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Quick review/thoughts on DDS 1 and 2
on 28 April 2015
Having played persona 3 and 4, I thought i would try dds 1, I brought it years ago but never got around to finishing it, i played upto the battle with lupa, got bored and moved on to a different game. Saw dds 2 was going cheap(about £7) around a month ago, so i brought it. Sat down and played one then two from start to finish, for a total completion time of 85 hours for both games (not including all the times i died) dds 1 being the longer and more difficult game. dds 1 and 2 have addictive combat and well designed monsters(much like pokemon but with much deeper combat) but really all both these games are, are grinding games, you do nothing but battle, level up and find your way through dungeons, all of which are dark, look the same as the last dungeon and lack color and life. The enemy encounter rate is very high which would annoy/put off most people, sometimes you just want to get to the next check point, a few times i'd be just trying to survive, looking for the next save point then....BAM! some smug demon wipes out my whole team with mamudoon....GAME OVER MAN!...GAME OVER!. The "story" is nonsense, it made no sense to me, very uninteresting, you also have to buy dds 2 if you want to know how the "story" ends, bit silly really, splitting one story onto two discs. If you completed the first game then load that data onto dds 2 you unlock hard mode and get some extra credits, you don't however unlock heat as some other reviewer said, at no point in dds 2 can you play as heat. The characters have well...no character, in the second game the characters have more personally but thats paper thin. I would rate dds one 6/10 and dds two 7/10.....If your interested in shin megami tensei games, try persona 3 fes and or persona 4, both are far better games than both dds's put together.