Shin Megami Tensei IV Gets Discount From Atlus

Shin Megami Tensei IV Gets Discount From Atlus

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Atlus is knocking $10 off the sticker price of Shin Megami Tensei IV until October 14th.

The latest entry in the long running Shin Megami Tensei series, Shin Megami Tensei IV lit up Japanese sales charts when it launched back in May. Perhaps hoping to drive up American sales a bit, Atlus has announced that the game's price will be dropping ten dollars to $39.99 for the next two weeks. The sale, which will end on October 14th, will apply to both physical copies sold in stores and digital editions sold in the 3DS's eShop. Following the end of the sale the price will shift back to its original $49.99.

Following the quest of protagonist Flynn to defend his homeland from demons, Shin Megami Tensei IV elicited no small amount of praise from reviewers who appreciated the game's challenge as well as the intense depth of its role-playing mechanics. Some had criticisms for the game's story but, overall, reception for the game was positive with some counting it as one of the better JRPGs to come out in recent years.

Granted, 40 dollars isn't, by any means, chump change, but it's still a 20 percent discount on a new copy of a recent game that, on its own, has enough content to pretty much dominate your free time for a good long while. In other words, if you have a hankering a good JRPG, you might want to head to the 3DS eShop while you have the chance.

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What a good deal. Now if only we could actually get the game in Europe, that'd be splendid, Atlus.

Andy Shandy:
What a good deal. Now if only we could actually get the game in Europe, that'd be splendid, Atlus.

Yeah, I don't need the discount, just getting the game would be enough. However I am completely aware that Atlus isn't the one doing the publishing and they can't really be blamed for this taking so long. They don't have an European branch and all that reasonable stuff... It still sucks though.

Anyone who hasn't gotten the game yet, get it now, easily one of the best games on the 3DS.

Hope it gets released in Europe at least by late January, since I hope to get it for my sisters girlfriend, she has been curious about the SMT series.

TizzytheTormentor:
Anyone who hasn't gotten the game yet, get it now, easily one of the best games on the 3DS.

Hope it gets released in Europe at least by late January, since I hope to get it for my sisters girlfriend, she has been curious about the SMT series.

Have you beat it yet, can you describe the ending as a "feel good" sort of ending(in spoilers for those who don't want the answer to this)? Endings are very important to me and I've not played some very good games because the ending were depressing.

-Dragmire-:

TizzytheTormentor:
Anyone who hasn't gotten the game yet, get it now, easily one of the best games on the 3DS.

Hope it gets released in Europe at least by late January, since I hope to get it for my sisters girlfriend, she has been curious about the SMT series.

Have you beat it yet, can you describe the ending as a "feel good" sort of ending(in spoilers for those who don't want the answer to this)? Endings are very important to me and I've not played some very good games because the ending were depressing.

There's three endings. Each determining every desicion you've made throughout the game.

That's nice Atlus. You know what would be even nicer? An EU release date.
I'm seriously considering buying a NA 3DS and Vita because although I would have to pay to import the games (which I did for both Devil Survivor games anyway), at least they would arrive in a timely manner. The wait for P4A was nigh on unbearable, and I may go insane waiting for Persona 5. Hopefully it won't be region locked.

RaikuFA:

-Dragmire-:

TizzytheTormentor:
Anyone who hasn't gotten the game yet, get it now, easily one of the best games on the 3DS.

Hope it gets released in Europe at least by late January, since I hope to get it for my sisters girlfriend, she has been curious about the SMT series.

Have you beat it yet, can you describe the ending as a "feel good" sort of ending(in spoilers for those who don't want the answer to this)? Endings are very important to me and I've not played some very good games because the ending were depressing.

There's three endings. Each determining every desicion you've made throughout the game.

Is that the usual good/true, normal and bad ending?

I realize many will consider this a stupid reason not to get a good game but that's just the way I am.

-Dragmire-:

TizzytheTormentor:
Anyone who hasn't gotten the game yet, get it now, easily one of the best games on the 3DS.

Hope it gets released in Europe at least by late January, since I hope to get it for my sisters girlfriend, she has been curious about the SMT series.

Have you beat it yet, can you describe the ending as a "feel good" sort of ending(in spoilers for those who don't want the answer to this)? Endings are very important to me and I've not played some very good games because the ending were depressing.

There are 3 endings.

Also, play Persona 3, its a brilliant ending even if it is quite sad (sad endings are not bad endings) Persona 3's ending was a perfect conclusion to an excellent game and sometimes, the journey beats the destination, wouldn't you say?

EDIT: Also, this is the Shin Megami Tensei main series, endings where everyone is happy and the world is covered in glitter and unicorn farts are rare and/or non-existent, no matter what ending, someone will get the short end of the stick)

TizzytheTormentor:

-Dragmire-:

TizzytheTormentor:
Anyone who hasn't gotten the game yet, get it now, easily one of the best games on the 3DS.

Hope it gets released in Europe at least by late January, since I hope to get it for my sisters girlfriend, she has been curious about the SMT series.

Have you beat it yet, can you describe the ending as a "feel good" sort of ending(in spoilers for those who don't want the answer to this)? Endings are very important to me and I've not played some very good games because the ending were depressing.

There are 3 endings.

Also, play Persona 3, its a brilliant ending even if it is quite sad (sad endings are not bad endings) Persona 3's ending was a perfect conclusion to an excellent game and sometimes, the journey beats the destination, wouldn't you say?

EDIT: Also, this is the Shin Megami Tensei main series, endings where everyone is happy and the world is covered in glitter and unicorn farts are rare and/or non-existent, no matter what ending, someone will get the short end of the stick)

Sorry, the destination colours my view of the journey. I will never say a sad ending is a bad one but it will be one I won't enjoy.

