Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

In Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, the player takes on the role of a young boy who is caught up in the apocalypse while visiting his sick teacher, Yuko Takao, with his two classmates Chiaki Hayasaka and Isamu Nitta. The player must sur...

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Review: NullFreaks Review

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Altogether a very good game. A couple of things to improve in the gameplay which generally feels uncomfortable, but compared to previous games from the franchise I would say this game has improved significantly in several fronts. I enjoyed the plot quite a lot, but I felt that if they had a great story to tell but didn't know how to do it properly. With this I mean that the storyline goes from action to action, with a silent main character that has neither companions to interact with or personal reflections, and that is a huge challenge to get a good script out of it. As a personal anecdote, I followed my guts throughout the game choices and got the worst ending possible, where the final boss doesn't even want to fight you (and I even spent like half an hour of preparations for the final battle...).

Positive points
  • The graphics are quite good for the time.
  • The plot is quite rich and deep.
  • It is a huge improvement from previous installments from the SMT franchise.
  • The dark atmosphere that is characteristic of the SMT series and that got diluted in the Persona series is quite present in this game.
Negative points
  • It feels ackward in several gameplay aspects, although it is still quite good.
  • It would have benefit from some narrative aids to help in telling the story. It was very good, but I have the feeling that we could have had something great.

8.010

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