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Body The first disc contains all of the vocal music on the album, which are used as battle music for the various dungeons, and remixes thereof, which are used as boss battle music, sans the first tune, which is the opening theme of the game. About the Author. Album Title: Caligula Original Soundtrack. Certain important characters, and some demons who the player would be guaranteed to meet, were drawn as concept art first.
Several demons were designed in a way that allowed parts of their graphics to be reused; for instance, the demon Cerberus ' body is also used for Shanhui and Nue , with a different color palette. During composition, he needed to check the specifications repeatedly to see what he could do within the hardware limitations.
Shin Megami Tensei was first released on the Super Famicom on October 30, in Japan;  it remained exclusive to that region for 22 years. Instead, it was published by Atlus, which caused some complaints as to why Namco was not publishing the game. Those who wanted a direct port won through. It also featured remastered music and alterations to ease the playing experience.
Shin Megami Tensei , as with many other early Megami Tensei titles, was initially not localized for the West due to its controversial content such as the portrayal of religious elements. According to Nich Maragos, the editor of the English version of Shin Megami Tensei , it was already too late to localize the PlayStation and Game Boy Advance versions of the game by the time the Megami Tensei series had "taken off" in the US; Atlus normally does not have an interest in localizing mobile games, but saw the iOS version of the game as a perfect opportuity to fill in one of the gaps in the series.
The localization project was slow at first, as it took time to extract the files from the game, so the localization team started by playing the game in order to find out what kinds of dialogue text and system messages it contained.
After receiving the files, they translated the text, which was then sent to the editors; the edited text was sent back to the translators, who checked that nothing had been lost in translation, after which the text was inserted into the game.
A challenge for the localization team was character limitations: only four rows of text, with 28 characters each, were able to be displayed at a time, and at some points this had to be limited even further in order to avoid graphical glitches.
This was solved by modifying the game to allow for more text boxes as needed. Later Megami Tensei games, which had been localized before Shin Megami Tensei , influenced the localization, as several of them include terms or quotes from the game.
The already translated Shin Megami Tensei quotes from the Persona 4 localization were reused verbatim in the localization of Shin Megami Tensei.
According to Ito, the Super Famicom release was a great success for the company, helping establishing it as both a developer and publisher. On release, Famitsu magazine gave the original Super Famicom version a score of 36 out of 40, with all four reviewers giving it a 9 out of The website Touch Arcade said that they loved the game, and that it was one of their favorite role-playing games on iOS.
They did however think that the game was bad at explaining things, including the system of saving one's progress. For instance, they said that the game does not guide players from point A to point B, and often does not even let players know where to start looking for point B.
Several reviewers appreciated the game's plot. Gamezebo said that it was an aspect of the game that stood out in a positive way, and pointed out how good they thought the English translation was.
Touch Arcade called the graphics "good, but not great", though reasonable given the game's age, but that some demon designs were "spectacular works of art". They did however like the graphics used in battles and story sections, which they found well-drawn and detailed. They praised the designs of the game's female characters, especially Nekomata , Lamia , and Yuriko, but felt that the designs of the male characters were bland. They did note "Ginza" as an exception, which they felt was so well-composed that it would sound good in any format.
The success of Shin Megami Tensei led to multiple sequels over the coming years and made the Megami Tensei franchise more popular.
From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core. Jump to: navigation , search. This article is about the video game. For the video game series, see Megami Tensei. Cover art for the Super Famicom release, featuring the main characters and multiple demons. October 30, File:Shin Megami Tensei gameplay. Shin Megami Tensei PlayStation website. Archived from the original on A Chaos-aligned Protagonist is congratulated by Louis Cyphre, who reveals his true form as Lucifer and vows to lead the world into a golden age of freedom.
On the Law path a messenger of God welcomes the Protagonist, and tasks him with preaching God's word so that all mankind may be welcomed into the Thousand-Year Kingdom. A Neutral Protagonist is greeted by the figure of Taishang Laojun , a being of balance, who thanks him for his efforts on behalf of the universe, and urges that the hero build a new future for mankind, "built by neither reliance on God nor demons, but by the hands of people themselves.
The Neutral path is considered canonical by later games. With the defeat of both Asura Lord and Michael, balance has been restored to the world and the Protagonist can work to create a world where the survivors can worship freely, which leads into the prologue of Shin Megami Tensei II. All of the playable characters from Shin Megami Tensei are nameless, requiring players to insert names themselves. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Contents [ show ]. Shin Megami Tensei for the Super Famicom's cover.
Cover of the guide. Art for the SegaCD Remake. Shin Megami Tensei. The Megami Tensei Franchise. Categories :. Cancel Save. Playable Characters. Non-Playable Characters. Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items. Megami Tensei.
