- Apr 5, 2013
For those whos are tired of endless fusion / essence hunting for Shiva/Demifiend - try Aogami Save Editor, I can confirm it works, Win10 only.
I sometimes don't know if is satire or not, map markers fried the brain of the average person, he never wondered what the pillar of fire was or didn't feel the curiosity to explore.
Save, pay the fox, take a screenshot of the map with the mimans and reload the save.
Wait, all of them? What the fuck? I thought it was just ONE miman so I never paid up.
God damn pay for quest compass
There are other strategies for the Demifiend, but yeah doing it fair would take quite a few tries, I think.So Demifiend. I did it on Casual as a test of the overall strategy and it worked well; I suspect I can also do it on Normal, but Hard would take a lot longer.
The issue is that the Demifiend is built to ensure no defensive strategy is foolproof: you can never stop their many Dekundas and Debilitates, they do seem to occasionally Freikugel you even if nobody has Null/Repel Phys, and you can't stop all the ailments or Chaotic Will even with Abyssal Masks for everyone. So on Hard you're always playing with, say, a 10% chance of a trainwreck every turn, and there's no way to kill him under, say, 20 turns (unless you do the Adversity trick). So that's what makes the fight interesting, of course, but I'm not sure I want to slog out the many reloads of a 30+min battle. Maybe in the future.
I definitely think they missed a huge trick on, well, none of the enemies having ANY AI except for Demifiend and a couple of other occasions. It's really weird that enemy boss Magatsuhi ends up becoming a free gift for the player because you can guarantee what they'll do on 90% of bosses and dampen it. Just changing that around - where all bosses "learn" a player's null/repels after one bounce, or even use Spyglasses on you - would completely change things.
Has anyone ever found all the Miman without walkthroughs? My best is 152 without looking anything up online.
So what's the final verdict on this game when it comes to gameplay?
I've never played a SMT game before, and I'm thinking of picking up either SMT3 or SMT5 (or stick with proper dungeon crawling and pick up Stranger of Sword City). I'm only interested in the gameplay aspect. Good story is just a bonus for me.