History VideoGame / DevilSurvivor

19th Apr '16 11:36:06 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Overclocked actually fits this more than the original. Although Battle Aura's BlatantLies description was fixed, one final boss talks in Japanese on the 8th day, and lag is easily visible at some points where there was no lag in the original. The lack of WiFi/Spotpass/Streetpass/any sort of multiplayer rubs some wrong, too.

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** Overclocked actually fits this more than the original. Although Battle Aura's BlatantLies description was fixed, one final boss talks in Japanese on the 8th day, and lag is easily visible at some points where there was no lag in the original. The lack of WiFi/Spotpass/Streetpass/any sort of multiplayer rubs some wrong, too.
22nd Mar '16 12:25:50 PM OmegaRadiance
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** Escaping the lockdown leads to a BadEnding, though Overclocked adds an 8th Day to it that turns it into what's probably the best ending ironically.

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** Escaping the lockdown leads to a BadEnding, though Overclocked adds an 8th Day to it that turns it into what's probably potentially the best ending ironically.ironically. Though only if [[GuideDangIt the requirements are met]].
21st Mar '16 10:47:43 PM infernape612
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* EleventhHourRanger: Taken UpToEleven. Out of the 12 playable characters in the game, 7 of them don't join you until the 7th and ([[UpdatedRerelease in the initial release]]) final day. Justified because you don't seriously begin efforts to solve the lockdown crisis until then, and spend most of your time just trying to survive with a handful of your close friends.
28th Feb '16 8:57:06 PM Eagal
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%%* FiveManBand: [[spoiler:TheHero, [[TheChick Yuzu]], [[GeniusBruiser Atsuro]], [[TheLancer Keisuke]], [[TheHeart Midori]] and look above for SixthRanger examples.]]



** FiveManBand: [[spoiler:TheHero, [[TheChick Yuzu]], [[GeniusBruiser Atsuro]], [[TheLancer Keisuke]], [[TheHeart Midori]] and look above for SixthRanger examples.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: [[spoiler:Naoya]]
** As if the [[spoiler:evil smile 99% of his portraits have]] wasn't enough of a clue...

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** FiveManBand: [[spoiler:TheHero, [[TheChick Yuzu]], [[GeniusBruiser Atsuro]], [[TheLancer Keisuke]], [[TheHeart Midori]] and look above for SixthRanger examples.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: [[spoiler:Naoya]]
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[[spoiler:Naoya]] as if the [[spoiler:evil smile 99% of his portraits have]] wasn't enough of a clue...
28th Feb '16 8:52:39 PM Eagal
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: Don't. [[DownerEnding Really, don't.]]]]
*** [[spoiler: Amusingly, ignoring this warning results in a better ending (as long as you make the right choices) if you go for the 8th day. Just be prepared for a few [[WhatTheHellHero chewing-outs.]]]]

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: Don't. [[DownerEnding Really, don't.]]]]
*** [[spoiler: Amusingly, ignoring this warning results in
ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
** Escaping the lockdown leads to
a better BadEnding, though Overclocked adds an 8th Day to it that turns it into what's probably the best ending (as long as you make the right choices) if you go for the 8th day. Just be prepared for a few [[WhatTheHellHero chewing-outs.]]]]ironically.



*** [[spoiler: Midori does this if you BS your way out of fighting Keisuke, and Keisuke, Midori and Yuzu do this if you go for the Naoya/Kaido route.]] Naturally, Atsuro sticks with you through anything and everything.

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*** ** [[spoiler: Midori does this if you BS your way out of fighting Keisuke, and Keisuke, Midori and Yuzu do this if you go for the Naoya/Kaido route.]] Naturally, Atsuro sticks with you through anything and everything.
28th Feb '16 8:47:11 PM Eagal
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* AwesomeButImpractical: The Auto-Skill Magic Yin coupled with an Awakening from a Deity demon makes the spell Megidolaon absurdly powerful...at '''150''' mp a pop. The hilarious thing is that you can theoretically one shot many bosses with this technique, as long as you have the mana to do so. Sadly, the FinalBoss and BonusBoss are highly resistant to such tactics.
** Probably because the creators anticipated that people would try such tactics against them.
** Not that impractical if your MC has max MA (400+ MP) and you couple the skill with Drain (which, quite obviously, drains enemies' HP and MP while recovering yours), which is also ridiculously powerful with such high MA.
** Victory Cry on demons is this as well, since you have to fuse Metatron off into a Mitama every time.
*** In Overclocked Victory Cry is less of a hassle to give to your demons since the demon compendium lets you register demons and summon them again with their skills, stats, and levels intact. The only problem is the price of summoning the demons.
15th Feb '16 1:06:22 PM daftinquisitor
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11th Feb '16 4:26:09 PM infernape612
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* PathOfInspiration: [[spoiler: The Shomonkai Cult, which exists to power a demon named Belberith.]]

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* PathOfInspiration: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Shomonkai Cult, which exists to power a demon named Belberith.]]



* UnwinnableByDesign: [[spoiler:The initial battle Beldr can play this straight. The lead is the only character who can hurt him, and if he goes down, the fight continues, but unless you have an ally with Recarm, this battle is unwinnable. Also played straight in the rematch, though by then you should definitely have Recarm or Samrecarm available. If not its time to hit[[SoftReset L + R + Select + Start]].]]

