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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey $14.99 New, $12.99 Used


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#1 Squarehard

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:47 AM

I'm sure a lot of people have been waiting for a drop on this, so now is as good as time as any to pick it up.

Confirmed same price in store.

http://www.gamestop....roduct_id=76262

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#2 rawrker

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:49 AM

Thanks for the post. Can't believe I bought it for $30 about 5 months ago and still haven't played it.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:51 AM

Not in stock online at the moment, but I'm sure I can find one locally. Thanks for the heads-up.

Do new copies still have the soundtrack cd you think?

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 02:45 AM

What an amazing game. Probably the best game I played last year. Worth every penny, even at full price.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 03:09 AM

Completely, totally worth it.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 03:14 AM

Really awesome game. Although I can easily see how some would not enjoy it (1st person dungeon crawler). I'd guess that this winds up being harder to find as it gets older like other SMT games.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 03:18 AM

It's like Pokemon, but with demons!!!




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Worth $15 that's for sure.
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 03:22 AM

I haven't set foot in a Gamestop in a LONG time, but I may go there for this.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 03:34 AM

I'm gonna make a trip tomorrow to check this out. I'm loving SMT: Persona 3 Portable right now.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 03:43 AM

I haven't set foot in a Gamestop in a LONG time, but I may go there for this.


Do yourself a favor and wait for Amazon to price match.

#11 loveangel

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 04:09 AM

this is amazing game , i like it

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 04:11 AM

Do yourself a favor and wait for Amazon to price match.

amazon hasnt PM anything out of stock

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 04:18 AM

Ugh. This is like the fourth Atlus game I've bought that's price-dropped before I even opened the damn box. It used to be you had to get these things as soon as they came out or they'd go out-of-print. And I swear it'll be the one game I dont buy immediately that vanishes instead of price-dropping...

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 04:22 AM

amazon hasnt PM anything out of stock


Well, it's very rare, but they did PM Newegg's DKC Returns for $35.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 04:38 AM

There are some used copies close to me according to the store tracker, but the GSes around me have taken to throwing away the outer boxes and OSTs to all "Atlus spoils" DS games they receive so who knows if I'll actually find a complete one :| I'd still bite at $15 for a "new" copy so I'll just pay the extra $2 if it comes to it, no biggie.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 04:40 AM

Well, it's very rare, but they did PM Newegg's DKC Returns for $35.


they PM newegg before it was out of stock

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 04:55 AM

Great game. I remember buying it at launch.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 05:02 AM

Gonna have to get this.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 05:08 AM

I saw this new at gamestop near where I work. I was going to buy it because it is Shin Megami Tensei but the box art just killed any desire to do so. Is just hideous.

On another note, I'm very interested in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor. There is a 3DS remake of it coming soon in japan and possibly NA so I think I will just wait longer.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 05:30 AM

I saw this new at gamestop near where I work. I was going to buy it because it is Shin Megami Tensei but the box art just killed any desire to do so. Is just hideous.

On another note, I'm very interested in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor. There is a 3DS remake of it coming soon in japan and possibly NA so I think I will just wait longer.


Devil Survivor Overclocked is confirmed for NA and it supposed to be a "launch window" title, meaning out before E3. Whether that'll actually happen is another matter, but I'll gladly double dip on it either way.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 05:52 AM

Is every new copy of Strange Journey come with a soundtrack and cardboard box?

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 05:56 AM

Devil Survivor Overclocked is confirmed for NA and it supposed to be a "launch window" title, meaning out before E3. Whether that'll actually happen is another matter, but I'll gladly double dip on it either way.


That's great news then! Although I won't buy a 3DS until Professor Layton is released in NA so it's going to be a nice while.

I wonder if I should buy this deal one, I just hate the art work and whole space vibe. Only space game/movie I ever liked is Dead Space and Starship Trooper. (Sorry Star War fans, I don't like it.)


Is every new copy of Strange Journey come with a soundtrack and cardboard box?

