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Persona Community Thread |OT4| The Golden Number

RaikuHebi

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Well I couldn't take it anymore. I tried to get into P3P, SMT Nocturne and Demon's Souls. They're all great but I just couldn't handle being Persona 4less anymore. I started my New Game + in Very Hard (Normal on my initial playthrough) and I'm back in Inaba. I'm going to 100% this beast of a game or get bored trying. So damn good. I was thinking of watching the anime but the game is where it's at!
 

PK Gaming

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Man that last page was really wonderful!

A hypothetical "Shadow Saki" I drew because I wanted to.

I was interested in learning more about the first two victims, I felt kind of cheated you never really got to see what made them tick. So I extrapolated a bit from the little you actually see of Saki, and I figured her Shadow might have had something to do with her feeling like a betrayer--working for the very company that is driving her parents out of business, pretending to like someone to get ahead, etc. I don't know, I might be completely off the mark, and the symbolism is a little arcane, but I had fun. I think I'll try to do one for all of the characters maybe. Yamano should be pretty easy I think.
Everything in the post is amazing. PersonaGAF has so many talented artists.
Shadow Yukiko has the best animations.
Everyone knows the fridge is the canon love interest.

So canon. Canonized by the VATICAN

And RiseGAF is slowly taking over... :d

PS: I'm actually psyched for YosukeGAF in March. Let's do it!
 

Immaculate

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i may be the minority in this but does anyone else think that fusion plays a bigger role in p4 compared to p3? like in p4 I'm fusing constantly while in p3 i only did once in a while and not to mention you actually get to see the result persona before hand in p4. makes me respect demon fusion more plus I kinda want to collect them all :p
 

BLACK AMERICAN PSYCHO

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i may be the minority in this but does anyone else think that fusion plays a bigger role in p4 compared to p3? like in p4 I'm fusing constantly while in p3 i only did once in a while and not to mention you actually get to see the result persona before hand in p4. makes me respect demon fusion more plus I kinda want to collect them all :p
hell nah, in p3 I constantly fused, in p4 I fused black frost and it broke the game. Never had to fuse again after acquiring that persona.
 

Moonlight

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I propose that June be reserved for JunpeiGAF, then.

A hypothetical "Shadow Saki" I drew because I wanted to.

I was interested in learning more about the first two victims, I felt kind of cheated you never really got to see what made them tick. So I extrapolated a bit from the little you actually see of Saki, and I figured her Shadow might have had something to do with her feeling like a betrayer--working for the very company that is driving her parents out of business, pretending to like someone to get ahead, etc. I don't know, I might be completely off the mark, and the symbolism is a little arcane, but I had fun. I think I'll try to do one for all of the characters maybe. Yamano should be pretty easy I think.
This is straight up amazing.
 

ramyeon

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i may be the minority in this but does anyone else think that fusion plays a bigger role in p4 compared to p3? like in p4 I'm fusing constantly while in p3 i only did once in a while and not to mention you actually get to see the result persona before hand in p4. makes me respect demon fusion more plus I kinda want to collect them all :p
Nope. P4 is so much easier than P3. Especially P4G. You can fuse game breaking stuff so easily and as 9th mentioned Black Frost is pretty OP for a huge portion of the game.
 

RaikuHebi

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Nope. P4 is so much easier than P3. Especially P4G. You can fuse game breaking stuff so easily and as 9th mentioned Black Frost is pretty OP for a huge portion of the game.
Yep. As soon as I formed Black Frost to beat Matsuo after help from here, looking at guides and GiantBomb, that was it. My main guy for the rest of the game.
 

Immaculate

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hell nah, in p3 I constantly fused, in p4 I fused black frost and it broke the game. Never had to fuse again after acquiring that persona.
Nope. P4 is so much easier than P3. Especially P4G. You can fuse game breaking stuff so easily and as 9th mentioned Black Frost is pretty OP for a huge portion of the game.
really? because i actually just fused him a few minutes ago lol
 

Squire

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I'm in Malaysia and can't consistently follow the thread because intermittent internet
It's cool. You actually weren't around for that post, I don't think. At least you weren't posting.

