Lost Dimension Demo Out Right Now

By Spencer . July 30, 2014 . 9:48pm

If you want to see the next RPG from Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey developer Lancarse login to a Japanese PlayStation Network account. Furyu just released a demo for Lost Dimension, a JRPG where you guide Sho and members of S.E.A.L.E.D. to battle The End. The demo is free to download and on PS3 requires 774.6 MB of space.

 

Lost Dimension comes out in Japan next week.


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  • DragKudo

    Yay

  • samsneeze

    No PS4? I wouldn’t mind giving it a shot.

  • Kornelious

    I didn’t realize it was coming out this soon….Hopefully that means there will be a localization soon! :D

  • Raze

    Anyone played it yet?

    Some review here will be great

  • RablaAndrews

    Oh, didn’t even know this existed.

    Gonna go grab it.

  • Godmars

    Are JP devs the only ones making demos nowadays?

    • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

      Seriously…

  • Rentekabond

    So, after playing the first level of the demo with a very rudimentary understanding of Japanese, I found myself having a really good time with it. I was describing it to my friends as a mix of Valkyria Chronicles, Fire Emblem and FFTactics gameplay wise (I used games they’ve played to give them an idea of how it works.

    There are Player Phases and Enemy Phase where each team takes turns moving their units (Standard). Each person has a Movement radius that seemed to deplete as you moved around in general, so even if you didn’t attack you could lower your movement until you’re no longer able to at all. Luckily, there was a way to reset the movement, so no harm there. There were 5 options per character: Attack, Abilities, Support Abilities, Items, and End. Each char had a variety of different ranges, buffs, heals, etc to choose from.

    The game looked like an HD Persona and, to me, looked like a good mix of Anime styling and 3d graphics without relying too much on cel Shading. As a personal Note, there was very little blatant fanservice to be found, which I liked as well.

    Personally, the demo definitely put the game on my watch list and I really hope it gets an english release soon, as the gameplay was fun and the characters looked interesting enough.

    Edit: This was the Ps3 version and I stopped soon after the first level because it moved to a section where you talk to your teammates and seem to build up friendship with them. I can’t read Japanese nearly well enough to bother with it, so I decided to end it there, satisfied with what I’d played.

    • DanielGearSolid

      This was very helpful

    • Wrathful

      Good to see this game managed to be competent. It sounds like the combat system is pretty deep and engaging. Hopefully the story turns out great, I’d be pretty sad to see any JRPG on Vita getting 7 again.

  • DragKudo

    Man this was awesome It kept giving the feel of the game was like Virtue’s Last Reward mixed with SMT’s post apocalyptic world. Couldn’t understand what they were saying but I kind of could guess. Only thing I wish they would have done is put in an option to save because this demo is long.

    Gameplay was fun used my partner’s dead bodies to block the enemies path so I COULD WAIL on it. The camera sucks though.

    Also I already got a team when the full game comes out.
    Grey Hair
    Redhead
    Samus Looking girl who floats
    Blonde boy
    Seashell head girl

  • DragKudo

    11 Souls,1 Tower, 1 End

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    Sweet. Gonna download it now, and play it later =)

  • Princess_Eevee9

    Sounds good.

  • Gin

    The Judgement system is pretty sweet. When you erase a party member, they leave Final Materia behind which you can use to strengthen the surviving members, by giving them the power of the person that was erased. Certain skills in the skill tree require certain Final Materia, which creates a dilemma: Deliberately stack the vote so you can get a powerful skill or accuse the actual traitor?

    Since greater trust also unlocks more conversations and therefore more information about a character, that presents another dilemma: You’re interested in a certain character you suspect to be the traitor. Do you sabotage the vote in order to have more time to learn about them or do you have them erased? You can also do the opposite, deliberately offing a character you hate, traitor or not.

    The dialogue’s pretty good. There’s even talk about how Sho is ‘safe’ and doesn’t have to worry about being erased, which of course the player knows because they’re playing as him, but the reasoning in-game is that The End seems to especially hate him, making it unlikely that he’s the traitor. Of course, the counter argument of ‘well, maybe The End is being particularly harsh on him BECAUSE he’s the traitor’ also comes out.

    The fact that the 11 party members are the only ones of a larger force to successfully get into the Pillar indicates something in-common, which Marco suggests is the fact that they all have Gifts. (But if you look at 0:03 in the trailer in this post, you’ll see a bunch of kids, three of whom are obviously a younger Agito, Himeno, and Nagi.)

    Depending on how well characters do in battle, they get more votes in the Judgement system. For example, Sho, Toya, and Zenji (my top three in the battle rankings) all had two to everyone else’s one, which means that depending on who you use, convincing certain people becomes more important that convincing others.

    I already preordered so if the demo sucked, I was going to punch someone, but now I’m more excited than ever.

    • Luis Es.

      Thanks for explaining judgment.. I had no idea what i was really doing nor did i have any idea about what vision was. But So far I REALLY LOVE the demon it’s so much fun and has interesting things to do other then the combat.

  • Afternoon Intergalactic

    Finally a use for my JP PSN account..

  • Ric Vazquez

    Time to dust off my JP PSN account…

  • Ric Vazquez

    I so want this localized, if not I guess it means putting extra houras into my japanese studying XD

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