Expanded and enhanced, SMT: Devil Survivor Overclocked for Nintendo 3DS builds upon what many considered one of the best RPGs of 2009. The player is presented with a novel premise: Tokyo is in full lockdown, the government's swift, coldblooded response to a surprise demon invasion. While you and your friends must solve the nature of the interdimensional rift through which the horrific creatures are entering your world, saving the world is not your highest priority; staying alive, on the other hand, is.
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12 out of 1580%of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
I had never seen nor heard of this series until I bought a Nintendo 3DS and this was one of the only available games close to the launch date. I've not regretted it since. Not only is it hardcore as a J-RPG, I love how all of your choices affect the story-line, really letting your personality show through. (LOL, not that some of those endings are desirable.) Graphics are superb and the music was relatively nice. As for the 3D, well, I play most of my games with it off and there weren't many times for it to be applied in this game; which didn't bother me at all since it's a turn based RPG. It has tremendous replay value, an array of moves and new demons were added. Truly a gem of a game. Pretty hard, and I'll admit I played on easy mode my first time through. If you think this looks good, it is and I would definitely recommend it.
If you're the religious type, and are easily offended by demons and stuff like that I'd suggest staying away from this one because it's a very story heavy game and touches on some iffy issues at times when it comes to religion. It's not a bad game for what it is, it's just not for everyone. There's not much to say without spoiling the story except it's an SRPG similar to Final Fantasy Tactics. You're players move around on a grid like chess pieces, then when you go to attack an enemy you get into a first person fight that looks something like the fights in the Dragon Quest games. Like I said, definitely recommended if you have the stomach for it, but it's not for the religious type. You've been warned!!!
I loved this game. The controls were great and the gameplay was really easy to learn. The game does a good job at letting you shape the hero; is he chicken-hearted and wanting only to escape the lock-down or is he brave and willing to stand and fight against the demons? The voice acting was fairly good as far as voice acting can go. The Japanese terms were pronounced really well! Yuzu's voice got pretty annoying though. Each character has a very different and well thought out story. Fire Emblem is the series that got me into turn-based RPG's so the fighting in teams of three was very new to me but I adjusted quickly. The extra turns feature was definitely very interesting to me. The hero is pretty much a blank slate for you to write on; I've never played a game in which you give the hero a first name, a last name, AND a nickname. The fusing demons feature was a very big highlight for me. I loved finding out that I could fuse two mediocre demons to make them into one of the seriously hard to beat demons from a previous level. I'd say that my only complaint is the lack of 3D in a game ported to the 3DS. Even though it wasn't made to be in 3D I feel like the 3D could have been implemented in some bigger way. Graphics haven't always been the biggest issue to me though, it's the game's content that counts. The game's story is great; three teens are trapped inside a lock-down in Tokyo and there are demons around every corner they turn. The government is of absolutely no help and plans to stay that way, supplies like food and water are low, and there is no electricity at all! The people trapped inside the lock-down could turn on each other out of fear and anger at any minute- as if the demons weren't enough to worry about! I'd definitely recommend this game to anyone who loves a strong story and very strategic gameplay. I'll play the game time and time again just so I can see all the different endings for myself!
Having missed out on the original DS version, Shin Megami Tensei : Devil Survivor Overclocked was my first experience with the "Megaten" series. The game had me hooked from the start. For those who don't know, the Shin Megami Tensei series (Persona, Devil Survivor, Devil Summoner, etc.) are only really tied together by the fact that they all allow some sort of control of demons. In Devil Survivor Overclocked, you level up your demons and yourselves through grid-based strategy battles. You can also buy new, more powerful demons through the Auction feature, and fuse two demons together to create completely different ones. Overall, if you like strategy RPGs, or just a good "save the world" story, Shin Megami Tensei : Devil Survivor Overclocked could be the game for you.
This game was great in many aspects. I considered buying the game for the longest time, reading reviews, watching game-play (Thank the world Youtube exists...) and finally I walked into my local gamestop store and bought Devil Survivor Overclocked. And what can I say, other than I'm a fan for life? Honestly, the game had a gripping story-line, one that left you wonder what could possibly happen next, and gripping revelations that left you terrified. The battling was epic, and almost impossible at times, stretching your ability to milk your own mind to it's limits. Forging and creating demons left me with multiple extra hours of fun and enjoyment. I didn't like the references to religion though. I just thought it was strange, and left me feeling like I either assisting the demons or God. I didn't like the various endings either. I choose my side, and I wondered how the other ended. Will be getting the second. :) Good game.
Honestly, They should've made a new SMT for the 3ds. It's not a bad game, i like the story, but it just doesn't fit the 3ds. The battle animations are simular to old pokemos games, the charecters don't move. Plus, you can't even see yourself in battle. I could understand this on a ds, but not on the 3ds. Oh, and one more thing; THERE IS NO 3D DURING GAMEPLAY, ONLY DURING DEMON FUSION AND THE OPENING THEME!!! So... Save some money, buy it on ds, and watch the 8th day on youtube. or, rent it if you must play it.
