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CactusMan

@NEStalgia I like playing SMT outdoors to in summer, spring and fall. It all started with a GBA and DemiKids Light version. That game is quite nice despite popular opinion.
I´m planning to play SMT V outdoors next week.

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Scooby-Doo

Do you know anywhere you can buy the special edition? I can't find it anywhere.

Translation is an interesting subject, no?

Snaplocket

Why do all the trailers use the Japanese voices? Do the English voices need to be added in a patch.

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DomGC

@Snaplocket for some reason the trailers all have Japanese narration/use Japanese for whatever dialog they want in any given trailer but when you listen closely to the gameplay bits that's in English. So it must be in the game without patches, just weird Marketing, I guess? Maybe they're not confident in the dub for some stupid reason?

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Ralizah

@DomGC I've wondered about that. Probably a weird artifact of the simultaneous worldwide release the game is getting. Usually Atlus JP advertises the game leading up to the release of the Japanese version, and then, months later, the localization branches roll out their advertising blitz. With advertising happening at the same time worldwide, this is probably the outcome: using the Japanese advertising materials worldwide. Besides the dub trailer, the only specifically localized advertising I've seen for the game was the E3 trailer, which differed from the Japanese one.

@Snaplocket Dunno how it is in other countries, but one of the previewers have already confirmed only the English dub is on the cart in the NA release of the game. Jp track will probably be a free download like it was with P5.

@Scooby-Doo As someone who snagged two Fall of Man editions: the things basically evaporate minutes after a listing goes live. You really needed to be there obsessively F5ing major retailers and keeping your ear to the ground on social media websites. And, even doing that, when the first wave went out, I had to rely on some random Canandian retailer to secure a copy, although I did end up pre-ordering one from Amazon as well days later.

It's possible more special editions will go live in the future. I'd recommend turning notifications on for the Wario64 twitter account, which is particularly good about posting alerts related to limited-time gaming items.

@NEStalgia They should be pretty common, I imagine. If you want to go digital, you can probably find pre-owned steelbooks on sites like ebay down the road for a decent price.

For myself, even if I wasn't planning on playing it asap, I'd still get it at launch because, more than any of their others releases on Switch, I think this one needs to do well for Atlus. It seems to have a bigger budget than their previous games, the game design is more ambitious, Nintendo is pushing the hell out of it: this is the moment for the series to go big or go home. And I'm going to be there day one for it.

We'll see how it goes, but, for the moment, this feels like a primarily big-screen experience to me, so I'm currently planning on playing it docked. We'll see if that changes once I actually get the game.

On a side-note: if you're going to wait for SMT, you should go play Persona 5 Royal. Probably the best reason to own a PS4 at this point. Just be sure you know what to do to unlock the third semester content when you do, as it's probably the best part of the game.

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RR529

I've never played one of these before, but the closer we get to it the more interested I become. I still need to finish up Fatal Frame & Alba though, so we'll see how I feel after I finish those up.

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NEStalgia

@CactusMan LOL, at least I'm not the only one, but it's a bit cold for that at this point sadly. I got to do Metroid outside. That was worth it.

@Ralizah I pretty much use switch exclusively as a handheld at this point, so I treat it the same way I treated 3DS next to the WiiU & PS4. Up until the PS5/XSX launched I did still use it docked for some games that were more special, and I probably will for BotW2 still, but after I got those and upgraded my display, and with massive backlogs on everything, it just doesn't make sense to spend my big screen time on switch at 20fps half the time, it always feels noticeably ancient that way. I think OLED marks Nintendo kind of recognizing that and repositioning it more visibly as "handheld-first." Even Dread looks so-so on the big screen where it looks great handheld. As a console it feels like it's Super Wii (meh). As a handheld it feels like Super Vita. Especially with the OLED. Plus, long turn based JRPG.....I'd pick handheld anyway for that... I'd still use big screen for some games, but generally if I'm sitting down at the big screen and think "Hmm, massive PS4/5 backlog here. Massive XB backlog there. Or should I play something on Super Wii?" I rarely pick Super Wii. BotW2 or something like Odyssey 2 would be the rare exception that it just has to be on the big screen. SMTV doesn't have stunning vistas like BotW, or delicate platforms (or a desperate need to use anything not Joycon) like Odyssey. It's a JRPG. It loves handhelds.

