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Will Persona 5 Bring Back JRPG's?

As we move into the next-generation, one genre looks to change its ways: the JRPG. While Square Enix and Namco Bandai have released underwhelming titles as of late, Atlus has been making a name for itself with its Persona series. Nearing the announcement of the next game from the Persona team, one can hope that Persona 5 will help revive a suffering genre.

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Godmars2901472d ago

Persona itself was always on a more developed level than the regular JRPG. Gave you a largely linear world, but offered tons of mystery which demanded exploration. Had interaction with monsters as well as NPCs.

Guwapo771472d ago

Persona is way different than typical JRPGs...so I'm going to say no. I'm a fan of the series but it's a niche in a niche genre.

Jubez1871471d ago

I wouldn't say JRPG's are a niche genre, but a sub-genre. There are JRPG's the push millions of copies (FF series, Pokemon, Dark Souls [depending on how you look at it]). But yea, the way Persona games work are pretty niche. So no, it wont save anything (although there's nothing to save).

Guwapo771471d ago (Edited 1471d ago )

It's how I see it in the western market. When was the last time we seen the games like Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, Suikendon series, etc. They just get swamped by Western RPGs. Nothing like these have topped charts in years.

dcj05241472d ago

Lol exactly what I was going to say.

Godmars2901471d ago

The 3Ds and PSP/PSV.

Though NIS held vigil on the PS3.

Unlimax1472d ago

I'm really hoping the announcement this month is P5 ~
http://p-ch.jp/

Run_bare1472d ago

Yes please, I want for PS4

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