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Persona 5

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,172 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭richymcdermott


    I was wondering why persona q reminded me of etrian odyseey

    love the chibi style :D

    also SO ****IN PUMPED to have the messiah minato back


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,209 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude




  • Registered Users Posts: 11,505 ✭✭✭✭Xenji


    Some new tidbits about the game from Katsura Hashino.
    Persona 5 is a game about freedom

    “In today’s world there’s no shortage of people that are bored or discontent with their lives. They’re at a dead end, chained down to a world which they resent being a part. Persona 5, in that sense, is a game about freedom.”

    The shackles are a motif for the game

    “They naturally represent the idea of a person’s immobility, of being unable to move ahead from their current position in life… the also simultaneously represent our intent to make a game where the players can actually take the next step and move forward”

    Persona 5 is thematically red

    “For Persona 3 we went with blue, with Persona 4 we opted for yellow so this time we’re painting the world red. That said, red can be a pretty hard colour on the eyes… so we’re making the interface visually palatable.”

    Persona 5 will be more approachable than previous games

    “The characters…are out to destroy that which suffocates people in today’s society… I want players to come away from this game feeling they have the power to take on the world around them.”

    Keeping the core idea simple

    “With Persona 3 and 4, the basic idea was that by banding together… you can get a sort of freedom that you couldn’t by being completely on your own. As you grow up [your beliefs] shift and change under the influence of what other people have to say. The freedom from those dynamics…was what Persona 3 and 4 depicted.”

    “Persona 5… operates under its own set of thematic principles… We live in a time in Japan when teenagers and adults can’t just be idling their way through their lives. People have to be on their toes, thinking about and engaging with what is happening around them.”

    Don’t sweat the philosophical stuff

    “Persona 5 is first and foremost a work of entertainment and we want it to just simply be enjoyable on its own terms. It’s my hope that people will not get too anxious and worked up about how all of these things are going to pan out in the end.”

    Persona 5 is a Playstation 3 exclusive that will be available around winter 2014.

    http://www.funstock.co.uk/news/persona-5/


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,172 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    Persona 5 will be more approachable than previous games

    “The characters…are out to destroy that which suffocates people in today’s society… I want players to come away from this game feeling they have the power to take on the world around them.”

    Not liking the sound of this. SMTIV was significantly easier than any Megaten game so far. It wasn't detrimental to the game but it could have done with more of a challenge outside of the dlc super bosses.

    I'm pretty sure that this will use the same battle system and fusion system of SMTIV but I just hope they can balance it with difficulty. The fusion system in SMTIV is so open that it's open to abuse which is fun but kills the difficulty.

    I'd rather an easy mode and a normal mode which is more in line with the difficulty of the likes of P3/P4/Nocturne.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,280 ✭✭✭Glico Man


    In other Persona related news, P4 is being released on PS3 as a PS2 classic next week on the US PSN.

    http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/04/03/persona-4s-playstation-3-release-date-revealed

    Even though I feel like I've been spoiled by the additional content in P4G, I can't wait to play it again. It is by far my favourite game of all time.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,336 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    Serious huzzah - a PS4 version is also coming http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/1/6092299/persona-5-coming-to-ps3-and-ps4-in-2015

    The game has been delayed until next year, but given how little we've heard of it I'd say that was inevitable for a while.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,172 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    Id say the PS4 version will just have a resolution boost but it's welcome, it will be the first JRPG worth playing on the system. They'll probably show gameplay at TGS this month.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,209 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    Yessss great news


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,336 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    Retr0gamer wrote: »
    Id say the PS4 version will just have a resolution boost but it's welcome, it will be the first JRPG worth playing on the system. They'll probably show gameplay at TGS this month.

    I'd imagine it will just be the same sort of thing as with the current Yakuza games - a technical spit n polish for the next gen version. Can't really blame them, given that the combined userbase of the PS3 and 4 in Japan particularly is still low.

    It's a smart move, though, and not just because there'll be a prettier version of the game knocking around. Even with a PS3 version, I'd imagine the hype around a full new Persona game - the popularity of which has increased exponentially since the last release - is good enough for a fairly solid PS4 boost in Japan. If they play the marketing right, it could serve both Sony and Atlus very well indeed.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,172 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    I doubt it will cause a big demand for the PS4 in Japan. Home consoles are pretty much dead in Japan outside of the Otaku audience. A Vita port ala Golden is inevitable I'd say.

    In the West though it could well be a big deal. With Final Fantasy 15 in development hell it will be the first JRPG on the system worth giving a damn about which should really give it a sales boost and gain a much bigger audience for SMT and Persona.

