|Strategy RPG; Nintendo 3DS; Atlus; 2015|
|Why the Bunny ears?|
Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker is an enhanced port of Devil Survivor 2 for the DS, and much like Devil Survivor Overclocked (the enhanced version of the original Devil Survivor) it makes it's value in the post game content. However, while Overclocked had a bonus 8th day for some of it's endings, Record Breaker features an all-new scenario that takes place after the original game's conclusion (think "The Answer" from Persona 3 FES). This new scenario doesn't follow after any of the original game's endings, so it feels like a "what if" scenario that is rather jarring going from the first arc to the second. Also, despite the fact that the new campaign is shorter than the original story, it does suffer from a lot of repetition. While the story's great, so many scenes just play out as "We need to do X. But in order to do X we need Y. We don't have Y. But we need to do X." and so on and so on. It makes the short campaign feel like it takes twice as long as it needs to, which is a really frustrating thing. I mean, it's a cool story, but I don't want to hear about stuff I already know.
|Either that or it's a starfish.|
|All this action is happening on the bottom screen.|
Despite my ranting on the new story, this game is seriously worth it's Atlus tax. If you never got a chance to play the original Devil Survivor 2, then this IS the version to play. It's the entire game from start to finish with a few additions along the way. And even if you have played the original this new version should be worth your while since the new campaign, while repetitive, is still enjoyable as the new character Miyako is instantly likeable and very complex. I just hope now that Atlus has remade the first two Devil Survivor games, they can now work on a Devil Survivor game designed FOR the 3DS. Just think what they can do with that. Anyway, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker comes highly recommended.
Until Next Time.