Completely Disappointed with the HD Remaster of Nocturne: Last TDE scene is the 4:3 Bordered PS2 version

https://youtu.be/nuv1Rs_VcKo?t=8017 At 2:13:37 Credits go to Buffmaister for rapidly going through the entire game on Merciful (with the boss battles being on Hard mode) for the True Demon Ending route on the Dante version. Dante version has no epilogue just like before. No changes and while the scene after defeating Kagutsuchi is absolutely fantastic in … Continue reading Completely Disappointed with the HD Remaster of Nocturne: Last TDE scene is the 4:3 Bordered PS2 version

Progressively less enthused by Atlus Japan’s direction of the Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster

I understand it is a Remaster of the second re-released version in Japan meaning the Amala Labyrinth was the extra bosses and dungeons from years prior. We’re getting Dante as DLC likely for licensing reasons pertaining to Capcom along with the addition of voice acting, but the direction of these other planned DLC has really … Continue reading Progressively less enthused by Atlus Japan’s direction of the Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster

SMT1 / SMT4A Theory: Is it weird that as I play through SMT1, it makes SMTIV Apocalypse seem like a meta-revenge story?

A theory about Akira being a parallel of SMT1 Hero / AU SMT1 Hero and how it relates to Nanashi's journey in SMTIV: Apocalypse.

Fight the Scalpers: 3DS MegaTen Games, including all Shin Megami Tensei games, on sale now till October 5th on Nintendo Eshop

Other Atlus series on 3DS and Switch such as Etrian Odyssey games and much more are also on sale. 

Debunking the “Tragic Asshole”: Debunking Eirikrjs “Maniacs Retcon Woes” without any snark

If you need convincing that Eirikrjs has no idea what he's talking about, then please give this a read. I debunk Eirikrjs by quoting SMT Nocturne itself.

Debunking the “Tragic Asshole”: Eirikrjs Lied about the Kabbalah References in SMT Nocturne

SMT Nocturne is referencing the Qliphoth, not the Sephirot as Eirikjrs claimed; there's some evidence to show Eirikrjs knew it and deliberately lied.

Debunking the “Tragic Asshole”: Why JJCAT Only Proves Eirikrjs is Looking for Racism when there is None

Exposing the lies of a privileged racist

Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei Liberation Update

I managed to attain Rank 231 in global rankings for the recent Berserk event! I know it's fairly minor, but this achievement - which reminds me of defeating the superboss of DDS1 many years ago - has me so hyped for SMT5. I hope it's great like all the mainline games I've played so far. … Continue reading Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei Liberation Update

Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei Liberation Review

I have spent three days playing this game non-stop, partly out of boredom due to COVID-19 still being a potential problem in my local area despite the lifting restrictions (for instance, it is still required to wear a mask when going to places or you'll be kicked out), partly out of irritability from lack of … Continue reading Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei Liberation Review

Thematic Analysis of SMTIVA II Videoless edition

Thematic Analysis of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse II Low-Res Edition For Part 1: The Broad Themes Part 2 of 2: Specific Themes  This will contain Major Spoilers for Shin Megami Tensei II, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse, Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs King Abaddon, and Digital Devil Saga 2. Major … Continue reading Thematic Analysis of SMTIVA II Videoless edition

My Favorite Games Thus Far

Note: These are my favorite games from among my favorite game series. Major Spoilers for all series mentioned. Phenomenal indicates it is among my favorite games of all-time in no particular order. This title is for games I absolutely loved. Great Games indicates that the game would have been among my favorites, but was just missing one … Continue reading My Favorite Games Thus Far

Shin Megami Tensei Discussions with Beadman

Spoiler Warning: This discussion contains spoilers for the mainline Shin Megami Tensei series and other MegaTen related series such as: Majin Tensei I and II, Digital Devil Saga Duology, the Persona series, Devil Survivor series, and well . . . potentially everything MegaTen / Shin Megami Tensei related, but those are the main video game … Continue reading Shin Megami Tensei Discussions with Beadman

Was Atlus Criticizing Islam in the Shin Megami Tensei IV/IV Apocalypse Duology?

Fair Warning: This post contains Massive Spoilers for Shin Megami Tensei IV, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Devil Survivor 2, and links to spoilers for Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. Read at your own peril. For an Update On This Critique: Click Here Over the course of my researching the major religious faiths that I am … Continue reading Was Atlus Criticizing Islam in the Shin Megami Tensei IV/IV Apocalypse Duology?

Thematic Analysis of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse II

Thematic Analysis of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse II For Part 1: The Broad Themes Part 2 of 2: Specific Themes For those having trouble using this blog post, I've made a Videoless Edition of this same blog post. It'll hopefully be better for people who don't have high-end computers or who use phones. This … Continue reading Thematic Analysis of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse II

Thematic Analysis of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

Part 1 of 2; The Broader Themes This will contain major spoilers for Shin Megami Tensei IV and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. For Part 2: The Specific Themes What can be said about SMTIV: Apocalypse? I'm not sure if my meager words can ever provide this game the sufficient praise that it deserves for … Continue reading Thematic Analysis of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

Negative Review: Persona 4

First, I'd like to state that the Shin Megami Tensei series is my favorite RPG series and that I really enjoyed playing most of them. Persona 4 (for the PS2) was my introduction to the series. Persona 4 is a game I had heard remarkable things about before purchasing it. It had great trailers and I … Continue reading Negative Review: Persona 4

A Thematic Analysis of Shin Megami Tensei IV

Warning: This topic contains immense spoilers for the video game, Shin Megami Tensei IV and other Shin Megami Tensei games. The main focus will be upon SMTIV but the topic may verge into comparisons with other SMT games. For the Thematic Analysis of Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse: Part 1 and Part 2 Shin Megami … Continue reading A Thematic Analysis of Shin Megami Tensei IV