"Thanatos is a level 70 Sub Persona with Gate to Hades, a skill that hits every enemy with almighty damage and has a high chance for an instant kill each round for three rounds. That sounds really powerful."
"Magatsu Izanagi is a level 92 Sub Persona with Calamity Seed as a skill, an attack that hits all enemies with heavy slash damage for three turns."
Maybe they're not "essential", but they sure sound useful. The P in Persona seems to stand for "Pay to win" now. :/
Also, Persona Q is also going to be $50 in the U.S., just like SMT IV. Which means it's going to be $55 in Canada, because we're getting fucked on game prices since Nintendo, Sony and MS all decided to arbitrarily raise game prices at once and 3DS games are $5 more now. With tax, that's going to out PQ at over $60. Atlus is high if they think I'm going to be paying that for a 3DS game.