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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 criticalExpanded 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
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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. Nintendo Power
    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: 24 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Mar 8, 2012
    10
    This is a great game, and is especially recommended for everyone who never played the original. For anyone who has played the original,This is a great game, and is especially recommended for everyone who never played the original. For anyone who has played the original, though, you can pass on Overclocked (the optional voice acting and extra demons/eighth day aren't really enough content to make an original experience). It's a challenging game, and the lack of 3D is great (I hope it encourages other 3DS developers to avoid this restrictive gimmick). It's a great game by Atlus and well worth your money. 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 IPretty 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. IfFirst 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. Nov 20, 2012
    9
    Great story, superb music and good sprites and good voice acting, what else can you ask for? Well there is a little thing, it doesn't use theGreat story, superb music and good sprites and good voice acting, what else can you ask for? Well there is a little thing, it doesn't use the 3D effect, it can be bad for some people, but for myself, I play in 2D mode in my 3ds 90% of the time anyway.... Expand
  5. Apr 2, 2018
    8
    Completion: Completed all content besides from Morning Star boss.

    Pros: - Great, interesting story. This is especially true of the
    Completion: Completed all content besides from Morning Star boss.

    Pros:
    - Great, interesting story. This is especially true of the scenario, which really shines and draws you in. There is even meaningful character development for several members of the cast. Overall, the plot and world building is fantastic and serves as one of the most attractive pieces of this title.
    - As with other SMT games, the combat/fusion loop is insanely fun. The grid-based TRPG-style is also a first for the series and they manage to pull it off very well. Can't emphasize enough how much fun I had with this battle system and it was definitely the highlight of the game for me.
    - Mission variety is decent - although a few of them, most notably the escort mission, can definitely be annoying.
    - Voice acting and 8th day content represents a significant increase from the original. The VA is slightly below average, but still better than nothing and even quite impressive since just about everything is voiced. Furthermore, the 8th day content helps to flesh out stories and even offers alternate endings from what was seen in the original game.

    Cons:
    - Soundtrack is too limited. I would only consider a few of the tracks "good" and even then they repeat countless times.
    - All your characters feel far too similar due to them having the exact same skills (for the most part). I would've really enjoyed if you could differentiate your party members more.
    - Feature-barren. No 3D and (nearly) no touch controls makes this release feel lazy.
    - 7th day content are often are a bit too similar, especially when it comes to the bosses.
    - Limited visual elements. Too few maps and a rather small number of character portraits. While there are a significant number of sprites, you rarely get to see them and I wish that they could have utilized them a little better somehow.

    - This is a great example of a game that TRULY does not respect your time. The meat of the game's big reveals are, from what I understand, spread throughout the 6 main routes. Now, there's nothing wrong with a system like this. 6 significantly different routes would usually be something to praise and in a general sense, I am appreciative of the breadth of content. However, playing through the entire game every time to get the other routes is NOT FUN.

    You only get to keep certain pieces of your progress (demons, money, etc.) to NG+ and while it can be enjoyable to go through the game once again being incredibly overpowered (which you undoubtedly will be), it is definitely not fun to have to go through the whole game 4 times with more or less nothing changing until you get to the 7th day (which can take anywhere from 3-6 hours per repeated playthrough). I know many people enjoy replays, but having to play the same ~5 hours of a game 4 times just to experience ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL parts of the story is simply bad game design.

    This is exacerbated even further by the Atsuro, Yuzu, and Gin Routes, which are relative disappointments compared to the Law/Chaos paths. Atsuro and Gin don't have 8th days (and are a bit too similar to each other) and Yuzu's story is for all intents and purposes a bad end. Furthermore, the Yuzu and Atsuro routes are the two that someone would probably pick since those characters are the two core party members that stay with you throughout the entirety of the game.

    One could make the argument that you could just make a save file before the routes split so that you can just reload the file after you finish a route. However, this is clearly not the way that Atlus meant for this game to be played - as you are rewarded immensely for continuing a save file after you finish a route instead of reloading an old save. Even if you do reload, you have to at minimum replay the game once in order to get rid of the XP cap present in your first playthrough

    Final Word:
    Incredible game with a great story that is marred by how little Devil Survivor Overclocked respects your time. Still, I highly recommend this game and my first play through was undoubtedly some of the most fun I've had with a JRPG in years.

    True Score:
    8.4
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  6. Jun 5, 2016
    7
    Compared to other SMT games, this has quite a bit of a different play style. Take away the random encounters, demon negotiating, equipment,Compared to other SMT games, this has quite a bit of a different play style. Take away the random encounters, demon negotiating, equipment, items and even the good ol' dungeon crawler aspect... And you have Devil Survivor. It's an SRPG that takes away from what SMT is all about, by not only removing core gameplay mechanics, but also making grinding much, much more easy. This game also has extremely broken skills, as you can beat the hell out of nearly everything by using the Kishin and Vile demons as companions. Although if I take my mind off of the SMT series, and think of this as a stand alone game, it's a decent play. It can be quite difficult if you are not paying attention to your skills and are not exploiting enemy weaknesses. The game concentrates on character development and does a good job at evoking emotions to certain characters (The game successfully made me want to strangle Midori). The game has multiple ends which pertain to the three main alignments (Chaotic, Neutral and Lawful). And the plot does a great job of keeping you entertained. 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 inFINALLY! 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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