Relevant for platform: PS5
It’s not the first time with Japanese games that spin-offs turn out to be more popular than the main series. For example, oh Drakengard few have heard, but oh NieR: Automata know millions of gamers. Here is the publisher Atlus same: Persona known all over the world, and Shin megami tensei – for many, this is just a set of incomprehensible words. Apparently to prepare players for the upcoming Shin megami tensei v, the developers decided to remind them of one of its predecessors. True, to interest a large audience Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster is unlikely to be able to.
Plus for minus
The name does not deceive – this is just a remaster with support for high resolution, and there are practically no significant innovations or changes in it. The game looks nice: the textures are better than in the original, the locations are nicer. But the frame rate has not been increased – everything is still running at 30 fps. And videos are played in 4: 3 format and stand out from the rest with poor quality.
Sound has its pros and cons, too. On the one hand, many of the story-critical dialogues are now fully voiced. Initially, the game was created without taking into account the voice acting, so you can change the names of some heroes at your discretion and they will change in the subtitles. Accordingly, in the remaster, the actors do not read your inventions, saying instead “he”, “she”, “teacher” and so on – this is the norm for Japanese games. On the other hand, the soundtrack was not touched at all, and the music of the PS2 era remained pinched.