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Funyarinpa
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(02-25-2017, 05:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by T8SC

I just finished this game last night, I've never played a Persona game before, but bought this based on recommendations here & various other sites. I needed a good game for the Vita and I definitely got it here.

This is definitely one of the best games I've ever played. The story, characters & music were all fantastic. I loved how it took awhile to properly get into the game, building the world & characters, very different from how a lot of games are made these days, where it's action from the first minute to keep some people's short attention.

Only managed around 50% of the trophies so I'll have to play New Game + at some point, but I want to forget as much as possible before I try again so it feels like a fresh experience again and I'll have to get Persona 5 too.

So yeah, this is a fantastic game, probably the best last gen game and its perfect on the Vita too.


I didn't know it was possible to stand on your face.

Persona is not a hunter unbeknownst to its prey...

All P-GAF knows this from birth...


Welcome to this space between dreams and reality, which we call the Persona 5 release wind- ahem, I mean,The Velvet Room.
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T8SC
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(02-25-2017, 07:36 PM)
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I need to pick up The Animation series boxset on Blu-Ray. Looks good.
chunk3rvd
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(03-21-2017, 01:07 AM)
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Just about to tackle the 3rd dungeon. I'm finding that there's no point in switching Kanji in as he's 10+ levels lower than everyone else. Also, no point in ever switching personas as I've had that many lvl up cards or +1 stat card that my current persona has way better stats than anything I could fuse

Is this all pretty normal? If so, I'm thinking of just sticking to the OG 4 for my first playtbrough then exploring some of the other characters in NG+?
DieNgamers
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(03-22-2017, 09:01 AM)
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Am I missing something with this game?

I went in unprepared but so far it has been "run from point A to point B to experience walls of dialogue". Well, I got sucked into a TV and fought some kind of shadow there but overall it has been painfully uneventful and slow. The murder mystery is kind of interesting...Dat padding though.

Does the gameplay loop change up a bit? I'm not a fan of interactive movies...Maybe it's not for me or I'm way to impatient.
Lusankya
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(03-22-2017, 03:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by DieNgamers

Am I missing something with this game?

I went in unprepared but so far it has been "run from point A to point B to experience walls of dialogue". Well, I got sucked into a TV and fought some kind of shadow there but overall it has been painfully uneventful and slow. The murder mystery is kind of interesting...Dat padding though.

Does the gameplay loop change up a bit? I'm not a fan of interactive movies...Maybe it's not for me or I'm way to impatient.

If you're not used to these types of games the beginning can be quite slow. But after a while you'll get lots of dungeons to explore and battles to fight plus the sim aspect of the game opens up.
Lunar15
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(03-22-2017, 03:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by DieNgamers

Am I missing something with this game?

I went in unprepared but so far it has been "run from point A to point B to experience walls of dialogue". Well, I got sucked into a TV and fought some kind of shadow there but overall it has been painfully uneventful and slow. The murder mystery is kind of interesting...Dat padding though.

Does the gameplay loop change up a bit? I'm not a fan of interactive movies...Maybe it's not for me or I'm way to impatient.

The beginning is a lot of setup and doesn't allow you much freedom. Once you hit the first dungeon then the game backs off a bit and lets you decide how you want to spend your time.
_Ryo_
(03-22-2017, 04:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by DieNgamers

Am I missing something with this game?

I went in unprepared but so far it has been "run from point A to point B to experience walls of dialogue". Well, I got sucked into a TV and fought some kind of shadow there but overall it has been painfully uneventful and slow. The murder mystery is kind of interesting...Dat padding though.

Does the gameplay loop change up a bit? I'm not a fan of interactive movies...Maybe it's not for me or I'm way to impatient.

If you're just beginning the game takes anywhere from 3 to 6 hours to pick up.
DieNgamers
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(03-22-2017, 07:52 PM)
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Alright! I'll give it a chance, of course. There are elements I like...You have to be in the mood for it.
hampig
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(03-22-2017, 08:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by DieNgamers

Alright! I'll give it a chance, of course. There are elements I like...You have to be in the mood for it.

To me it sounds like it might not be your kind of game. The reason I loved it was those walls of text. The social links are at the core of the game and if you don't like them then you might as well just play something else imo.
DieNgamers
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(03-22-2017, 09:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by hampig

To me it sounds like it might not be your kind of game. The reason I loved it was those walls of text. The social links are at the core of the game and if you don't like them then you might as well just play something else imo.

Well, there are RPGs where I like those kind of things. I just wasn't sure how the game is gonna progress from where I am because so far it has been EXTREMELY linear. It's not like the characters are totally uninteresting. The mystery that was established in the beginning is cool, too. I just hope there's more gameplay in the following hours. :)

I want to like it and the chance that I'll look for things to appreciate rather than stuff to nitpick on is rather high.

Considering how everyone loves these games there has to be something I missed. I'm at the beginning – some games have a slow start, indeed.
Sulik2
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(04-17-2017, 07:06 PM)
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I am way, way behind the curve on this game, but finally started playing it last night. The characters and strangeness of the setting have me hooked already. Wished i had played this sooner, living up to the hype in the first five hours. Chie is super annoying though. Hopefully I get another party member and can swap her out soon.
Funyarinpa
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(04-17-2017, 10:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sulik2

I am way, way behind the curve on this game, but finally started playing it last night. The characters and strangeness of the setting have me hooked already. Wished i had played this sooner, living up to the hype in the first five hours. Chie is super annoying though. Hopefully I get another party member and can swap her out soon.

The first five hours are about the only part of the game I see get criticized (except the dungeon designs).

