"...its combination of diverging storylines, deep battle system, and gorgeous
cel-shaded graphics, it's an excellent game with the potential to be appreciated by
"If it's an involved storyline you desire, and you happen to have an
affinity for myth and the occult, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne may just be
the radical RPG for you." 5/5
"...an amazing RPG, and an experience that shouldn't be missed by any fan of
"We hope that enough RPG players muster up the courage to try it: they won't be
"Pokemon in hell."
"Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is not your typical Japanese RPG -- you won't find any
bubbly-cute teenagers saving the world from Armageddon here -- but what you'll find
is dark and full of rich story content."
"Call it the RPG for the GTA generation. No console RPG to date offers this many
choices, this much customization, or so much dark and gritty style. And if anyone
pays attention to its content, it might create a little controversy, as well.
Previous games in the series have been deemed inappropriate for the US because of
some of their religious references. While we've yet to see the translation, all in
all Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is shaping up to be an extremely solid product and
should appeal to any RPG player that gives it a chance."
"You will not want to miss this game."
"The role-playing genre has its share of sword-wielding heroes and huge epic
adventures set against the dark reaches of space, but it doesn't have nearly
enough modern-day demon catastrophes. Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is a
refreshing, challenging change of pace in a genre that all too often treads
the same well-worn, well-loved territory."
"Beautiful graphics and challenging; deep gameplay."
"The time for Shin Megami Tensei is now, and Nocturne stands as one of the most
fascinatingly diverse RPGs to yet make the journey West. "
"A deep and twisted post-apocalyptic RPG with stunning visuals and a mature story --
something quite unlike what we've seen before."
"...the coolest PS2 RPG of the fall!"
"SMT: Nocturne is an excellent RPG that should not be overlooked."
"We command you to play it."
4.5 out of 5
"...one of the more surprising overall games of 2004."
"4.5 out of 5"
- Official PlayStation Magazine
"...role-playing games just got a whole lot more interesting."
- Play Magazine
"Shin Megami Tensei has a long history of controversy, but it seems like the
Western market is finally ready."
"Tips & Tricks Pick!"
- Tips and Tricks Magazine
"5 out of 5"
"Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne isn't just good because it's different. It's
good because it offers some refreshing gameplay, lots of variety, and a
sublime world in which to conquer or destroy. It may even represent the
evolution of the role-playing game genre, which has needed a shot in the arm
for years now. But, historical significance or no, this is a game you need
- Yahoo! Games