Shin Megami Tensei

What is Soul Hackers and how does it relate to Shin Megami?

Soul Hackers 2 is a sequel to a late-90’s game that is being brought to the West by ATLUS. If you watched the trailer, then you probably instantly recognized the monsters. Just how does Soul Hackers play into the Shin Megami universe, though? Souls Hackers is a spin-off from the mainline Shin Megami series, much like Persona is. The two…

Should I Buy Shin Megami Tensei V? – Shin Megami Tensei V Review

The Shin Megami Tensei franchise is a mainstay in JRPGs, and for good reason. The series melds addictive turn-based combat, customizable parties with over 200 unique demons to acquire and upgrade, and a philosophical tale about the end of the world sure to leave players pondering the position of the angels and demons. With over four years since Shin Megami…

All Elements in Shin Megami Tensei V

Shin Megami Tensei V is a challenging game filled with various ways to tackle challenges. To overcome the challenges the game presents, players must learn each of the game’s elements that they can use in a fight and how to tell them apart. There are ten different elemental attack types in Shin Megami Tensei V, each with its elements and…

All Enemy Attack type Weaknesses and Resistances in Shin Megami Tensei V

Shin Megami Tensei V’s battle system revolves around several attack types and weaknesses. Knowing which elements trounce others is vital to those aiming to come out on top in this challenging JRPG. Striking weaknesses grants an additional turn in battle, and each enemy has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses to strike. Each of the game’s 214 enemies is…

What are Miracles in Shin Megami Tensei V?

Shin Megami Tensei V offers a variety of ways for players to upgrade their player character, including the Miracle system. These upgrades are integral to making the Nahobino more powerful, but what do Miracles do? There are a variety of upgrades available for purchase in the World of Shadows. Miracles are passive buffs that the Nahobino can acquire from Sophia…

What are Punishing Foes in Shin Megami Tensei V?

Shin Megami Tensei V has a variety of enemies for players to fight on their way through the Netherworld. An enemy type that players should be wary of is Punishing Foes, but what are these creatures? Punishing Foes are potent enemies that populate open areas of the Netherworld. Punishing Foes appear on the map when nearby. Keep an eye out…

What is Magatsuhi in Shin Megami Tensei V

Shin Megami Tensei V is the latest Japanese RPG from Atlus, and the game brings several terms that newcomers may have trouble understanding. The game’s terminology for specific mechanics can be overwhelming, especially with names like Magatsuhi. What is Magatsuhi, and how can players make use of this resource? Magatsuhi is an in-combat resource that allows players and enemies to…

How to use Special Skills in Shin Megami Tensei V

Shin Megami Tensei V is the latest RPG from Atlus. The Shin Megami Tensei franchise allows players to enjoy turn-based combat with unique mechanics that spice up the gameplay loop. One of the unique mechanics that give players an edge in battle is Special Skills. However, these attacks have a series of requirements before players can enact them, so what…

How to use Leyline Crossing in Shin Megami Tensei V

Shin Megami Tensei V, the latest RPG from Atlus, allows players to explore the map as they make their way through the Netherworld. While there are plenty of ways to progress through the open areas of the game, Leyline Crossing is one method that makes moving around the map far faster than walking. How do players activate this mode of…

What are Search Points in Shin Megami Tensei V?

Shin Megami Tensei is the latest entry in Atlus’ long-running franchise, putting players in the shoes of a Nahobino, an otherworldly being trying to stop the ruin set to befall Tokyo. Along their journey, players will discover items of interest in areas called Search Points. Search Points are areas pointed out by Quest Navigators, NPCs that accompany players in various…

How to replenish Magatsuhi in Shin Megami Tensei V

Shin Megami Tensei V is the latest release from Atlus, and an entry in a series over 20 years in the making. Over the course of the game, players can use Magatsuhi in battle to enact Special Attacks that help turn the tide in battle, but doing so requires a full meter. How can players bolster their Magatsuhi recharge rate?…