Persona 5 (PS4/PS3)
bard91 last edited by bard91
@Galaxy40k There are multiple reasons why Persona 3 and 4 are my two favorite games, and for which I think they are special, and for which I'm expecting to also love P5.
The setting and scenarios are pretty unique and very well done.
Great characters presented amazingly, with whom you are able to relate and that really make you care for them.
They present serious topics about problems in society and how people handle them, this makes the game very intersting beyond the main story.
A conventional but well executed combat system (although the original version of P3 suffered of not having control of the party, which was honestly a pain).
They cover a wide range of emotions throughout the game, ranging from very serious to pure joy, this made me really care a lot more about the characters.
An undeniable and palpable sense of style in the games , I can still remember when so many years ago I first played P3 and I was astounded by the intro, and then again when I started going around Iwatodai and the J-Pop tunes completely caught me off guard, and I found myself completely entranced and nodding to the music (also worth noting that this happened during my teenage years when I was most into the black metal persona, so it was particularly unexpected for me to get into it).
Those are some summed up reasons why I love P3 and P4 (I like P2 but not as much, and I honestly don't think Persona Revelations is a good game).
And the other fact for which I am very excited is the history and progress of the series, I've played all of the games since P3 release (P3, P3 FES, P4, P4 Golden, P3P) and with the obivous exception of P3P all of this new iterations make significant improvements in the games, and just keep perfecting everything about these games, given that track record I'm expecting P5 to have built even more upon from where P4 Golden left off, and to me that would definitively result in the greatest game there is (given that to me that is P4).
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@bard91 After I beat the final boss of P4G (I'm super stuck and honestly don't know if I can win) I'm going to start a thread about the game... Can't wait to talk some things over with you all.
Guest last edited by Guest
Persona 5 is GOTY this year only if Red dead Redemption 2 releases then we would have competition. I don't mind either of those two winning GOTY tbh.
@JoleeHonso Let's be honest, any games from before E3 will be a very very difficult sell for GOTY. The recency bias is real for end of the year awards.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will win the majority of awards if it comes out in the holiday. Unless it really messes up by focusing too much on co-op/online stuff and ignoring singleplayer.
I haven't played any Persona, but I look forward to grabbing the game on release day to see what the hell everyone is hyped for. :)
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Thanks for the answers guys. Persona might not be my style of game, but I'll be sure to check 5 out later in the year
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@Galaxy40k Pretty much all the reasons already listed make Persona great - its art style, its use of characters, the music, and the snappy combat.
The reason I decided to make an additional comment instead of just perpetuate the echo chamber is to mention how the entire series is based around Carl Jung's philosophies. Not only does it explore the ideas he presents (the collective unconscious, personas, shadows, etc.), the series ties them deeply into the lore and characters. Most struggle with understanding who they really are while learning that suppressing your inner self, despite societal pressures to do so, causes a disservice to you and everyone else you know. In a genre situated in mostly saving the world or protecting some crystals, Persona stands out as a game not only set in modern times, but one that has something to say about the human condition.
Thematically dark, more difficult than the typical RPG, and unwavering in its resolve to tackle serious subjects, Persona has been my favorite franchise out of any medium for over two decades now and I'm sure the 5th will just give me additional ammunition for spreading the gospel.
CHECK YOUR PREORDERS EVERYONE!!!
It seems there have been some reports of cancellations by amazon of both the Take Your Heart and Steelbook editions, because of an unspecified "defect".
It seems that in my case the TYH edition is still good, as well as the PS3 version, but I'm keeping an eye out on it.
Why are you buying two versions?
@MSBi I'm not buying 2, I'm buying 4 :P
Because I want to have them for collection purposes, and the digital one, because I'm not waiting a week for the game to arrive to my country, and I already have the JP version, which I'm playing after I beat the english one, to practice my japanese.
Woaaaa. Damn how much did you spend?.
@MSBi about 250$, plus the shipping cost for bringing the games it probably comes up to about $280
Guest last edited by Guest
You must be out of your mind dude. I mean no offence but that's a waste of money if you alone are payment that total amount.
@MSBi hahaha I completely agree it is a waste of money :)
thankfully I have the opportunity to do so, and I care that much about Persona where I can do this without any regrets.
Mad respects dude. Such loyalty!
As of right now we are officially less than 10 days away from release.
Get hyped allies, get hyped.
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Ugh, this will make me cringe everytime
I mean I guess as german and the german pronounciation of things it's easier for me to pronounce japanese words correctly (as long no silent letters are in them, of course now I know that Asuka is pronounced Aska and not Asooka), but this is just bad, did they even try?
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does anyone know if Persona 5 will receive any benefits from the PS4 Pro? if so, any details on that? o:
@aer0blue I'm pretty sure there are no improvements for the Pro
SabotageTheTruth last edited by SabotageTheTruth
I keep finding that image (which supposedly lists the first set of games to get a Pro update) when looking for the info, however Japan has had the game for awhile and no Pro updates that I can find. I'm going to guess that even if something was in the works, it will be extremely minimal, especially considering this game is also launching on PS3.