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  • Summary: Expanded and enhanced, Devil Survivor Overclocked for Nintendo 3DS builds upon the game's original release with the addition of voice acting for the entirety of the game's lengthy, unconventional narrative. Moreover, that very story, already boasting multiple endings based on critical decisions by the player, now concludes with a special eighth chapter, a rousing epilogue for Shin Megami Tensei fans. The game's beautifully remastered hand drawn artwork and character portraits benefit from the new system's higher resolution screens, offering players a crisper, higher fidelity experience. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Sep 5, 2011
    95
    Somehow, despite the complexity, Devil Survivor Overclocked manages to remain accessible throughout.
  2. Sep 1, 2011
    90
    You'll want to play this one even if you've beaten the non-Overclocked version more than once. [Sept 2011, p.78]
  3. Oct 3, 2011
    85
    Even with the Easy difficulty, though, Devil Survivor Overclocked is no easy game to beat, but the experience is ultimately very rewarding.
  4. Oct 3, 2011
    80
    If you already own or played the DS version, this may not be the reboot you were hoping for. For those coming to the title with a fresh face however, prepare to be impressed.
  5. Aug 30, 2011
    78
    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked is a strong addition to the current lackluster 3DS lineup. Though it isn't truly a 3DS remake that utilizes all of the systems capabilities (including a very small amount of 3D), it does feature polished graphics, the addition of voice acting, and a new scenario to add to the multiple endings from the original version of the game.
  6. Sep 27, 2011
    72
    An excellent RPG but a poor port. [Oct 2011, p.65]
  7. Apr 30, 2013
    39
    In theory Overclocked is a successful remake of one of the DS’ grand role-playing games. Unfortunately preventable technical glitches like regular freezes and occasional crashes take a lot away from its’ theoretically well deserved glory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Dec 1, 2012
    10
    Turn base Anime Drama I love it is like Pokemon and Fire Emblem had a demon baby. this a must own for the 3DS. I love the choices it really gets you into the story. The characters are unique and for once a story makes a solid RPG. Expand
  2. Jul 7, 2013
    10
    Pretty great game. There is really not much 3D, yes, but 3D is NOT required for a game to be fun. The graphics are anime-like, which by that I mean they look like the Japanese anime. The battle graphics aren't too bad, though the demons make a bit of animation. The soundtrack is pretty nice, but the volume on the game is a bit low, and for the hard of hearing, you might need to get headphones and possibly something that boosts it up. The intro song is AMAZING. In the game, you play as a random guy, y'know, just high school student, second year. You get to name him. In fact, you HAVE to name him. He's a really cool guy. Then there's a girl, who's your friend, not girlfriend, friend, and she's named Yuzu. The other guy in the group is Atsuro. The game is about buying, battling, and fusing demons, and not to mention surviving. The game is SUPER tricky. There are "8 Days" in the game. You can either, if there is no required time event, speed up time by 30 minutes at a time. Your COMP will send you emails about the news and what will happened. Ex: Like "jimmy will get hit by a baseball bat and die". It's pretty creepy sometimes, but if you're fine with it, cool. The ending, and the character's lives, almost everything, depend on your decisions. So good luck! Expand
  3. Aug 25, 2011
    10
    First off, this is an amazing game, regardless of the fact that it doesn't have any 3D save for the opening sequence and demon fusing. If you're a fan of tactical RPGs like Final Fantasy Tactics or Fire Emblem, I highly recommend it. The game lasts several hours, it took me well over 60 on my first playthrough on the DS version. There are many positives that come with this game, even if you bought the original. There are 20 more demons for a combined 150 demons, a full voice cast which, while people say it isn't good, I thoroughly enjoyed how clear it all sounded, and an added 8th Day which is more then an epilogue. If you're a JRPG fan and own a 3DS, this is a must buy. Expand
  4. May 23, 2012
    9
    Devil Survivor blends RPG and tactical strategy with an original story with a decent cast of characters. I didn't play the original version, so I decided to pick this one up instead when I saw it on sale. The voice acting is on point, though I do have some disagreements on some of the character's voice, one of which that makes my ears bleed, but that is besides the point. The game however doesn't use the 3D capability that the 3DS offers which is quite a shame seeing how good a game like this could be if more 3D aspects were added. Overall, I found the various aspects of the game fun and enjoyable from the auctions to the fusing aspects and the limitless possibilities, as well as the various alternate endings, and the bonus day after completing the game. Expand
  5. Mar 3, 2013
    8
    Just like all games in the Shin Megami Tensei series. this game is not for everyone. I personally love the series, but I'm not the biggest fan of this installment. First off, I will say that the story is very interesting, and thats not where my problem lies in this game. I have never been a big fan of SRPGs, this game included. My problem lies in the fact that this game is as difficult as games like Nocturne, except its very difficult, even just to grind. I find this problem with nearly all SRPGs (spare maybe Fire Emblem: Awakening), and is a reason why I am not a huge fan of the genre. When getting Devil Survivor, just make sure your up to the challenge, and be ready to enjoy a great story with multiple ending. Expand
  6. Jul 26, 2013
    7
    It's cool game, like SMT games usually are, however title itself isn't in 3D and content added to original version isn't apparently that useful, which takes my grade down as release is kinda disappointing, game content is gr8 tho. Expand
  7. Sep 19, 2011
    0
    FINALLY! a 3D game that is not in 3D. Seriously, why charge 39.99 for a 3DS game when only the opening and the demon fusing segments are in 3D?? Save your money and keep the DS version from a couple years ago. Expand

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