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

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agreed on the demon interactions. v. annoying when the same type of demon reacts to an identical response differently!

original bgm, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:38 (nine years ago) link

have to say, I know you gotta keep fusing to stay competitive, but I will be missing some of my demon bros.

original bgm, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:40 (nine years ago) link

as a metal dude, I can't not love this guy:


original bgm, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:58 (nine years ago) link


i know i'm late on this but what does the title of this thread refer to, anyway (rad?)

Nhex, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 01:27 (nine years ago) link

its a play on the title of the book "everything bad is good for you"

have to say, I know you gotta keep fusing to stay competitive, but I will be missing some of my demon bros.

yah you really have no chance but to fuse as much and as quickly as possible in order to finish the later dungeons. im kinda used to being a little lazy about demon mgmt - hanging on to dudes with one skill i really liked or just needed for s.link (obv not a factor) or wanting to avoid paying to resummon them for future fusions but you really need a full component in this game

a little bit stalled btw school and some other things but still hype 4 this

Lamp, Monday, 19 April 2010 18:49 (nine years ago) link

i actually have heard of that book but i thought there was some kind of SMT-related punning going on

Nhex, Monday, 19 April 2010 19:36 (nine years ago) link

yah i think i had some convoluted deep meaning in mind when i started this thread but that was kinda @ the height of my obsession. dont remember what i was referring to lol

most o_O thing for 2day: eo3 is out in jpn

( ª_ª)○º° (Lamp), Tuesday, 20 April 2010 16:25 (nine years ago) link

ebigfy opening para has sibling synchronicity w/P3 iirc tho it's a while since I read it

Steve Sharta (cozen), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 19:50 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

are any of the 8/16-bit shin megami whatever games worth emulating while i look for a copy of strange journey

thomp, Saturday, 14 April 2012 17:59 (seven years ago) link

i am oddly fascinated by this blog: http://whatyuwannaknow.tumblr.com/

thomp, Sunday, 15 April 2012 00:09 (seven years ago) link

what a great idea!

boy, was that Dan Fielding hungry for some cake! (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 15 April 2012 00:11 (seven years ago) link


is this, like, a thing

thomp, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 01:45 (seven years ago) link

lots of SMT & related news recently
PS1/Saturn game Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers is being remade for 3DS
P3:FES is up for download on the PS3 in US, both Digital Devil Saga games coming next month to EU PS3
Ghostlight are localising Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked 3DS and its DS sequel Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 in EU

where will i find the time/when will Atlus stop with ports and make a new game dammit

zappi, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:22 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

oooh Shin Megami Tensei 4 announced for 3DS
playing thru Strange Journey atm, the demon conversations can get pretty funny

zappi, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 00:10 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

is something weird going on with experience distribution in strange journey or am i missing something

thomp, Thursday, 5 July 2012 16:25 (seven years ago) link

I'm playing through P3P on vita, yes I am

killer camel beej (cozen), Thursday, 5 July 2012 20:57 (seven years ago) link

this game has the biggest disconnect between theme and mechanics of anything i've played since left 4 dead afaict

thomp, Friday, 6 July 2012 09:21 (seven years ago) link

thomp did you ever emulate any of the old-school SMT games? i fucked around with the fan translations of the first few but never made any real progress.

adam, Friday, 6 July 2012 12:18 (seven years ago) link

nah i just decided to order a copy of strange journey. apparently they're a lot more annoying/arbitrary? i feel like the more user-friendly version of this experience is probably all i need for the moment, especially given the more user-friendly version still means running into enemies with a one-hit instant kill game over for a couple of hours before you can do anything to avoid it

thomp, Friday, 6 July 2012 12:21 (seven years ago) link

avoiding the majority of random encounters by talking to demons is a pretty good mechanic

dark rooms you can't automap is kind of an annoying one

thomp, Friday, 6 July 2012 12:22 (seven years ago) link

"Yes, the Shibboleth ...
You pronounce it well, Zelenin."

thomp, Friday, 6 July 2012 15:36 (seven years ago) link


thomp, Friday, 6 July 2012 15:36 (seven years ago) link

i gave my dude a polack name in this and have found myself getting more and more resentful of how the fn WASPs on board the red stripe keep expecting the ethnic minorities to do all the work

thomp, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:54 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

Buncha these are on sale for 3ds. I'm just wondering if the Soul Hackers or DDS Overclocked are actually worth picking up thru the 3ds

Delbert Gravy (kingfish), Friday, 16 January 2015 08:19 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

new Persona 5 trailer, looking and sounding good!


( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 5 February 2015 13:15 (five years ago) link

came here to post this too haha

the angles/etc during many of the scenes are very Catherine

otm rcuise (Will M.), Thursday, 5 February 2015 15:50 (five years ago) link

seven months pass...

no surprise that P5 has been delayed, now coming out "Summer 2016" ... maybe.
new trailer

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 17 September 2015 13:21 (four years ago) link

seven months pass...

I was getting frustrated 50 hours into P2: Innocent Sin when I was in what was clearly the final dungeon for forever and the difficulty suddenly jumped into the stratosphere and I was randomly encountering one-hit-killers like 2/3 of the time and using up all of my unreplenishable items, and I was seriously about to pack it in but I stuck it out until the end and I'm glad I did because the penultimate boss was (spoilerz) Hitler. Sorry, 'Fuhrer'. But seriously: Hitler. Followed by Nyarlathotep. So that was dece.

I think I'm going to take a break before hitting the second P2 though.

Your Ass Is Grass And I Will Mow It With My Face (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 26 April 2016 02:06 (three years ago) link

the difficulty suddenly jumped into the stratosphere and I was randomly encountering one-hit-killers like 2/3 of the time

yeah that's the point where I tapped out of P4.

JimD, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 10:07 (three years ago) link

eleven months pass...

gotta admit i am super fucking psyched for persona 5

adam, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 14:48 (two years ago) link

yeah! for whatever reason i thought it was delayed until september

just another (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 15:55 (two years ago) link

94 on metacritic is currently enough to make it the highest rated non-remake in ps4 history

i should get off my ass and go pick it up before t he store closes

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 20:48 (two years ago) link

Played the first couple of hours, strong start and super stylish. Already fighting the urge to play all night!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 22:18 (two years ago) link

2.5 hours in and i am bored as fuck tbh

adam, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 00:22 (two years ago) link

feels slow and clunky and talky after nier: automata

adam, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 00:23 (two years ago) link

did you like p3 and p4?

the pacing so far is pretty much exactly that, slo to start but ramps up into itself after a while. i'm enjoying it!

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 6 April 2017 03:09 (two years ago) link

Oh, huh, I blasted through the first two and guess I got distracted like an hour into 2b. Maybe I should just jump ahead to 3 so I can get caught up and play 5 in like 2021.

The Godzilla/Globetrotters Adventure Hour (Old Lunch), Thursday, 6 April 2017 03:50 (two years ago) link

P5 otm

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 7 April 2017 00:56 (two years ago) link

Do I have to play any of the first 4 because I'm only just hearing about this

Gukbe, Saturday, 8 April 2017 18:59 (two years ago) link

You can start wherever, they aren't really linked (apart from the two P2 games obv)
Into the second dungeon, this game has really got its hooks into me now. Appreciate the minor SMT tweaks added to the battle system. Soundtrack is incredible.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Saturday, 8 April 2017 19:19 (two years ago) link

P5 is probably the best place to start due to all the quality of life improvements in the menus and such, no more 5 minute long re-rolls of fusion results to get the right skillset inherited.

chihuahuau, Saturday, 8 April 2017 19:44 (two years ago) link

it's a paradox. all can be played separately. P5 is probably the best. (i'm not done yet but i already like it more in every conceivable way.) however P3 and P4 I also LOVE and they'd be hard to go back to. but i'm not gonna sit here and tell you to get a SP and PS Vita to play the essential versions of those two sooooo

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Monday, 10 April 2017 20:46 (two years ago) link


also lmao

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Monday, 10 April 2017 20:46 (two years ago) link

i have been playing this fucking compulsively for the past week. being unemployed + this existing = uh oh

per my post 2 above, this may be my fave entry into one of my fave series OAT. wow wow wow

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Monday, 10 April 2017 20:48 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

surprisingly long for a gag game. i got to the second teleporter and had to take a break.

Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Tuesday, 17 October 2017 06:32 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

holy shit @ this game

i don't really play rpgs ever, but... dang dog

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:31 (two years ago) link

this game is going to take over my life, isn't it

i keep reading about "time management" and choices i get to make about down-time but so far there hasn't been any. i keep getting hustled to the next bit and then told to go to bed. don't get me wrong, the game is amazing (if a bit disturbing tbh) but i do feel a bit pushed around like it's on rails

i forgot how much fun turn-based battles can be. still trying to work out how confidantes' abilities map into this, how to "fuse" persona, wth arcana are, etc

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 15 February 2018 11:44 (two years ago) link

the game does take a while before it opens up, the 'hustling' in this one definitely felt more obnoxious than in P4. You should be able to fuse by talking too the twins but basically you can make new persona by combining two or more other ones and it will let you choose certain abilities to gift to them based on the persona you are fusing. the game will also allow you to go back and buy persona you've fused at the level you last had them so there's no need to worry about losing certain persona.

each confidante represents an arcana and the higher yr social link with that character the more bonus xp you'll get when you fuse a persona of that arcana. Also if you currently have a persona of a certain arcana in yr 'deck' your relationship with the corresponding character will grow faster when you hang out with them. which are good reasons to be fusing persona.

sorry if that made no sense

devvvine, Thursday, 15 February 2018 13:26 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

lol it totally makes sense now, feels funny that i ever had to wonder about it

question though: how do you get the background music out of your head??????? this is a major problem with videogames with this many hours of play built in imo!!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 23:17 (one year 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 (one year 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 (ten months ago) link

Knew i'd have to get a PS4 eventually

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

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

Perfect Leee Cromulent (Leee), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:00 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (eight months ago) link

did spend the entire evening just clicking x though.

thomasintrouble, Monday, 24 June 2019 12:51 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

3 and 5 i mean

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

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

ciderpress, Monday, 24 June 2019 20:31 (eight months ago) link

I'm unhealthily obsessed with the series at this point tbh :D so there is never enough of it to spend time in

Rory end to the lowenbrow (Noodle Vague), Monday, 24 June 2019 20:39 (eight months ago) link

yeah there's really only the 3 games with that formula, i'm sure we'll get a p6 in another 4 years or something though

ciderpress, Monday, 24 June 2019 21:21 (eight months ago) link

The redux of P5 is gonna be the thing that makes me finally get a PS4 next year i'm sure. The thought of how far off P6 is is just depressing.

Rory end to the lowenbrow (Noodle Vague), Monday, 24 June 2019 21:24 (eight months ago) link

Didn't they just do a P5 redux?

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 24 June 2019 21:40 (eight months ago) link

they announced it, it's not out in english until next year

ciderpress, Monday, 24 June 2019 21:41 (eight months ago) link

seven months pass...

Cautiously good news: https://kotaku.com/persona-5-royal-is-editing-two-homophobic-scenes-1841751118

Charlotte Brontesaurus (Leee), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 20:46 (one week ago) link

its just the english localization team changing it as far as i can tell, atlus/hashino still don't care

ciderpress, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:01 (one week ago) link

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