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Who would enjoy Devil Survivor 2 (anime) more?
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Posted 4/7/13
So I saw that Devil Survivor 2 is a new entry into Crunchyroll, and it seemed interesting. I never watched Devil Survivor 1, so I tried looking it up and it turns out there isn't one. Its an anime adaptation of the video game for the 3DS. The only Shin Megami Tensei game I played was Persona 3, so I never played any of these games.

So, my question is, if you guys played the game and watched the anime, what do you think? Is this anime more catered to people who played the games, or does it seem like anyone can get into it without knowing anything about it? There would probably be some cameos from the first game depending on how connected the two are, if they are at all, but if it seems too overwhelming and I won't understand at all, I won't even bother.
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It would cost you 20 minutes to just watch the damn Episode and find out.... oh man...

You can just watch the anime, you dont need to have played the games.
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Posted 4/7/13
DS.. not 3DS.. the 3DS versions are just enhanced ports. anyway, enough nitpicking from me.. personally, the anime is stand-alone. if anything, you'd just be disappointed in the anime if you'd played the game. myself, I'm one that's played the game. so I'm a little disappointed.
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You do not need to have played Devil Survivor 1 to understand Devil Survivor 2, they are completely unrelated plots and are sequels only in name.

And although I have only played Devil Survivor 1, I've heard from some of the people on CR who have played DS2 and watched the first episode say that they either enjoyed the first episode or were a little irked by it because there were a few changes from the game to anime adaptation.

Basically, just watch it, you'll be alright lol
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Posted 4/7/13
I've only recently started playing ATLUS games, so for the most part, I don't think you need to play the games to appreciate the anime.

I think the first adaptation was Persona: Trinity Soul, an adaptation of Persona 3. While enjoyable, I think this wasn't the best adaptation. Persona 4, however, was excellent. The anime stands on its own very well. I believe Devil Survivor will follow suit. You won't need to play the game in order to understand it.

The games are better, of course. There's more time for extra details and you spend more time in the worlds. It's only natural that you'll get more attached to the characters and story when that's the case.
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Posted 4/7/13
Trinity Soul is a quasi-sequel to Persona 3 that, except for one cameo, might as well be unrelated. Persona 4, on the other other hand, is true to the game, and, since Devil Survivor 2 is being done by the same studio, there is every reason to expect that it will be equally faithful to the source (within reason, as there is only so much that can be done in a 12-episode stretch).
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I feel like you'll probably enjoy it more if you haven't played the game. They changed a ton of stuff already in the first episode, which has really annoyed a lot of fans of the game. Personally, I don't mind, since they were changes to make this series feel more like an anime and less like a game that you can just watch, like Persona 4 The Animation felt.

From people who haven't played the game, the most negative comments I've heard is that it feels like a typical shounen show. Although, they are kind of wrong about that. At least, depending in which direction the anime goes.
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