This is the first time i played this game, i never played it on the ds, but the way the whole story goes and how well the graphics and sound is, it mad this a great first buy for the 3ds, id recommend this to all serious gamers, or those willing to take a challenge, i enjoyed this game quite a lot, hopefully others will buy it as well. BTW the eight day feature was just (AWE-inspiring) :D
FUN! well made good use of the 3Ds. the story is about demands takeing over tokeoe its good! u mett differt guys and fight the demedes and try to save tokeo! its hard to epan gest play it thin u will git it! if u a RPG FAN u will like it! :) :D ;)
If you've played theoriginal, you can safely save your cash. However, if you've never played the game before, grabthis over the original. The extra $10 gets you the same game (a 20-hour affair on its own,with a pile of different endings) with improved graphics (but little 3d) and full voice-acting. The new 8th day is a nice touch, as it gives the game a more conclusive ending. This is one of the best handheld RPGs ever,and this version makes it just a bit beter.
Awesome remake of Devil survivor with a few new add-ins like voice overs and an extra day. If you're someone like me who really has not been impressed with most of the 3ds games so far this game is definitely for you.
Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor Overclocked is a remake of the hit DS game by Atlus, SMT: Devil Survivor. The main new features of this 3DS remake are: full voice acting, an 8th day, remastered visuals, more demons and SLIGHT 3D.
Full voice acting: Nearly every line in the 3DS version of this game has a full voiceover, which adds a new layer to the Devil Survivor experience. Overall, it is just a nice added feature and one of the best additions to the remake.
The 8th Day: The "overclocked" part of the title refers to the 8th day that has been added on to the game. In the original DS version of Devil Survivor you played through 7 days. The 8th day adds more to the storyline.
Remastered visuals: Although this is a slight change, the visuals look more crisp than they did in the original DS version. This doesn't add much to the game, it just makes it look a little more "pretty".
More demons: Added to the original demons from the DS version are quite a few more demons! This is just a nice addition that also doesn't affect the gameplay too much since there were already so many demons originally.
3D: The 3D has been barely used in this version, saved only for the video before the title screen, the title screen itself and the fusion of demons. Although it is a 3DS game, the overall lack of 3D does not affect the game much.
Overall: I would definitely recommend Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor Overclocked for anyone who did not play the original DS version of the game. The 3DS version has enough new content that it makes sense to buy this version, but only if you have never played it before or you were REALLY into the original version. Although 3D isn't utilized much this is a game that most people will be playing for hours on end, therefore it is less likely to induce headaches after hours of play. If you have not played this game and are a fan of RPGs, definitely go out and get this game!
Don't get me wrong, this is a good game, an I loved the original on the DS system, but this is ridiculous! I see no reason for Atlus to port this over to the new 3DS if none of the 3DS features are implemented! No street-pass, no spot-pass, no gyro-scope/motion sensor use?! The only 3D you see is in the shoddy opening sequence! The voice acting is all well and good, but without the additions of improved graphics, what was the point of releasing this as a 3DS game. If I could have, I would have bought for the regular DS and saved 5-10 bucks. In fact, the voice acting and added 8th chapter probably weren't even worth it. Overall, I am extremely disappointed with the game. If you are looking to get this game, I say save the money and buy the first one.
Well, I bought this game because theres not much "great" games yet on the Nintendo 3DS. So, with that said I am eager to find a 3DS game thats good or at this point better then what is available besides The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. Moving on, I want to point out that this game is not 3D. Sure the opening intro before you even press start and enter your name is in 3D, but sadly nothing else. Anyhow this fact does not mean the game is bad. So far I have played about two hours worth but within that time I got the base idea of the game. The story of the game so far is very cheesy, sorry to everyone that loved the original in which I didn't play. But, once you get into the game play areas as in battling other demons this game shines. I like the game play of the battle system and the different demons that are available in the game. This fact is the real reason I like this game but other then that thats it. The Audio is good but in some cases it can be kind of low in terms of loudness. The Graphics are ok nothing to die for here. Story seems cheap, but gameplay is strong. Well, thats it for quick review but when I play through the rest of the game and complete I will come back and update the review here.
After playing this for a hour, i decided to write a review. So far though... this game has done nothing but amaze me. The revampped graphics are beautiful. The fully voiced dialogue adds a gripping sence of suspence to the game also. And of course the music.... Who can play a SMT game and not love all the bells and whistles to go along with it in the background?
After playing the original on the DS and playing this one, I can see the difference in the graphics. They are slight, I will admit, but they are noticeable. This game is a instant clasic of a remake, and it is a remake done right. Atlus is a wonderful company, and one of my favorite game developers. I hope there are more great things to come!
I remember playing the original on my DS a couple years ago and I was hooked with the traditional Shin Megami Tensei combat system and focus on a well thought out narrative. The full voiceover work upgraded interfaces as well as addition demons (30+) is going to definately make this a day one buy for me!
The original for DS was fantastic; at very least it was one of the best games the DS has to offer. The fact that it had quite a few different endings and played differently if you made different decisions made me want to play through it several times. All in all, I'd say that this game, remastered for 3ds and given an 8th day and (assumably) new endings, will be well worth it.
But, half of the screenshots listed for this game here on gamestop are not from this game, but from the japanese release of Devil Survivor 2 which should be making its way to the states in coming months, and will be released for the DS, not 3ds.