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Th3solution

@Fight_Teza_Fight @Jaz007 I just maxed out Lovers Arcana and so I decided to romance Ann, even though I haven’t even added the last two girls to my group yet. I’m going to take my chances with the Valentines Day massacre and try to achieve a harem play through. 😂 I wonder if your given the opportunity to romance the twins at max social link.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Jaz007

Okay, so I'm 75 hours and still mostly addicted. It's also about the time where you can start forming romantic relationships. So after being warned, I figured I'd just get the valentines massacre since it didn't seem too bad from what I heard about it and it's a 115 hour game. So I got in a relationship with Takemi, but Mokota is my favorite, but as a started a relationship with her, I felt bad. I really did. I might have only dated her had I realized I'd feel this way. I never feel bad about something dumb like this when I play a game. Never. Persona 5 why do you play with my emotions?! Now that valentines day scene might kill from what I've heard of it. Oh well, it's too late to turn back now.

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Th3solution

@Jaz007 What, no love for Ann? 🤨

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Fight_Teza_Fight

@Jaz007 My man! I was exactly the same way. Went for Takemi first, realized she would eventually break my heart, settled for Makoto.


I beat Persona 4 Dancing All Night on Vita. Highly recommended to anyone that enjoyed Persona 4 Golden. I don't even like rhythm games, but this one was tremendous & it had a great story.

I've been pretty vocal about my dislike for P4G, but I've got a whole new found level of appreciation for the cast following P4DAN.
Enjoyed this so much that I'm almost certainly going to double dip for Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5 Dancing Star Night to get the preorder bonuses on PS4 & Vita (PS4 gets P4DAN port).

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NecuVise

Guys, can someone tell me what do you exactly do in this game and what's the appeal to it? I have seen some videos and it seems like you are controlling a high school Japanese student. So why would that be fun to play? I'm genuinely asking as I have never played any Persona game before.

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Jaz007

@NecuVise Because it has amazing story and characters with some pretty good turn-based combat. The art design also absolutely stunning; it stylish and does so almost perfectly with a soundtrack to match. It gets your emotions going on the main story and everyone’s sub stories which in turn make the main story more compelling because your more invested in the characters. It’s very well done. You also choose what you say in conversations, and some of the choices can help further the relationships (Not all though, there are a lot of flavor options, but they really help you feel involved and like their your friends as the main character, instead of say Nathan Drake’s friends.) The characters are probably the biggest part of the game.
The places you go into are also very well designed (the other world, what’s inside someone’s heart when you go to steal it), telling the story because they’re all symbolic of how the person views things. It’d give it a solid 9/10 (I want to give it a 10/10, but a few things about the combat, as good as it is, drive me nuts.)

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NecuVise

@Jaz007 thanks for your reply, it helps. It it wasn't for its length I would probably look into playing it but I'll have to delegate it to some future times.

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Th3solution

@NecuVise As much as I love them, the Persona games as a whole are probably an acquired taste and especially appeal to a certain type of gamer. Like has been said, the combat is turn based with a focus on using your different personas (or summons, so to speak) to your advantage, to attack enemy weakness. The games have multiple difficulty settings and the easiest setting is basically a cake walk if you just want to breeze through and experience the story like a visual novel. You see, the dungeon crawling and combat is only half of the experience. The social simulation, relationship building, and story are the more enjoyable for me personally. I’ve played Persona 3 and 4G and am currently working through 5. Any of them are decent places to start, as they follow similar recipes. As long as the games are (usually around 100 hours), I tend to play them over long periods of time, taking breaks to do other shorter games in between. I’ve found them no less enjoyable that way.
So in a nutshell, if you like a fairly long involved but excellent story, social sims, turn based combat, and RPG character building, then you will likely enjoy these games. Persona 5 is probably the most polished, but I actually liked P3 and P4G stories a little bit more.

