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Shin Megami Tensei IV - Nintendo 3DS
A World to Discover, A Mystery to Uncover - The life of a Samurai is fraught with peril; players must leave the safety of Mikado in order to defend it from the invading demons. There, the story unfolds as the true history of Mikado comes to light.Demon Collection and Fusion - The core mechanic of the Shin Megami Tensei series returns with more than 400 demons to recruit, collect, and fuse together.Choices and Consequences – Throughout the player's journey, they must choose their own path. The choices will affect them, other NPCs, and the overall outcome of the story.Pressing the Combat Advantage - The Press Turn system requires strategic thinking for every battle. Pinpointing an enemy's weakness will provide a vital extra turn for players to exploit.A Finely Tuned RPG Experience - Beautiful graphics, extensive voice work, 3D dungeons, and a branching story make for a solid RPG adventure.
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26 Reddit comments about Shin Megami Tensei IV - Nintendo 3DS:

u/reddly · 10 pointsr/3DS

Hope I'm not too late, but as someone who enjoys fantasy games and shooters, I'd recommend the following:

  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (a mature soldier-spy type game - thematically similar to Battlefield/Call of Duty)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (b/c he likes Dragon Age)
  • Fire Emblem Awakening (b/c he is interested in Persona Q and League of Legends)
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV (b/c he is interested in Persona Q - Persona and SMT use the same battle system in different storylines/settings)

    Recommendations for no particular reason

  • Mario Kart 7 - the quintessential 3DS game for all ages, every 3ds should have one.
  • Super Mario 3D Land - difficult at times, but always fun, I always thought "Mario games are for kids" until I played this game.
  • Rune Factory 4 - If he likes RPGs, he'll love this.
  • Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan - Persona Q was modeled after this game, but I'm listing it down here because he may feel more at home in the world of Shin Megami Tensei IV listed above.

    PS. I see a lot of people mentioning Pokemon, but if he hasn't shown interest in Pokemon by now he may not like it. It seemed like the perfect game for me but I just couldn't enjoy it half as much as everyone else does.
u/bookbrahmin · 8 pointsr/3DS


Shin Megami Tensei IV - Nintendo 3DS

u/PliskinIroquois · 7 pointsr/fireemblemcasual

Shin Megami Tensei IV

is the ninth official entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series, (if you're following with Megami Tensei, Megami Tensei II, Shin Megami Tensei, Shin Megami Tensei II, Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei, Megami Tensei: if..., Shin Megami Tensei III, and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey). Shin Megami Tensei IV is a sequel to Shin Megami Tensei I and II, although its story can very much stand on its own, as do most other SMT plots. The game was developed by Atlus and released in 2013. SMTIV is very much a dungeoneering RPG; you level up through gaining experience, you gain equipment and loot, and you negotiate with demons during battle and convince them to join you.


Shin Megami Tensei IV is not an easy game and it's far from a game that holds your hand. If you aren't looking for a challenge, then turn away right now. Gameplay consists of exploring dungeons, fighting monsters and demons in turn-based combat, (to which you can talk with said demons and try to convince them to join you), explore towns, accept sidequests, etc., etc. It's pretty much your standard Role-playing Game. The combat system also features a mechanic called the Press-Turn System; when a character or enemy strikes an elemental weakness of their target, an extra action for the turn is gained. It should also be mentioned there are 4 different endings to achieve based on the many dialogue choices and actions in the story you make.


You take on the role of the protagonist, (defaultly named Flyyn), who is one of the few people chosen to become a 'samurai' in the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado, a world that seems to be a mix of European and Japanese culture. You and your fellow samurai are tasked with fighting demons underneath the castle grounds. Unfortunate events begin happening when a Black Samurai visits the kingdom and begins handing out things called 'books' to the local natives. As you and your friends delve deeper underground the castle, questions become answered while many more are raised.

The main characters beside yourself are: Jonathon - a noble of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado. He believes in the fair equality of all people and is a gentle soul. Walter - a resident of the Casulary class, much like yourself. You and Walter were raised in poor situations but have now become respected samurai. Walter is a hothead and more than often thinks with his soul, not his head. Isabeau - a strong woman from the noble class who is also apart of your long journey. She questions the many situations your group come across and she has trouble deciding where her beliefs lie...