-Dragmire-:

TizzytheTormentor:

-Dragmire-:

Have you beat it yet, can you describe the ending as a "feel good" sort of ending(in spoilers for those who don't want the answer to this)? Endings are very important to me and I've not played some very good games because the ending were depressing.

There are 3 endings.

Also, play Persona 3, its a brilliant ending even if it is quite sad (sad endings are not bad endings) Persona 3's ending was a perfect conclusion to an excellent game and sometimes, the journey beats the destination, wouldn't you say?

EDIT: Also, this is the Shin Megami Tensei main series, endings where everyone is happy and the world is covered in glitter and unicorn farts are rare and/or non-existent, no matter what ending, someone will get the short end of the stick)

Sorry, the destination colours my view of the journey. I will never say a sad ending is a bad one but it will be one I won't enjoy.

So unless an ending is totally good with no bad bits in it, you won't enjoy it?

I still say play the games, if you are dead set on getting a feel good ending, go for Neutral, just be sure to follow a guide the whole way through. Its a bit sad (each ending is) But it fits and it still ends on a good note.

Also, because I really have to, the game isn't THAT hard, the beginning is absolutely brutal, but once you get out of Naraku, the game opens up and gets easier.

TizzytheTormentor:

-Dragmire-:

TizzytheTormentor:

There are 3 endings.

Also, play Persona 3, its a brilliant ending even if it is quite sad (sad endings are not bad endings) Persona 3's ending was a perfect conclusion to an excellent game and sometimes, the journey beats the destination, wouldn't you say?

EDIT: Also, this is the Shin Megami Tensei main series, endings where everyone is happy and the world is covered in glitter and unicorn farts are rare and/or non-existent, no matter what ending, someone will get the short end of the stick)

Sorry, the destination colours my view of the journey. I will never say a sad ending is a bad one but it will be one I won't enjoy.

So unless an ending is totally good with no bad bits in it, you won't enjoy it?

I still say play the games, if you are dead set on getting a feel good ending, go for Neutral, just be sure to follow a guide the whole way through. Its a bit sad (each ending is) But it fits and it still ends on a good note.

Also, because I really have to, the game isn't THAT hard, the beginning is absolutely brutal, but once you get out of Naraku, the game opens up and gets easier.

I don't like it when things turn out badly for the main character because it feels like I personally failed them. I realize this is a silly position to have but I feel very empathetic towards my characters.

Drakengard is possibly the only exception to this and I still can't figure out why...

-Dragmire-:

TizzytheTormentor:

-Dragmire-:

Sorry, the destination colours my view of the journey. I will never say a sad ending is a bad one but it will be one I won't enjoy.

So unless an ending is totally good with no bad bits in it, you won't enjoy it?

I still say play the games, if you are dead set on getting a feel good ending, go for Neutral, just be sure to follow a guide the whole way through. Its a bit sad (each ending is) But it fits and it still ends on a good note.

Also, because I really have to, the game isn't THAT hard, the beginning is absolutely brutal, but once you get out of Naraku, the game opens up and gets easier.

I don't like it when things turn out badly for the main character because it feels like I personally failed them. I realize this is a silly position to have but I feel very empathetic towards my characters.

Drakengard is possibly the only exception to this and I still can't figure out why...

What about if the main character dies and becomes a hero for generations?

Again, still give some games a shot, don't let some sour endings hinder you from fantastic games.

Ack! I JUST bought the game last weekend!

I have the WORST kind of luck...

-Dragmire-:

RaikuFA:

-Dragmire-:

Have you beat it yet, can you describe the ending as a "feel good" sort of ending(in spoilers for those who don't want the answer to this)? Endings are very important to me and I've not played some very good games because the ending were depressing.

There's three endings. Each determining every desicion you've made throughout the game.

Is that the usual good/true, normal and bad ending?

I realize many will consider this a stupid reason not to get a good game but that's just the way I am.

All the SMT games go like this:

Law ending: Total peace but at the cost of freedom. Think 1984 with angels.

Chaos Ending: Freedom at the cost of peace. Think Road Warrior.

Neutral: These are always considered the true endings of the games, but the hardest. But they're always the best though usually your two friends who took one or the other side will die at your hands.

RaikuFA:

-Dragmire-:

RaikuFA:

There's three endings. Each determining every desicion you've made throughout the game.

Is that the usual good/true, normal and bad ending?

I realize many will consider this a stupid reason not to get a good game but that's just the way I am.

All the SMT games go like this:

Law ending: Total peace but at the cost of freedom. Think 1984 with angels.

Chaos Ending: Freedom at the cost of peace. Think Road Warrior.

Neutral: These are always considered the true endings of the games, but the hardest. But they're always the best though usually your two friends who took one or the other side will die at your hands.

Thanks, I really appreciate your answer. It's exactly the type of answer I wanted, not too specific and not too vague.

-Dragmire-:

RaikuFA:

-Dragmire-:

Is that the usual good/true, normal and bad ending?

I realize many will consider this a stupid reason not to get a good game but that's just the way I am.

All the SMT games go like this:

Law ending: Total peace but at the cost of freedom. Think 1984 with angels.

Chaos Ending: Freedom at the cost of peace. Think Road Warrior.

Neutral: These are always considered the true endings of the games, but the hardest. But they're always the best though usually your two friends who took one or the other side will die at your hands.

Thanks, I really appreciate your answer. It's exactly the type of answer I wanted, not too specific and not too vague.

Then enjoy/. It's a series that everyone should enjoy.

I just bought this like...a week ago

 

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