Shin Megami Tensei’s criticism continues with a Hindu community

The portal Malayalam Daily News he published an article protesting against the portrayal of the Hindu gods in the video game franchise he developed Atlus, Shin Megami Tensei. «The Hindu gods Ganesha, Hanuman, Kali, Lakshmi, Sarasvati, Shiva, Vishnu, etc., are said to be among the various demons used in “Shin Megami Tensei” video games.»Writes the article.

In fact, this is not the first time this criticism of a particular franchise has been made for this reason (a few months ago the same thing happened with “Shuumatsu no Valkyrie”), and the article continues: «The gods and goddess of the Hindus are a sacrilege, highly esteemed by the zealousFamous Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said today in a statement in Nevada. Company responsible as Sega Sammy Group, who claimed to be “at the height of society's ethical and public expectations”, They should not denounce the deep beliefs of “others” and ridicule whole communities; Said Zed, who is president of the Hindu Universal Society».

In fact, although the article is from the West, it has managed to reach commentary forums in Japan, where it has elicited the following comments: «This is an opportunity for Atlus. They should make a presentation to the president of the Universal Society of Hinduism how Shin Megami Tensei's supporters support Hindu mythology, and thus gain Hindu support»,«So they would not have problems if they were gods within the video game rather than the demons? It is quite contradictory“Y”There was something similar in Pokémon. This franchise seems to have been banned in a Middle Eastern country because the concept of “evolution” went against the teachings of Islam. I think it's better to withdraw the franchise from a small market than to make changes to satisfy them.».

General Summary Shin Megami Tensei

Each title focuses on the extraordinary that invades the ordinary, while the two main series Megami Tensei focus on different things: Shin Megami Tensei focuses more on the main character gaining the power needed to survive in a world ruled by tyrant gods., And Persona focuses on interpersonal relationships and group group psychology. During its existence, the series incorporated aspects of Gnosticism, various mythologies, and world religions, including Christianity and Buddhism, early science fiction, Jungian archetypes and psychology, the occult, punk, and cyberpunk.

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