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Guide Name: Shin Megami Tensei IV
Author: Daniel Chaviers
First Published: 05-07-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 15-08-2018 / 22:16 GMT

Shin Megami Tensei IV Strategy Guide

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Useful Listings

Alignment Details

This section pretty lists every possible interaction with which alignment is affected, first for the Main Game Interactions, then for the Challenge Quest Interactions. Enjoy.

Main Game Interactions

When receiving the Gauntlet at the Gauntlet Rite…

  • Alignment +1 = Extend your arm
  • Alignment -1 = Don't extend your arm
When meeting Walter in the Barracks for the first time, he asks if you're familiar.
  • Alignment -1 = Possibly...
  • Alignment +1 = I don't believe so
When being introduced to Isabeau and she asks you your name...
  • Alignment +1 = Introduce yourself
  • Alignment -1 = Remain silent
When asked at the rooftop about being a samurai and your feelings thereof by Walter...
  • Alignment -5 = It comes naturally to me
  • Alignment +5 = It's a worthy duty
  • Alignment ±0 = I don't know
When meeting Issachar after becoming a samurai and introducing him to your friends, is he a friend of yours?
  • Alignment +1 = Yes, it is
  • Alignment -5 = I don't know this man
When fighting the demonized Issachar, do you kill him?
  • Alignment -5 = Finish him off
  • Alignment +5 = Spare him
When asked by Walter whether you think we should go through with the Monastery's quest against the Samurai Code...
  • Alignment +5 = We should
  • Alignment -1 = It is unseemly
When fighting the Minotaur...
  • Alignment -5 = Killing him, the only choice allowed
In Kasumigaseki's briefing room in the base, Jonathan will ask if you share his view on picking up relics for the Monastery...
  • Alignment +1 = I share your view of it
  • Alignment -1 = I am not so certain...
When asked by Hikaru in Shinjuku where you're from, you can say...
  • Alignment +1 = The surface
  • Alignment -5 = Remain silent
When fighting Dullahan during "Corpse Disposal", do you kill her?
  • Alignment -1 = Finish her off
  • Alignment +1 = Don't finish her off
When meeting Kuebiko during "Seat of Government", do you kill him?
  • Alignment +1 = "Kill it", which makes you also fight Kuebiko
  • Alignment -5 = "Don't kill it", which makes you fight the Harpy Horde instead
When speaking with the woman in the room in the eastern Ikebukuro underground area, what do you tell her you are?
  • Alignment +10 = I'm a human
  • Alignment -10 = I'm a demon
During the conversation with the Black Samurai, she asks if you think you could live in Tokyo, if you must.
  • Alignment +1 = I could manage it
  • Alignment -1 = I could never
  • Alignment ±0 = I don't know
Right after, the Black Samurai then disarms herself, willing to go by herself, without a struggle. Your response?
  • Alignment ±0 = Arrest her
  • Alignment -5 = Refuse
Completing Gabby's "Rescue the VIPs" quest by defeating Asmodeus.
  • Alignment +10 = Winning, the only option
When about to enter Ginza, you are challenged by a Ring of Gaea member (after being sent there by Tayama).
  • Alignment -1 = Say you came to kill Yuriko
  • Alignment +5 = Say you want to join the Ring
  • Alignment ±0 = Walk away (must do something, though)
The first question of the Tsukiji Hongwanji: Passage of Ethics test.
  • Alignment -1 = Go left
  • Alignment +1 = Go right
The second question of the Tsukiji Hongwanji: Passage of Ethics test.
  • Alignment -5 = Go left
  • Alignment +5 = Go right
The third question of the Tsukiji Hongwanji: Passage of Ethics test.
  • Alignment -5 = Go left
  • Alignment +5 = Go right
When seeing Walter outside Fujiwara's place, how do you respond?
  • Alignment +1 = Show the matchbox
  • Alignment ±0 = Walk away (must do something, though)
When Fujiwara will asks whether you think that Mikado and Tokyo could ever coexist...
  • Alignment -1 = I see no reason why not
  • Alignment +5 = It is an impossibility