SMTIV uses a mixture of 3D polygonal graphics and 2D hand-drawn artwork. The environments are typically in 3D while the enemy battles and cutscenes are all in 2D. Some examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The art style is very much steeped in a dark tone; you'll be going through kingdoms as well as apocalyptic locations. This is not a happy game; there's little color to be found and nearly the entire world of SMTIV is filled with misery and despair.

The music is easily one of the best aspects about Shin Megami Tensei IV. There are quite a few peaceful tracks as well as many fast-paced battle themes. Hallucination is very much a reference to the title screen of previous SMTs. Kicchigorgi Forest is a great example of a once-beautiful place gone desolate. Battle B2 is a personal favourite of mine as it always pumps me up for a great boss fight.


As I said before, SMTIV does not hold your hand very much. This game is hard and if you're not cautious or prepared, the game can easily wipe your entire party in an instant, even in a random battle. I see it as a dog-eat-dog world, but some see it as unfair and unpredictable, so be wary of this. Many people also have trouble with being prepared for certain areas and bosses and because of this, they'll often overgrind their party and make the game somewhat easy... for a little while. Grinding can be long and tedious in SMTIV but if you don't want to grind, there's the option of using your brain.

While grinding is awful, there's the wonderful alternative of using strategy. I've gotten through SMTIV at extremely low levels, even with weaker demons, because I knew exactly what to do and what to expect. I've gotten through SMTIV without grinding at all, instead relying on what I'm capable of. Of course, this is only expected of you if you're a veteran of the series. Most people will probably have to grind and I think this is where some people lose steam for SMTIV.

The 3D effect of the 3DS is absolutely awful. SMTIV might be the worst '3D' game I've ever seen, no joke. Also, there are few 'animated' cutscenes, and it would've been nice if there were more of them.


Personally, I think this game is freaking amazing and being an RPG veteran, I absolutely adore what SMTIV is. The replay value on this one, for me, is high and I'd pop this fucker in any day. The art style is fantastic, the music is amazing, and best of all, the gameplay feels fresh every time I go through it. I love the characters and there are many scenes in the game that resonate with me. On, the game is currently... $20!!! Holy crap, that's an amazing deal! I originally payed $50 for this game, although that version came with a strategy guide, a box, and a sample soundtrack CD.

If you guys have any questions about this game,
especially* if you want to prepare for the eventual SMT X FE, then SMTIV is a great place to start and you should totally ask me questions!

u/Bomberwomen · 4 pointsr/GameDeals
u/rahnawyn · 3 pointsr/patientgamers

Did you have an original DS/have you played any of those yet? The DS has a ton of great titles that you can play on your 3DS if didn't start there (or even if you did!)

Here's a long list of random games that you might enjoy:

u/SereneWisdom · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Here's the Amazon link.

Basically, it's a bit like Pokemon in the sense that you can recruit demons to your team. Though to get them, you have to do more than just catch them. You have to talk to them and hopefully choose the right answer(s) to their questions.

My understanding with the story is that you are a samurai who is tasked with protecting your kingdom. The series usually has a rather mature storyline (not mature as in sexual or crude humor). I played the third one on the PS2 when it came out and fell in love with how the story was done and how the choices you make can influence the ending.

u/Ambience7817 · 2 pointsr/3DS

Shin Megami Tensei IV and its sequel Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. You may be familiar with the franchise already, the popular Persona 5 is a part of it.

  • Its an amazing game that sucked me in with its challenge and incorporation of all kinds of lore and mythical creatures as your enemies/allies from Norse/Chinese/Gaelic/Japanese/Islamic myth, to the more known Christian angels and Greek myth.

  • It's a very similar game to Pokemon in that you have to capture (negotiate) the pokemon (demons) and train them to learn new moves and then evolve (fuse 2 of them together and combine their moves together into a new demon) then catch more demons and repeat. All demons are weak to certain move types, but instead of Pokemon's 17 types, there are only 8.

  • It also has a morality system, but instead of being the standard Good vs Evil, its Law vs Chaos. So instead of games like Infamous and Mass Effect where you become either Jesus or the Anti-Christ by the end of the game, you become a Totalitarian Dictator where the word of God is Law, or an Anarchist where its Survival of the Fittest and Rule by Power. So you have to take a path in the middle of the two extremes to get things done. No other series really does this, and its really interesting.

  • As tired as the expression is, It is like Dark Souls in that its challenging, and expects you to step up to the plate and learn the game, and if you dont, you wont make it out of the first area. But as soon as you do, the rest of the game is much simpler and more fun than anything else, and easily the most fun I've had with a new game franchise in a long, long time.

