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Old 23-10-09, 18:26   #1
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Old 23-10-09, 18:42   #2
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I can't be the only Megami Tensei fan on these forums, can I?
What do you think? You´re dubious, it´d seem.
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Old 23-10-09, 18:46   #3
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I've heard great things about the Persona 4 storytelling, but making friggin' everyday school activities a centrepiece of a video game is just off-putting. Karaoke? Really? I play video games to do stuff I can't in real life. I can do school in real life.

Can someone try and sell me this game because I do nevertheless feel like I'm missing out on the rest of it :/
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Old 23-10-09, 19:08   #4
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Can someone try and sell me this game because I do nevertheless feel like I'm missing out on the rest of it :/
Ahem

Persona 4 = Simplicity

And Simplicity equals Excellency in this case, so:

Persona 4 = Excellency

There´s no way to describe how wonderful P4 is. I don´t know if it takes the PS2 to its engine limits, due to its simplicity, but it does take it to its fun limits and breaks every single barrier.

You immediately fall in love with the characters, the strongest and most brilliant aspect of the game. You can´t help feeling they are your friends and that you´re the protagonist of the story (a story that will lead you through over 70 hours for your 1st playthrough, with 3 different endings to see and different ways and moments to end the game).

I admit the plot could have been better, mostly when you compare it to P3´s. Persona 3´s plot is magnificent, a masterpiece, though the characters don´t get to be like those of P4.

The gameplay in P4 is solid. The controls are responsive and the battle music is catchy (and impossible not to enjoy). The whole Tarot Arcana theme and the fact that there´re over 120 Personas (which you´re to "Junction", like in FFVIII, so as to have different abilities in battle) you can create so as to blast your enemies, make it quite an interesting and special game.

It´s a non-stop playthrough too. When I played the game I´d dispose of sleep if necessary to finish a dungeon and know how the story would proceed. "Addictive" is the way to put it.

I´d try to sell it much better, but I´m in a hurry right now But believe in Yuna, Forwen, give her your resolve
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Old 23-10-09, 19:31   #5
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I have Persona 4! I only paid £10 for it!
This was the first SMT game I ever got and I loved it. I hope they do a P5!
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Persona 3 and Persona 4 are two of my favourite video games (and I mean right at the top). I own Digital Devil Saga 2 as well, although I've not actually gotten round to playing that game yet.
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Do I have to have played the previous games to understand the later ones in the series? It'd be cool to give them a try, and Im hearing good things about 4.
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Do I have to have played the previous games to understand the later ones in the series? It'd be cool to give them a try, and Im hearing good things about 4.
Nope. The games all have an independent story, though they take place in the same universe.
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Nope. The games all have an independent story, though they take place in the same universe.
Good news then

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Old 24-10-09, 18:43   #10
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Thank you for your time good sir Memorable characters are a major sell. The problem, though, is that all those Japanese insert-self-here protagonists are male. They work only if you succeed to well, insert yourself in their place, otherwise they are pesky at best and Cloud at worst.

I do own Persona 3, actually, but got bogged down in those inherently silly 'day activities'... A school theme can be very fun (I wanna study at Balamb), but it just can't be the focus of the whole project for me. The cute girl was cute, though, and you can't fail with a redhead
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