RPG 15 September 2016
The fifth entry in a popular jRPG series and a part of the Shin Megami Tensei series, started in 1987. As always, the developing studio is Atlus, which created the series. The plot of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5 revolves around the theme of seven cardinal sins and puts us in the role of an ordinary high school student, who discovers supernatural powers in himself. The protagonist lead a normal teenager’s life during the day, solving typical school problems and interacting with schoolmates, while at night he turns into a superhero, engaging in a deadly fight against evil. In terms of game mechanics, the production follows in its predecessors' footsteps, combining features of classic jRPG games and their turn-based combat with elements of school life simulator and the, popular in Japan, visual novel genre. Graphics have been created using a new, original engine and feature a dark, though cartoonish, style.
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
RPG 10 February 2016
Another installment of the popular series of jRPG games based on books written by Aya Nishitani. The title was produced and released by Japanese studio Atlus. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse takes the player to ruined Tokio of year 2030 in which armies of demons are fighting the angels. The player assumes the role of a warrior who after dying comes back from the afterlife as a servant of deity Dagda. The resurrected warrior can tame demons and force them to fight on his side. The player travels through three-dimensional locations presented by using third-person perspective. On his way there are NPCs with whom he can talk and there are monsters to defeat. The battles are turn-based and they take place on special arenas. During the encounters, the player is accompanied by one of seven companions and by three demons out of more than 450 available. These creatures can be combined in order to obtain a more powerful unit. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse offers three-dimensional anime-styled graphics. The gameplay is accompanied by heavy, climatic music.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Arcade 25 June 2015
A rhythm game developed by Atlus and Dingo. The story of Persona 4: Dancing All Night begins six months after the events of Persona 4 — Rise Kujikawa went back into show-business, but soon a rumor spreads, saying that there is a mysterious music video, which sweeps those, who watch it at midnight to the “other side.” The gameplay is based on dance battles, and the story is shown in the cutscenes between them. To win, you need good reflexes, precision, the ability to perform flawless series of moves in accordance with the rhythm. Like the previous games in the Shin Megami Tensei series, the 3D visuals in stylized like a manga. The game features a soundtrack consisting of remixes by e.g. Tetsuya Komuro and Daisuke Asakura.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Raidou Kuzunoha vs the Soulless Army
RPG 10 October 2006