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Teen, 14 years old Written bysarmed August 21, 2009
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

i love it

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 16 years old Written byFunHorror December 31, 2009
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Give it to a teenager/adult who likes RPG's, but not to children.

...Eh. Pretty dead-on, but calling it "teen angst" implies that the main concern is something trivial, which is simply not the case. You'd be pretty shocked/sad too if you were locked inside the Yamanote Circle by the government, demons were attacking you, and you could see that nobody trapped with you has long to live.

Devil Survivor does contain information on landmarks within the Yamanote Circle, but keep in mind that the story doesn't focus as much on the setting as much as, say, The World Ends With You.

Moving right along, it's shockingly easy for an Atlus game, (which is to say that the difficulty is about average) so younger players can grasp it pretty readily. For a game where you tame demons, it actually isn't so scary, since many of the more creepy-looking demons have hilarious messages. (For example, Kikimoras are the spirits of unbaptized children/aborted fetuses, and they look a tad freaky in-game, but their messages in the Devil Auction are mostly about their love of Dia, which is a healing spell.)

There are some good role models in the game, but keep in mind that this is a Megaten game, so there will be no shortage of moral ambiguity.

All in all, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone under 13. The setting is somewhat grim and the monsters can get both cute and disturbing, so it's not a great idea to give this to a kid.

What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written byHowBoutDemApples May 16, 2013
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

Good but not for kids.

Great. Like the review said, some skimpy outfits on the demons and blood puddles underneath people who die (they disappear quickly though, leaving no graphic images). They use sh** and bi*** and bas**** but only when they are angry.

The positive message is that you aren't bound by fate.

Overall one of the best games i've played with an amazing story. The plot is a little creepy if you imagine yourself in their situation, but it's great nonetheless. The battle system is fun and classic too.

What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing