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Hey, is anyone else excited about the first Persona game on the 3DS? Mind you it isn't a "normal" Persona game, and in fact sounds more like an Etrian Odyssey type game in the Persona world, but that could be neat. It releases next week in North America and has been getting great review scores so far (around 87% on GR at the moment.)
I might try to knock Persona 3 out first though since it uses characters from 3 and 4.
Oh man...if I had the time, I'd be all over this. I enjoyed Persona 4 quite a bit this summer, and I remember the Etrian Odyssey IV demo being surprisingly fun. A mish-mash of the two sounds excellent.
But I just can't pile 60+ hour JRPGs on my plate anymore. I still have to finish up Xenoblade (I think I'm almost done?) and Valkyria Chronicles will be next. Plus, you know, Smash Bros and Captain Toad and stuff...
I'm interested in this game because of the type it is, but I've never played a Persona game. So I'd be interested in some impressions of it, especially ones that talk about how important it is to know what Persona is and how much it ties into things.
Well I decided to play through Persona 3 first, which means I will probably not be ready for this game until January or something, at which point I will probably just wait until the new 3DS comes out to play it so... I won't be able to give impressions for a bit. Hopefully someone else steps up! Persona 4 has such an awesome cast of characters so I can't wait to play through some new stuff with them again!
I'd recommend playing Persona 3 and Persona 4 first since there might be spoilers pertaining to those games in Persona Q. You also might get more out of Persona Q having become better acquainted with the series.
I like Persona 4 more than its predecessor, but they're both good games. You can't go wrong with either of them.
Seems like I'll be picking this up tomorrow. And despite my appreciation for all things persona, I never finished any of them. Won't stop me from spinning this one for a while though. My interest is tied more to the Etrian Odyssey influence than Persona anyhow.
I chose the Persona 4 path, and it's interesting to me that the story takes place during the culture festival. Knowing this, it's too bad that everyone will have their memories erased at the end.
I just beat the first dungeon, and MAN does the game open up at that point. I am overwhelmed by my choices now, but it's really cool to see both casts mingle in a lighthearted fashion. I felt the Arena games were a little TOO serious in their presentation.
Fuuka has a new VA, too. So there's that. I can't help but feel bad for her original VA, although the new one is better.
I chose Persona 4 as well. I knew the games took place where they did (well not at the end of the games anyway) so I kinda expect their memories to be erased at the end.
I got stuck near the end of the first floor of the second labyrinth last night. It immediately throws me into a 5 enemy battle where they have a preemptive strike. Not only can they kill me in a single shot but they also use petrify attacks right away... so I'm kind of at a stop until I figure out a way to kill them.