Here I am, 12 years late to the party, playing P4 for the first time, having never played a Persona before. I like pretty much everything about it except for the bland randomized dungeons. The soundtrack is having a Major Effect on me, let me tell you.
― american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 13:24 (two years ago) link
it's a shame it's a straight port otherwise i'd've bought the fucker again
the dungeons are one of the weaker elements until 5 tbf
― comparing me to Harold Shipman is unfair (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 13:25 (two years ago) link
Ugh I am so tempted to rebuy it and play it again but I have enough to play
― Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 16:33 (two years ago) link
i bought a PS TV just so i could play the Golden so i'm not gonna get the PC version
― Ivan Scampo (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 16:35 (two years ago) link
I’ve been thinking of getting P4G because it looks like the kind of game I’d like (turn-based RPG, colourful visuals, weird as hell), but i fear it might be too dense for me since I’m not much of a gamer.. should I just say fuck it and go for it anyways?
― josh az (2011nostalgia), Monday, 22 June 2020 06:24 (two years ago) link
yeah, it's very user friendly and the learning curve is gentle
― never mind that shit, here comes scampo (Noodle Vague), Monday, 22 June 2020 10:02 (two years ago) link
P5R is on sale and I'm trying to be smart and resist buying it as I played the base game already. Maybe if it ever goes under $20, I'll give it a try.
― Basic Chan Ho Park (Leee), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 17:49 (one year ago) link
Lol that didn't last long! Bought it just now anyway.
― Basic Chan Ho Park (Leee), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 18:04 (one year ago) link
i'm tempted to give it another try, i own the base game but fell off it 25-30 hours in and there being a Better version makes me less inclined to resume
― ciderpress, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 18:26 (one year ago) link
Apparently Royal has quality of life improvements too.
― Basic Chan Ho Park (Leee), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 18:30 (one year ago) link
i've put 400+ hours into P5 and i'm getting Royal as soon as i've got a machine to play it on, worth every penny
― Bandscamp Fryday (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 18:42 (one year ago) link
i should play TMS first though since i already own that one
― ciderpress, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 18:51 (one year ago) link
actually P5R is half price on the PS Store over here, very tempted to buy it now so it's ready for when PS5's are available next summer
― Bandscamp Fryday (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 18:54 (one year ago) link
been playing a lot of persona 3 lately. I haven't played any other games in the series yet so I don't know how it stands up against the others, but the world it creates is just so perfect. and the characters! and dialogue! I'm far from even being halfway through the game, but I already feel so attached to the characters and story
the summer vacation beach scene -- where junpei drags akihiko and the protagonist into trying to pick up girls at the beach before they meet aigis -- is such a good portrayal of adolescent male awkwardness and arrogance (except for that one part where it gets weirdly transphobic. that part has not aged well!)
― josh az (2011nostalgia), Monday, 26 July 2021 04:10 (one year ago) link
sadly you get those little moments of stupid unpleasantness in the series but yeah otm, the Persona games have become the most emotionally affecting games I've ever played and I'm fairly obsessed.
(not obsessed enough to take a chance on Strikers yet tho. has anybody played that?)
― mogwai oh wai oh wai (Noodle Vague), Monday, 26 July 2021 07:16 (one year ago) link
those atlus writers are really queer-phobic. look up the scenes they added in catherine full body if you want to be disgusted.
― wasdnuos (abanana), Monday, 26 July 2021 17:26 (one year ago) link
Finally finished P3:FES (The Journey) after 4 months and 100 hours of gameplay. Man, what an absolutely incredible — and just downright heartbreaking — ending. I know 4 and 5 get more acclaim (probably because 3 does have some gameplay flaws), but I’ll be amazed if either of them can pull off a better finale than that.
― josh az (2011nostalgia), Monday, 11 October 2021 20:42 (nine months ago) link
3 is the best ending
― look on my guacs, ye mighty, and dis pear (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 00:28 (nine months ago) link
this went well pic.twitter.com/nbIwkih86B— ella (@Ninto55) November 20, 2021
― chihuahuau, Saturday, 20 November 2021 11:09 (eight months ago) link
yep it's been kicking my ass too haha
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Saturday, 20 November 2021 11:28 (eight months ago) link
Soul Hackers 2 for every platform except Switch, Aug 25th 2022
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 21 February 2022 13:08 (five months ago) link
rip all my jokes about how atlus's ps4 game will come out in 2025
― ciderpress, Monday, 21 February 2022 15:13 (five months ago) link
if they are willing to make a Soul Hackers 2 this means that Digital Devil Saga 3 can't be far off ... right?
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 21 February 2022 15:51 (five months ago) link
anyway finally something i might want to buy for PS5
― I have a voulez-vous? with death (Noodle Vague), Monday, 21 February 2022 15:54 (five months ago) link
So I've beaten Persona 4 Golden now... the (true) ending was kinda underwhelming? Like most stories have a trajectory where they build up to a thrilling climax and then there's a denouement and conclusion.. but in P4G it hits a massive climax in december, then there's a period where not much happens, then suddenly there's another big confrontation at the end that happens so suddenly the payoff doesn't feel too large?
Of course it's still an incredible near-perfect game with characters i love to death, but P3 had such a more satisfying ending! and (slight spoiler!) i may have shed a tear when all your maxed-out social links visit you during the last battle
― josh az (2011nostalgia), Sunday, 6 March 2022 05:27 (five months ago) link
over time i've come to appreciate the relatively downbeat P4G - there's a lot going on with rurality and mythology and connection to place. 3, 4 and 5 all have very distinct moods
― Nordle (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 6 March 2022 09:18 (five months ago) link
xp isnt that because the stuff after december is all after-the-fact additions in Golden?
P3 has always been considered the one with the good story. 4 was a hit due to the cast and setting, 5 due to style
― ciderpress, Sunday, 6 March 2022 16:02 (five months ago) link
Finally time to play the other ones?
Just noticed that the URL is misleading:
There’s no mention of the Persona games coming to Nintendo Switch
― Antifa Lockhart (Leee), Monday, 13 June 2022 17:15 (one month ago) link
oh good i can buy Golden again, probably Portable too but i hope they buff the mechanics
― Armenian Idol (Noodle Vague), Monday, 13 June 2022 17:23 (one month ago) link
v disappointed that P3 is a port of the PSP game and not a remaster of FESlearnt the other day that there's a fan hack of FES that lets you control all the characters, but it's very unstable
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 13 June 2022 23:03 (one month ago) link
And 3-5 are coming to Switch now: https://kotaku.com/persona-5-royal-4-golden-3-portable-switch-release-jrpg-1849118719
― Antifa Lockhart (Leee), Tuesday, 28 June 2022 20:06 (one month ago) link
aaaaand now i'm making my way through Persona 5 Royal. And it's just as amazing as everyone said it is. the writing, characters, dialogue, combat... it really feels like the peak of entertainment
it's also been super fulfilling playing them in order from 3 to 5 and watching the series grow and get better. 3 blew me away (even without directly controlling party members!), but it feels like an atari game in comparison to 5's maximalism!
― josh az (2011nostalgia), Friday, 8 July 2022 12:59 (one month ago) link
5 Royal is the best
― bury my heart in wounded kieth (Noodle Vague), Friday, 8 July 2022 14:19 (one month ago) link