On Sunday afternoon, I almost threw my 3DS at the television. I didn't do this, fortunately—would've been bad news for both the 3DS and the television—but the urge was there. I just wanted Persona Q to understand what I was going through.
The first time you hear it, you're like, "haha this is ridiculous," and then the second time you're like "OK this is kinda catchy," and then by the third and fourth time you start getting really excited every time the woman starts singing the chorus, and then by the fifth time you're dancing, by the sixth time you're…
Here at Kotaku, we don't spend nearly enough time talking about JRPGs.
I love Persona 3 and Persona 4. They are easily among my favorite JRPGs. So a game that mixes together the characters of both games in an all new adventure seems right up my alley—which it is for the most part. But when it comes down to it, Persona Q lives or dies based on how much you enjoy being pandered to.
New Persona series spin-off Persona Q has a fair number of elements that are a direct throwback to the first video game RPGs. But instead of reminding me directly of those, the first thing it brought to my mind was the first online game I ever played way back in the mythical year of 1991.
Have you been wondering what a game filled with cute versions of your favorite Persona 3 and 4 characters plays like? Well wonder no longer. We’ve got you covered.
I played a lot of Persona Q this past weekend, but let me say, I loved every moment I spent in battle—though not because of the (perfectly adequate) battle system. What I really loved was the game's awesome battle theme.
I’m a pretty big fan of Persona 3 and 4—especially of their dark color palette and creepy visuals. So, if you would have told me a year ago I would love the chibi character designs of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, I never would have believed you. …But they’re just so cute!
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, the latest game in Atlus' popular Persona franchise, comes out on the 3DS in Japan today, and the developers want people to be considerate.
Why are the characters in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth so tiny? So you can fit more of them on the battlefield at once.
Here's an afternoon bombshell courtesy Atlus: Four new Persona games are coming to North America over the next two years, including the game we've all been waiting years to play: Persona 5.
Oh, and gameplay. Don't forget the gameplay.
Persona 5 and a bunch of Persona spin-offs were finally announced this weekend, and the internet is already packed with cool reactions to the announcements.