Severe lack of persona threads going on just post persona pics or anything persona would really like to chat with fans of the game as well.
Just had a thread a few hours earlier.
Broswag is the best MC-kun, P3's McDarks Edgemaster can suck it.
Really I liked him and Yu quite equally I feel however P3s MC had a much more interesting background.
Yu's was kind of parents at work go to city solve crime get bitches.
anyone have a favorite song or anything I know these threads can take while to get going but man do I love this series.
Quite partial to Pursuing My True Self (kors k REMIX) from the Club Arrange CD, Electronica in Velvet Room, and Kita Shuhei's cover of Kimi no Kioku.
It's kind of interesting that they for P4, they bypassed the manga to give brotag the name of Yu Narukami, but even with being christened with Makoto in the movies, Persona Q is going with Minato Arisato as his go-to name.
I'm guessing it might be that the PQ game started development earlier than the movie and it was too late to change names by the time the movie crew settled on a new name.
That said, I personally prefer Minato over Makoto. Makoto evokes memories of...other Makotos (Danganronpa, Free!, School Days, Idolm@ster, Kanon, Devil Survivor 2, etc.).
For something as big as the Persona brand though? I figure they'd want a consistent name for the sake of merchandising.
Agreed I feel they can't think of what to call him but I guess it's been out for a while and so many names were given to him go to wiki and I think he has three under him for different names. I'm also super pumped for PQ. Chibi Everyone
The manga adaptation is generally given free reign for naming. The manga artist picked Arisato Minato for P3 and Seta Soji for P4. Same for Devil Survivor 2, the manga artist picked Kageyama Hiro vs. Kuze Hibiki in anime.
Right, I just thought it was interesting that they went ahead with the manga name when they didn't for P4.
How is devil survivor I've seen it's name popped around here and there haven't played it.
- Fine SMT gameplay, generally unlikable characters/development save for retard moe if you're into chefs, some social events, Alcor, and a virgin's belly button
- Bad pacing, twisted characterizations, MC gets a name and personality and both are bad, New Game+ & Triumphant Reset End, but it's fucking Kamiyan voicing Hibiki
You could call it sort of a hybrid between Persona with its emphasis on social interaction and Shin Megami Tensei proper, and also it's an SRPG
When the moons reaching out stars, and Heart break Heart break are both favorites of mine, along with the obvious burn my dread and aria of the soul.
Ehhh You've deterred me more so than made me want to try it We'll have to see.
Don't forget the hilarious bunny ears
I forgot about the retarded dialog options. I played the JP version.
I never understood the bunny nickname until I looked up wiki entries and got to the very end of the Yamato route. What was the character artist thinking when he designed him.
I hate these reddity image captions.
Yep I will probably not play this...
My apologies I found it fitting, Yu is just a manwhore.
i think Naoto would have been way better as a dude
Why has no one ripped the character portrait sprites from P2?
How so, I feel by making her a female afraid to show herself as a female in the workforce whe's in covers how we respect one another in society. Worked quite well really. I guess it's all just a matter of opinion
Is it bad I haven't played the first two I heard they weren't as unique as 3 and 4.
Stop. Play them yourself and draw your own informed opinion.
Devil Survivor 2 is more or less crap.
Devil Survivor Overclocked (remake of the first Devil Survivor) is amazing, and a must-play if you own a 3DS.
If DS2 Break Record ever makes it out of release limbo, it might be the fix both the original game and anime need.
>P3's McDarks Edgemaster
He was moe as fuck, what are you smoking?
I'm not a very opinionated person a lot of the things I love heave been recommended to me by friends so I think it makes them mean more to me. But I would have to agree I shouldn't be afraid to explore deeper into things and form my own opinions. SOCIAL LINK UP!
Will certainly give it a look over thank you.
>Devil Survivor 2 is more or less crap.
Only if you're one of those retards who thinks persona 1 was great.
DS2 > 1 easy.
>Devil Survivor 2 is more or less crap.
I wouldn't go that far, it had some good characters and stuff but was a massive letdown since the plot was so fucking retarded compared to DeSu1's glorious story.
>that asymmetrical haircut with one eye being covered
>strangely popular new transfer student
>cool, quiet, so mysterious
>I listen to my own music to shut out the world
>I shoot myself in the head
>I must overcome death
>I am Death
>I must die to save the world
High school students I know of went nuts for the game and him when it came out.
Man I really need to play the first two persona and Devil Summoner.
Well if you get past his whiny faggot-ness I think he's a great character and quite unique. I think they did a great job with Yu, but just a bit too average, as for P2 and P1 Aesthetically I think they look bad...
Did we play the same game?
>DS2 > 1 easy.
>even easier to break the game than it was in DeSu1.
>plot is a generic Evangelion ripoff.
>characters are all one dimensional stereotypes. (Moreso than the characters in the first game)
>reused most assets from the first game.
when is the P3 movie coming out?
Does /a/ like Labrys?
>Aesthetically I think they look bad
You mean 2D sprites? What did you expect from the PSX/1?
I apologize I meant aesthetically.
>DeSu1's glorious story.
That fucking ending where you become the big bad and wage war against god. Love the shit out of that ending not because lol euphoric but just because how rare it is you can become the bad guy. The only other game I can remember having that choice is Soul Nomad. Also that ending proves Atsuro is one of the biggest bros in the SMT series
Just started 3 and I have never play a SMT game before.
Hoping it will be fun
>plot is a generic Evangelion ripoff.
The plot was basically the same as every other SMT game ever.
Persona isn't really a SMT game, but it's fun either way.
What version you playing?
I couldn't stand Devil Survivor 1's endings. The MC is absolutely stuck in the situation and can't go back to ordinary, peaceful days. Trying to back out ends in Bad End.
That'd be my waifu...
Should have started with Persona 4, its a much better introduction to the series in my opinion.
Except he does in the ending where they use that one chicks voice to seal the demons away. Did you get all the endings?
Playing 3 first makes that second field trip in 4 a lot more fun, though
I love robot girls
FEZ I am pretty sure
They were just ugly in my opinion I don't know what to say..
It's the best version then.
Eew yosuke... no,just no..
>What is Gin/Haru ending
You can't undo the damage of the city being destroyed, but you can seal away all the demons/angels. I like that far more than any shitty reset or magical undo-button ending.
Good. Fuck Portable, FES is the way to go.
Idunno, I find that 2D sprites have a certain charm to them.
>The MC is absolutely stuck in the situation and can't go back to ordinary, peaceful days
With Persona 4 basically being THE most prominent Megaten game for the past few years amd being unique for having a pretty unambiguously happy ending, the more bittersweet affairs of everything before it feel like something we take for granted.
But I like FeMC...
Ehh sure just not as good as P4 and P3's.
I like Chie
Using the FeMC and becoming a mega slut is the only reason to play Portable. Everything else is so fucking barebones thats its pathetic.
Was anyone else disappointed that Nanako didn't have a shadow?
How come P4 has such an incredibly shitty fanbase?
They're like those people you meet who tell you they love fallout then they say they've never played the first two
Implied Teddie was Nanako's shadow
It's also not-canon.
I can only agree with the second half of your claim.
>google this image
>first two results are for nigger jokes
Given what individual shadows are in Persona 4, giving someone like Nanako one would've just been hamfisted.
Calm down Yosuke.
Interesting, never saw it that way. I think Nanako's shadow would be something in relation to getting some damn attention.
I wish to bully Rise
>not getting the Ken and Akihiko social links and watching the hilarious scenes when they fight over you
You haven't truly played P3P yet. Not to mention with Ken /ss/ is one of my greatest fetishes.
>Using the FeMC and becoming a mega slut is the only reason to play Portable.
Being a shotacon was fun
It's dumb to think she'd have a shadow anyways, given the fact that a shadow is basically just the giant blob of yourself that you try to reject and actively hate, Nanako is still to innocent for that, and even if she did it would be very, very weak.
There was no /ss/ beyond Japanese shores.
Well guys I gotta go I'm glad this thread grew so larger than like 3 posts hope to see you guys again tomorrow.
Why is Rise so fapworthy?
My distaste for Ken was such that went out of my way to seduce absolutely everyone except Ken.
I hope Persona Q doesn't neuter Etrian Odyssey's dungeon crawling any more beyond maybe mapping, if just because Fuuka and Rise would be doing that with their personas.
>ever romancing ken
>Even bringing him into your party
Missing out on The Answer in FES isn't worth playing FeMC in my opinion.
>can't date Ace Defective
Dudes already got a (dead)waifu bro
FES isn't worth playing in my opinion
Spoken like a true slut
>Not wanting to corrupt a shota
Because it's Shadow Rise.
Ken a shit. Fucking bitch got Shinji killed.
God damn shadow teddie is terrifying
I love /ss/
I just fucking hate Ken.
I brought him along just so he could get knocked the fuck out.
I personally enjoyed it. Most people didn't like it or play through it just because it was full dungeon crawling and it was too hard, but the end was definitely worth it.
The Answer is a pile of shit though
>definitive version of P3
>not worth playing
I JUST WANTED A FUCKING SOCIAL LINK ATLUS
I can't wait for the scanner to do volume 5.
I enjoyed slutting out for Shinji the most.
Yeah, I'll concede that, but I really liked the FeMC-exclusive social links and the additional tie-ins with P4.
>Not being a pure reserving herself for Shinji
Shinji best girl
>and it was too hard
u wot m8
I'll give you The Answer, there were some fucking bullshit bosses, and Nyx I guess, but the main story was just grind-o-rama without a whole lot of challenge.
How was I supposed to find out which was best without fucking them all?
I meant The Answer
I think he is also referring only to The Answer
You shoulda already known
I was solely talking about The Answer there.
It's definitely worth playing if you want to experience more social links from a different perspective, I agree.
Please explain why.
Here you go
Shinji has the worst life ever
>try to save the world
>accidentally kill a woman
>start dying due to persona rejection
>have a falling out with friends and become a delinquent
>meet the kid of the woman who you killed
>plan to free him from his hatred
>fall in love with genki girl
>fall into coma
>wake up a few months later and rush over to find girlfriend
>she dies on your lap
>implying he's not actually dead and his suffering finally ended
>that scene where he straight up rejects your ass
F-fine Junpei it isn't like I wanted to date you anyways....
Cheer up, Shinjiro, at least you'll get proper screen time in the second movie AND a 1/8 scale figure.
Anyone getting P4A2?
How do you mean?
How are the stories in p4a? I'm not going to play a fighting game, but are they worth watching on youtube or something?
It's nice. Labrys's is especially good because they focused most of it on her.
Just finished Persona 4, about to play P3P. Is it as hard to not max out all social links in P3 as it is in p4, without a guide?
>tfw Labrys deserved to have a social link instead of Marie
Go play that shit again; there's like eight endings and the neutral ones tend to put him back in his everyday life
Atsuro's ending involves people controlling demons but it's cool since humanity survives and thrives, Haru's ending involves sealing away all demons as everything returns to the way it once was, and even Yuzu's ending was changed in the remake the be generally less horrible for everyone.
P4 was the easy one in terms of getting all social links
Why was Marie even created?
She's such a mary sue that acts like a bitch and forced into the story just to make her the main girl.
I can see why Japan hates her.
Only if they talk more about the P3 cast. I need an epilogue that addresses what everyone is doing after door-kun's sacrifice. The persona 4 cast already got one in the Golden and The Answer doesn't count.
The Devil Survivor 2 anime would have been better if they had the protagonist default to all the autistic choices, of which there were many.
Also being longer would probably have helped.
Why is she so perfect?
Just to remind that the other girls are better.
