History Headscratchers / ShinMegamiTensei

27th Mar '17 12:01:22 PM crashkey
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** Most of them (that are drawn by Kaneko, so not that Centaur) are symbolically related; like Persephone being split down the middle to represent how her life is divided by her time in the underworld and out of it. Also, "what everyone knows it to look like" is really, really boring.
6th Mar '17 5:34:38 PM SteelEdge
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* Anyone else know why Atlus rarely acknowledges the first two Megami Tensei games? I would understand the first since they still belong to Aya Nishitani but MTII was all original and that's where the series usual tropes came from. I found it strange that they consider SMT the first in the series (see SMT Switch trailer).

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* Anyone else know why Atlus rarely acknowledges the first two Megami Tensei games? I would understand the first since they still belong to Aya Nishitani but MTII was all original and that's where the series usual tropes came from. I found it strange that they consider SMT the first in the series (see SMT Switch trailer).trailer).
* Where are the Kuzunohas in ''Shin Megami Tensei 1''? Soulless Army establishes that [[spoiler: their descendants survived, judging by the 44th Raidou Kuzunoha]]. Shouldn't they be dealing with the massive flood of demons before Thor nukes Tokyo? A case could be made for IV and IVA, but [[spoiler: there's no confirmation that they're alive in those games.]]
24th Jan '17 4:23:44 AM ergeis
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* Do COMPS/Arm Terminals/smartphones/laptops/etc. ever run out of power? Why don't the protagonists ever seem to need to recharge? They can't be solar powered if the players run around in places without sunlight for days. Do they have miniature nuclear reactors like in Back To the Future?

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* Do COMPS/Arm Terminals/smartphones/laptops/etc. ever run out of power? Why don't the protagonists ever seem to need to recharge? They can't be solar powered if the players run around in places without sunlight for days. Do they have miniature nuclear reactors like in Back To the Future?Future?
* Anyone else know why Atlus rarely acknowledges the first two Megami Tensei games? I would understand the first since they still belong to Aya Nishitani but MTII was all original and that's where the series usual tropes came from. I found it strange that they consider SMT the first in the series (see SMT Switch trailer).
3rd Dec '16 1:17:05 PM SteelEdge
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** I think this was explained by the "Jack the Ripper" Demon, it isn't the original killer but it was a demon taking the form of something that's present in human minds. e.g Gods, Legends and Famous Criminals.

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** I think this was explained by the "Jack the Ripper" Demon, it isn't the original killer but it was a demon taking the form of something that's present in human minds. e.g Gods, Legends and Famous Criminals.Criminals.
* Do COMPS/Arm Terminals/smartphones/laptops/etc. ever run out of power? Why don't the protagonists ever seem to need to recharge? They can't be solar powered if the players run around in places without sunlight for days. Do they have miniature nuclear reactors like in Back To the Future?
16th May '16 7:57:38 AM ClockworkApple
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* Has Atlus ever tried to justify how it's possible for multiple, oh let's say, Thors running around?

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* Has Atlus ever tried to justify how it's possible for multiple, oh let's say, Thors running around?around?
** I think this was explained by the "Jack the Ripper" Demon, it isn't the original killer but it was a demon taking the form of something that's present in human minds. e.g Gods, Legends and Famous Criminals.
11th Mar '16 11:00:35 AM ClockworkApple
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** Actually is worth noting that Mara was female in the original Buddhist Mythology and by some accounts DID take the form of a giant chariot riding wang.
24th Jan '16 10:57:57 PM ergeis
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* Gameplay mechanics. Just....just roll with it.

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* ** Gameplay mechanics. Just....just roll with it.it.
* Has Atlus ever tried to justify how it's possible for multiple, oh let's say, Thors running around?
24th Jan '16 10:48:15 PM ergeis
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* So just what moon is impacting the environment in any SMT game to use the moon phase mechanic? It certainly isn't our moon. Ours only changes with each day, whereas this one changes with each step the player takes.

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* So just what moon is impacting the environment in any SMT game to use the moon phase mechanic? It certainly isn't our moon. Ours only changes with each day, whereas this one changes with each step the player takes.takes.
* Gameplay mechanics. Just....just roll with it.
4th Jan '16 5:44:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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** TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse is a pretty fast explanation. While certain games do have emphasis put onto other places, like DevilSurvivor2 actually featuring Osaka and Nagoya as the other two available locations, Tokyo is the biggest and most well-known city in Japan. It's a metropolis, with hundreds of thousands or even millions of people living there. There's a bunch of trades and economical things going on.

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** TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse is a pretty fast explanation. While certain games do have emphasis put onto other places, like DevilSurvivor2 ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' actually featuring Osaka and Nagoya as the other two available locations, Tokyo is the biggest and most well-known city in Japan. It's a metropolis, with hundreds of thousands or even millions of people living there. There's a bunch of trades and economical things going on.
1st Jan '16 5:24:03 PM CloverGoldngreen
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** Well, historical artists do it too. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abaddon Here's what Abaddon looked like according to one artist]]. Also apparently Abaddon is the '''king''' of locusts.

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** Well, historical artists do it too. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abaddon Here's what Abaddon looked like according to one artist]]. Also apparently Abaddon is the '''king''' of locusts.locusts.
* So just what moon is impacting the environment in any SMT game to use the moon phase mechanic? It certainly isn't our moon. Ours only changes with each day, whereas this one changes with each step the player takes.
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