The lights are on
Survivor Overclocked is an enhanced port of the Shin Megami Tensei spinoff
Devil Survivor. But is this game worth surviving, read on to find out.
Survivor Overclocked has one of the greatest stories I’ve ever seen in a video
game. Don’t let the visuals fool you, this game has a very dark storyline. The
Game takes place during a lockdown in Tokyo, the main characters have devices
called COMPS (which look like 3ds’s) that allow them to fight and summon demons.
Of course this being a Shin Megami Tensei spinoff other people have COMPS and
are using them for their own gain, pitting them against the main characters.
There are a total of five endings in the game, each of them dealing with the
lockdown in a different way. Which ones you can get depends on who you talk to
and how you respond over the course of the seven days.
gameplay is a unique mix of srpg mixed in with a variation of the usual Megami
Tensei Rpg/mon fusion. In battle each human character is flanked by two demons,
forming a team of two. The combat is turn based, with each team getting its own
individual turn. Once you choose to attack an enemy, the fight plays out like a
turn based rpg, each character only gets one move and can earn an extra by
landing a critical hit or striking a weakness, and the same goes for the people
you fight. You can use healing spells, buffs/debuffs and status cures without
attacking, but each member can only use one out of battle per turn. Each
Demon/character has 7 slots for skills, 3 for command skills, 3 for passive
skills and 1 for auto/race skills. Skills can be gained by selecting a skill on
an opposing demon before the battle starts and assigning it to a team, which
has to beat that Demon in order to get it. Despite the complexity of the
system, the interface is user friendly so it’s easy to get into it.
of battles you’ll explore Tokyo with menu based navigation. In general you’ll
be able to pick who to talk to and what battles to attend, both of them take up
30 minutes and you only have seven days, so pick wisely. You also have access
to optional battles which don’t consume time. You can also use the Demon
auction to gain new Demons by paying them and Fusion to fuse two demons into a
new one. Of course once you fuse a demon you can resummon the demons you fused
away by using the compendium, for a fee of course. This game also comes with
full voice acting and a unique twist on a new game+, where you gain awards
based on what you did in your playthrough, which are used to select bonuses for
the new game+ like transferred over skills or demons.
complaints I have for this game is the lack of any of the 3ds’s features. Of
course Atlus stated they put in so much content they were worried it wouldn’t
fit onto the cartridge so I suppose it’s justified. Also, you really don’t have
access to that many human team members outside the initial trio till the
seventh day. But these are all minor and really don’t detract that much from
Devil Survivor Overclocked is one of the greatest video games ever. If you
haven’t played it yet, I highly recommend you change that. This game is most
certainly worth surviving.
Awesome!! I'll get it :D