But yeah, who do you guys think are the best artists that I could get hold of? Having a pixiv account is all good and well, but who do you know of that would be willing to talk?
 

buddha0991

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P4G's pick what skills you want is the most boring thing ever.

I like getting Agilao after twenty re-rolls but then having to settle for Tarunda and Rakunda.
I am eating crow here. I was one of the guys who was saddened at the loss of the "rewarding" feeling you would get from a perfect demon/persona with the old system, but after trying an hour a few days ago to get a Titania with certain skills and failing, fuck the old system. I don't think the new being able to just pick everything is a great replacement though, they need to think of a more challenging and rewarding system.
 

Acid08

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I fused a lot until I got Black Frost. After that I only used Trumpeter and Beelzebub until the end of the game.

P3 I fused Surt and that was it for the rest of the game. Dude was too stronk.
 

SloaneRisette

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I am eating crow here. I was one of the guys who was saddened at the loss of the "rewarding" feeling you would get from a perfect demon/persona with the old system, but after trying an hour a few days ago to get a Titania with certain skills and failing, fuck the old system. I don't think the new being able to just pick everything is a great replacement though, they need to think of a more challenging and rewarding system.
It should be a slot machine of what skills you get.
 

Daimaou

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I am eating crow here. I was one of the guys who was saddened at the loss of the "rewarding" feeling you would get from a perfect demon/persona with the old system, but after trying an hour a few days ago to get a Titania with certain skills and failing, fuck the old system. I don't think the new being able to just pick everything is a great replacement though, they need to think of a more challenging and rewarding system.
They could go the SJ route where re-rolling didn't actually do anything.
 

ramyeon

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I am eating crow here. I was one of the guys who was saddened at the loss of the "rewarding" feeling you would get from a perfect demon/persona with the old system, but after trying an hour a few days ago to get a Titania with certain skills and failing, fuck the old system. I don't think the new being able to just pick everything is a great replacement though, they need to think of a more challenging and rewarding system.
Yep. The randomness of the system in P3 is silly and just makes you spend unnecessary time to get the same results. The new system is way too easy to get OP Personas with. There needs to be more balance to the way skills pass down and whatnot in P5 definitely.
 

Gazoinks

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I am eating crow here. I was one of the guys who was saddened at the loss of the "rewarding" feeling you would get from a perfect demon/persona with the old system, but after trying an hour a few days ago to get a Titania with certain skills and failing, fuck the old system. I don't think the new being able to just pick everything is a great replacement though, they need to think of a more challenging and rewarding system.
What if they did something like SMTIV's app system where it was initially random but as the game went on you could unlock the ability to pick more and more skills till you can pick everything?
 

CorvoSol

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Well, certainly takes the fun out of the adventure if you use a walkthrough for most of them. The games aren't unfair, after all.

Mind you, I may be biased. I grew up playing the Dark Savant Wizardry trilogy after all. :p
I hate shackling myself to a walkthrough, but sometimes them old JRPGs could be so vague about what to do next that I felt the need to look that stuff up.

Are popped collars popular for Japanese city boys?
They never moved past that whole "early 2000s Sugar Ray bleached hair" look.



So I'm sure every single person who has ever replayed P4 has asked this, but
why does Adachi barf? Is he faking it to cast away suspicion, or is he legit shocked that shoving Yamano into the TV killed her?

Also when can I trade in this 3rd rate New Game Izanagi for my totally radical Izanagi from last play through?
 

Moonlight

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P4G's pick what skills you want is the most boring thing ever.

I like getting Agilao after twenty re-rolls but then having to settle for Tarunda and Rakunda.
I'm sorry, but I'm afraid you might be literally crazy. I've been playing P3P recently and I literally spent half an hour trying to get a not awful moveset onto one of my fusions. My standards weren't even high, I just wanted Resist Ice to stop sticking to something that could already absorb it. It drove me nuts.

P4G's freedom to pick whatever wasn't great in terms of balance, especially since you'd inevitably wind up with some fairly homogenized movesets (say hello to Spell Master on everything) but the lottery that P3 and 4 forced you into was awful.
 

