Yes, I am a Warrior of Purgatory!
It shames me to say that I only discovered the Shin Megami Tensei games near the end of the Playstation 2's run. My sister saw a review for Persona 4 and thought, since I like RPGs preferably from Japan, that I would enjoy the game immensely. My mind was blown by the game and its revolutionary system that made turn-base play a thing of the past. Not to mention its well-developed characters and a plot that is interesting upon first play, but a bit of a let-down after having beat it about . . . 4 times? Then came Persona 3 which I loved even more than Persona 4 and greatly appreciated the darker plot as well as some of the more sinister imagery.
Persona 2: Innocent Sin was fun initially but grew slower and slower over time. I still haven't beaten it and I don't see myself playing it anymore in the future. It did introduce me to Maya though, who I love. And I loved the new Guilty Gear Games - I mean, Persona Arena and Ultimax. And Catherine is an excellent game with a fascinating plot that I just can't seem to get through because this is Team MegaTen and they feast upon my tears of frustration.
Then I played Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne. And everything kind of changed from there. I would definitely say that Nocturne is my favorite of the MegaTen games so far. In fact, saying that I'm biased when discussing it doesn't quite do my love for it justice. Aesthetically, the game hits all of my pings: world with virtually no humans and environments that look like the insides of a body. Check and check. Also your friends from the human world are monstrosities! Watch them turn into abominations!
Since Persona 5 is coming out in the very near future (April 4th to be exact), the Playstation Network had a sale for all MegaTen games released on the Playstation 2. And seeing as there are plenty that I still have yet to play (I'm looking at you, Raidou Kuzunoha), Digital Devil Saga seemed like the best bet.( Your friends are still monstrosities!Collapse )