SMT: Devil Survivor vs. SMT: Strange Journey, and how do both compare to Persona

#1thompsontalker7Posted 1/22/2013 6:20:13 PM
Never played an SMT game outside of Persona so I'm curious as to how both of them play, and which one would you guys recommend if I can't get both.
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#2TAoRPosted 1/22/2013 6:21:05 PM
Both are pretty meh
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#3mtjormitchPosted 1/22/2013 6:27:26 PM
If you beat Strange Journey you should automatically get a high five from everyone around you due to how grueling the game is. The final boss does not care that you are level 99. It can still kill you in three hits!
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#4jedinatPosted 1/22/2013 6:30:37 PM
I really liked Strange Journey at first but it got old. I liked the retro atmosphere though... I have no interest in Devil Survivor; gameplay looks crappy and annoying.
#51upsuperPosted 1/22/2013 6:32:18 PM
By Persona, are you referring to 1 or 4? Usually people not familiar with SMT treat 4 as the only Persona. Both are good games, but I'd say DeSu is better than SJ. There is a better dungeon-crawler series (EO) on the 3/DS than SJ, though it is still a good game.
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#6Sir_HaxorPosted 1/22/2013 6:33:54 PM
Time to start a war!

I'd go for Devil Survivor. I love SJ but if you're coming off Persona then it may seem to difficult. Devil Survivor (assuming you mean overclocked) has an easy mode for beginners.

I personally find them far superior to Persona.
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#7Nickcool1996Posted 1/22/2013 6:34:36 PM
Devil Survivor is a Turn-Based Strategy game (with less strategy required than a normal strategy game) that has turn-based battles instead of selecting an action then attacking, unlike in Disgaea or Fire Emblem.

Trailer for Overclocked: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-Ou1zV2dH4

Trailer for Devil Survivor 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffAQK9ISyew

As far as story and atmosphere, Overclocked is better. In terms of battle system, DeSu II is better. I like Persona better than this series tbh. Easy to some, normal for the majority, hard to some people >_>

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Strange Journey is a dungeon crawler that was great fanservice or those that played SMT since the beginning from the story to the battle system. The things that happen in the game, the music, and the final boss are why I like it better than Persona. It messes with your head man. Easy to some, hard for the majority.

Trailer for Strange Journey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24nMjEWuFho

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These games are vastly different than Persona games in gameplay and story. If you're like me, you'll like them.
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#8Nickcool1996Posted 1/22/2013 6:35:50 PM
mtjormitch posted...
If you beat Strange Journey you should automatically get a high five from everyone around you due to how grueling the game is. The final boss does not care that you are level 99. It can still kill you in three hits!


Bad team >_>
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#9lunchEATSyouPosted 1/22/2013 6:37:13 PM
Both have darker stories and have higher stakes; as in "the world is in danger" kind. Neither is as flashy as P4G, but neither is dating-sim like P4G

Devil Survivor Overclocked isn't really hard, except for the main bosses who will have some insane ability (Turns and glares at Lucifer..........) or some annoying strategic advantage. The combat is turn based and grid-based. Your party is a group of high school students (lol I know) who each have access to multiple demons. Each MC can have demons fight alongside them.

It's like Persona in the fact that you must manage your team's time to explore and talk to NPC's in order to keep surviving. You spend the day in 30-minute increments; you decide what you will do. There is alot of replay value in that there are multiple paths to choose from.

Strange Journey is harder than P4G, features 1st person dungeon exploration. In this one, it is you MC and his demons vs the world. In this game , nothing is black and white: everything is a shade of grey. There is no "correct" path, which makes this game really interesting.

inb4tl:dr
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#10MetalLokiPosted 1/22/2013 6:39:33 PM
mtjormitch posted...
If you beat Strange Journey you should automatically get a high five from everyone around you due to how grueling the game is. The final boss does not care that you are level 99. It can still kill you in three hits!


>_> this is so not true. I'm on my 4th run and I never needed to be at 99 not even on the ultimate boss
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