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TheFrenchiestFry

Oh damn they're bringing Bugbear into the main series? I usually only saw this demon in stuff like Soul Hackers and Persona

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Alex90

Grinding some levels to get Senri on Amala Kalpa 2, but I always get destroyed by bs deaths
The deaths I recorded is puny compared to when I not recording it

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TheFrenchiestFry

PFFFT things were going so well

Man the Amala Labyrinth is some bs lol

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TheFrenchiestFry

PlayStation Showcase announced for next week. I ain't saying that this is a definite bet for a Persona 6 announcement but it is coming up to the exact 25th anniversary of the series so outside of TGS, this could be the first possible place Atlus announces something given Persona is a series synonymous with Sony's consoles.

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VoidofLight

@TheFrenchiestFry I feel like Persona 6 will get announced next year at e3, since the anniversary celebration is ongoing until next fall.

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Ralizah

I'm not getting my hopes up.

Anyway, I think they'll remaster one of the older games before moving on to Persona 6.

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VoidofLight

@Ralizah I mean, 6 is coming, given Atlus officially announced it due to job listings. However, I agree. They’ll probably tease 6 like they did with 5 at e3 2022, and they’ll either port 3 to steam, or release 1 and 2 again.

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Alex90

In the past, I wrote here that I hated the social stuff in Neo Persona games. That's not quite true. What I really don't like about Neo Persona games is the damn calendar system and the bad pacing between something happening and nothing happening in these games. I recently bought Trails of Could Steel and felt exactly like I felt playing Persona 4 Golden in the social part.

So I think that Persona 6 should be inspired by the pacing from Persona 2. And I hope for Persona 2 is remastered for current platforms.

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VoidofLight

Eh, I like the calendar system and hope it comes back in Persona 6. Couldn’t imagine a persona game without it.

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Octane_st1m

@Alex90 Labyrinth is damn brutal. Did the first Kalpa expecting a reward but got nothing. LOL! Gonna make a run for the 2nd this weekend. I might take a peek at a walkthrough but I don't want to spoil anything. Also feel you on the calendar system in Persona 4/5 getting a bit stale during mid game right now. I find that I'm dragging myself to finish the days to access the next dungeon. At least in 5 you got Mementos to juggle with daily stuff if you want to.

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Ralizah

Calendar system is pretty much synonymous with Persona at this point, and it's what distinguishes the series from other MegaTen properties. It's so popular series like Trails and Fire Emblem have borrowed the structure as well.

My only real issue with Persona is the unbalanced battle mechanics, which, on the hardest difficulty, make random battles ridiculously easy and turn boss fights into annoying battles of attrition. Give Persona 5 the mechanics and difficulty balancing of SMT IV: Apocalypse and it'd be an almost perfect game.

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Alex90

I understand things happen according to a timeline, but for God's sake why do we have to put up with hours of no mierda happening breaking the immersion of the story. Fire Emblem is another one that has fallen into the same trap, making the game have a terrible pacing when the story goes into war.

It makes sense for you to teach your students while countries are at peace. But during a war, every moment counts. Then this "Persona" system ends up being a big downside of the game. You keep teaching your students as if nothing happened. Then you fight a random battle in a week. Next time you train. Next you go to another random battle with no ties to the war. And only then does something happen.

Imagine Hitler invaded Poland. For a month nothing happens. This month every week we go fishing, surfing, going to the beach, planting herbs and all the terrible minigames that have been added as if the Poles hadn't been wiped out. Then Pearl Harbor. Then let's do homework! Forget everything that happened, let's have some effing tea. Then, out of nowhere, D-day happens... repeats the same meaningless thing until the end of the conflict. Sorry, this is stupid. I much prefer Shadow Dragon than this mutant Persona/Fire Emblem monster. Calendar system sucks

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Snaplocket

@Alex90 Literally all the interactive sections of Fire Emblem are skippable and it's not like war battles happen immediately after each other in real life. There are always huge gaps. They don't hurt the game in any way.

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VoidofLight

@Alex90 I mean, with Persona it makes sense, given that the main mechanics of the game revolve around the calendar, and even though the downtime does become a bit annoying towards the end, that's only because you start running out of things to really do outside of the main story events themselves.

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Ralizah

@Alex90 I LOVED the monastery bits in the first half of Three Houses, but they really should have changed something after the time skip. Most of the campus is deserted anyway.

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TheFrenchiestFry

This OST is super atmospheric. Definitely evoking some Nocturne vibes but with a bit more of an emphasis on rock instrumentation similar to SMT IV/Apocalypse

Sounds really good

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