Good point about ebay. I might stick with digital then. It's not like I plan on selling it ever! I don't quite buy into the "I'll show support for a game by paying first/most/etc." thing like everything is a kickstarter. Publishers should be looking past launch sales...that's a bad habit of theirs, especially on a Nintendo platform where Nintendo leads the way in selling old games for years and years as still relevant. It's more about being impatient to see it than supporting anything

Every year I tell myself I'll play P5. I got TYH edition on launch day. Then played BotW instead. Then didn't touch PS4 because I was playing Switch so much. Then played X1X mostly because it was new. Then found out about Royal edition and figured "no point starting now..." Then bought Royal and still haven't played past the first area. Ironically, if it were on Switch, I'd have played it by now, handheld.... At least Strikers will be cheap by the time I actually need it! But in the meantime I have like half the Yakuza/Judgement series to play through still, (120+ hours into 0 and still on Majima's second act....curse you real estate, pocket racer, and cabaret economy games!!) plus most of the Sony PS4 blockbusters I backburnered and probably still will because they take a back seat to things like this, plus Scarlett Nexus and like a thousand other things. I haven't even bought Arise yet! SMTV before arise...unless Black Friday changes my mind.

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Primo40295

Reviews are up and it looks amazing as expected! I've been sold since 2017, one week till we finally get to play this masterpiece!

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Pizzamorg

I was always probably going to pick this up, but wanted to see how the reviews landed first. Looks like you can preorder this with a clear conscience.

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VoidofLight

I hate how so many review outlets are comparing this to Persona 5, with IGN saying that this game is just Persona 5 without the heart.

Currently Playing: SoulCalibur VI, Professor Layton and the curious village, SMT V.

Primo40295

@VoidofLight The first sentence of their review already compares it to P5 instead of comparing it to other Smt titles and the huge upgrade that this game is compared to Smt IV (graphically speaking). I've played every Persona title and the majority of Smt including the spinoffs: I deeply love both exactly because they deliver something with the same root but in totally different variations and stories. They are both great but different so the fact that Smt not being Persona is considered a flaw is an utter disgrace. Anyway can't wait till my collector comes home!

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Snaplocket

SMT is so much better then Persona in almost every way.

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Ralizah

@VoidofLight lol

IGN never disappoints. That was pretty much instant meme material.

Anyway, I don't care what critics have to say. SMT IV: Apocalypse had the best gameplay in the series alongside an extremely well-paced narrative and scored in the low 80s. Persona 5 Royal has mind-bogglingly easy and unbalanced combat and will dump hours of exposition on the player at the drop of a hat and is sitting at a 95 on metacritic. Outlets that have been laying into the game for not being story-driven assigned 10/10 scores to a game like Breath of the Wild that has, like, less than hour of proper story-telling across the entire game.

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Buizel

@VoidofLight While I can somewhat understand the scorn of SMT fans annoyed that the series is becoming overshadowed by Persona...is it really that inappropriate to compare a game to the most recent AAA game from the same developer?

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DomGC

@Ralizah it says a lot about the main focus of the series when I finished my first run of P5 at around 80-90 hours and got to the second to last dungeon on ng+ in, like, 15h. On first playthroughs it's decent, but I straight-up cannot be bothered to replay Persona games and I don't know why I even played up until the boat again because I got bored of mashing through dialog and skipping cutscenes by Madarame's section.

This not being like Persona is not only expected but something I wholeheartedly wanted. And I do enjoy playing Persona (once per game and then never again)

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CactusMan

@Buizel Problem is comparing apples with oranges. I get personal preferences. It´s like claiming
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury lacks the soul of Super Mario Odyssey.

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Ralizah

@DomGC Honestly, the best single change Atlus made to P5R was making it SO much easier to get the platinum trophy in one playthrough. I don't mind the story focus of those games, but, yeah, trying to replay them is a bit torturous. There's SO much dialogue to skip through.

Playing through Nocturne and Persona 4 recently, the difference is so stark. In one, you're in the game and playing it after, like, 30 minutes. In P4, you have to sit through the time equivalent of an entire season of a TV series before the game will even consider allowing you to play it. It's insane.

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Snaplocket

I never really liked Persona at all. I've never been into social life sim stuff. Didn't like in Animal Crossing, didn't like in Rune Factory and I don't like it in Persona.

Games like FE TH and Legend of Heroes are fine because it's minimal and can all be easily skipped, plus those games actually splice battles and dungeons into those sections.

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VoidofLight

@Buizel It is when the two series are barely anything alike, other than sharing demons and spells.

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JoeDiddley

I’m quite happy the IGN review has so many dislikes. I have nothing against them, but it doesn’t even sound like an 8 when you watch it. Persona 5 comparisons were inevitable but I’m glad it’s being called out for hooking the review all around that point.

I’ll be buying the game regardless but I’d like the game to do well so I’m really happy with the reviews in general, and it’s quite cool an SMT enthusiast I’ve followed a bit got to do the GameExplain one. Nintendo Life did a great job too of course.

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