Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Famitsu Review Score: 36/40, Impressions, Story is 80 Hours Long

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Weekly Famitsu issue #1852, releasing on June 6, 2024 includes their review of Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Review Score

  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (NSW/PS4/PS5/XBX/PC) – 9/9/9/9 [36/40]

Comments from Famitsu reviewers include:

  • There are improvements to make is easier to play, such as the ability to save anywhere and improved maps.
  • The game is packed with content, so it is a great deal for first time players.
  • Experienced players will enjoying seeing the differences in the story.
  • Combat and growth aspects have been deepened.
  • A fun part is noticing differences between this game and the original release, so it is important to have knowledge of the previous game.
  • Systems and the UI have been significantly improved
  • One route takes 80 hours to complete. (Note: In their Shin Megami Tensei V review, famitsu gave the completion time for one playthrough as 50 hours).
  • The new scenario turns into a completely different story from around the mid-point.

Shin Megami Tensei V Famitsu Review Comparison

Famitsu also gave the original release of Shin Megami Tensei V scores of 9/9/9/9 [36/40].

In comparison to other Shin Megami Tensei games:

  • Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS) – 9/9/10/9 [37/40]
  • Shin Megami Tensei V (NSW) – 9/9/9/9 [36/40]
  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (NSW/PS4/PS5/XBX/PC)9/9/9/9 [36/40]
  • Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne (PS2) – 9/9/9/9 [36/40]
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (NDS) – 9/9/9/9 [36/40]
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (3DS) – 9/9/8/9 [35/40]
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (3DS) – 9/8/8/8 [33/40]

This Week’s Famitsu Review Scores

  • MotoGP 24 (NSW/PS4/PS5/XBX/PC) – 8/8/8/8/ [32/40]
  • Construction Simulator (NSW/PS4/PS5/XBX/PC) – 7/8/7/7 [29/40]
  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (NSW/PS4/PS5/XBX/PC)9/9/9/9 [36/40]

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will be released on Nintendo Switch, PS4/PS5, Steam, Xbox and Windows PC on June 14, 2024 worldwide.

— Ryokutya