I can't flat out say every copy comes with the soundtrack. I can tell you that all the new copies I personally saw in Gamestop had the Soundtrack. The used copies did not. Does not hurt to call and ask before you go to your local store to make sure its #1 Available and #2 Complete.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 06:09 AM

That's great news then! Although I won't buy a 3DS until Professor Layton is released in NA so it's going to be a nice while.

I wonder if I should buy this deal one, I just hate the art work and whole space vibe. Only space game/movie I ever liked is Dead Space and Starship Trooper. (Sorry Star War fans, I don't like it.)


Probably for the better, by the time the 3DS Layton game is out there'll probably already be a deal on Devil Survivor Overclocked :lol:

Saying something about Kazuma Kaneko's art would be fighting words to a lot of SMT fans, but I don't mind ;) The suits are pretty goofy, though they have sort of an art deco look that resonates with me personally. About the setting, if it makes any difference to you, it doesn't take place in space but in another dimension...in Antarctica...or something. Might as well be space, heh.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 06:58 AM

Probably for the better, by the time the 3DS Layton game is out there'll probably already be a deal on Devil Survivor Overclocked :lol:

Saying something about Kazuma Kaneko's art would be fighting words to a lot of SMT fans, but I don't mind ;) The suits are pretty goofy, though they have sort of an art deco look that resonates with me personally. About the setting, if it makes any difference to you, it doesn't take place in space but in another dimension...in Antarctica...or something. Might as well be space, heh.


I mean no disrespect to Mr. Kazuma Kaneko! Although funny enough the only Shin Megami Tensei games I've played are the ones he did not work on. Person 3 FES, P3P, and Persona 4. I do own Persona 1 for the PSP and Devil Summoner 2 for PS2 and have yet to play them. Actually I only bough Devil Summoner 2 for the plush of Jack Frost Raidou Kuzunoha.

I absolutely love the cover for Devil Survivor.
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But this is strange! (pun intended)
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Anyway I'm sure the game is great and the price is obviously good so I will buy it next time I see it at gamestop. It can join my collection of Mr. Kazuma Kaneko games I have yet to play.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 07:12 AM

I actually like the Strange Journey cover a lot. It has that 70s Sci Fi vibe and quirky cult style.
I don't know if it has anything to do with the game though as I haven't played it.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 07:30 AM

I mean no disrespect to Mr. Kazuma Kaneko! Although funny enough the only Shin Megami Tensei games I've played are the ones he did not work on. Person 3 FES, P3P, and Persona 4. I do own Persona 1 for the PSP and Devil Summoner 2 for PS2 and have yet to play them. Actually I only bough Devil Summoner 2 for the plush of Jack Frost Raidou Kuzunoha.

I absolutely love the cover for Devil Survivor.


But this is strange! (pun intended)


Anyway I'm sure the game is great and the price is obviously good so I will buy it next time I see it at gamestop. It can join my collection of Mr. Kazuma Kaneko games I have yet to play.


They seem to have specific artists for specific series now. Kaneko does Devil Summoner and more "mainline" SMT games like Strange Journey, Shigenori Soejima does Persona and some other Atlus works like Trauma Center and Catherine.

The artist for Devil Survivor hasn't worked on any other SMT games, so that game's art style is pretty different from all the others. Can't think of any other games with his character design, but he did do the art for a pretty fantastic anime called Durarara if you like that kind of thing.

Okay, I've derailed this enough, $15 is a great price regardless of what character design team you're on :lol:

#27 Squarehard

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 07:40 AM

Grabbed mine complete ^__^

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 12:36 PM

Strange Journey may be my favorite DS game yet. Interesting story, fun combat, great music, challenging gameplay.

And the cover is perfect. That is what your character looks like when wearing his Demonica suit.

Note on the soundtrack. The first printing of Strange Journey had a soundtrack CD that didn't work on CD players. The files were in the wrong format. They later fixed it. They shipped all of us replacements that asked for them. I guess there still could be some bad discs out there now, too.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 12:41 PM

Nice, I'll pick this up later this week.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 03:02 PM

SMT: Strange Journey was the best game of 2010, in what was a great year for handheld rpgs: SMT:SJ, Valkyria Chronicles, Persona3 Portable, Etrian Odyssey 3, just to name a few. : )