  • All the cut scenes are fully voiced as well, for what it's worth, as well as being able to transfer your save data to the Sequel for a bonus.

  • Its also easily a 50+ hour game, so it will last you a while.

    My other big recommendation is Bravely Default, and its sequel Bravely Second. The combat is also the most impressive thing about the game, and its hard to explain, so try the free demo for either game on the eShop. If you do try the Demo, and beat it, it gives you a bonus if you play the full game. Both are fantastic games, and are throwbacks to classic Final Fantasy games of the NES and SNES era. If you do try either demo and beat it, it will unlock a bonus in its own full game.

  • Just like SMT IV above, All the cut scenes are fully voiced as well, for what it's worth, as well as being able to transfer your save data to the Sequel for a bonus.
u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/3DS

Amazon and gamestop both have costumes i am sure there are more but those are the big 2

u/BombOmbBuddy · 2 pointsr/gamingsuggestions

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth for 3DS.

Conception 2 - Children of the Seven Stars

Shin Megami Tensei IV

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

Steam search with the tag "anime" (beware, most are horrid fan service visual novels)

I know you mentioned you don't have any means to play it, but I really can't recommend Persona 4 enough. It's my favorite game of all time and I'm sure it would hit the itch you have.

u/ReturnOfGanon · 1 pointr/3DS

Why the price difference though? This was from a few weeks back when I had received my copy. At the time, I didn't realize that all first print copies would be the limited edition and I was struggling with figuring out which one to order. Not to mention that when I placed the order, the "regular" one didn't have the "limited edition" verbiage on it, much like the link above. I ordered the "regular edition" as I didn't want to pay that high price for the limited one. When I got the package in the mail, I had received the limited edition. I guess I'm confused as to why the one that is advertised as "limited edition" is priced up like that if they are the same. Is it an amazon marketplace type thing? Do they usually keep track of stock on items sold by third parties?

u/cyan_pepper · 1 pointr/3DS

Sorry all, apparently I suck at reddit. The link is here

u/ValorousVagabond · 1 pointr/3DS

Just to make sure, would that be this this game?

u/Shurmaster · 1 pointr/3DS

Heard Tales of Abyss is a GREAT Rpg, and so is Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei 4 (these are things I've heard.)Mario Kart 7, Animal Crossing (I know you said you like RPG games more, but i really like these games.) Any of the DS Pokemon games are pretty darn good and Tomorrow Mario & Luigi Dream Team Is coming out!

u/metalreflectslime · 1 pointr/3DS
u/believingunbeliever · 1 pointr/3DS

Is this the page you ordered from?

So I would think this means you simply ordered too late and Amazon has run out of first print editions. Might want to contact them and try your luck at a refund and source other retailers if you want the CD and book.

u/xy2291 · 1 pointr/3DSdeals

If you purchased from this link, it should be a limited edition. Since most of the physical copies in NA are limited edtions.

u/twistacles · 1 pointr/3DSdeals

Just want to note a lot of those aren't great deals, you have the exact same prices on right now

SMT:IV is also on sale for 25$ tho

u/lateralus1082 · 1 pointr/AnimalCrossing

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I also received DK 3D the day it came out and every single game I've preordered. Must be a prime thing, don't know.

u/TexasAndroid · 1 pointr/3DS

You might want to follow /r/3DSdeals.

A quick search there shows that Amazon still has a decent deal running...

u/IzzaSecret2Everybody · 1 pointr/retrogameswap

I'm interested in your Zelda Collector's Edition as long is it plays fine. I can offer Lunar: Dragon Song CIB for DS, Shin Migami Tensei IV (Game & Box only) for 3DS, and Final Fantasy III CIB for DS if you're interested in any of those.

u/star-storm · 1 pointr/3DS

So in the Shin Megami Tensei 'main series', Shin Megami Tensei IV (SMTIV) is the fourth game without any significant story ties to the other main series games.

In terms of SMTIV, there are two games: SMTIV the original game, and SMTIV Apocalypse, its sequel. The sequel involves some story elements from the original game, so you probably want to play the original game first.

Here's some basic info: both of them are turn-based RPGs, and the difficulty level is rather high compared to most of the other games on the 3DS. Especially the beginning of SMTIV. Be prepared to die, maybe often. Also, the story is pretty important in this series, so I would suggest playing them in order. The games are both very good, but Apocalypse might be slightly better? I think it's just personal preference. Either way, I'd play both.