Heeho fellow summoners!
My experience with the MegaTen series has been wonderful so far, where I played through all the modern games in one form or another. Never had a ps2, so I bought all the classics the ps3 had to offer while I was still going through smt games. I kept holding off on playing Nocturne for a long while, but I was in a mood to play it. So I dusted off the ps3, decided that CRT is indeed the way to go for this and went off.
After putting in a few hours, I wanted to share my thoughts on this playthrough and put it all together in one place. I'm going through this game mostly unspoiled. I know some of the memes and that's about it. I will speak freely, so if you don't wanna be spoiled on a 15 year old game, this is not the place to be.
The journey thus far:
After failing miserably on Hard (died on like the third tutorial enemy), I switched back to Normal which has been far more forgiven.
Masaru "BANCHOU" Daemon was again ready for action. Right off the bat I got thrown in the story about a group of cultists using a doomsday device in a hospital to turn Little Tokyo in a post apocalyptic wasteland, where demons get horny over the power to reshape the world back to how it was before the zelda timeline existed. It's up to the BANCHOU and his fellow samurai pizza cats Butterfly and Apple to make sense of this new world. They are accompanied by occultist Kaneko, their teacher Buffy the Vampire slayer and her sick boyfriend Giovanni (even tried to use Mewtwo to attack me). To top it off we also meet Benjamin Button and his wife that gave me a neat little demon to chew on which allowed BANCHOU to become a handsome demifriend. Also he must be ripped as fuck, because his top didn't fit anymore
At first I thought the magatama would slither its way in through other openings, like the ears, nose, eyes, butt or armpits... luckily it was less painful than I thought and we just eats it.
I learned early on physical strength is best for BANCHOU and leave magic to my lovely demons. Cleared the hospital with no real trouble. Kicking Forneus in the process and getting his totally useless magatama.
Wandering outside the hospital for the first and look what we see
Fricking Dante from the Devil May Cry Series. Guess he had a doctor's appointment as well. Was this the "human" that Forneus let through hmm?
Made my way south, stopped by Yoyogi Park, which the fairies did a nice job decorating. I kept my Pixie, cause she cures my soul. Dropped by Shibuya to go clubbing and Butterfly was there! How the hell did you get past that ugly stingray, and she left to search for more humans.
When in Shibuya, you hit the stores. So I went to the junk store and found my soulmate Jackson Frost. Got some sweet magatama and went on my way to Ginza. My party was getting crowded, however they didn't learn all their abc's yet so I skipped the babymaking process. Met up with Kaneko and explored the kinks of early internet.
Got through that safely and made it into Ginza. Went to see the jewlers and that's a good man. Along the way my Pixie changed into a High Pixie and I started fusing. Jack Frost is a must have in these games. Captured a Hua Po and I'm always happy to have one. My first sacrifical fusion gave me a foul slime. I wish I could cry. Switched magatama somewhere to get some debuff skills.
Moving along the road I went to the undergrounds where the mole mannequins live. All these shop keepers have been great so far in.
Of course they didn't let me in the Ikebukuro tunnel without some benjamins. Went and stole some from Loki, along with his valuables. Goat Dad stopped me on the way back, killed him without remorse. Tried my hand at sacrifical fusion and got another mix up.
PYRO JACK lit up the smash party. Definitely okay with this, good boi jack can stay. Still have Jack Frost and High Pixie as well, life is good.
Gave the collector his dough and got in. Halfway through Benjamin Button's candlebrum vibrates and I was caught offguard by this fucker:
The macabre challenged me to a duel and wiped out my weak to force party in like two turns, cursed fiend.
If you have been reading through all of this, then stay with me as I try to beat the Matador and get gud at the dark souls of shin megami tensei. We'll take this game to its STRATOSPHERIC heights once again.
I'll post my thoughts on gameplay and maybe music later in a separate post, just wanted to get this out before I tackle Matador a second time. I got some demons strong against force and if necessary anti force magatama (not like I would use it for spells lol).
Heeho, see ya later stranger ho! In the meantime here's jack eating bread:
Such a good boi.