Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux is a 3DS-enhanced port of the original Shin Megami: Strange Journey. In this entry of the storied RPG franchise, the Earth is polluted, overpopulated and rife with war and corruption. Amidst the madness of the planet, a small black hole starts to form around the South Pole, and quickly begins expanding outward.
World leaders quell public knowledge of the strange phenomenon, which they call the Schwarzwelt. After sending in several probes to understand what's happening, they realize that they have to send soldiers and scientists in to investigate once the probes end up being destroyed. Working together, they develop special military gear called Demonica suits and begin recruiting for the dangerous mission.
This is where you come in. As the protagonist, you're a hardened American military man. You're assigned to one of four large research vehicles, which are en route to the Schwarzwelt. As you and your comrades barrel through into the unknown, the four vehicles get separated in a storm.
This is where the titular strange journey begins. The turn-based RPG will test your mettle and your alignment. Will you be an agent of the law? Perhaps you'd prefer to let your chaotic side out in this odd land? Will you stay the neutral line and carve your own path? Your decisions in the story will determine not just the ending, but also your interactions with the various demons in the game.
The Schwarzwelt is home to hundreds of demon species, each with their own strengths, weaknesses and alignments. Using the Demonica suit's power, you can negotiate with these demons. Acquiring demons for your team is highly important for survival, so be sure to sharpen your negotiation skills. It just might save your life in the insane world of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux.