everything rad is good for you: a persona/shin megami thread

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i used it on my third go thru, partly because beating the Reaper is one of the achievements and it's the only way to do it, partly because i wanted to beat the NG+ boss(es). you can do it to the degree of moderation you want, it's probably the best way to be able to fuse some of the rarer high level personae too.

the Warnock of Clodhop Mountain (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 20:23 (three years ago) link

my first go of P3 feels considerably harder than P5 in some ways, not least the dungeons

the Warnock of Clodhop Mountain (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 20:24 (three years ago) link

Yoshitsune is probably enough for the secret boss, you don't need a 100% invulnerable persona. i did abuse the reaper trick in ng+ but that was because i wanted to 100% the compendium (and don't recall if i actually did it or not)

i'm no smt expert but of the few i've played p5 seemed the most forgiving

chihuahuau, Tuesday, 23 October 2018 20:38 (three years ago) link

OK I'm about to start finals and, as I understand it, after that I can finally fuse Yoshitsune. I've managed to max all my social stats, I've maxed 2/3s of my confidants (or will once the I reach the date for the story ones), I'll have 300K-400K yen, and I've managed to fuse Trumpeter, Throne, and Black Frost, plus I've got a Siegfried with Null (or Evade) Nuke (I keep wanting to put a magic skill on him but I don't have any appealing skill cards).

When this game is good, it is rad.

Is Guardians of the Galaxy worse than it used to be? (Leee), Thursday, 25 October 2018 17:51 (three years ago) link

Having maxed Ryuji and then Reaper farming to level 77, I can say now that his instakill ability is totally annoying. If I have open persona slots, then I automatically get that persona, whether or not they're in my compendium, but when I'm full up, the game just sez that I can't recruit that persona and doesn't even give me the option to choose a persona to set free.

Anyway, I fused Yoshi, and also Satan even though his elemental resistances are kind of underwhelming.

Is Guardians of the Galaxy worse than it used to be? (Leee), Friday, 26 October 2018 17:12 (three years ago) link

hassou tobi your way to victory

chihuahuau, Friday, 26 October 2018 18:18 (three years ago) link

Beat it last night! Felt bad (really bad) standing up Hifumi on Valentine's, but Mako-chan seems like the game's canonical romance.

Can't wait to start NG+!

Is Guardians of the Galaxy worse than it used to be? (Leee), Saturday, 27 October 2018 16:49 (three years ago) link

Hah and I wasn't able to level Yoshi enough to get Hassou Tobi. 😐

Is Guardians of the Galaxy worse than it used to be? (Leee), Saturday, 27 October 2018 16:50 (three years ago) link

if they're not going to give us P5 on switch, can they at least give us P4 golden and P3 FES ?

||||||||, Saturday, 27 October 2018 19:05 (three years ago) link

lol the dog

the Warnock of Clodhop Mountain (Noodle Vague), Friday, 2 November 2018 13:03 (three years ago) link

I started NG+ (main goal is to max all confidants this time), but dang @ how long the game takes to let go of your hand is maddening. Otoh murdering Palace 1 enemies with Yoshi is very satisfying.

I Got Stopped By a Lady Cop on my Automobileee (Leee), Monday, 12 November 2018 19:55 (three years ago) link

I also have been eyeing P4, $10 on PS3 seems worthwhile.

I Got Stopped By a Lady Cop on my Automobileee (Leee), Monday, 12 November 2018 19:57 (three years ago) link

Not available in the UK :(

Only 120 hours into P3 tho so no rush

two Barongs don't make a Wight (Noodle Vague), Monday, 12 November 2018 21:03 (three years ago) link

Finished the main game. Damn these people know how to push my emo buttons.

Danton Lok (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 21 November 2018 16:50 (three years ago) link

i'm finally playing persona 4

it's cool how unlike anything else this still is despite a decade of being an Influential Game

ciderpress, Monday, 26 November 2018 02:31 (three years ago) link

are these games a fixed length in in game days or will doing the cases sooner than i have to cause me to miss out on free time?

ciderpress, Monday, 26 November 2018 17:39 (three years ago) link

No, it just frees you up to work on your stats, social links etc

Bound 4 da Remoan (Noodle Vague), Monday, 26 November 2018 18:55 (three years ago) link

ok that's what i figured just wanted to make sure since my inclination is to rush the first case so i have a full party

ciderpress, Monday, 26 November 2018 19:16 (three years ago) link

iirc the december one should be delayed as much as possible because unlike the previous cases you do miss out on free time. for all others it's better to rush asap because s-links will refuse to hang out when close to the deadline

chihuahuau, Monday, 26 November 2018 21:52 (three years ago) link

Ladies, if he:

-Never texts you first
-Never uses his real name
-Claims a house cat "insists" he sleep after a single task
-Hardly says two words at a time

He's not your man. He's Joker and is probs dating all your friends too and you should all attack him on Valentine's Day

— Erika Harlacher (@ErikaHarlacher) November 26, 2018

Newsted joins this band and quickly he’s subdued (Leee), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 02:23 (three years ago) link

finished the first case, the boss took 3 tries bc the second time i played it perfectly until the last couple rounds where i tried to swap out to a weaker persona for one turn to use its cure spell and the MC immediately got one-shot due to the lower stats. pretty dumb

ciderpress, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 15:14 (three years ago) link

the dungeons are definitely the weakest link here, i know attritiony dungeon crawlers are atlus's thing and they need to be long enough that they become an element of the time management game rather than being clearable in a day but still. theyre real long for how featureless they are.

