Senin, 08 April 2013

Devil Survivor 2

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, known in Japan as Devil Survivor 2 (デビルサバイバー2?), is a role-playing game for the Nintendo DS. It is a sequel to the 2009 Nintendo DS role-playing game Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor. It was released in Japan on 28 July 2011 and in North America on February 28, 2012. Ghostlight Announced for its release for Europe but the release date has yet to be announced.
An enhanced port of the game, Devil Survivor 2: Break Record, was announced for the Nintendo 3DS, to be released in Japan Summer 2013. The port will add new characters and story elements.
The setting of Devil Survivor 2 spans the whole country of Japan. It tells the story of Japanese high school students who received an email from a website foretelling deaths. Mysterious creatures invade the country, and the students enter a pact, enabling them to summon demons. The plot may unfold differently depending on the player's actions.

Devil Survivor 2 is a tactical role-playing game. In combat situations, the player takes turns with the computer opponent to defeat enemies and satisfy certain objectives such as helping other characters, while avoiding conditions that will end the mission in failure. In three versus three battle phase, the battle is presented in first-person and traditional turn-based battles, player controls one human and two demons, allowing the player to select one action for each squad member, and the computer doing the same for its squad; combat is then resolved after this selection. Players can get their "Extra Turn" or "Double Extra" in the battle if the player has attacked the enemy's weaknesses or launched critical attacks, and when a leader's health become zero, the battle ends. Also, the player can crack enemy skills. Once cracked, the player can assign these skills across all of their parties' human characters. In addition to demon fusion, the player can acquire new demons, up to 24 in total, by attempting to win demon auctions using the Macca collected in battle.

Outside battle, the player can explore the country or save their game. Devil Survivor 2 has a new feature called the "Fate System". The player can develop relationships with other characters, starting at Rank 0. The stronger the relationship, the more that character becomes effective in battle. In the sixth day of the game, the player must choose an available ending, which the player can unlock by answering some questions from the other characters or help them during battle.

Devil Survivor 2 begins with the protagonist and his friend, Daichi, returning from a mock exam, along with their friend Io. The three of them receive an email on their cellphones from Nicaea, a website that forewarns its users of disasters, or their own death. The email contains a video showing them dying from a freak subway accident. Immediately after, the scene is enacted, but the students survived after being contacted by an avatar from Nicaea. As soon as they enabled the applications on their cellphone, more demons appeared, apparently wanting to kill them. The Protagonist, along with Daichi and Io, defeat the demons and become Devil Summoners, allowing them to summon demons to use to fight along them after fulfilling a contract with them.

After escaping the subway, they come in contact with a secret organization called JP's led by the 17 year-old Yamato Hotsuin, who reveals to them that Japan, and maybe the entire world, is being ravaged by a group of creatures called the Septentrion, their collective being named after the stars in the Big Dipper constellation. The protagonist's team then join JP's effort to defeat the Septentrion and prevent them from destroying the defense system designed by JP's to protect the few remaining Japanese cities that wasn't completely destroyed by that time, including Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and their neighboring prefectures.

While confronting the Septentrions and gathering allies, the protagonist is frequently forewarned with videos of his companions' imminnent deaths, and must find ways to prevent them in time, with the risk of losing them permanently if he fails. Another hindrance comes in the figure of Ronaldo Kuriki, who leads a faction of rebel Summoners who oppose JP's methods. Upon meeting an enigmatic figure introducing himself as "The Anguished One", creator of the Devil Summoning program, the Protagonist learns that the Septentrions are actually trials sent by its leader and god Polaris, who will reveal itself to define the course mankind would follow in the future should it manages to overcome them.

Near the end of the game, the protagonist's companions are divided between three factions, one led by Yamato who dreams of using Polaris to create a hierarchical society, with each individual's worth based on his/her achievements; one led by Ronaldo who envisions an egalitarian society with no distinctions between individuals; and one envisioning Daichi's ideal of a third option with everyone cooperating for the sake of a brighter future. The protagonist must choose between supporting one of the factions or no faction at all, convincing the Anguished One to help him destroy Polaris and ensure mankind would freely choose its own future without external interference, or gathering all the factions to unite and restore the world. After making his decision, the protagonist must defeat the other factions in battle or convince them to join his cause before confronting Polaris to put an end to the demon invasion and deciding the fate of mankind.


All voice actors listed are related to the anime series instead of the game.

Protagonist (主人公 Shujinkō?)
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya
Named Hiro Kageyama in the manga and Hibiki Kuze in the animation, he is an 18-year third year high school student from a metropolitan area. He got involved with the Thirteen Devil Messengers group by accident while returning from a mock exam session after signing up a website called Nicaea, and is given a choice to live or die after almost being crushed by a train due to a sudden earthquake as shown in the death clip he received from Nicaea. When he awoke he became one of the Thirteen Devil Messengers together with Io and Daichi. He is a silent protagonist and most of his choices is determined by the player. In the official art book, there is no description of his past, and he was described as a "clean" character. In the animated version, Hibiki is smart, cheerful, and polite character. He is perceptive and calm for most situation, able to regain his composure and adapted with his surroundings and conditions despite the sudden situation he got himself into.

Daichi Shijima (志島大地 Shijima Daichi?)

Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto
An 18-year old classmate and childhood friend of the protagonist. He has a habit of making light of a harsh situation and is a deep thinker. He is an ordinary high schooler who has anxiety about growing up. He freaks out like a normal person trapped in all this end of the world mess. Although spineless when compared to the rest, Daichi always pulls an impressive feat when other people are in danger. Unfortunately, his low self-confidence doesn’t allow him to realize just how great he truly is. He has shown to have interest in several girls, particularly Io. He has some kind of hidden rivalry to Yamato, first because of envy of his maturity and reliability, but later because he disagrees with his struggle with Ronaldo about the best course for mankind, as he wishes for a future of cooperation instead.

Io Nitta (新田維緒 Nitta Io?)

Voiced by: Aya Uchida
An 18-year old honors student. She has both the brains and beauty and is said to be a dream girl of many young men, making her popular in school. Up until the last two days of the game, Io is constantly apologising and always compromises, agrees with others and never forces her own viewpoint on others out of fear of being hated. This frustrates Airi several times because she thinks that Io is very superficial, and when she tells Io to say what’s on her mind, Io realises that she hardly even has any opinions of her own. She pauses a lot when talking and Yamato chews her on her non-confrontational policy. At the last two days, she eventually found her resolve and decided to be more courageous on expressing her own feelings. She seems to develop a crush on the protagonist.

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