Jintor

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It's cool. You actually weren't around for that post, I don't think. At least you weren't posting.

But yeah, who do you guys think are the best artists that I could get hold of? Having a pixiv account is all good and well, but who do you know of that would be willing to talk?
Which direction would you want to push it? I'm more up with tumblr artists. Personally, retrodynamics would be a good ask...
 

Squire

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Which direction would you want to push it? I'm more up with tumblr artists. Personally, retrodynamics would be a good ask...
First one I thought of, actually.

Just anyone who can discuss/critique the art in an interesting, relatively academic manner. Just what they did with the music episode, but for the art of the series.
 

Gazoinks

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I knew he was a big SMT fan, but for some reason I never knew Personasama was one of the Amala Midnight guys.
 

CorvoSol

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I knew he was a big SMT fan, but for some reason I never knew Personasama was one of the Amala Midnight guys.
Come to think of it, I can actually definitely see Margaret and Marie getting plastered while Igor is out. Marie's poetry is probably all written during such sessions, and Margaret probably finds it hilarious and meaningful at the time.

Meanwhile Theo just stands there in that elevator lookin' fab.
 

EMT0

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I knew he was a big SMT fan, but for some reason I never knew Personasama was one of the Amala Midnight guys.
I really wonder what they're supposed to be saying. Seems to me like they're talking about Yu and Marie, per usual, is being tsundere while Margaret's smashed enough to openly talk about unrequited luv.

Or something
 

PK Gaming

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I hate shackling myself to a walkthrough, but sometimes them old JRPGs could be so vague about what to do next that I felt the need to look that stuff up.



They never moved past that whole "early 2000s Sugar Ray bleached hair" look.



So I'm sure every single person who has ever replayed P4 has asked this, but
why does Adachi barf? Is he faking it to cast away suspicion, or is he legit shocked that shoving Yamano into the TV killed her?

Also when can I trade in this 3rd rate New Game Izanagi for my totally radical Izanagi from last play through?
It's probably the latter. He was shocked when she completely fell into the TV, and I guess the finality of her death just set in when he saw her body.


I knew he was a big SMT fan, but for some reason I never knew Personasama was one of the Amala Midnight guys.
Words cannot describe how much I love this. I freaking love Personasama.
 

Meia

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every single person who has ever replayed P4 has asked this, but
why does Adachi barf? Is he faking it to cast away suspicion, or is he legit shocked that shoving Yamano into the TV killed her?


I always figured
it wasn't an act. He had no idea that doing that would kill her, and that was him coming to grips with that fact. He says as much when you finally confront him, of course he's being an ass about it. But Yu, Chie, and Yukiko saw the real reaction to her death, and am kind of shocked none of them call him on it. Adachi's explanations of his actions have several holes in them like, which is just caused by him trying to rationalize them, so of course there would be. I think the Adachi you see when you defeat Ameno-sagiri is probably the closest to the real Adachi. He's just a guy who didn't want to really connect with anyone, got a taste of power, and got corrupted by it. Hell, his desire for power is why he joined the police force in the first place.
 
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I propose that June be reserved for JunpeiGAF, then.
I'm all for it.

So I'm sure every single person who has ever replayed P4 has asked this, but
why does Adachi barf? Is he faking it to cast away suspicion, or is he legit shocked that shoving Yamano into the TV killed her?
It could be genuine. He never actually kills his victims, he just stuffs them inside the TV. That could have been the first time he actually saw a dead body.
 

Caladrius

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The lack of months starting with the letter T renders the Julian calendar completely worthless for my purposes.

It must be destroyed.
 
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Horri shittu I missed on a lot

  1. I feel like the way that the characters'll get their Personae in P5 will have something to do with chains, but I don't think that'll be the summoning method.
  2. This is jaw-droppingly incredible. for my sake and everyone's sake you need to do more
  3. I'll be joining the legions of YosukeGAF, but when will all the best characters get their month? JunpeiGAF? ChieGAF?...KENGAF?!?!?!?