Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

Second trailer from Atlus USA
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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Gameplay Trailer

Some reviews.
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- Nintendo Power gave Strange Journey an 8, saying: For better or for worse, it makes the player the master of his own destiny. As it turns out, that's a heck of a challenge, but the challenge is worth it.

- SmashPad gave it an 8.8: Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey is an excellent DS RPG that feels like many of the best parts of previous games in the series and its spin-offs that have been streamlined greatly.

Famitsu interview.
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Level Forty Two has some translated excerpts from a Famitsu interview with Kazuma Kaneko and Eiji Ishida.

Site Updates (Mastema and Strange Girl).
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Mastema and Strange Girl added to the Cast section of the official website.

I'll spare you the torture of having to visit the loud, laggy website.

"In His Name, I cast out evil!"
A mysterious entity that appears before the investigative team, resembling an angel with black wings. He is skilled in mystical arts and has the power to break the demons' barriers, but his countenance is more sinister than divine. He claims to have come to the Schwarzwelt on God’s orders, but can he be taken at his word?

Strange Girl
"Where do you belong? A steadfast soldier of the law, or an agent of chaos?"
An enigmatic girl who speaks of demons and humans, but seems content to witness the proceedings rather than take an active hand.

English trailer.

Review + ratings.
RPGamer (3.5/5) - "It's too hard."
Game Informer (8.75/10) - According to a GameFAQs post, it was awarded "handheld game of the month".
GamePro (3.5/5)

The magazine reviews don't seem to be on their websites at the moment, however, I'll link them whenever they're posted.

Destructoid review.
Destructoid has posted their review of Strange Journey.

Spoiler: they gave it a 9.

If you are a gamer that has roots in the earliest Shin Megami Tensei series games, I'm sure you've already pre-ordered this, knowing exactly what to expect. Likewise, the savvy gamer that jokingly calls this game SMT: Etrian Odyssey surely knows what they're buying. This is a big, console-sized dungeon crawler in a little tiny package, and it gets back to the series' roots. If you're looking for that, this is your game.

On the other hand, if you came into Atlus games later, and find that most of your enjoyment of the Persona series was the social links and the cute girls, and you found yourself running through dungeons to get to the next story bit, you might want to try Strange Journey before you buy.

More site updates.
The cast (Bugaboo) and mission briefing (Investigation Team) sections of the official website have been updated.

New English screenshots.

Some new English screenshots from Siliconera.

Another site update.
The official website has been updated again. There's one new wallpaper, and the compendium and demon co-op sub-sections are open in the System section.

There are also some "new" previews, if you're interested in reading what you've already read in the past, from SmashPad and Game Informer.


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