I'm playing Strage Journey and couldn't avoid thinking about the sequel to the game that brought me into this wonderful world of Atlus games, Persona. As recently stated by Atlus , Persona 5 is in the works, no platform yet, but chances are PS3 or maybe PSP (since it was announced on a Playstation only magazine. Source
Now that it's officialy announced I can tell what I expect from the game. If it's on PS3, what I'd like to see more (of what's new, of course) would be cities like the ones in the Yakuza series. Well, not exactly and entire city, more like a neighborhood.
In Persona 4 for example, there's a main street in the town of Inaba. but it feels so short, especially because lots of the stores are closed and you can't even get in (I get it that it's a small town, but still is sad).
I don't need a continuous town, because I know it can get a bit costly, but if things were closer to each other, and I believe it would feel even better when the cutscenes happen in one place and when you move to the next you don't have to assume it's next, because it will really be there.
Another good exemple I though of was the train scene in Persona 3, everything feels like one smooth transition, because you start on the street, get on the train, get out and continue on with the rest.
To make it short, what I'd like is a place more lively. If we have a school, put more people in it, make it bigger. If we go to an onsen, let us walk to many places of it and see people doing whatever. Even if NPCs don't have many things interesting to say, it's nice to see them there. In a game like Yakuza it helps a lot to put you into the mood, and I've been to Tokyo, and it makes you feel like you are right there.
I don't need super crisp HD visuals for my next SMT game, (not that I'm against it) but what I want are details, and given the more powerful hardware, I believe it should be easier to put lots of things on screen without having to be afraid of losing framerate.
So, anyone else has something they would like to see in the next Megaten ?