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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon

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PlayStation 2
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3.6
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Description

The events of this game occur shortly after the ones described in the first installment of the series. Once again, the player takes the role of Raidou Kuzunoha the 14th, the youngest in the long line of devil summoners. It is the Taishou period (the 1920-ies) in Japan, and once again the Capital City is threatened by supernatunal forces. Raidou works undercover at the Narumi Detective Agency, solving cases with mysterious backgrounds. It all begins when a young woman enters the office and asks the detective to find a missing man...

The game is part of the larger series dedicated to generations of devil summoners, which, in its turn, is a part of the meta-series Megaten. As in the first Raidou Kuzunoha game, the core gameplay is action-oriented. Raidou attacks enemies with swords or guns; but like before, he will need help from his demonic allies to defeat the foes. Raidou is able to summon two (as opposed to one in the first game) demons to help him in battles. The main gameplay difference is that instead of simply weakening enemies to capture them, as it was the case in the first game, now Raidou has to talk to hostile demons and persuade them to join his party, thus returning to the long-running Megaten tradition of demon negotiations as integral part of gameplay.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon PlayStation 2 Traveling with the tram.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon PlayStation 2 Oumitsunu
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon PlayStation 2 Tam Lin
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon PlayStation 2 Tam Lin missing the enemy.

Alternate Titles

  • "デビルサマナー 葛葉ライドウ 対 アバドン王" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Abaddon Ou" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

1UP PlayStation 2 May 11, 2009 A 100
RPGFan PlayStation 2 Mar 10, 2009 91 out of 100 91
Legendra PlayStation 2 Aug 01, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameZone PlayStation 2 May 29, 2009 8.9 out of 10 89
RPGFan PlayStation 2 May 06, 2009 88 out of 100 88
Entertainment Depot, The PlayStation 2 Jun 15, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Thunderbolt Games PlayStation 2 May 05, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 May 15, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Shark PlayStation 2 Jun 11, 2009 B 75
IGN PlayStation 2 May 19, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75

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