They're all generally moving on with their lives, except Aigis.
Because they actually keep their goddamn character development and don't immediately revert to lesser personas once the protagonist isn't around.
What is this.
Jesus, when in the movie going to finally get subbed?
>official Asshole of Assholevania
Oh wow, did she actually say that?
>can't reject her on Valentines if you romanced her
That was bullshit. I only romanced her so I could do that.
Yukiko is the best girl.
I thought she was rather amusing.
>Forced to date her even if you already have another girlfriend
>I can see why Japan hates her.
Everyone hates her. The poetry, the groan inducing omgihateujerk garbage, and her fucking stupid 'evil' side transformation boss fight. Hated her. Only good thing was the remixed melody song during her boss fight
who /smtg/ here
The reason P4 Cast didn't have their ultimates in Arena is because it's confirmed P3 cast got their evolutions in the game, but for P4 cast to get theirs MC has to go down their S-Links which was entirely optional to the player, and maybe their originals were more iconic. Which is odd as well since this pretty much confirms he didn't really go down any of their S-Links, and even stranger he's the only one who has his Ultimate Persona it seems.
Maybe it was also a coding thing, but they really dropped the ball there a bit.
Factor of Hope for Persona 4 right? I wonder.
wasn't it to help explain the presence of Izanami and Amino Sagiri or something?
After the BD/DVDs come out.
Why did they think it was a good idea to make it an eva rip off and turn bunny into a whiny Shinji "get in the damn robot you pussy" Ikari clone?
There's actually voice clips of everyone shouting out their evolved persona's, so it was probably originally planned to have them gain them at some point but then never got around to it.
Never trust video game developers to have decent time management.
Personas can devolve if not used much so that could have happened.
And the timers on those would be what? Summer 2014?
P4G Ameridub tier:
Dojima, Rise, Adachi, Naoto
Yosuke, Teddy, The sun and strength social link characters
Yukiko, everybody else
What if the Ultimate personas were supposed to be their unlimited forms/overdrive or something?
I recently finished P4G for the first time, how is the anime? How is the dub?
Yu is hilarious and has amazing swagger
Undetermined. No announcement for preorder of P3 movie 1 BD/DVD yet. God knows if Aniplex is waiting to pull some sort of retarded stunt where they wait until all 3 movies are out before releasing the BD/DVD.
They clearly didn't think this through at all really.
Why start with the second game?
Why totally ignore almost all the supporting cast?
Why completely ruin the entire power progression by starting out with Byakko?
We may never know the answer.
Just watch the subs. I really like the P4 dubs in the game, but they replaced actors midway in the english dubbing
That is completely unacceptable, even if I watched watched the sub anyway.
Go for the subs I suppose, it's probably better off.
Yu has a very stoic sort of personality that just comes across great at times since he delivers some of the best moments.
>Why start with the second game?
Why start with P4?
It's because DS2A was one long commercial for Devil Survivor 2: Break Record. P4 anime was a commercial for Persona 4 the Golden.
>Why totally ignore almost all the supporting cast?
They only had 13 episodes to work with, to fit 13 tamers + Alcor + 7 more Septemberones + Polaris.
>Why completely ruin the entire power progression by starting out with Byakko?
Time limit like above. It'd take too long to do power-ups.
Wasn't it only Kanji?
That's bad though since he had one of the best dub voices.
I think it was Kanji and Yosuke.
But yes, replacing Kanji alone is worse than Hitler.
If you're a buyfag, the blurays only have dubs, too.
It did take some time to get used to Chie's new voice in Golden, but she sounded fine in battles. Her voice actor did a much better job in the anime, I thought.
I know the actual reasons.
I'm saying the entire anime was badly put together, and wasn't even a GOOD commercial.
I thought the anime sucked as a product but it was immensely entertaining. I didn't like DS2 very much before watching it and now I think Hibiki is a miracle of the present timeline.
How do I get into Persona?
