Been Playing Shin Megami Tensei IV

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#1 Posted by Essian (3444 posts) -

At first I really loved the game, going back and forth to Naraku, and then elsewhere as more of the world opened up. But I have to say, wandering the world with no idea where to go, and being constantly bogged by random battles is getting tired. The game hasn't done a good job of giving me an idea of where to go, and I don't feel like I have a good sense of direction or motivation to really move forward.

I killed the slime demon thing, and I'm across the river. I found the old base for the Counter Demon Force, and now it just says find the Samurai and activate terminals. But I've been wandering for a while with no idea what to do.

Before everyone dives on top of me, let me be clear: I'm not saying this is a bad game, or that the lack of a direction is a bad design choice. It's just something that I don't really enjoy, and that's my preference as a gamer. My question to you SMTIV fans is: should I continue? If it's going to be a constant stream of not really knowing where to go and randomly exploring, I'm wondering if I would be better served with other games.

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#2 Posted by gba1989 (189 posts) -

Use a guide if you're stuck.

gamefaqs guide here

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#3 Posted by roboccs (7847 posts) -

@gba1989: I agree with this. I used to be against looking up ANY help. I still generally try to avoid it, but if I get completely stuck these days and it's ruining the game for me, I just look it up.

My game play time is too valuable to waste with hours of aimless wandering unless it's productive.

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#4 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4954 posts) -

Yeah, I remember being stuck in some frustrating parts and ended up using a guide. I think the characters are what made me lose motivation for quite some time. I didn't really care about them. I still enjoyed the game, overall.

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#5 Edited by turtlethetaffer (18640 posts) -

I'd say it's worth continuing simply because becoming progressively more and more powerful never gets old. I loved the game in spite of its flaws and used a guide whenever I got stuck.

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#6 Posted by yokofox33 (30774 posts) -

Certain quests or knowing where to go can be frustrating at times, but the game is fantastic. One of my favs for the 3DS.