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Review: Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse

In Review by FireMarth

A Fresh Pair of Eyes Perspective is a major topic when it comes to both creating the setting of and experiencing a story. In the vast majority of storytelling mediums, the reader/viewer/player experiences the world of the story through the eyes of a written character or group. As such, the perspective of these characters is integral to the way one sees and interprets the story. This is much more obvious in tales told in the first-person perspective, but even for …

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Review: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker

In Gaming News, Review by FireMarth

Explode into Popularity The Shin Megami Tensei series of games is probably, right now, the most popular RPG series that nobody I know has ever heard of. OK, perhaps that’s a bit hyperbolic, but this series doesn’t really seem to have broken through that barrier to “mainstream.” I mean, there’s a good chance that even your grandmother has at least heard of a name like Final Fantasy. Shin Megami Tensei just doesn’t have that kind of wide-spread awareness. Hell, it wasn’t …

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Newest Trailers for Next Fire Emblem and SMTxFE Shown at Nintendo Direct

In Gaming News by FireMarth

Is April Fools really the best day of choice to reveal new games and trailers? Probably not. Nintendo Direct, though, is usually trustworthy. Amongst the new announcements and trailers, viewers got a peak at a couple of highly-anticipated releases during today’s Nintendo Direct presentation. Namely, the next, as-of-yet untitled entry in the Fire Emblem series, and the long-dormant Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem. The trailer and presentation for the next Fire Emblem gives a basic rundown of the game’s main …