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* UnwinnableByDesign: [[spoiler:The initial battle Beldr can play this straight. The lead is the only character who can hurt him, and if he goes down, the fight continues, but unless you have an ally with Recarm, this battle is unwinnable. Also played straight in the rematch, though by then you should definitely have Recarm or Samrecarm available. If not its time to hit[[SoftReset hit [[SoftReset L + R + Select + Start]].]]
11th Feb '16 4:25:06 PM infernape612
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* {{Understatement}}: Naoya's profile in Amane's route. "[[spoiler: The human reincarnation of Cain]]. Has a few issues as a result."

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* {{Understatement}}: Naoya's profile in Amane's route. "[[spoiler: The "[[spoiler:The human reincarnation of Cain]]. Has a few issues as a result."



--> ''Peaceful days are over.''
--> ''Let's survive.''

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--> ''Peaceful -->''Peaceful days are over.''\\
''Let's survive.
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--> ''Let's survive.''** You get this bombshell midway through day 1.
-->'''Keisuke''': As of now, no one within the Yamanote circle has more than 6 days to live.



* WholePlotReference: To Literature/DigitalDevilStory. It would mark the first time in a while since a title went into full detail about the Devil Summoning Program, [[spoiler: involved reincarnation and even Loki is in this game (fortunately, he's not here to screw with you).]]Might be unintentional but the coincidences are really uncanny.

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* WholePlotReference: To Literature/DigitalDevilStory. It would mark the first time in a while since a title went into full detail about the Devil Summoning Program, [[spoiler: involved [[spoiler:involved reincarnation and even Loki is in this game (fortunately, he's not here to screw with you).]]Might ]] Might be unintentional but the coincidences are really uncanny.
19th Jan '16 11:37:38 AM Willbyr
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See also ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' for a similar concept of "Laplace Mail". Compare and contrast ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', which also features a seven-day storyline in Shibuya.

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See also ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' ''Manga/FutureDiary'' for a similar concept of "Laplace Mail". Compare and contrast ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', which also features a seven-day storyline in Shibuya.



* GreaterScopeVillain: It takes a number of [[RewatchBonus playthroughs]] of each of the routes and a [[ViewersAreGeniuses keen eye,]] but ultimately the true GreaterScopeVillain is [[spoiler: as usual, God. While He's certainly a more nuanced and level-handed portrayal than the raging lunatic Megaten usually portrays Him as, all the misery in the game can be traced back to Him: the lockdown and all that came with it was in actuality His idea (granted the alternative was the complete destruction of humanity, which is what the angels wanted. God instituted the lockdown to give humanity a chance to prove themselves), as well as Cain/Naoya's murder of Abel way back when.]]
* GreyAndGrayMorality: The four successful endings, as usual for a ''MegaTen'' game, all have their pros and cons. [[spoiler: Yuzu]]'s ending is more Black, but it's also not portrayed as the protagonist's agenda but as an [[NiceJobBreakingItHero unforeseen consequence]] of it. [[spoiler: At least in Overclocked, you're given a chance to undo the damage you caused with your flight.]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: It takes a number of [[RewatchBonus playthroughs]] of each of the routes and a [[ViewersAreGeniuses keen eye,]] but ultimately the true GreaterScopeVillain is [[spoiler: as usual, God. While He's certainly a more nuanced and level-handed portrayal than the raging lunatic Megaten [=MegaTen=] usually portrays Him as, all the misery in the game can be traced back to Him: the lockdown and all that came with it was in actuality His idea (granted the alternative was the complete destruction of humanity, which is what the angels wanted. God instituted the lockdown to give humanity a chance to prove themselves), as well as Cain/Naoya's murder of Abel way back when.]]
* GreyAndGrayMorality: The four successful endings, as usual for a ''MegaTen'' ''[=MegaTen=]'' game, all have their pros and cons. [[spoiler: Yuzu]]'s ending is more Black, but it's also not portrayed as the protagonist's agenda but as an [[NiceJobBreakingItHero unforeseen consequence]] of it. [[spoiler: At least in Overclocked, you're given a chance to undo the damage you caused with your flight.]]



** True to MegaTen tradition, [[spoiler:the angels]] also fall under this.

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** True to MegaTen [=MegaTen=] tradition, [[spoiler:the angels]] also fall under this.



* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler: Once again, angels show up to be condescending {{Jerkass}}es in a MegaTen game. Not to mention Belberith, the demon lord of light.]] Surprisingly though, [[spoiler:God Himself comes off as a pretty nice guy, just one surrounded by subordinates who take the Lawful part of His Lawful Goodness a bit too far]].

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* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler: Once again, angels show up to be condescending {{Jerkass}}es in a MegaTen [=MegaTen=] game. Not to mention Belberith, the demon lord of light.]] Surprisingly though, [[spoiler:God Himself comes off as a pretty nice guy, just one surrounded by subordinates who take the Lawful part of His Lawful Goodness a bit too far]].



** While it may be unintentional but this is the second time a Megaten ever elaborated on how the Demon Summoning Program works [[spoiler: by using programming code to replicate a summoning ritual]]. The other title that used this explanation was Literature/DigitalDevilStory, from nearly 20 years ago!

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** While it may be unintentional but this is the second time a Megaten [=MegaTen=] ever elaborated on how the Demon Summoning Program works [[spoiler: by using programming code to replicate a summoning ritual]]. The other title that used this explanation was Literature/DigitalDevilStory, from nearly 20 years ago!
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