Shin Megami Tensei: Ideal
Sorry to disappoint but no there is not a game being made called Shin Megami Tensei: Ideal; but what if there were?
Were there to be an ideal Megami Tensei game what would you like it to be? What kind of characters would you want? In what direction would the plot go? Gameplay? Which Megami Tensei branch would it be a part of?
Clearly Megami Tensei games have the trademark of using extensive amounts of mythology from a diverse number of cultures, but is there one you ever wish was focused on a bit more? Are there any Gods, Goddess, Demons and the in-between you would like to see or have more focus? Maybe focusing on different philosophical elements?
What about gameplay concepts you think might work well? Are there any mechanics you would like to see implemented?
My Shin Megami Tensei: Ideal would go a bit like this, now mind you it's not fleshed out at all.
-I would want the gameplay to be similar Devil Survivor but with an added twist to the actual battles. In battle I would have it set up that you could do combination attacks with two demons, but at the price of a turn. Combining attacks would allow you to create stronger moves, and in a special twist weaker moves. Clearly if one were to mix Bufu and Agi the resulting move would be as good as a splash of warm-water in the face.
-I would love to the concept of Nirvana played with, I really haven't seen it used in a Megami Tensei game myself. It's a platform I could even see Lucifer utilizing.
-A few more Lovecraftian demons might be nice, as well as some native American gods. Maybe even C.S Lewis' Screwtape would make a nice addition?
-A Celtic myth base might not be too bad, of course that would just be the core story.
-Actually fighting YHWH
-I love Norse Mythology, some touches of it would be what I would want. Loki is a bit over-used, but I don't care~ Hugin and Munin could be cool.
-A forum would be an interesting plot element, a fairly high level of interactivity would be nice.