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Subject: Persona 3: FES
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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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526  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 03, 2013, 08:31:24 PM
Most of the present company is excluded, but when I went onto several forums essentially saying "hey I really liked Persona 3 and 4; what other SMT games are worth trying?" I got laughed out of the room.  It made me less inclined to try Nocturne or Innocent Sin (the ones I was looking at hardest) and I ended up just doing a New Game+ of Persona 4 instead.  And I promise I'm not a "waifu" kind of person.  
527  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 03, 2013, 07:52:53 PM
I find the notion that SMT fans "welcome newcomers" kind of hilarious.  They're as elitist as it gets. 
528  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: March 29, 2013, 11:23:02 PM
Persona 4 NG+ - I maxed all of the Social Links in late November except for the three story links, and then completed those three not long after.  Currently doing some grinding in the December dungeon for Reaper weapons. 

Psychonauts - I finally, after taking a month-long break, beat the Milkman Conspiracy.  That was one crazy boss.  Now to see what this insane asylum is all about....

EDIT: made a mistake.  I don't have all the P4 S.Links finished.  I thought I had, so I was confused when Margaret wasn't giving me any special prizes.  Turns out Judgement is still only Rank 8. 
529  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 27, 2013, 05:38:55 PM
hell, I am so caught up with SMT I am going to play P4:Arena the moment I finish innocent sin and I can't stand fighting games.....
Don't worry about P4: Arena.  If you just want to play Story Mode, the difficulty is low enough that you can beat every enemy by using the auto-combo.  Mashing the square button doles out an automatic light-hard-special or light-hard-super combo, depending on if you have enough SP to use the super or not.  Play the tutorial, get used to running/jumping/dashing, and then rely on that auto.  Good to go. 

And honestly, if it weren't for all this milking and intense promotion, I never would have gotten into Persona games.  Now I own multiple versions of them and have played through 3 and 4 twice each.  Gonna try out Nocturne or Innocent Sin in a few weeks once I get un-burned-out. 
530  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: March 24, 2013, 07:01:34 PM
I was so glad when I played through DW I through III on my GBC a few years ago.  I had only finished III before, but playing them all back to back was really fulfilling, if frustrating at times. 

So... I'm still playing my NG+ of Persona 4.  With a little Persona 4 Arena online on the side.  It's been a Persona kind of year. 
531  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 24, 2013, 06:57:29 PM
I'd be careful about those comics, Taelus.  They can be a little spoiler-y or at least too-much-foreshadowing-y when it comes to certain parts of the plot.  They're funny, but I'd recommend you finish the game first. 

Also, the comics stop right after the 3rd big dungeon in the game.  It's too bad. 
532  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: THEY'RE BRINGING BACK DUCKTALES (WOO-OO) on: March 23, 2013, 07:40:50 AM
Fantastic news. Hopefully they do DuckTales 2 next!
533  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 21, 2013, 05:23:46 PM
The story in Persona 3 always felt weird and disjointed.  The Social Links and the story segments (basically monthly set-pieces in dungeons that take about 10 minutes apiece to run through) are totally separate and those monthly set-pieces seem totally separate from Tartarus until January.  Hell, Tartarus is basically optional until January, even though the game encourages you to hit those checkpoints before each full moon. 

In Persona 4 the narrative is more closely tied into the dungeon crawl, and the rescue deadlines add a great deal more urgency to it all.  Social Links and basic plot serve each other a little better because there are more plot-important S.Links to be found (namely the Dojimas and your party members).  I think that preferences about the plot and characters of P3 and P4 are totally subjective, but P4 is absolutely the better game because of its more interconnected narrative framework, dungeons, and Social Links. 

And to chime in on the earlier conversation, I don't care if Persona 5's story is darker or not.  I don't think a story's "darkness" is as important as interesting character struggles, good dialog, and a pace that serves the gameplay.  I'm *extremely* pumped for Persona 5 and it will be a day-one purchase if it comes out for a system I own (*crossing fingers for PS3 & Vita cross-play*), but I could care less about it having a darker tone. 
534  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 21, 2013, 02:25:34 PM
You can get FES for $10 PSN. The small additions like taking your dog for a walk are great, but The Answer is brutal. Some neat story stuff, but it's just an ugly grind. I' e only played it for two hours and I'm not sure I'll ever finish.
535  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Transistor-The latest from the people who brought you Bastion on: March 20, 2013, 12:09:57 AM
I was glad to hear about this one.  Bastion had a lot going for it, and I'll definitely pick this one up as soon as it's on PC. 
536  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What's your criteria when choosing a starter Pokemon? on: March 18, 2013, 12:52:17 AM
If that's the case then Water/Fighting is the most appealing by a long shot.  Anyhow, I usually get the Grass starter because it fills some holes in a normal attack profile that aren't fulfilled by my other favorite attacking types (Ground, Fighting, Rock, Dark, and Ice).  I always have a team with those five skills on it, and a good Grass starter is a great solution to taking on a Water. 
537  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Who publishes your games this gen? on: March 17, 2013, 09:27:17 PM
I'll bite.  I own 43 PS3 games, 8 Wii games, and 3 XBox 360 games.  Some disclaimers: I'm mostly a PSP/PS2/PS3 gamer, and I've only owned the Wii for a year.  I'm currently borrowing my friend's 360 while he's in Europe for at least 2 years, and I've had that about four months.  He gave me two games for keeps (he didn't want them so I bought him lunch for them) and I bought one I really wanted to play.  Here's the breakdown:

PS3 - 43 games total
Sony - 17 games
EA, Bandai Namco, Atlus, and WB Games - 3 games each
Capcom, Ubisoft, Activision, and NISA - 2 games each
THQ, Konami, 2K Games, Take 2, Square-Enix, and Sega - 1 game each

Wii - 8 games total
Nintendo - 5 games
XSEED - 2 games
Bandai Namco - 1 game

XBox 360 - 3 games
2K Games, Bandai Namco, and Capcom - 1 game each

If I had gone into my PS1, PS2, GameCube, PSP, and DS collections, there would be MUCH more representation from Square-Enix and Capcom.  But I wanted to stick to the spirit of the topic and do those "big three" consoles of this past generation.

I'm not going to count through my PC collection of games because ffffffff.
538  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: March 13, 2013, 11:46:12 PM
Persona 4 - unlocked Void Quest.  Waiting until a day without much to do before I challenge it. 

Hexyz Force - I randomly played around 4 or 5 hours this week.  9th party member joined, completing a tripling of the number of party members in a one-hour span.  I think I'm in the final dungeon. 
539  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: March 12, 2013, 10:54:32 AM
If you guys record a future pod in such a manner so as to get me passed out by the 30-minute mark, I won't judge. If I survive.
540  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: March 10, 2013, 08:53:41 PM
The four Thorney Towers levels in Psychonauts deserve spaces in the Platforming Stages Pantheon.  If there is one. 
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