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The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

NecuVise

@Th3solution thanks for your reply. I'm not ready now for 100+ games, as for even half of that I have a strong debate with myself should I dedicate myself to it at this moment. Some of those mentioned I like, some of it depends on its execution. So maybe some day I'll play it

NecuVise

Jaz007

I finished Persona 5. It’s the best game I’ve ever played, absolutely incredible. It has such amazing artistic depth to the story - and it’s the best and most engaging story I’ve ever seen too. It’s cast of characters is just plain fantastic. I felt so connected to the core group by the end. They really felt like friends. The romance is also really well done. Also the best I’ve seen in a game. It’s so genuine and real feeling with the way it’s portrayed. Especially with how they just want to spend time with each other, rather than just a head to the bed scene like Mass Effect.
The games style can’t be understated, from the Phantom Thieves designs to the combat and all our attack finishers. It does so much to make the combat better. The fonts and and shops also need to mentioned along with all that can’t be mentioned without an essay. Overall I felt much more drawn by the graphics than any real looking game these days. Not to knock them, but I think this was almost perfect. I can’t imagine what larger graphics budget would do.
The soundtrack adds to the style and is perfect for the game. It’s so chill and adds so much to the game. It’s possibly the best soundtrack I’ve ever heard. My only gripe with it is that it could’ve used a few more tracks or variances on stuff like the sad/heavy piano since it’s such a long game. I clocked in at about 122 hours.
The dungeon design and how it tells the story was also stellar. It made them so much more engaging and kept the story going at all times. It also gives you so much to think about with the symbolism. Especially the end with the depths of Momentos and the holy grail, I mean dang, what is says about society is eerily true . The social commentary in general is pretty spot-on, eerily so sometimes. I also liked how it had political social commentary without taking a stance outside of supporting the future.
It all makes me want to help change the world more honestly. It also makes me glad I live a good life when I think about my own possible distorted desires. Nothing else like this has made me want to actually do something about the message presented on this way.
It’s the 3rd game to give me tears, once a few just for seeing the anguish of my teammates when Joker gets captured, second when Morgana was disappearing. I think the saddest game of all time would be Persona 5: everyone dies if they ever made such a terrible thing.
I do hate how it’s game over when Joker goes down though. It makes no sense as everyone else of fine if they go down. If they wanted to say you can’t mess them fine, but they all have free-will available. Maybe someone would see that used if they did that. Also felt like a swearing wa as little teyhard at times and felt out of place (granted, I don’t like in the first palace, but it felt a little more off in this case).
Overall 10/10. I guess that’s my review lol.

Also, the Valentine’s Day massacre wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It made me feel like a terrible person no doubt, but at least Makoto wasn’t there as I spent Valentines with her. And Sojiro saved me as well. But I still felt bad about all the relationships he’d have to break off eventually.
And Kamawai’s relationship is the most strange and inappropriate feeling yet so sweet and genuine thing ever.

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KratosMD

So it's been roughly 24 hours since I started playing this game again and I've already played 8 hours of it! My total time now is 30 hours of playtime and I just finished Madarame's Palace and I'm now in the beginning of June.

I have to be honest, when I started playing Persona 5 last year I wasn't into it at all. Three months earlier I had just finished my playthrough of Persona 4 Golden and I was still in the middle of my studies, so P5 wasn't doing it for me at all. I kept going back and forth with it through numerous occasions but it just didn't stick with me like P4G did. One year later today, I feel like I could be playing this game 24/7. It's so freaking addicting and if I keep up the pace like this, I might actually get close to finishing the game by this time next week, lol.

One thing I've noticed lately is that with most games in my backlog, I have to force myself to start playing them before I get the feeling that I want to play more of them. I rarely think like "Oh I really want to play Dead Space 3 right now", instead it's more like "I should probably play Dead Space 3 today since I haven't played it for a couple of days". But with Persona 5, I'm totally feeling like I want to be playing the game all the time and that to me is a sign of a great game. This is exactly how I felt like when I was playing Persona 4 Golden and I love it. I'm glad that I decided to play this again and hopefully I can make some significant progress before I inevitably put it away for the time being.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

Jaz007

@KratosMD It gets better as you play it. As your grow connected it just gets better. It went from a great game to the best ever made when I played it.