If you're already enjoying it so far, boy are you in for a ride.
Curufinwe
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(04-18-2017, 03:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sulik2

I am way, way behind the curve on this game, but finally started playing it last night. The characters and strangeness of the setting have me hooked already. Wished i had played this sooner, living up to the hype in the first five hours. Chie is super annoying though. Hopefully I get another party member and can swap her out soon.

I think her VA gets less annoying as the game goes on.

P4 had a different, older-sounding VA for Chie.
Megatron
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(04-29-2017, 07:05 PM)
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I just started this a couple weeks ago. I'm just over 20 hours in. Question: Are the null skills like nullwind passive? Like, do I have to cast them for them to do anything, or if I know them wind attacks just don't hurt me?
Lusankya
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(04-29-2017, 07:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Megatron

I just started this a couple weeks ago. I'm just over 20 hours in. Question: Are the null skills like nullwind passive? Like, do I have to cast them for them to do anything, or if I know them wind attacks just don't hurt me?

Stuff like Null/Resist/Absorb/Reflect Element are passive skills, but you need to equip the Persona for them to have an effect of course.
Gojeran
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(05-06-2017, 01:44 AM)
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Just finished Persona 5 and planning to play this on PS TV. Question if I buy the physical copy of P4G to use with the PS TV do I still need to buy a vita memory card? Also does the digital version load or run better than the physical version? I've read that the PS TV also supports DS4 now, is this true? I don't have a DS3 (thank god) anymore.
BouncyFrag
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(05-06-2017, 02:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gojeran

Just finished Persona 5 and planning to play this on PS TV. Question if I buy the physical copy of P4G to use with the PS TV do I still need to buy a vita memory card? Also does the digital version load or run better than the physical version? I've read that the PS TV also supports DS4 now, is this true? I don't have a DS3 (thank god) anymore.

I'm playing P4G physical on the pstv with my ds4 and it works great. There is 1 gig of internal storage on the pstv and you don't need an extra memory card. I don't know if the digital version runs faster but the game loads and runs fast for me.
Gojeran
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(05-06-2017, 02:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by BouncyFrag

I'm playing P4G physical on the pstv with my ds4 and it works great. There is 1 gig of internal storage on the pstv and you don't need an extra memory card. I don't know if the digital version runs faster but the game loads and runs fast for me.

Perfect response since I got impatient and bought it already!! Thanks a bunch for the reply. I hope I love it as much as P5 which was my first Persona game.
mindatlarge
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(05-24-2017, 02:25 PM)
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Quick question for veterans of this game regarding Marie and the bonus dungeon near the end of Golden.

Marie does have a Max Social Link in my game. Upon visiting the Velvet Room around January 1st or 2nd, I believe, I was prompted by Margaret to have her take me to Marie, even though it was dangerous, since she had left the Velvet Room, or decline. I declined due to thinking I could come back and renew the dialog choice through the menus in the Velvet Room as I wasn't sure at the time what would happen depending on my decision. I lost track of time and a few days passed.

A few days later, Marie came to me in a dream saying she would now be removed from my memory. At that point I knew I had probably screwed something up.

Upon looking it up, I am seeing conflicting information. I am currently on January 10th, also my last supplemental save was back in early December, I have since gained 10 levels and did the grind to level 99 across my characters and my main Personas. So reverting back to that save would kill my soul.

My questions are:

-Come February, when Marie's bonus dungeon becomes available, I think around the time of the ski trip, will that dungeon become available to me, or am I boned because of not picking the dialog choice to be taken to Marie by Margaret? At the current date I'm on, January 10th, once entering the Velvet Room, there is zero mention of Marie, even when going through the menus within the Velvet Room.

-If I am boned...and the bonus dungeon will not become available, are there any other dungeons that I can play towards or is the rest of the game just dialog and designed for the player to finish up things like reading books and maxing out Social Links, etc?

Any info would be much appreciated! Thank you!
BaasRed
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(05-30-2017, 01:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by mindatlarge

Quick question for veterans of this game regarding Marie and the bonus dungeon near the end of Golden.

Marie does have a Max Social Link in my game. Upon visiting the Velvet Room around January 1st or 2nd, I believe, I was prompted by Margaret to have her take me to Marie, even though it was dangerous, since she had left the Velvet Room, or decline. I declined due to thinking I could come back and renew the dialog choice through the menus in the Velvet Room as I wasn't sure at the time what would happen depending on my decision. I lost track of time and a few days passed.

A few days later, Marie came to me in a dream saying she would now be removed from my memory. At that point I knew I had probably screwed something up.

Upon looking it up, I am seeing conflicting information. I am currently on January 10th, also my last supplemental save was back in early December, I have since gained 10 levels and did the grind to level 99 across my characters and my main Personas. So reverting back to that save would kill my soul.

My questions are:

-Come February, when Marie's bonus dungeon becomes available, I think around the time of the ski trip, will that dungeon become available to me, or am I boned because of not picking the dialog choice to be taken to Marie by Margaret? At the current date I'm on, January 10th, once entering the Velvet Room, there is zero mention of Marie, even when going through the menus within the Velvet Room.

-If I am boned...and the bonus dungeon will not become available, are there any other dungeons that I can play towards or is the rest of the game just dialog and designed for the player to finish up things like reading books and maxing out Social Links, etc?

Any info would be much appreciated! Thank you!

If you want the dungeon you have to reset the save and talk to Margaret again. The grind can be easier if you pick a persona with mass dark/light spells that insta kill shadows. You can even go to a dungeon solo with such a persona and lvl up your mc super fast since all the exp instead of being shared across your party will go to him. (I did this in Nanako's dungeon and leveled up fast).


For your last question, the game has one more dungeon and even some extra content in ng+ but the ng+ stuff is a REALLY long and tedious path.

I'd suggest reseting the save and playing through Marie's storyline properly, otherwise you'd miss out on a great dungeon they made just for this version of the game.
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