Digital Devil Saga 2 Storyline

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Atlus's Official Storyline

The black sun bleeds despair across the land of Nirvana...

Serph, leader of the Embryon, wanders aimlessly through the lifeless streets before him. In the Junkyard, his Tribe fought a gruesome war, hoping that the light of heaven would relieve their suffering. In the end, Serph's world vanished, along with the comrades who stood by his side.

All that awaited him in Nirvana were endless streets littered with the silent remains of human statues.

The Promised Land was nothing but a new hell...

Catching Up Since the Original

Obviously the original Digital Devil Saga deals with how Serph and his Tribe got to this point to begin with. They fought long and hard to get to what they figured would be a Paradise, a place where they'd no longer be required to fight. At the same time, one wonders what purpose this could have possibily served before their transformation and their realization of emotion; after all, they knew nothing beyond battle and tactics to begin with. Obviously, things changed and the Embryon (as well as their rivals) found themselves questioning their past, their present and their future. The only thing that remained clear was that the Karma Temple (and in turn, the appearance of Sera and the Temple's interest in her very being), in some way, held the answers.

After finishing off all the other Tribe leaders in the Junkyard, Serph and his friends made their way through the Karma Temple. Their goal at this point was to simply reach Sera and set things straight. Unfortunately, once they made it to the very top, they came upon a woman by the name of Angel. Angel had appeared earlier in the game as a very different entity, one that may, at the time, been assumed to be some sort of religious figurehead. Angel quickly presented herself as their main antagonist and the reason why they were all in their current states to begin with. She possessed a level of control over their surroundings that no one else had.

Upon defeating Angel in battle, Serph attacked one last time, destroying a green object in the process. At this point the world around them began to disappear. Serph and his comrades tried their best to reach the center of the destruction in an attempt to escape it. Gale also extended this offer to Angel herself, who was understandably surprised. Unfortunately, the resulting explosion from the commotion tossed everyone away and they disappeared into the whiteness that surrounded them.

Following this scene, we are shown Serph in a radically different locale. It is more similar to a modern earth with skyscrapers and people all about him. However, these people are made of stone, the sun is blacked out as if in an eternal eclipse and the world all around is an arid wasteland.

Continued Ideas

Serph quickly realizes this is not the Promised Land he and his allies and enemies were fighting to reach. It is the real world; a world consumed by destruction and chaos. Reunited with some of the Embryon Tribe, Serph gets tied up in a resistance force against a familar entity: the Karma Society. The Embryon are also faced with the general idea that they're simply not supposed to exist in this world.

This story beyond this deals heavily with the ideas of real life versus virtual life. How much they tie into each other, how real one is compared to the other and so forth. In many ways it is similar in concept to films such as The Matrix and other "cyberpunk" media before it. Concepts of environmentalism, class systems and the general value of human life also affect the story in varying ways.