For me, this weekend?and potentially next?will be spent playing through more of an upcoming game in preparation for my reviewing it: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker.
The original Devil Survivor was an interesting game for me. At this point, everybody knows I?m a huge MegaTen fan, but I?m not usually a fan of turn- and grid-based strategy RPGs. I?ve played some here or there, but I tend to find the battles just too long and drawn out, not to mention frustrating in how difficult they can become in many games if you screw up one little thing.
Devil Survivor dug its demonic claws into me, however. While it didn?t make me totally love the SRPG genre, it certainly had me far more interested in it when those concepts were blended together with ample amounts of MegaTen attitude and atmosphere. I never got as deep into Devil Survivor 2 as I should have, though, so now is my chance to correct that?thanks to this new, upgraded-for-the-3DS version of the game.