I would really love a direct sequel to P3/P4 with the characters from both games.
The starting point for the story could be:
Elizabeth trying to save P3's MC. I thought it was really cool when Margareth revealed that her sister wasn't in the velvet room because she was trying to save the guy from P3, I would love to see that arc develop into a story for a new game eventually involving the most popular characters from both games with maybe a few new ones, maybe a new protagonist who would somehow get involved in the whole thing.
That's a neat idea. When does Margaret mention this, by the way? I'm not doubting you, since many people have told me this, I was just wondering if it's in the S-link since I never got it past level 2.
It could work since P3 takes place in 2009 and P4 takes place in 2011, and P4 visits P3's area (Port Island) in which you go to the school, meet the principal and that weird teacher AND Chihiro, plus a reference to Mitsuru, so further proof 3/4 are in the same universe and all...
I still vote for a female lead. =P
Mainly story and characters. I still think P4 is a great game, but while it's improvements are great (even though I was perfectly fine with P3's battle system, and found the automatic AI nearly useless in this game),
I didn't give P4's AI much of a chance, but it might have been so dumb that it pissed me off after like one battle. I found P3's AI to be pretty good, save for the final battle. Then again, I found the main character in P3 to be stronger than 4's, so maybe his supporting cast wasn't as badly needed.
I think the story drags too much, and the conclusion left me disappointed (the normal good ending, that is).
I probably mentioned it in this thread already, but I agree, the story moved FAR too slowly in the beginning, and as of December 20th the conclusions THUS FAR have been a letdown.
As for Teddie, I have NO IDEA what to think of him.
like having the Social Lins characters and your decisions affect the story and the characters and their interaction, to the point that you can actually mess up your relationships permanently.
Even while playing P3, I kept thinking of how I'd like to see some S-links have more tie-ins to the main story, including decisions you make. I BROKE my S-link with Mitsuru entirely at one point, but reset immediately after :P (I assume you have to start the link from thebeginning if that happens, but I wasn't willing to find out)
No, it's best to stop a series short of that and pace themselves out so Persona can remain great and not be ruined for everyone. (etc)
Exactly. Which is why I say they should step away from Persona for a few years and revamp the system a little so they don't oversaturate us either way.