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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Or OH, GOD THE PAIN THE PAIN!





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 07.22.2013 6:49pm
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Darth Howie
Darthpool
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So I got my hands on Shin Megami Tensei IV. It is the god-king of brutal system-driven RPGs. It's like having the shit beaten out of me by an army of 40 ex-cons over and over and over again. It is nastily brutal in the way that few games ever have been. It's like voluntarily getting my teeth knocked out over and over and over again. It's a bath of pure pain that has no drain-stopper to pull. It's like wandering into the fields of madness and never hearing the echoes of sanity again.

It is glorious.



Woe unto he who tries to be helpful, for upon him shall be lain the burdens of all.

- Squall 15:11




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 07.22.2013 7:00pm


Amer
pew pew pew



I'm really liking it but I've only put in a couple hours so far, still doing the early samurai areas. I got smacked around a lot and was feeling the heat until i realized i could leave the dungeon at will and go back and rest. 

Now i'm just trying to figure out if i should fuse some of these demons or not. 




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 07.22.2013 7:27pm


CaButler
Winter Knight of the Unseelie Court



At least they made the game more accessible to new players.

And when I say more accessible, I mean it in the same way that Dark Souls is more accessible.




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 07.26.2013 1:45pm


Atma Weapon
I Am Pure Energy

I picked it up yesterday and I'm hoping to delve into it this weekend.




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 07.31.2013 4:30pm
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Darth Howie
Darthpool
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So it looks like I'm on the "Law" path which, in SMT terms, means crush all free will so people can live peacefully.
Spoiler: Move your mouse over the container to reveal.
Also total genocide of Tokyo.
  Then again, if I didn't feel like a complete dick, this wouldn't be SMT. Gotta love the series's "choose the lesser of two incredibly evil outcomes or struggle your way to neutrality, which still really sucks," approach.

Also, thus far I've managed to stay on normal difficulty. The game gets easier as you get better and better demons, but I still die at random encounters from time to time, especially if the enemy gets the drop on me. I've used up about 220 play coins. Yay!




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 07.31.2013 5:26pm


CaButler
Winter Knight of the Unseelie Court



You must be doing better than me.

Spoiler: Move your mouse over the container to reveal.
I only just beat Medusa, and so far, I've used over 280 play coins and I owe money to Charon now.

It's Animal Crossing all over again!




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 07.31.2013 11:19pm


Mavilu
Boo!



I know I'm going to sound "douchey" but, I never found the SMT games to be that hard, I really struggled with the first one I played (DDS, I think) while I learned all the whacky terms and how magic works in battle but, after that, I never really much trouble with them... well, except for the odd boss battle here and there.

Too bad I don't have a 3DS, I would buy this game in a second, though. :(




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 08.01.2013 2:43am


Fuuko Sakurada
Momoia =D



I've been super tryhard at this game because one of my friends told me that if you die too many times, Charon is like fuck that and then it's game over, so I only died 3 times o_O if you guys used that many coins, I guess it's not true lol



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