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Submitted by Scissorman82 436d ago | opinion piece

Persona 5 Could Be Atlus' Deepest Game Yet

Matt Randisi writes, Liberation. Apathy. Red. Forward.

These are some keywords used by Persona director Katsura Hashino in his last interview to describe what Persona 5 will be all about. We didn’t get very much in terms of details, but there is practically a 4-course feast of reading between the lines. We gamers are pretty good at that, for better or worse. The proverbial gears have been turning quite some time now in the craniums of faithful Persona followers worldwide to make sense of it all. We’ve grown in number quite exponentially over the years, so believe me when I tell you that’s a lot of grinding. So what could these words possibly be spelling out for what has arguably become the most anticipated JRPG of the last few years? The possibilities are just teeming with potential. (Persona 3, Persona 4, Persona 5, PS Vita, PS3, Xbox 360)

styferion  +   436d ago
Well, of course it will be deep, if you played previous games in the series you'd know too.
This is the biggest reason I still keep my PS3 btw.
ZodTheRipper  +   436d ago
Man they should have announced this before the PS4 launch, I would have kept mine if I knew this -.-
Now I need to hope for PSNow to play this ...or get a ´cheap PS3 >.<
djplonker  +   436d ago
You knew about the southpark rpg before the ps4 came out and how its ps3 did that not temp you to keep it?
Baka-akaB  +   436d ago
Well it was strongly hinted before the reveal that the game would come on at least the ps3 or handhelds rather than on ps4 .
ZodTheRipper  +   435d ago
@djplonker: South Park comes to PC fortunately, got it preordered already :D
AaronPS  +   436d ago
Pissed I had to get rid of my PS3. I know I'm an idiot. Hopefully it will come to PS4 or more likely Vita. But yeah Persona games do have a really deep meaning behind them. It's just part of what makes them one of my favourite series of games
Otoshigamisama  +   435d ago
Chances of it being ported to vita is very likely considering how good P4G turned out to be :)
DigitalRaptor  +   436d ago
If you had to get rid of your PS3 to get a PS4 (bad choice IMO), this will be the game to haunt your dreams. The PS3 is a JRPG monster right about now.

I'm liking the darker tone that harks back to earlier Persona games.
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Kyosuke_Sanada  +   436d ago
The comparison between Persona 5 and Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne in subject matter has me very excited.
DCfan  +   436d ago
Oh god, this is gonna get ugly. Nocturne is like really scary.
VileAndVicious  +   436d ago
Noturne was epic! I think it is probably ATLUS' best game to date. I like persona too, but the most recent felt so light hearted.

Off topic I really wish ATLUS would put the digital devil saga series on PSN or VITA. Another underrated gem
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ManyFishToFry  +   436d ago
My PS3 will be getting lots of use. Haven't played any Persona games before but I have heard great things.
Hicken  +   436d ago
Go buy a Vita. Get P4G and P3P. Persona 3 Portable loses a bit of P3:FES by not having The Answer, though. Fortunately, FES (short for festival) is available on PSN. But I'd highly recommend The Golden over standard Persona 4.

Also, you just missed out on a sale that ended Tuesday, where all the Persona games were half off on the PlayStation Store.
ManyFishToFry  +   436d ago
Thanks for the suggestions but I don't have Vita and i'm not much into handheld devices. I hardly ever used my PSP. Is Persona 4: Arena the only game available on the PS3? I also want to get into the Disgaea games.

styferion,

thanks as well.
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vergilxx3  +   435d ago
You forgot to mention that this sale was for NA only.
Another reason to buy a vita is that Persona games are one way or another ported to the handheld so Persona 5 probably also see a port one day
styferion  +   436d ago
you should definitely play it, especially persona 3 and persona 4.
I still listen to both game's soundtracks to this day..
Hicken  +   435d ago
Looking at the PlayStation Store, Persona 4 Arena, Persona 3: FES, and Persona 2: Eternal Punishment are available (and playable) on PS3. But only Arena is a physical retail game.

I understand the not into handheld thing. It took me a long time to get into them, even when I got my PSP back in like 2005 or so. But the Vita is certainly worth it, in my opinion. More than my PSP or even my DS. The good thing is that, outside of the yet-to-be-released Persona 5, you can play some version of EVERY Persona game on the Vita.

Four of the five Disgaea games are also on Vita, and I think Disgaea 4 is also coming soon, as per a recent statement by NIS. Of course, they're all also on the PS3, as well.
DonDon  +   435d ago
Persona 3 FES is available on ps3 as a ps2 classic on the psn store. In fact, I believe it's on sale for only $5 this week (in North American Store). Get it! It's worth it even at full price and the game is about 150 hours of deep story and great characters.
GamerRising  +   436d ago
Is this game not being released on vita because its tagged with it
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   435d ago
Red is my favorite color
Game0N  +   435d ago
Why is xbox 360 tagged?
DonDon  +   435d ago
Lol for more hits. That's MY guess.
kingdom18  +   435d ago
Hopefully they work on the localization fast. This is due to release winter this year for Japan.

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