In the Japanese RPG world, Shin Megami Tensei stands out as one of the best. Originally developed as a "punk" alternative to the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest behemoths, the saga has always gone its own way. From 1987 to 2021, the creators at Atlus have continued to craft something truly unique from the rest. Post-apocalyptic worlds, battles between deities, moral dilemmas, and societal rebirth have constantly come together to address Japan's historical crises and humanity's contemporary issues.
This book is a tribute to this cult series. It goes behind the scenes of its creation, from Aya Nishitani's founding novel to the latest Shin Megami Tensei V, and deciphers the universe of the main episodes through in-depth cultural, historical and mythological analyses. The work is examined from several angles, from its game systems to its artistic direction, including its music, its themes and its place in the JRPG industry.
LA SAGA SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI: D'APOCALYPSES EN RENAISSANCES
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