Get 3 FES or 4 Golden, or vanilla 4 if you were smart and didn't buy a Vita for this one game.
You literally can't fail starting at either of those points.
Start with Shin Megami Tensei 1. Most people will say start with Persona 3 or 4, but I would recommend starting with Persona 1, the PSP version, and just go through them in chronological order. Do not play 4 before 3.
Teddie has been around for a long ass amount of time, he is much older than nanako. Probably older than humanity if he remembers the other world as it was long ago.
>even the psp version
Extremely early and likely irrelevant, but if anyone's going to Sakuracon in Seattle in April, I'll be there handing out Persona prizes to anyone who shows up cosplaying from the series. Free little gifts.
Very special Teddie prize to anyone cosplaying Nanako.
Did Chie's Golden voice get less horrible halfway through the game or was it just because she had less dialogue? I almost wanted to play with voices off at first because it was so awful.
Then I realized it was the same voice of the worst character from DeSu Overclocked and hated it even more. I can't believe it doesn't bug me that much anymore.
Any particular reason I should start with SMTI? I was under the impression they weren't that related
Cheers. Yeah, P4 Golden is pretty much the only game I've even remotely considered buying a Vita for, so naturally I don't have one. Emulating PS2 is the way to go?
Hate me all you want because I happen to be one of the few that liked it. I'd even go so far as to recommend the PS1 version just for the hilarious localization, but the PSP version is so much more fun with no cut content.
Does Persona 1 and 2 have the same battle system and fusion system as the latter personas?
There's a huge rift of difference between 1/2 and 3/4. It feels like the Atlus team decided going for cool and trendy and appealing to younger and newer audience was the way to go for 3 and it worked so well that they're continuing it now through 5.
Nope. 1 and 2 have a card system where you negotiate with demons so that you get cards of different arcana to fuse personas. Also, everyone has a limited "wild card" ability like the MCs of 3 and 4, so they can equip different personas.
Not even slightly.
They pretty much don't even belong to the same series.
They only thing that makes them not a standard SMT is that you summon the demons as persona and don't just use them as party members.
Well shit, that really dampens my desire to get them now.
SMT 1 =/= Persona 1
Emulating is fine as long as your computer can handle it and doesn't fuck up the music/voices.
It's all right, you can get P3/P4 and every single spin-off game with them.
>You will never get your ass renovated by Kanji
>tfw Chie loves manly men in red capes
She has great taste.
Will we ever see Yosuke getting some clang clang?
Being Nanako is so painful.
>Devil Survivor 2 is more or less crap.
Devil Survivor 2 is redeemed somewhat if you side with humanity's greatest ally.
Lets do this.
Which persona would you fuck?
I'd Hua Po so hard
Because Kikuri-Hime has some nice legs.
wud demon wud u semen
I really hope Dormarth makes it into Persona 5. Along with Mastema.
Best persona here.
She will let you sleep on her lap and stroke your head
What does Elizabeth say if FeMC shows up with that equipped?
I'd a Pixie
>Complaining about edgy in MegaTen.
I'd a Nekomata of course.
Someone stole her pants.
Scathach has a wonderful body.
Kaguya is so moe.
So that's the thing that appears with Marie in the credits? It's the ultimate persona of the Aeon arcana right?
I occasionally dip in when I'm in the mood.
I can't resist that hair
Shinjiro is all that matters.
the special version of heartful cry.
Being Junpei is suffering.
By the tome you finish all the social links in P4, you have 3 weeks of free time, in P3 you have 3 days.
I wish there is an ending where the MC, Alcor, and Yamato can all survive and live happily ever after.
Ronaldo can rot in hell for all I care.
Is that Soul Hackers?
I know of at least one case of idiot teen who cosplayed P3 protag and photographed herself with the Evoker gun pointed to her head. Then she put the photo up as her Facebook profile photo and, sure enough, someone reported it to her school and she got pulled out for "serious discussion on suicide"
What is he doing to muh angel
Idiot had it coming.