The boss, Tenkai, asks near the end of the fight whether you'll reform or sustain Tokyo.
  • Alignment -1 = I'll reform it
  • Alignment +1 = I'll sustain it
  • Alignment ±0 = I don't know
Walter states Lilith's idea of humans and demons being alike. Do you agree?
  • Alignment -1 = I do indeed
  • Alignment +5 = We differ on this
When in Mikado, who do you go with?
  • Alignment +10 = Jonathan near Naraku
  • Alignment -10 = Walter in the Barracks
In Camp Ichigaya with Walter, these are automatic:
  • Alignment -1 = Killing Michizane
  • Alignment -1 = Killing Omoikane
In Camp Ichigaya with Jonathan, you meet Walter who poses a question. (Forgot actual responses, sorry.)
  • Alignment -1 = Agree with him
  • Alignment +1 = Don't
After the events in Camp Ichigaya, you get the remote to the Yamato Reactor. Do you press the big red button?
  • Alignment -5 = Press the button
  • Alignment ±0 = Don't press the button
After the events in Camp Ichigaya, a question is posed to you as to whether you've thought of why humans were born?
  • Alignment -1 = Yes, I have
  • Alignment ±0 = No, I haven't
In Blasted Tokyo's Shinjuku shelter, you meet a group. Whaddaya do?
  • Alignment -2 = Kill them before they kill us
  • Alignment +6 = Let's wait and see
Soon thereafter, you are told to show the Simplehearted Voice the Gauntlet's abilities. Do you?
  • Alignment +5 = Show him
  • Alignment -1 = Don't show him
When in Blasted Shinjuku, being offered Akira & Kiyoharu's quest...
  • Alignment +1 = Accept it (pretty much required)
  • Alignment ±0 = Don't accept
During the fight with Pluto, Walter asks if you share his viewpoint on ignoring the machine's cries about it being sent by God and the ramifications of such.
  • Alignment -1 = Quite so
  • Alignment +1 = It does beat consideration
Defeating Pluto... Automatic "Alignment -5" reduction After the events in Blasted Tokyo conclude, you get the remote to the Yamato Reactor. Do you press the big red button?
  • Alignment -5 = Press the button
  • Alignment ±0 = Don't press the button
When asked by the Infernal Tokyo's Akira where you came from...
  • Alignment +5 = Tokyo
  • Alignment ±0 = The Eastern Kingdom of Mikado
When offered the job "Shinjuku is Mine" from Akira in Infernal Tokyo, do you accept?
  • Alignment -1 = Accept it (pretty much required)
  • Alignment ±0 = Don't accept
After finishing the quest "Shinjuku is Mine", Walter asks if you're comfortable in Infernal Tokyo.
  • Alignment ±0 = I'd like to go home
  • Alignment -1 = I'm comfortable here
When entering the Infernal Tokyo's Camp Ichigaya, you are asked whether the idea of equality between the strong of the weak is odd.
  • Alignment -1 = It is strange
  • Alignment +1 = It's not strange at all
After the events in Infernal Tokyo conclude, you get the remote to the Yamato Reactor. Do you press the big red button?
  • Alignment +5 = Press the button
  • Alignment ±0 = Don't press the button
After Infernal Tokyo and meeting the White, and rejecting the idea of destroying the world, you get three more choices.
  • Alignment +10 = I'll preserve the status quo
  • Alignment -10 = I'll destroy the order of things
  • Alignment ±0 = I don't know (returns to the other question)

Challenge Quest Interactions

In the Challenge Quest, "Slaying of the Dragon of the Lake", you are asked after the battle what you think of demons…

  • Alignment +1 = You are beasts to be slain
  • Alignment -1 = You are holy spirits
Battles during the "Hunter Tournament Prelims"...
  • Alignment +1 = Spare your opponent
  • Alignment -1 = Kill him
End of the "Sunset for a Demonnapper"...
  • Alignment -1 = Make them pay
  • Alignment +1 = Let them go
Fighting Cerberus in "Banquet of Flames"...
  • Alignment -1 = Force him to obey
  • Alignment +1 = Try to talk some more
Battles during the "Hunter Tournament Finals"...
  • Alignment +1 = Spare your opponent
  • Alignment -1 = Kill him
During "Demon-Haunted Man", do you kill the Bai Suzhen after the fight?
  • Alignment +1 = Let her go
  • Alignment -1 = Finish her