As we journey through a demon-haunted Taishō era Japan, we have an enigmatic encounter with the very-still alive Rasputin, do battle with the Marquis of Hell, and are forced to turn down an offer to let a corpse army kill the rich. Meanwhile, we learn more about the enigmatic red caped figure and learn more about the curse befalling Kaya Daidōji.
We jump back to the early 20th Century to join the adventures of apprentice detective Raidou Kuzunoha and his trusty talking cat. When a client in distress requests that Raidou and his boss kill her, they're ambushed by mysterious men wearing red capes who kidnap the client. Raidou is then thrust into a dimension-spanning investigation to get to the bottom of the case, but the apprentice detective has one advantage against the forces that stand in his way: the ability to summon demons.
We conclude our coverage of Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, which poses the question: can demons truly conquer a digital world? Or maybe they already have? Along the way, we get to the bottom of the Algon Soft mystery, wonder whether a planned city ever works out, and face off with one of the forgotten old gods, who may represent little more than nothingness.
Apologies for the delay releasing this late: due to some life issues, and some audio problems that were difficult to work around, the editing process took much longer than expected. The audio on this isn't as polished as we'd like, and we're working to fix the issues before our next recording.
We dig deeper into the secrets of cyberpunk city, Amani City, and its virtual reality counterpart, Paradigm X. Along the way we battle robot chimps, get sexy sax man Judah's devil-summoning saxophone, and face off with a dolphin.
A new era of Megaten Marathon kicks off as Paul and new permanent co-hosts Alex D’Arata-Wolfe and Allisa James delve into Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers. As you may have gathered from the title, this is a game where you summon demons. But there’s a twist: the demons are invading a very ‘90s version of cyberspace!
Alissa's Shin Megami Tensei 4 articles for DualShockers:
We embark on the seas of sunken Tokyo and infiltrate a ship full of elites, lying, stealing and fighting our way to get letters of introduction. Who is the Cleaner? The mysterious IT guy who never leaves his cabin? And what lies behind the golden door?
Alex and Paul dig deep into the exposition fest that is this late-game chapter. In the interim, Akechi joins the team at long last, we learn some not-too-surprising twists, and get a glimpse of Sae's dark side.
BEWARE THE BEAUTY THIEF. Alex D'Arata Wolfe joins Paul to discuss our team's summer fun in Hawaii, get in an argument with our cat, and whether capitalism is the true Hamburglar.