ciderpress, Monday, 3 December 2018 01:45 (three years ago) link

the soul is both infinite and monotonous

(° . ° )― (Lamp), Monday, 3 December 2018 16:21 (three years ago) link

yeah at the same time i can't imagine how i'd change them in keeping with the game

ciderpress, Monday, 3 December 2018 16:31 (three years ago) link

i cant remember much about the P4 dungeons which sort of makes your point for you. the dungeon stuff is definitely less evocative than tartarus was in P3 but i do remember thinking some of the visual stuff was interesting. idk

the fan-made edit of P3FES posted on youtube thats just all the anime cutscenes is the best anime ever made imo

(° . ° )― (Lamp), Monday, 3 December 2018 16:37 (three years ago) link

i'll play 3 at some point. my only real exposure to persona before this was watching my college roommate play 3 when it first came out, i don't really remember much about it though other than that it had roughly the same presentation as this

ciderpress, Monday, 3 December 2018 19:07 (three years ago) link

ok i spent an entire play session grinding last night so i think they've finally got me

ciderpress, Thursday, 6 December 2018 14:20 (three years ago) link

i beat what seemed to be the final boss but its still going so i guess theres a postgame

ciderpress, Tuesday, 18 December 2018 02:18 (three years ago) link

postgame bonus dungeon seems obnoxious but i guess i'll do it since i've come this far

ciderpress, Tuesday, 18 December 2018 05:18 (three years ago) link

finished the game w/ the true ending. enjoyed it overall but its exhaustingly long and kinda drags in bits especially the summer months. i could imagine this being my favorite rpg if i had played it 10 years ago but today it just lands at pretty good. will def play 3 and 5 at some point but not right away

ciderpress, Tuesday, 18 December 2018 21:46 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

yeah it's a similar upgrade to p4 golden as expected. the additions in golden other than quality of life tweaks mostly kinda sucked though

ciderpress, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 18:33 (two years ago) link

Knew i'd have to get a PS4 eventually

After Cease to Brexist (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 18:37 (two years ago) link

Mildly annoyed that this looks like it's a separate purchase.

Perfect Leee Cromulent (Leee), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:00 (two years ago) link

yeah it's a new version of the game, not an expansion. the original was a ps3 game that was released on ps4 out of necessity because it was so late, this is the ps4 "remaster"

ciderpress, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:15 (two years ago) link

they did a same gen update of p3 too though that was the pre-DLC era

ciderpress, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:19 (two years ago) link

persona 5 S turned out to be persona 5 scramble, a musou game. ps4/switch, no release date.

ciderpress, Thursday, 25 April 2019 14:39 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

So i had a little disposable income for the first time in a while and i'm now the excitable owner of a Playstation TV which is downloading P4 Golden as i type. FASTER YOU FUCKER, FASTER

specific goats my way (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 11:42 (two years ago) link

i finally got persona 5! about 10 hours in, about to take care of the gym coach, who will hopefully be fired and go to jail, or just die.

i have never played a persona game, and i am really loving it so far - more enthusiastic about it than any rpg i've played in years!

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 17:42 (two years ago) link

it's completely insane in the best way. i love the absurd leaps of dream-logic the characters make, all of which turn out to be absolutely accurate.

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 20:44 (two years ago) link

5 so far has managed to sidestep the thing from 4 where they ran not very funny by-the-book versions of every standard high school comedy bit

ciderpress, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 21:05 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

just got P5 on sale. my gosh this game is great so far.

thomasintrouble, Sunday, 23 June 2019 01:01 (two years ago) link

did spend the entire evening just clicking x though.

thomasintrouble, Monday, 24 June 2019 12:51 (two years ago) link

There are sections of that in all of them but it's usually fun/bearable/worth it

Finished P4 Golden at the weekend. Feels the weakest of the last 3 to me, the balance is off and some of the just clicking x sections felt ridiculously long. Still amazing, obv. Started straight back into NG+. Think the balance issues are probly mostly to do with the added missions, haven't played the PS2 version tho.

Rory end to the lowenbrow (Noodle Vague), Monday, 24 June 2019 14:41 (two years ago) link

beyond QoL improvements the added stuff is mostly just marie and her social link and postgame dungeon. plus some of the shitty 'comedy' scenes with the fat girl

ciderpress, Monday, 24 June 2019 14:54 (two years ago) link

i think there might be some changes to persona fusion that make the game easier too actually yeah

ciderpress, Monday, 24 June 2019 15:08 (two years ago) link

The fusion in 4 is great tbh, the comedy is bad, the game hangs around way too long between the original bad guy and Marie and her dungeons' SP mechanic is a pain.

Rory end to the lowenbrow (Noodle Vague), Monday, 24 June 2019 15:18 (two years ago) link

Idk i feel like without Marie the game is a lot shorter and easier than 3 and 4 but maybe i missed a boss first time round or more likely i just know how to smash the dungeons now.

Rory end to the lowenbrow (Noodle Vague), Monday, 24 June 2019 15:20 (two years ago) link

3 and 5 i mean

Rory end to the lowenbrow (Noodle Vague), Monday, 24 June 2019 15:21 (two years ago) link

it's definitely the shortest of the three, golden or original

ciderpress, Monday, 24 June 2019 20:31 (two years ago) link

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