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    • TBH they should've included Shinjiro and Goro as normal characters and not DLC. P4D had eleven normal characters including Nanako, who wasn't even in the Investigation Team, with three DLC characters. P3D has nine normal characters, P5D has ten, both with five DLC characters, not to mention all of the outfits. P4D even has a couple more non-DLC songs than the other two games.

      This smells very EA to me. I get that the costs of making games is higher, but I want the same amount of content as P4D. Add Goro to P5, and Shinjiro and FUCKING KOROMARU to P3.

      (I'm still most likely getting these games, though)


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    • insaney wrote:

      P5 Dancing Star Night gets Yakuza/Ryu Ga Gotoku outfits.


      Main character - Kazuma Kiryu
      Ryuji - Ryuji Goda
      Ann - Goro Majima
      Futaba - Kage the Florist
      Yusuke - Shun Akiyama
      Makoto - Saejima Taiga
      Haru - Haruka Sawamura
      As a fan of both series I find this pretty bizarrely awesome. I too question the choice of making Ann be Majima though.
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    • Gotta say with the P5 anime, I'm not impressed with the all-out attack animation. The second episode doesn't quite seem to hold up in quality to the first, not to much surprise though since that often happens, but like the last thing I want is a mediocrization of the flashy graphic animations from the game. The intro and intro theme sure is nice and catchy, though.


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    • I think they did Ann last. Like the main character is the main character. Ryuji will be Ryuji Goda because name. Futaba is the information specialist, so she's definitely like the Florist. Yusuke is laid back and calm, which is Akiyama in spades. Makoto is the big guy, so she's Saejima. While Haru is Haru...ka.

      But then they're like "crap guys we ran out of characters, which major character could she be? Nishiki? No that would be weird."

      "Well we don't have anyone as Majima."

      "Great idea!"
    • I just realized something about the Persona 5 anime. The dancing games are coming out this spring and the anime started in the spring season. Call me a cynic who is jaded by the technical aspects of the show, but is this anime just a cheap advertisement for the dancing game?

      Who am I kidding, most anime adaptations are promotions for the source material they're based on.
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    • I've never played a Shin Megami Tensei game, or even seen one played (aside from Jack Bros.), but my understanding is that they are JRPGs with dating and life simulation elements and a strange sense of humor. Is this accurate?
      "But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin."
      "In fact," said Mustapha Mond, "you're claiming the right to be unhappy."
      "All right then," said the Savage defiantly, "I'm claiming the right to be unhappy."
      "Not to mention the right to grow old and ugly and impotent; the right to have syphilis and cancer; the right to have too little to eat; the right to be lousy; the right to live in constant apprehension of what may happen to-morrow; the right to catch typhoid; the right to be tortured by unspeakable pains of every kind." There was a long silence.
      "I claim them all," said the Savage at last.
      Mustapha Mond shrugged his shoulders. "You're welcome," he said.

      —Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
    • darkbeastganon wrote:

      I just realized something about the Persona 5 anime. The dancing games are coming out this spring and the anime started in the spring season. Call me a cynic who is jaded by the technical aspects of the show, but is this anime just a cheap advertisement for the dancing game?

      Who am I kidding, most anime adaptations are promotions for the source material they're based on.


      I doubt it.

      A P5 anime was pretty much certain. P4 was so popular that it got two shows, and 4 spinoff games. There was no way its sequel wasn't gonna get an anime at the very least.

      Vulpes wrote:

      I've never played a Shin Megami Tensei game, or even seen one played (aside from Jack Bros.), but my understanding is that they are JRPGs with dating and life simulation elements and a strange sense of humor. Is this accurate?
      Kinda?

      So, "Shin Megami Tensei" is kinda an overarching series title, and there are loads of sub-series within it.

      The ones with the life simulation elements are the Persona spinoff games, specifically Persona 3-5 (Personas 1 and 2 are set in Tokyo, but are much more "traditional" JRPGs).


      Meanwhile,t he "core" SMT titles are generally dungeon-crawl heavy JRPGs with a heavy use of world mythology and cyberpunk ideas, and each spinoff series has its own elements common to it.


