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« Reply #1200 on: October 29, 2010, 01:51:49 AM »

Not entirely crazy about the new theme, but that new opening animation is awesome.
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« Reply #1201 on: October 29, 2010, 03:03:04 AM »





I'm really interested in the arranged soundtrack. A sample would be nice.
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« Reply #1202 on: October 29, 2010, 03:03:39 AM »

As with the P1 remake, the original opening was better.  IS for Playstation had perhaps my all time favorite game opening (especially the music) and this new one was ehh in comparison.  The original EP had a kickass opening too.

Going to have to disagree. There's lots of symbolism in this opening, especially as it shows each character individually. I love the bright colors and the female vocals towards the end. I will agree that EP had an awesome opening, though. Maybe it's just the nostalgia you attached to the original games?
I think so too. Anyway let's compare:

Original Persona opening

Persona Re-release opening 

Original Persona 2 Innocent Sin opening

Persona 2 Innocent Sin Re-release opening

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« Reply #1203 on: October 29, 2010, 03:05:35 AM »

it has a spiffy new logo
and that interface makes me think of persona psp
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« Reply #1204 on: October 29, 2010, 03:42:37 AM »

As with the P1 remake, the original opening was better.  IS for Playstation had perhaps my all time favorite game opening (especially the music) and this new one was ehh in comparison.  The original EP had a kickass opening too.

Going to have to disagree. There's lots of symbolism in this opening, especially as it shows each character individually. I love the bright colors and the female vocals towards the end. I will agree that EP had an awesome opening, though. Maybe it's just the nostalgia you attached to the original games?
I think so too. Anyway let's compare:

Original Persona opening

Persona Re-release opening  

Original Persona 2 Innocent Sin opening

Persona 2 Innocent Sin Re-release opening



I like the poem at the beginning of the original Persona's original theme (first time I had seen it) but then there's nothing else that goes on, just a slow piano tune and some scenery that has little relevence until the part at the very end. The re-release at least gave it a good song, had more going on, and offered bits from the story to keep things interesting yet followable. It still could've been better, but at least it's good enough.

Persona 2's original intro: Again, I liked the poem, and at least with this one I understood what it had to do with the rest of the story. The piano tune was also nice since it went with the poem and it lead into the second song very well, and of course, I liked both songs. When things got more heavy after the poem, at least most of it was followable and it showed scenes that would become relevent to the plot later on. You know, it just made sense.
The re-release, on the otherhand, was a clusterfuck: I couldn't keep up with the what they were showing, none of it made any sense except for when they went through a runthrough of everyone's personas, nor do I have any desire to run through it again and again until it does make sense, and the music just didn't seem to meld with the action very well.

Long story Short: I'm switching to the original intro if I can.
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« Reply #1205 on: October 29, 2010, 04:23:50 AM »

Yeah, I definitely prefer the original music for P2.

It's a really great new visual though.
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« Reply #1206 on: October 29, 2010, 08:02:14 AM »

I have nothing against the new IS opening, personally.  Maybe it's because I never did get around to playing much of IS compared to EP, but the original opening never stuck with me.  :/
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« Reply #1207 on: October 29, 2010, 08:53:13 AM »

I think the minor improvements they are making to the PSP version will definitely make it worth it in the end. As far as the opening is concerned I think the original version captures the ambiance of Persona a lot better then the new one.
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« Reply #1208 on: October 31, 2010, 04:12:33 AM »

Ok, I know you guys are gonna rip my head off for this, but I haven't played a single SMT game yet.  I've been playing RPGs for at least 20 yrs now (I'm 27) and I haven't even gotten around to playing one of the most well received series.  I live in Arkansas and the only SMT game I've ever seen in GameStop was Persona 3 and it was going for $70 (I was a broke college student then).  I've seen several on Amazon, but I don't know where to start.

Anyway, which game in the SMT series should I get my hands on first?
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« Reply #1209 on: October 31, 2010, 05:19:00 AM »

Ok, I know you guys are gonna rip my head off for this, but I haven't played a single SMT game yet.  I've been playing RPGs for at least 20 yrs now (I'm 27) and I haven't even gotten around to playing one of the most well received series.  I live in Arkansas and the only SMT game I've ever seen in GameStop was Persona 3 and it was going for $70 (I was a broke college student then).  I've seen several on Amazon, but I don't know where to start.

Anyway, which game in the SMT series should I get my hands on first?

I find it's usually best to start with a Main Series game, such as Nocturne or Strange Journey. I know a lot of people got into the series with Persona 3, but it's so different from the rest of the series with a completely different focus, I just don't see how they could've other than it got them familiar with the brand.
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« Reply #1210 on: October 31, 2010, 05:26:08 AM »

Anyway, which game in the SMT series should I get my hands on first?
Honestly it really doesn't matter since they are all great. But I suppose I'd recommend Persona 3 FES. It's hard but not too hard.
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« Reply #1211 on: October 31, 2010, 05:45:56 AM »

Anyway, which game in the SMT series should I get my hands on first?

Nocturne, because it's the 3rd entry in the main series. All of 'em SMT games are good, but I agree with Mickey. You should start with a main entry.
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« Reply #1212 on: October 31, 2010, 05:55:27 AM »

Anyway, which game in the SMT series should I get my hands on first?

Nocturne, because it's the 3rd entry in the main series. All of 'em SMT games are good, but I agree with Mickey. You should start with a main entry.
Well I mean that's a fine choice too. I really doesn't matter. The only reason I'm hesitant to recommend Nocturne is because it can be Nintendo Hard at various points. But then again they all can. But Nocturne gave me the most trouble.
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« Reply #1213 on: October 31, 2010, 06:19:26 AM »

Well I mean that's a fine choice too. I really doesn't matter. The only reason I'm hesitant to recommend Nocturne is because it can be Nintendo Hard at various points. But then again they all can. But Nocturne gave me the most trouble.

He needs to learn how awesome MegaTen is... the hard way.
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« Reply #1214 on: October 31, 2010, 06:32:25 AM »

Well I mean that's a fine choice too. I really doesn't matter. The only reason I'm hesitant to recommend Nocturne is because it can be Nintendo Hard at various points. But then again they all can. But Nocturne gave me the most trouble.

I think I'm the only person on the planet who thought Nocturne was too easy on normal mode.  I didn't even grind.

Now Hard mode can be ridiculous.
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