1UP writes: "For all of the restless hand-wringing over how Japanese role-playing games must evolve from their dusty, dated conventions and myopic cultural perspectives in order to appeal to Western gamers, I think it's telling that one of the most successful recent Eastern RPG exports is also the most unapologetically Japanese. Atlus imports Persona's modern-day Japanese trappings completely intact, requiring Western players to juggle myriad polysyllabic Japanese personal and place names, a host of linguistic honorifics (sure, everyone knows -san, but how about -tan?) an unfamiliar Japanese academic and holiday calendar (when was the last time you celebrated Respect for the Aged Day or lugged your backpack to school on a Saturday?), and plenty of exotic cultural conventions. Oh, and this is all on top of a series in which the protagonists summon "Personas" -- obscure mythological figures from various worldwide religions and folk traditions that take the form of demons -- in order to battle evildoers".