With the recent sale of Persona 1 to 9.99 and Persona 2 to 14.99 today, I'd like to know whether to buy them or not to fully get my experience of the Shin Megami Tensei series.
And then I'd like to know if I should get the 3DS Shin Megami Tensei games. --- Thinking Is Destructive PSN: Jemi200 ::: 3DS FC: 5129-0276-3428 Name: Jemi
#2NebulaEmpirePosted 3/19/2013 11:23:43 PM
Just my two cents, I loved P3 and 4, but hated 2.
Well, I really didn't get far enough into 2 to hate it, since I quit after about 2 hours. The encounter rate is incredibly high and there's a weird "interact with demon" option that takes forever since there's an animation for every option. Game just feels way slower and more dated then P3 and 4.
#3OmegaWeaponGeanPosted 3/19/2013 11:24:50 PM
Don't buy them unless you LOVE persona to DEATH.
#4Nightmare637Posted 3/19/2013 11:28:37 PM
I love the p2 dualogy and p1.
they're kind of dated concerning gameplay though so if your willing to get through it I'd get them. --- PSN:Nightmare637 Don't bother arguing with Sophi he'll never admit hes wrong even when he is :D.
I actually recommend Persona 2: Innocent Sin, not only as a Persona game, but as a great old-school RPG game. Atlus polished the combat from the PS1 and made it much more streamlined. IMO, it had a better story than P3 (*flame shield up*) if packed both IS and EP's story, but IS stands on its own as great. I loved the presentation of P2 as well.
Be warned that if you play P2: EP after P2: IS (PSP version, of course), EP might feel like a step back due to that lack of combat polish, but it still feels like a solid RPG.
Now, Persona 1...is hard to recommend to anyone unless they like old-school first person dungeon crawling with insanely high encounter rates and a penchant for pain. That is one that I must tell people to skip. :(
For the 3DS SMT games, Devil Survivor: Overclocked is a fantastic game and SRPG. With the addition of voice acting, the story comes more to life. The game is highly replayable with its 4-6 endings (I forget how many) and extended ending compared to the first game. They balanced the game out from the original as well. If you enjoyed DS:O, then Devil Survivor 2 for the DS (A 3DS remake is slated for release in Japan atm) is an excellent followup. SMT: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers is on the horizon and it looks great as well. --- PSN/SteamID-Biskmatar100 Video Game Blog-jumpygamer.tumblr.com