    I still would have much preferred the game on handheld, I just can't play long RPGs on a console anymore but that's personal preference.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,172 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    Just catching up on the news. I see Dragon Quest got announced for the PS4. If any game can get Japanese gamers in board with the PS4 then it's Dragon Quest. That could be a game changer.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,336 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    Sadly, it's a Dragon Quest Dynasty Warriors style game :(


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,172 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    Sadly, it's a Dragon Quest Dynasty Warriors style game :(

    Ah screw that.

    I was wondering why it was announced for the PS4 though, typically DQ comes to the console with the largest install base so it would be for 3DS if anything.

    Even at that Square has given up on DQ in the west, the last 3 games remain unlocalised so it probably wouldn't be released anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,587 ✭✭✭sniper_samurai


    Retr0gamer wrote: »
    Ah screw that.

    I was wondering why it was announced for the PS4 though, typically DQ comes to the console with the largest install base so it would be for 3DS if anything.

    Even at that Square has given up on DQ in the west, the last 3 games remain unlocalised so it probably wouldn't be released anyway.

    Square are apparently evaluating whether to release DQVII on the 3ds in the west atm.

    Square have been doing stupid things lately with the ridiculous over estimation of how many units of Sleeping Dogs, Hitman and Tomb Raider they were going to sell and their steadfast reluctance to release Bravely Default, which ended up being released by Nintendo and was pretty successful for them too.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,172 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    I really hope they bring 7 to the west, if any game needs a remake it was that one. I heard they fixed all the flaws. Would love to see the DQ monsters remakes as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,587 ✭✭✭sniper_samurai


    Retr0gamer wrote: »
    I really hope they bring 7 to the west, if any game needs a remake it was that one. I heard they fixed all the flaws. Would love to see the DQ monsters remakes as well.

    Same, seeing as 1,2,3 and 7 were never released in any form in Europe. Loved 8 and the remakes of 4,5 and 6, 9 not so much though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,505 ✭✭✭✭Xenji








  • Registered Users Posts: 7,160 ✭✭✭tok9


    Here's a great dissection of the trailer and I have to say I couldn't stop smiling/laughing while watching it. The two lads are so hyped.

    http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/mz3zkr/persona-5-reveal-trailer-analysis


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,160 ✭✭✭tok9


    Got a second trailer which was included in Persona 4 Dancing All Night.



    I reckon we'll definitely get a release date by TGS for Japan and America.. I'm not as confident anymore about Europe getting it this year.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,505 ✭✭✭✭Xenji


    TGS Trailer, honestly it looks amazing and it is a shame that it will be a summer 2016 release now, it also looks like we may be getting a PS4 HD collection of P3&4.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,336 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    The inevitable delay, but **** it, looks like they'll knock this one out of the park :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,160 ✭✭✭tok9


    It's so colourful!

    I'm not too fussed about the release since I wouldn't be able to play it anyway but for Persona itself, I think it's a great time to release as I feel like it's on the cusp of hitting a more mainstream audience while still being the same series that fans love.

    I'm not sure why that is exactly, maybe it's word of mouth after many (myself included) played P4G, similar to how the Soul's series is getting bigger with every release.

    Coming out during the usual summer drought as opposed to the hectic fall will help a lot too.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,172 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    I'm playing SMT3 Nocturne at the moment. It's just more evidence that Atlus are the undisputed kings of japanese RPGs and have been for a long time. Can't fecking wait for this, and SMT x Fire Emblem looks great as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,505 ✭✭✭✭Xenji


    Coming out on the 15th of September in Japan


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,160 ✭✭✭tok9




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,336 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    Confirmed for Europe courtesy of Deep Silver of all people: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-07-06-persona-5-coming-to-europe-courtesy-of-deep-silver

    Concerned about the lack of a release date, though, it'd want to be simultaneous with the US!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,587 ✭✭✭sniper_samurai


    Confirmed for Europe courtesy of Deep Silver of all people: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-07-06-persona-5-coming-to-europe-courtesy-of-deep-silver

    Concerned about the lack of a release date, though, it'd want to be simultaneous with the US!
    Thats good. Will probably switch my preorder if it comes out in a reasonable timeframe and with a ce that is as good or better than the US Take Your Heart Edition.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,019 ✭✭✭Touch Fuzzy Get Dizzy


    Confirmed for Europe courtesy of Deep Silver of all people: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-07-06-persona-5-coming-to-europe-courtesy-of-deep-silver

    Concerned about the lack of a release date, though, it'd want to be simultaneous with the US!
    Oh phew, I thought it was another game I totally missed the release on lol, I have til 2017.
    I might treat myself and get the Take Your Heart Edition too.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,172 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    I predict a delay in release if there's localisation work for Europe to be done.

    Fair play to Deep Silver, they confirmed 7th Dragon and Shin Megami Tensei 4 Apocalypse as physical releases as well.

    It makes me wonder what the flip Sega Europe are up... although I imagine it's probably more Sega America or Japan making the call.


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