Why do people not like Naoto?

#1carnivalofsinsPosted 1/5/2013 1:27:34 PM
I have her in my party and I think she's great.
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#2Chaos StrykerPosted 1/5/2013 1:29:37 PM
I thought the general consensus was that she was probably the best encounter fight member, but the worst boss fight member?

That's not really hating on her, people are just being honest about her capabilities. You can still like her and admit she has weaknesses.
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#3ZembaphobiaPosted 1/5/2013 1:29:58 PM
I have her in my party as well. I still hate her as a character
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#4SamuraiLloydPosted 1/5/2013 1:41:05 PM
I love Naoto, she's one of my favorite Persona characters ever. However, as a party member, I will say that her Persona's stats and abilities don't really stand out as much in comparison to her fellow cast members (and this is despite her having access to all 4 Dyne Level spells). It's probably due to her not standing out in any particular area other than her access to Instant Kill attacks and Almighty attacks.
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#5CrimsonSuzaku13Posted 1/5/2013 1:41:07 PM
Chaos Stryker posted...
I thought the general consensus was that she was probably the best encounter fight member, but the worst boss fight member?

That's not really hating on her, people are just being honest about her capabilities. You can still like her and admit she has weaknesses.


I use her a lot because I main her in P4A.

But for bosses she's useless.
But even then, why not Hassou Tobi?
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#6Chagen46Posted 1/5/2013 1:45:48 PM
Chaos Stryker posted...
I thought the general consensus was that she was probably the best encounter fight member, but the worst boss fight member?

That's not really hating on her, people are just being honest about her capabilities. You can still like her and admit she has weaknesses.


She's not so bad for Boss Battles now. She can do a Mind-Charged 175%-damage Bufudyne for roughly 4.375 times normal damage. That's pretty damn good.
#7BreyantPosted 1/5/2013 1:59:50 PM
My problem with Naoto is that it feels like she's mostly there to summarize the story for people who haven't been paying attention. A lot of her lines are simply reminding the player what happened.
#8ZembaphobiaPosted 1/5/2013 2:02:11 PM
From: Breyant | #007
My problem with Naoto is that it feels like she's mostly there to summarize the story for people who haven't been paying attention. A lot of her lines are simply reminding the player what happened.

This, I don't like shy chicks, and she's a slut
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#9ConMan8Posted 1/5/2013 2:06:16 PM
Back in vanilla, she was literally useless.
She's great in Golden though.
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#10Strain42Posted 1/5/2013 2:11:20 PM
I like Naoto in concept. A woman who pretends to be a boy who is also a detective who struggles with her own identity and has some issues with her age as well.

I thought Naoto was a refreshingly original character, something I hadn't seen in a long time, and her story mode in Persona 4 Arena is one of the best imo as it covers a fair amount of Persona 3 and Persona 4 action.

However...

She's an exposition character. She's like Metis in that the primary purpose of her existence is to just help move the plot forward.

The vast majority of her dialogue is just her saying stuff that the rest of the party is too dumb to figure out. She exists to be like "Oh hey guys, guess what I figured out?"

I don't dislike her, but she's just...boring. She's a fountain of exposition, who while needed, isn't necessarily enjoyable.
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