Transported with two other supporting characters thirty years into the future, the protagonist finds the Earth ruined by a demon invasion, which is now the stage for an escalating conflict between the Order of Messiah and the Ring of Gaea, conflicting cults who wish to bring about kingdoms for their respective patron deities YHVH and Lucifer. The story is influenced by moral decisions the protagonist makes, aligning him either with the Order, the Ring of Gaea, or setting him up as an independent agent.
From the start of the production, Atlus staff saw Shin Megami Tensei as a chance to create a game with the company's brand on it. The staff saw it as a remake of the previous Megami Tensei game; because of this, they knew what was going to happen in the story, and the development went smoothly. The story went through multiple revisions, and many settings were inspired by the staff's personal lives.
The character and demon designs were done by Kazuma Kaneko , who used mythical figures and multiple clothing styles in his designs.
Reception and sales for the game have been highly positive, and its success helped launch Atlus as a developer and publisher, along with popularizing the Megami Tensei series. A battle, showing enemies in the top half, and the status of the player's party in the bottom. In Shin Megami Tensei , players take the role of an unnamed protagonist, a teenage boy who can communicate with demons using a computer program. The gameplay is similar to that of other games in the series: players make their way through dungeons and fight against demons in a first-person perspective.
Such items are bought from merchants scattered around the world map. In special areas, the protagonist can use the in-game currency to restore health and magic points for themselves and their demons, remove status ailments, and revive fallen demons.
Special Terminals scattered across the world map allow the player to save their game, and they can use them to teleport between terminals in different areas of Tokyo. Battles are turn-based, and consist of players letting the characters in their party attack with swords or guns, summon demons, or cast magic spells; both demons and humans, with the exception of the player character, are able to use magic.
At some places, called "Cathedrals of Shadows", players can fuse two to three allied demons into one single, more powerful demon; as demons do not receive experience points, this is the only way for the player to increase their demons' power.
The way demons behave is based on their and the protagonist's respective alignments. A demon's alignment can range across both alignments, resulting in nine possible stances that affect how they behave and what actions in battle or story progression pleases them. Additionally, depending on their alignment, players will not be let into certain areas; for instance, the Order of Messiah will not let chaos-aligned players into their churches.
Shin Megami Tensei takes place in a postmodern Tokyo , first in the year "X", and then 30 years later in a post-apocalyptic version of the city. The game begins with the Hero dreaming that he meets the Law Hero, the Chaos Hero, and a woman named Yuriko; she promises that she will become the Hero's partner.
He wakes up, and receives an e-mail with a computer program for summoning demons attached. While out on an errand, he learns that a scientist has opened a portal to the Abyss, which allows demons to enter Tokyo.
He also meets Yuriko, who says she will fulfill her promise. The next night, the Hero again dreams that he meets the Law Hero and Chaos Hero, and that they save the Heroine from a sacrificial ritual. The next day, he meets the Law Hero and Chaos Hero in reality; they reveal that they had the same dreams.
News of the demons spread, and the US military, led by ambassador Thorman, decides to intervene. The Japan Self-Defense Forces, led by general Gotou, opposes them, as they see demons as the ancient spirits of the land. A third group, led by the Heroine, tries to prevent conflict between the other two.
She gets captured by Gotou's forces; they are about to publicly execute her under supervision by Yuriko, but she is saved by the Hero, Law Hero, and Chaos Hero. Players can choose to support Thorman or Gotou, or to reject both; regardless of what they choose, the conflict escalates until Thorman launches missiles towards Tokyo.
The Heroine is killed, but saves the Hero, Law Hero, and Chaos Hero by using magic to teleport them to another plane of existence. When they return to Tokyo, thirty years have passed, and the world lies in ruins. Both demons and humans live in Tokyo, and two warring groups have formed: the Order of Messiah, who is building a cathedral and wants to bring about the Thousand-Year Kingdom , and the Ring of Gaea, who intends to summon Lucifer and wants freedom. While exploring the city, the Hero meets the Heroine, who has been reincarnated, and she joins the group.
They keep traversing the ruins, until the Chaos Hero decides to leave, and fuses himself with a demon to gain power; they move on without him, until the Law Hero's soul gets taken by an attacking demon.Overview. Shin Megami Tensei Law & Chaos is a joint original score and arranged album for the first Super Nintendo instalment of Atlus' flagship series, Shin Megami xirobormamowecetinidemawal.coinfoing from Megami Tensei II, Tsukasa Masuko refines his ideas somewhat in the original score and helps to assert the series' musical identity more xirobormamowecetinidemawal.coinfo original score features all the music from the game, although.