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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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