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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: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Nov 15, 2012
    10
    This is THE best game I have ever played. The story was phenomenal, the characters were entertaining, and the music was fantastic. Compared toThis is THE best game I have ever played. The story was phenomenal, the characters were entertaining, and the music was fantastic. Compared to the previous game, the voice acting added A LOT of emotion to it, and really made me continue to play rather than get bored and lose motivation to read long walls of text. The 8th day really made the game and it was added to this game only. The graphics were MUCH improved with less pixels being visible and instead demons in battles are much more crisp and clear. The sound quality improved over the last game as well. I cannot express how great this game was. 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. 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,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. Dec 21, 2016
    8
    A great remake, just like the original but expanded and enhanced to a nicer and longer experience worth if you are a fan of the series or ifA great remake, just like the original but expanded and enhanced to a nicer and longer experience worth if you are a fan of the series or if you didn't play the original in the DS. Expand
  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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