Shin Megami Tensei is a long-running series of role-playing games for the Nintendo 3DS, Sega’s Genesis, and original consoles and now for the Nintendo Switch. The series has spawned numerous spin-offs and subseries, each of which focuses on a particular character or element of the world. The latest of these is Shin Megami Tensei V.

What is Shin Megami Tensei V?

The Shin Megami Tensei series has a few different forms. Originally, it began in Japan with the games Shin Megami Tensei, Persona, and Devil Summoner. The first two games were action role-playing games (RPGs) with a variety of enemies, and the third was a card game with a good deal of role-playing elements. And now we have the newest installment, the Shin Megami Tensei V, a post-apocalyptic role-playing video game released last November 2021.

Looking back to where it started…

For those who missed out on the Shin Megami Tensei franchise before, the series takes place in modern-day Tokyo. It is all about opening the portal to the demon’s realm. The portal was accidentally opened by Stephen, a scientist. This was seized by Gotou, a military commander who believed that demons were the ancient gods that would heal the broken planet. He had the chance to get in contact with the demons through the portal.

There he learned about God’s plan, bringing into the earth the change that most likely opposed his belief and would rebel against him. Believing this, he wanted to take control of the demons and fight back the resistance who was opposing his ideas and beliefs. He even ordered to kill every girl who carries the name Shin Megami Tensei.

When Gotou had a chance to fight the protagonist, he summons first the four demons to fight for him. The protagonist then successfully defeated the demons and then Gotou. Well, the protagonist killed Gotou in another dimension, the Neutral alignment path, and this is just the first part of the series – there’s more to find out on the other ones.

What is in this game?

Shin Megami Tensei V focuses on the growing relationship between your character and the demons he encounters as he ventures through Tokyo’s ruins. Tokyo has gone through a collision of the supernatural and the modern world. You play a new male protagonist who is a member of Bethel, a task force that investigates strange phenomena and fights the forces of evil. You will team up with other members of the team to investigate the recent incidents in Tokyo, which includes an investigation in the Netherworld. The game makes use of a brand-new system called the “Demon Fuse” that lets you fuse demons to strengthen.

Shin Megami Tensei V: The Pros

In our opinion, Shin Megami Tensei V or SMT V is one of the best games on the Nintendo Switch. The artwork and characters are unique, the gameplay is unique, and the story is unique. SMT V is an action role-playing game in which players team up with demons to fight bizarre creatures and other players. While battles play out within a 3D environment, they often take place in real-life locations as well, adding further to the game’s already-existing sense of immersion.

The Cons

Shin Megami Tensei V role-playing video game has a deep and complex story that demands exploration and discovery. The game requires a lot of time to experience fully. The game might be a bit too cryptic at first, so you will have to spend a lot of time playing it to understand everything. The game also can be quite taxing on the Switch, so you will have to be careful with your playing schedule.

Is Shin Megami Tensei V worth playing?

Shin Megami Tensei V represents the culmination of a lot of the games that came before it. The story of the main character being a young man with the face of a demon might make you think this is just another dungeon-crawler. Still, there’s a lot to this game that actually sets it apart from the earlier titles (including a new combat system). The story is definitely rushed (though you can still get a lot out of it without having played the other games in the series), but the gameplay is the most fun it’s ever been in a mainline entry in the series.