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JasmineDragon

Krull wrote:

I’ve been avoiding this thread, because I didn’t want to see any spoilers, but I’ve been wondering what quirky cutscenes people have come across involving demons.

The only one I've seen so far (I kind of dropped out over the holidays) was between Mermaid and Selkie. Sea monsters are people too!

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Krull

@JasmineDragon Thanks! Might have to go check that one out. There was no need for Atlus to put these little secrets in there, but I love that they did.

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Ralizah

@Krull Talk to a Mermaid with a Belphegor in your party. Definitely the most hilariously bizarre dialogue I've seen in the game.

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RR529

I don't think I've ever triggered a special conversation between demons, lol.

Definitely getting close to the end now & think I may be getting ready to fight the final boss(es). I'm in the Empyrean & have just saved in front of the throne right after a mini boss fight against Aliat (a black & red crystal looking enemy)

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Magician

The game appears to be selling well, crossing 800k copies sold.

Probably will cross 1m sold fairly soon I'd assume.
https://www.vgchartz.com/article/452084/shin-megami-tensei-v-...

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Solaine

That final DLC boss is beyond hard. Anyone here beaten it and can give me some tips? I maxed out my demons and Nahobino already and i am still being stomped. not even resistance helps and there is that one attack that just randomly kills my whole party, what even triggers that?

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RR529

Finished this up last night. Definitely proud of myself for sticking through it on Normal, given it was my first in the series (though to be honest I can't remember any boss I got particularly stuck on. I beat most on my first try, even if only by the skin of my teeth, and even if not I don't remember any taking me beyond the 2nd or 3rd try).

  • Definitely think the exploration was the highlight. The open areas were huge, very Xenoblade-esque, and really gave you that feeling of "just one more abscess, treasure, Miman, or other point of interest" to really pull you along. I do think the high difficulty kinda dampened the adventuring spirit whenever you first started an area, but once you get to grips with things partway in the loop becomes fun.
  • I wasn't a huge fan of the dungeons however. Thankfully they were few (pretty much just one "tutorial dungeon", and then two proper ones later on), but they were just evermore mazelike samey looking corridors. That's not to say the solutions to navigating them weren't clever, but I'd have preferred something much more richly themed (I actually think the "tutorial dungeon" was the best in this regard). For example, I think the Demon Lord's Castle would have been better off incorporporating the design of Tokyo Station into it's first floor before progressively degenerating into the Hellscape design by the final floor, instead of being the latter all the way through. Overall a small part of the game though so not a huge deal.
  • When all is said & done I think I prefer a set party that doesn't require me to upend my entire setup every few hours, but I can definitely get the appeal. It does feel great when you build the right setup to completely null a boss' efforts, and it definitely feels good to unlock a new special fusion, especially near endgame when the level restriction is lifted and you can fuze unbelievably powerful allies. The lore behind each demon is neat to read as well.
  • Story takes a bit of a backseat, and it comes off as a bit strange that they set up all these classmates of yours at the beginning to underutilize so many of them (I think there are a couple that are essentially written out by the second area, and it's not like they were all that active in the first), so definitely a bit disappointing if you're looking for a story rich environment, but you can put that aside for the core gameplay loop it's not that big a deal.

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GameOtaku

I’m nearing the end of the demon kings castle. My one complaint about the game has to be the lack of demon evolution that was in 3, 4 and 4A. The buffs and debuffs are fine and this game forces you to actually use those skills as for most RPGs I generally ignore those skills since I can usually just hit harder anyway without wasting turns to get a small damage boost. But with SMT boosts and debuffs are a much bigger deal and if you don’t use them you just aren’t going anywhere fast.

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Rob3008

Do they typically reprint physical copies of series? I'm tempted to pick this up but the physical version seems to be going for silly money at the moment.

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Solaine

@RR529 I agree with you on most of these, especially your criticism on story and the dungeons, while enjoying the gameplay loop a bit more, i guess. Which ending did you go for though? and did you do all the sidequests? Those were usually the ones where i got stuck for a while.
Also, what did you think of the music? I remember the area themes being mostly more on the dislike side for me, while enjoying the battle themes more, especially late game.

"on a scale of 1 to 10, she's an 11, and she'd give herself a 12" ~The Burst, Furi

RR529

@Solaine, I ended up choosing the law route, all the side quests as far as I'm aware (barring the Shiva quest(line?) & the DLC which I didn't buy), and TBH I'm not one to pay too much attention to music in games so I'm probably not the person to ask when it comes to that last point, lol.

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Solaine

@RR529 gotcha, thanks. Same route as me then!

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Ralizah

@Rob3008 Silly money? Seems to be around $34.99 or less online atm.

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Rob3008

@Ralizah Really? Can you send a link please? The cheapest on Amazon UK is €88. Ebay is similar.

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Ralizah

@Rob3008 Oh yeah, I keep forgetting I'm on a UK-based site.

The deals are gone right now, but, at least in NA, several vendors were selling it new for almost half off MSRP a few weeks after launch. And those price drops kept happening. Might've just been an attempt to cash in on christmas spending, though.

I doubt Sega will allow SMT V to stay out of stock too long in any major market, although, in the past, their physical games have been known to have low print runs, causing prices to skyrocket in the secondhand market.

It'll probably come back into stock at whatever MSRP is there.

After a cursory look on NA Ebay, I found this listing for $43.99:

https://www.ebay.com/p/11048593799?iid=363667934502

Edited on by Ralizah

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GameOtaku

@DomGC
Wouldn’t Golden Apples be the better skill over Luster Candy since it also heals fully (if not full at least a massive chunk) except status effects. It’s the main reason I keep Idun around and have built her up quite nicely.

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pashazade

Rob3008 wrote:

Do they typically reprint physical copies of series? I'm tempted to pick this up but the physical version seems to be going for silly money at the moment.

I hadn't realised that it had risen so fast, most shops are sold out. Amazon do have a UK copy for £54 and a US copy for £46. (Free Delivery for Prime).

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CactusMan

@GameOtaku Golden apples is a unique move to the low stat girl Idun. Even Michael can inhert Luster Candy trough fusion. Golden Appels is the better move for sure.

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@CactusMan
She bay be low in stats at first but with the different perma stat boost items I’ve saved over the course of the game so far she is a boon to gave for most boss fights. Currently she is around lvl 58.

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