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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5
« Last post by Towns Car Marty on Today at 06:33:32 PM »
Yeah, JRPGs aren't WRPGs. They rarely allow for actual role-playing, unfortunately.

You have a PS3, right, Neal? P5 is coming there too, but I guess you're not keen.
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Heresy. You should play both Valkyrie profile 2 and Resonance of Fate.

The hate for SO 3's "twist" was ridiculous and silly. Theres nothing wrong with it.

I really wanted to like Resonance of Fate. I just really didn't like the battle system. It was kind of weird and I just couldn't get a grasp of it because I'm oldz.

As far as SO3 goes, its just a bad ending and probably dropped it from a 9/10 to an 8/10. But nothing horrible. Its been a long time since I played it but I remember loving how varied the towns were.

I'm ashamed to say I never played either VP game. I did own VP1 but someone on amazon bought it off me for about $135.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5
« Last post by Dincrest on Today at 06:07:07 PM »
If Dincrest can't compare something to metal it's not worth comparing :P

Or food.  I tend to use food analogies just as much, if not more than, music analogies. 

Anyway, though I won't be playing P5 (for aforementioned reasons and the lack of a PS4), I am curious how the scenario writers will work the anti-hero thing.  A good anti-hero is very tricky to write, but when done well, we love it.

I remember with my second P3 playthrough, I tried to make my protagonist an idiot slacker, but doing so locked me out of everything, so I was forced to make him a Marty Sue.  So how will such play mechanics work in terms of creating an anti-hero? 
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: New Radiant Historia!
« Last post by RuinsRunes on Today at 06:03:06 PM »
I was really surprised by this news. This is one of my favorite games; I even have the 'World Guidance' (I think that's what it's called) Japanese guidebook thing for it that I can't read.

I hope this gets released here. More exposure would be nice, and I'd definitely pick it up.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5
« Last post by Starmongoose on Today at 05:58:12 PM »
I love Persona 4, so I clearly don't have any problems with it. But if we're talking Atlus in general lately, I've not been happy with how things are going. These remakes in the pipeline are a bit worrisome, mostly due to the low effort. That Radiant Historia remake looks...bad. Tokyo Mirage Sessions left me with funny feelings though, some messages in game distressed me a bit.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5
« Last post by Towns Car Marty on Today at 05:53:38 PM »
Ok.  There's Zelda.  It's the only other one I can think of.  But even that franchise has the odd reviewer/journalist that doesn't care for the series or just a particular new release.  Never the case with Persona.
The fact that @Agent D. hates Persona 3 surprises me greatly, because I just never see anything negative about the series anywhere.

I'm an oldschool Persona fan and I have *very* strong (unhappy) feelings of the trajectory the series took with P4. I still think it's above average from a mechanical and stylistic point, but P4 did nothing for me. I'm very much looking forward to P5, but I am wary of what types of themes it's going to present.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5
« Last post by Starmongoose on Today at 05:45:41 PM »
If Dincrest can't compare something to metal it's not worth comparing :P
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5
« Last post by Arvis on Today at 05:32:26 PM »
And I'll be the first to say that games like Persona aren't for everyone.  Just like how death metal is not for everyone.  But those who like Persona or death metal, are ultra passionate about it, because it's "challenging" and not "mainstream swill."  I don't recall ever being to a death metal show that wasn't packed.  That doesn't mean it's "popular" just that the fanbase is hyper loyal and they religiously show up to support.

This is an excellent illustration that actually really helps me understand this phenomenon.  Thanks!
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Dincrest on Today at 05:29:27 PM »
Sure thing. 

Reflecting on myself, because I spent a decade or so of my life growing up in the Netherlands, I realize that a lot of my deep-rooted thinking is Dutch and, in many ways, falls incongruent to typical American thinking.  That's why I think I had trouble fitting in with other kids, including other Indian kids, because they were brought up in America. 
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5
« Last post by Starmongoose on Today at 05:28:07 PM »
The SMT fanbase within itself is rather divided and critical of Persona even. It's viewed as the baby weeaboo version of SMT.
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