weaknesses, the fact that it was action-based rather than turn-based made the game feel quite different from the normal SMT title. Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs King Abbadon brings the Devil Summoner sub-series a bit more into line with the overarching feel of the SMT series, but still retains most of what made the first game interesting. In short, Devil Summoner 2 is a solid improvement on the series."
In the end, the game was very fun to play, very fun to listen to, and very fun to watch, but the frustration caused by the game's inability to give better information ruined the overall enjoyability. It was very unfortunate that going through most of the game was a joy, whereas the end just totally ruined it by becoming cryptic and not wanting to give any suggestions as to what to do next.
+ Battle system is easily the best point of the game.
+ Very serious story with humorous undertones.
+ Soundtrack is quite catchy.
- Game provides very little direction.
- Some enemies require specific skills that are not used normally.