Originally Posted by Lord Izanagi
For everyone who's played it, how is the Shin Megami Tensei one? And can you do everything in the game for free, or do you need to pay to access certain things?
I didn't even know this thing existed. I am definitely interested in it.
It's alright. The bulk of the game is just grinding in dungeons and waiting for more plot patches though. It's pretty decent for a free game. EXP boosting items and the like are easily obtainable in the game. Costumes are armor though, and the strongest weapons (special effects) are all cash shop based (and have durability). In one of the older versions of the game, there are costumes flooding the servers so even a newbie can pick one up for basically free. Not sure about the current one though.
There's the demon fusion system that we've all come to love in it, but this is kinda where it gets bad.
Storage for monsters is cash shop based. You need a rental pass for it. But you can share them with all of your characters on the same server at least. So one creature from your law character can be pulled over to your neutral for fusion and so forth. But you're only allowed one character by default. You have to buy character slots, and if you want to delete a character, you don't get that slot back again. You need to rebuy it.
Which is another issue with characters since it's easy to mess them up.
The game gives you a limited amount of skill points that you can use. You can put them into
ing anything you want though. You create your own class and you're not restricted to anything that you don't want. But most people fall under:
Gunner -> Rapid Shot DPS or Magic Shot Support
Melee -> Warrior or Glass Cannon Magic Warrior (Tanks are more demon)
Caster -> Cast Magic Missles
You get expertise in a skilltree by using something in that field. For example say you fire a gun once and end up gaining 20 experience.
Shot Expertise [||____________] 0020/1000experience
Total Experience Points 3000 or 3 skill points
So now you'd only have enough points to fill up two other expertise skills if you don't want to level up Shot. The only way to remove this extra experience is with a cash shop item (and occasional quest item).
So when you start the game, go into your skill experience list and turn of the gains for all of them until you know what you want to do.
It's a fun game. But if you want to play, look into what kind of character you want to make and find some guides for them so you don't have to spend a lot of time or money unlearning skills.