Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga User Reviews


Rend! Slaughter! Devour your Enemies! There is no other way to survive!

The good:

  • Keeps you wondering what's happening from the very start
  • Very customizable characters
  • Plenty of side quests to do
  • Sets up very well for the sequel
  • Quite challenging

    The bad:

  • Could have used more characterization and cut scenes


    I really wasn't expecting much when I started playing the game but it turned out to be one of the best RPGs I've played for a while, and I instantly felt the need to play the sequel.

    The Junkyard; Picture a dark world void of vegetation and sunlight, with six tribes with demonic powers forced to battle to the death and consume the dead in order to escape the hell that they live in. Throw a mysterious girl falling from the sky, who holds all the answers, and you have Digital Devil Saga. The story follows the journey of the Embyon tribe, and its leader Serph, as they try to unravel the m...

  • 9.8

    If it weren't for the stupidly high encounter rate, this would a perfect RPG.


    The Shin Megami Tensei series isn't all that well known to the mainstream gamers of the United States or any other country outside of Japan. In fact, if you were to ask anyone to name one RPG franchise, the most likely response you would get would be "Final Fantasy". While no one can deny that the Final Fantasy series is one of the most popular RPG franchises, if not the most popular, the Shin Megami Tensei can hold its own in a conversation with Final Fantasy in it. To be honest, I had never even heard of the Shin Megami Tensei series myself until Digital Devil Saga was pointed out to me. ...


    Sure beats going to school...

    The good:

    Turn based RPG
    Enemies are HARD
    Lots of skills,magic and mantras
    OMG you're in Hell...

    The bad:

    Has that same battle turns gameplay as nocturne
    Characters leaving and entering the party


    Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga is the first part of the Digital Devil...saga... Anyway like all games made by Atlus, that too is a little... let's say too open about stuff... It involves demons, Hell, Satan and other stuff some people wouldn't like too see or play a game with.

    You are in Hell (a great start, don't you think?), in there a war is always going on
    between tribes and supposedly, the one who kills all other tribes, goes to "Nirvana"
    (Buddhist term for "complete happiness") when, in a battle with the Vanguards (there are no forests so where *in* the *Hell* did they get ...


    Child of Purgatory


    Following in the footsteps of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, the first in the series to make it out of Japan, spin-off Digital Devil Saga is characterized by the same gritty, sinister style and marked departures from the usual RPG faire. The game's overall feel is embodied by its graphical style: While not particularly detailed or realistic, the Junkyard's gloomy grayscale color palette and primitive lines draws the player into a stark yet breathtaking environment, inhabited by highly stylized character models and demons ripped from the pages of global mythology (although the Demonic Compend...

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