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KratosMD

@Jaz007 Yup that's why I prefer longer story games over shorter ones. When you spend 100 hours with a narrative-driven video game, it's impossible not to feel strongly about the story and the characters because you've interacted with them for such a long time. That's why Persona 4 Golden is the best game I've ever played. I'm unsure if Persona 5 will be able to beat it, I'll just have to wait and see. I'm still in the "beginning" of the game so there is still much more to come but I have no doubt that P5 will easily enter into my top 5 of the best games I've ever played. I'm so excited to play more of it!

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

Jaz007

@KratosMD You probably know this as well since you played 4 Golden, but be careful of dating multiple characters. It makes you feel like a terrible jerk playing with peoples feelings. I’ve never seen guilt be the punishment so effectively in a game.

Also, would anyone want a P5-2? I’d love a direct sequel to spend more time with the characters. I know Persona hasn’t done it yet, but I’d love for P5 to be the first to do it.

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KratosMD

@Jaz007 I actually never really thought of dating multiple people at the same time in P4G, I'm not that type of guy IRL so it never crossed my mind. However, I'm struggling to think which one I want to romance with in P5. Ann feels too much like a friend to me right now, I honestly can't see myself developing any feelings for her. And I feel like romancing Kawakami would be really stupid, I'd never date a teacher IRL. The other three girls haven't joined my team yet so I can't really say who I'd be interested in. Makoto seems nice, but I think that I'd like Futaba as well. I'll just have to wait and see.

I'd also love a sequel to a Persona game, much more than if they simply did another 'Golden' and just added some bonus content. That would honestly suck for us who already have the vanilla game.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

Jaz007

@KratosMD There’s also the doctor. I won’t lie, while it’s really well done (it’s really sweet), Kamawai’s romance felt super inappropriate to me, much more than expected. It wasn’t sexual or anything, just dating your high school teacher like that. And while it makes perfect sense, it doesn’t help that she’ll do your laundry and stuff for you lol.
And two other things. Makoto Makoto Makoto!
And “I actually never really thought of dating multiple people at the same time in P4G, I'm not that type of guy IRL so it never crossed my mind.“ You sir, are a saint.

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mookysam

My romance was with Makoto, although I did almost choose Hifumi Togo. The only Persona game where I dated more than one was Persona 3 and that led to broken social links and outraged characters.

Kawakami's confidant interactions were a little weird and inappropriate at times, even though her story was surprisingly poignant.

@KratosMD I actually prefer P5's story to 4. It just really resonated with me at the time and felt like it had a lot of thematic depth and links to things going on in the real world, compared to 4's more simple small-town murder mystery. That's not to say I didn't enjoy 4's story as I still thought it was amazing!

mookysam

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KratosMD

@Jaz007 @mookysam It's interesting how you guys have been mentioning Makoto, as I'm starting to take an interest in her now. I just infiltrated the third palace and I'm really liking her newfound confidence here. Do you guys know if I need level 4 Knowledge before I can hang out with her or do I need even more? I decided to take advantage of the rainy season in June and I'm already at level 4 Knowledge so I'm hoping that it will pay off in the form of her becoming a confidant early to me, but also that I get to nail the exams in July.

Also, I'm at 37 hours of playtime now (30 yesterday). I'm basically aiming at playing the game around 10 hours each day, lol. It's so freaking good. And I'm not rushing it or anything, I'm just addicted to it.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

mookysam

@KratosMD Wow that's a lot of playtime each day.

For Makoto I think that level 4 is enough. Later in her social link you also need a certain level in another stat in order to progress. I can't remember what though (sorry). That was the case for many of the social links, which put a spanner in the works!

Makoto really grew on me. I didn't like her at first, but like all the characters she is very complex. She's very sweet and I appreciated how hard she was working to change and be strong for everyone.

mookysam

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Jaz007

@KratosMD Dang, 10 hours. Where do you find the time? I’m not judging, I’m just honestly curious. I could put every second I’m not working sleeping, eating or showering into playing a game and not have 10 hours a day.
And also, the other stat needed later on is Lv 5. Charm I believe. (You don’t mind this type of info right?)

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