Megami Tensei/Persona Discussion Thread

Atlus confirmed in May that Shin Megami Tensei IV is being developed for the Nintendo 3DS, and fans have more reason to be happy with a veteran taking up the job as director. Yamai also directs the Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner side series as well. Contrasting with the goofy and relatively lighthearted high school setting of the Persona games, the main series often dives much deeper into darkness. Nocturne starred a young boy given the body of a demon and forced to live in a hellish post apocalyptic Tokyo, eventually giving birth to a new planet based on morally questionable philosophies. The creepier artwork set amongst actual real-places makes the game that much more disturbing.

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Devil Survivor 2 The Animation: Also has a massive character sheet is under construction. This section is for universal tropes related to the series as a whole. Please place tropes related to specific games in their own article, if it exists.

The Promised Land in , and Luminous Arc in

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Two entries have been released for the Famicom: Megami Tensei in , and Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II in Nocturne was released in for the PlayStation 2. Lucifer’s Call in Europe. Apocalypse , was released for the 3DS in February in Japan. The first is Shin Megami Tensei If Nine , was released for the Xbox in The online version was delayed and eventually cancelled as the developers could not manage the required online capacities using Xbox Live.

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Like standard RPGs, the player typically controls a finite party and battles a similar number of enemies. And like other RPGs, death is usually temporary. But this genre incorporates strategic gameplay such as tactical movement on an isometric grid. And, unlike other video game genres , tactical RPGs tend not to feature multiplayer play.

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Shin Megami Tensei and Persona Thread 2: Eternal Punishment For those wondering about the title: The series has many spin-offs, most notably Persona. The Persona games are JRPGs set in High School, modern times well, P1 is set in ’99 , and instead of demons the characters summon their “persona”, which is a symbolic manifestation of their “true self”, which happens to take the form of a SMT demon.

The more recent games of the Persona series including dating sim elements, which works much better than it sounds on paper. Persona has it’s own spin-offs, P4 Arena, and Persona Q.

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Set in , Persona 3 begins with the protagonist returning to the city of Tatsumi Port Island ten years after his parents died from an accident. He is introduced as a transfer student that has just moved into the Iwatodai Dormitory , but arrives late in the movie adaptation, it is revealed it was due to a suicidal subway train jumper. A mysterious boy, calling himself Pharos , introduces himself to the protagonist and asks him to sign a contract that states the protagonist will accept full responsibility for his own actions.

Hepburn revised most of yes to e in the 3rd edition in order to mirror the contemporary pronunciation and this was probably already fixed and has remained so ever since 5.

A prisoner of fate to a future that has been sealed in advance. This is truly an unjust game Your chances of winning are almost none. But if my voice is reaching you, there may yet be a possibility open to you Please, overcome this game It is the first mainline entry in the Persona franchise following Sega ‘s purchase of Atlus in and the first numbered Persona game to launch on multiple consoles. Things are not well in Tokyo.

Psychotic and mental breakdowns are becoming more common amongst the general public, leading to a string of high-profile accidents and crimes. Public confidence in the government and justice system is falling, and the powerful elites of the city plot to turn these incidents to their advantage.

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Megami Tensei in , and Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II in Nocturne was released in for the PlayStation 2. Lucifer’s Call in Europe. Apocalypse, was released for the 3DS in February in Japan. The first is Shin Megami Tensei If

During the opening sequence, it is revealed that the protagonist peacefully died in his sleep while he was resting with Aigis.

Thu Jul 12, 3: Welcome to Persona 4: FES – The Golden: As we near our official opening for the Guild, I wanted to extend to everyone who is just joining us and everyone who was a part of our last success, the Persona 4: This is, as you already know, a literate Roleplay in the verse of the Shin Megami Tensei: No prior knowledge of our other guilds is necessary to begin roleplaying here, and we encourage you if you are a fan of the Persona 4 universe to join in on the fun, to get to know the members here, and to get ready to write our own chapter in the lives of our favorite Persona characters!

Now, what you may have also noticed is that this Guild contains many elements and organizations which were not found within the original game. If you are familiar with the Shin Megami Tensei universe and other games within the franchise, much of it will seem familiar to you However, I assure you These groups and their characters are only side-stories, not necessary for you to know or participate in to enjoy ‘The Golden’ experience! You are welcome, at your discretion, to join in on events and subplots that are not connected to the Persona 4 storyline and that of the Investigation team, but it is not required.

These groups merely serve to deepen the world in which our story takes place, and to provide optional side-arcs that may earn you additional perks and rewards! What we hope to provide is an ever-changing, ever-growing roleplay experience for those who want to write their own tale within the Persona Universe! There will be school days, kidnappings, battles, and of course, you will face your true self as the story unfolds!

Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time

Life is truth, and never a dream All souls know this from birth The truth is something that is chosen and grasped Something discovered with one’s vision and will. Only by gaining that does the seeker become truth himself, a cord that connects past and future.

Takaya reveals that the Suppressors that Shinjiro was taking would inevitably kill him anyways, rendering Ken’s plan for revenge moot.

June 18, Nice idea, I’ve been meaning to do this. So I sold it, but when the Overclock port came around, I decided to give the series another try, and thank goodness I did. I had spoiled myself on the plot long ago for Nocturne, as I had with DS during the period where I expressed interest in the series, but had yet to buy DSO. Even so the dungeon design in Nocturne is incredibly good, if at times a little unfair, and the gameplay holds up incredibly well though I’d like demons to level faster.

Unfortunately a data loss meant I’ll have to trudge through the entire game again if I want to tackle the TDE superboss. On the Persona front, I like SMT gameplay enough that I’m tempted to nab some Personas for that reason, but the dating sim aspect repulses me every time. And Persona 2’s problem is that I can’t get over Hitler’s appearance in the games- it’s just a turn off for me. It is the epitome of bleakness, it is the spirit of SMT.

For when one stands back and examines the central struggle in SMT, one is left to conclude that objectively, there is no hope of ultimate victory. Whilst I don’t agree with the White, they do have a point on the nullity of everything.

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