      The elements universal to every SMT game, regardless of sub-series are:

      The demons. The exact roster varies from title to title, but most of them appear in multiple games.


      The magic/elemental system: This gets tweaked from game to game, but the basic elements (fire, force/wind, electric, ice, physical [melee/range/slash/pierce], light, dark, and almighty) tend to stay the same, and many of the spells carry over (think how Final Fantasy titles do stuff).


      An urban setting. Even the titles that quickly leave, or don't start in, an urban area usually have some modern-city as a setting in them, usually Tokyo.


      Using technology to summon/control demons. Pretty much the only games that don't use technology for this are the Persona titles, where it's more explicitly a kind of magic.


      A law vs. chaos theme: The two major factions in almost every SMT game are Law and Chaos. Not all games have this (Persona, again, largely ignores this) but most of them do. Generally there's a 3rd option of choosing neither.


      Dark stories. Things get dark in most SMT games. People will be murdered, betrayed, and ruined in a variety of ways. Core SMT games pretty much all open with the end of the world, and most of the spinoffs involve trying to stop the destruction of everything.


      Difficult boss battles: Every SMT game, spinoff or not, has really tough boss battles that require you understand and make use of the battle mechanics.



      So yeah, those are the big similarities that carry across most entries in the series. As always, there are exceptions, but no SMT game strips out more than a few of those.

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    • darkbeastganon wrote:

      I just realized something about the Persona 5 anime. The dancing games are coming out this spring and the anime started in the spring season. Call me a cynic who is jaded by the technical aspects of the show, but is this anime just a cheap advertisement for the dancing game?

      Who am I kidding, most anime adaptations are promotions for the source material they're based on.


      I just hope they make Persona 6 instead of a Persona 3 remake so help me door-kun.
    • SInce we're unimpressed with the P5 anime, I'm gonna spew some stuff I like from the Persona anime adaptations for the sake of positivity.


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      -Detective Loveline and the Social Links two parter in the P4 anime. Not much to say other than that I enjoyed watching Nanako and Yu's hilarious shenanigans.
      -Adachi's POV story from Golden. Golden doesn't seem to be very liked by the fanbase and its easy to see why. I actually had difficulty finishing most of the episodes. The exception to this was the episode showing things from Adachi's point of view. We get a look at his psyche revolving around his dissatisfaction with his life, adding much more depth to his character. One thing I like is that it doesn't try hard to make us feel sympathy for him like most other stories would do. The following episode isn't as good, but I did like the vision Yu has of Adachi's psyche, due to the mentioned stuff being summarized by being told in visuals, mood and music.
      -Ken and Shinjiro's brotherly relationship in the Midsummer Knight's Dream. In the film, Ken initially looks up to Shinji after he saves them from a Shadow. They even spend some time together at the summer festival. These bonding moments makes it all the more tragic when Ken discovers Shinji is the reason his mother dead due to his Persona going berserk, also increasing the impact when Shinji dies protecting Ken.
      -Yu Narukami's desperation when and after Nanako is kidnapped. Sometimes having your protagonist voiced can increase the emotional impact of a scenario and Johnny Yong Bosch sells it, especially when he begs Nanako to hold on as she dies.
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    • I see that Persona V is on sale on the PS4 Store (for about half off). I've been eying this series for a little while, but have not been sure it would be for me, but I might like to try. I figure with that price it might be the best time? I don't have a lot of money, but got a little money for graduation. I was hoping to buy some games for my Switch, but there just isn't much on that system at this point for me.

      I suppose this is the worst kind of post, because how would anyone know if they should recommend this series to me specifically or not? *sigh* Oh well. lol.

      I've never really played M-rated games before, by the way. However, I know this is an anime game, and I've been okay watching more violent anime like Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (aside from the cruelty to dogs, but that's for another topic), so this should be okay, right?
    • Since it's Golden Week in Japan right now a bunch of Japanese-inspired games are up to 50% off.

      If you liked JoJo then I think you would enjoy Persona; a lot of the "intense" stuff doesn't get nearly as bad as Jojo so you should be fine with everything portrayed in the game. Worst comes to worst you can look up the ESRB page for the specific reasons why it is rated M haha