You're part of the neutral master race, aren't you /v/?
>Except IV, but then again, all of IV's ending are shit, so it doesn't really coun
But it was the best ending in IV
Jesus Christ, Danny... Get it together man...
>What is Nocturne
All of the Reasons are god awful. TDE isn't that good either, but it's the one that gives the most content, so it should be the one that you go for. Kinda like the neutral ending on SMT4
Actually America is the place you're most likely to find Chaosfags, like Jimenez. Sure, they'll say they worship YHVH, but their philosophy is usually more like "fuck the weak, I'm well-off because of my own effort, you can only rely on yourself, also the government should abolish welfare and I should be able to shoot anyone who looks at me funny"
Japanese society is so incredibly ordered, rule-focused, and centered around the individual's responsibility to the community that the Law routes we tend to find absurd and restrictive seem like much more reasonable choices to some Japanese players. Kaneko even commented on this and said he was worried that all Westerners would consider Law Routes to be outright bad endings.
>not going for every ending
But, just going by what the ending entails, 1, 2, Nocturne and SJ's Neutral Endings are best.
(although I agree that you should go for True Demon End first, for the reason you said)
It has both kinds of people. Religious conservatives from America are basically authoritarian theocrats.
>can I social link with isabeau
It's called Neutral Route
>mfw she likes Rose of Versailles
Isabeau is amazing and I'm surprised she's not more popular.
>Ever going Law or Chaos in SMT
Enjoy having being [chosen deity]'s supply of nut-butter.
Neutral is pretty much the only ending that doesn't straight up crucify you and stick a giant black dick up your ass. Not so much master race as "only viable choice".
>Law looking pretty promising this time around
Johnathan just fucking sudoku's immediately at the start of Law route and I have to run errands for the cunt Archangels
At least I got to hang out with Mastema.
She has nice hands.
SMTIV handled Law/Chaos routes very, very poorly. It's sad because everything up through Blasted/Infernal Tokyo was amazing, aside from how they sidestepped the early route choice thing by doing some weird-ass Schrodinger's Flynn shit where Walter and Jonathan both remembered him helping them.
I also wish that Ring of Gaea girl hadn't gotten eaten ten minutes after she was introduced. Like why even give her a portrait? Even that one sidequest girl deserved one more.
But Law's reasonable if you look at it from an outside perspective and consider what it actually does.
It gets rid of all demons, and makes the angels leave as well, to leave only humans under their own guidance. It gets rid of the taint of demonic knowledge that would lead to devil summoning, which would inevitably lead to ruin of the world by demons/humans controlling demons.
Humans live in peace, still capable of free will and having fun, carefree times. They help one another for the sake of helping their fellow man, but are entitled to their own work too. They aren't even stuck with a bad quality of life, as they were allowed to research technology that would make life easier and more enjoyable as well.
It's pretty much the best Law ending in the series. It ends with no brainwashing, no dictatorship, no harsh living conditions, no social hierarchy, humans still socializing and having a fun time, and no otherworldly enforcers or threats whatsoever.
The only downside is the initial sacrifice, but this is one case where using "the ends justify the means" goes on to show you they actually got really good ends, and all other alternatives have shitty means to reach worse ends (chaos/neutral don't do a fucking thing about demons who will easily lead to as much slaughter as Tokyo's citizens, White just kills everything).
>you will never have a computer waifu to detect strong demons ahead for you
Neutral was so self-masturbatory like crazy. You have a personal waifu, everyone treats you as a hero, you don't REALLY have to confront Chaos/Law Heroes (because they both die before you meet them again, and they don't face you in human form), and even characterization of Chaos/Law sides is outright changed in the Neutral path.
Like the Archangels who personally destroyed the social caste system of Mikado, furious at the thought of people who saw themselves as anything but equal to one another in the eyes of god, go on to shit-talk Flynn based off of that social caste system and him being of common stock.
Like what the actual fuck. If anything, the fact Flynn is from Mikado means he was descended from the Chosen People the angels personally picked to start humanity anew.
Too bad you can bring Yamato or Ronaldo in that route.
Also did everyone else died when the new world was created or something.
nah you probably chose the sensible option evertime
Well, Europe's getting it in September, so maybe that last bit will disappear in the future. What with Atlus finally publishing one of their games over here themselves.
But why he had to change from a cute and friendly asian teenager to a bald old alien?
He is also weak as fuck in battle.
I'd be okay with this if they bothered translating the android versions. SMT 1 is out on both android and ios in Japan but they've only translated the ios version, and they can literally copy paste the translation into the android port, I'm so confused as to why they haven't yet.
But I hate mobile ports.
Not because of the /v/ hive-mind, because they seem really hard to do right, and require me to keep up with modern technology outside of consoles. If it's any indication, I hate PC gaming as well. Hence why I want all the SMTs in a collection, so I don't have to emulate them.
But yeah, I'd want them either on the 3DS or Vita. (although I know the second option is far less likely)
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey is a spin-off for DS, but was originally planned to be IV.
For various reasons, they scrapped the idea of it being IV, renamed it SJ, and eventually released the real IV for 3DS.
But, due to it originally going to be, and the similarities it bears with, the mainline SMT games, most fans consider SJ to be an "honorary mainline".
If you want to start with the main series, instead of the various spin-off series, I suggest you buy/emulate SJ.
It's for DS, and, yeah, if you want to start with the mainlines.
Alternatively, you could start with the Devil Survivor games, which are also on DS. (but the first one has an enhanced port for 3DS)
So you're saying neutral is literally the master race?