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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona Series Evaluated

Hi There!

If you’re wondering what Shin Megami Tensei: Persona is. A spinoff of the Megami Tensei Franchise revolving around demons and humans. In this game about high school students in a stereotypical japanese setting wherein they must fight for life using their powers called Persona.

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(From Left to Right) Minato Arisato, Tatsuya Suou, Naoya Todou, Yu Narukami

I’ll be telling you all about my experience in the Persona series.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona was first released in the Playstation back in 1996 first named as Megami Ibunroku Persona in Japan and Revelations: Persona in North America. The North American version of this game was criticized for removing snow queen quest and making Mark black. It was just absurd.

The game tells about a group of students who played the Persona game and it made them Persona users and I don’t know much about this game.

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Megami Ibunroku Persona Cover Art

It was shunned by Playstation fans.

In 2009, ATLUS remaked this game for the PSP with a name of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona. It has all the features of the japanese PSOne title now with CGI Cutscenes (dubbed in North America version).

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(L-R) Yukino Mayuzumi, Masao Inaba, Naoya Tudou, Maki Sonomura, Kei Nanjou, Eriko Kirishima

I haven’t played this game yet and a lot of reviews have been telling me that it was a bad game even by Playstation standards. (See picture below)

Cleanest Hospital EVER

Cleanest Hospital EVER

Overworld Map (PSP Version)

Overworld Map (PSP Version)

Battle Screenshot (PSP Version)

Battle Screenshot (PSP Version)

You explore with a first person viewpoint and they said it’s so bad. Also random battles trigger almost every 4 steps even in the overworld one. And the battle places your team in grids.

This makes me not play this game but I still will play this, since I like Persona 2.

The music above is Dream of a Butterfly, opening music in the PSP Version of this game.

Next is,

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2!

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 was first called Persona 2 in the PlayStation back in 1999. In 2011 and 2012, it added a Shin Megami Tensei name when it was ported to the PSP. Persona 2 is divided into two games, Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment. I only played the former. But I’m looking forward to playing the latter. The PSP Version of Innocent Sin added the Climax Theater wherein you can play sidequest made by the creators of Persona themselves. The PSP Version of Eternal Punishment added a new story about Tatsuya, the protagonist in Innocent Sin. Unfortunately Eternal Punishment is a japanese PSP title and it will never cross america. But the PSN version is there but no Tatsuya story.

Innocent Sin is about Tatsuya Suou, a silent guy, whose school’s emblem has been cursed and that every rumor in their city of Sumaru comes true.

Eternal Punishment is about Maya Amano, a writer of the magazine COOLEST, who is investigating about the doings of Joker.

Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment are different dimensions. The happenings of Innocent Sin never happened in Eternal Punishment.

Many reviews said that they loved the story of both games but the visuals still made the liftings.

(Pictures below are from Innocent Sin.)

The first person viewpoint has been removed

The first person viewpoint has been removed

Persona 2 Convo

Maya Amano in Innocent Sin

Persona 2 Battle

Battle In Innocent Sin (PSP Version)

Starting from the top (L-R) Tatsuya Suou, Lisa Silvermann, Eikichi Mishina, Maya Amano, Yukino Mayuzumi, Jun Kurosu

Starting from the top (L-R) Tatsuya Suou, Lisa Silvermann, Eikichi Mishina, Maya Amano, Yukino Mayuzumi, Jun Kurosu

(Pictures below are from Eternal Punishment)

Eternal Punishment Battle (PSP Version)

Eternal Punishment Battle (PSP Version)

Eternal Punishment Cast

(L-R) Eriko, Tatsuya, Baofu, Maya, Ulala, Katsuya, Kei

Japanese Joker!

Japanese Joker!

You now control Maya.

You now control Maya.

Innocent Sin Opening Movie:

Eternal Punishment Opening Movie:

The song above is Maya’s Theme. It is so wonderful!!

Third,

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, has 2 iterations, FES and Portable.

Shin Megami Tensei was released in 2007 in Playstation 2. In 2008, the FES version of Persona 3 was released for the PS2. It continued the story from the ending of Persona 3 now with Aigis as main lead. In 2010, the Portable version was released for the PSP, it introduces a female route and gameplay of Persona 4.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 is about high schools students whose schools turns into a labyrinth called Tartarus at a time called the Dark Hour. They use evokers to summon their Persona.

I have played the portable version only and that was one of the best PSP games I’d ever played!

Reviews said that they love Persona 3 and it was the beginning of the Persona series reaching cloud nine. But they didn’t liked the gameplay of the game, because they hate Mitsuru’s obsession with Marin Karin. In the portable version, players were given free will with the characters and Mitsuru but they removed the anime scenes and made it like a visual novel.

(Below are pictures of Persona 3 and Persona 3: FES.)

Minato in Shorts.

Minato in Shorts.

Yukari, calm down.!

Yukari, calm down.!

Aigis in the lead role

Aigis in the lead role

(Below are pictures in Persona 3 Portable.)

Female Orpheus!

Female Orpheus!

OH NO!

OH NO!

 

Top Row (L-R) Shinjiro Aragaki, Akihiko Sanada, Aigis, Minato Arisato Middle Row (L-R) Mitsuru Kirijo, Fuuka Yamagishi, Ken Amada, Yukari Takeba Bottom Row (L-R) Koromaru, Junpei Iori

Top Row (L-R) Shinjiro Aragaki, Akihiko Sanada, Aigis, Minato Arisato
Middle Row (L-R) Mitsuru Kirijo, Fuuka Yamagishi, Ken Amada, Yukari Takeba
Bottom Row (L-R) Koromaru, Junpei Iori

Persona 3 (Original) Opening Movie:

Persona 3 FES Opening Movie:

Persona 3 Portable Opening Movie:

The song above is Soul Phrase. It is a cool song!

Lastly,

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is the latest game in the Persona Series excluding Persona 4 Arena. It was released in PS2 back in 2008. In 2012, a Playstation Vita version was released, with new cutscenes, costumes, attacks, personas, and new epilogues called Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4: Golden.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is about high school students that are battling inside a TV in Midnight called Midnight Channel. Whoever is in the TV every rainy day, will die! unless saved by them. Inside the Midnight Channel, this group of students will be finding the truth.

I played the PS2 version of this game and it was lovely!

Reviews said that it is the best Persona game yet. It has minor issues but It is awesome nonetheless.

(Below are pictures of Persona 4 and Persona 4: Golden.)

(L-R) Naoto Shirogane, Teddie, Rise Kujikawa, Kanji Tatsumi, Yukiko Amagi, Chie Satonaka, Yosuke Hanamura, Yu Narukami

(L-R) Naoto Shirogane, Teddie, Rise Kujikawa, Kanji Tatsumi, Yukiko Amagi, Chie Satonaka, Yosuke Hanamura, Yu Narukami

Wonderful Inaba.

Wonderful Inaba.

They gonna lick Yu!

They gonna lick Yu!

Cute Nanako!

Cute Nanako!

Persona 4 (Original) Opening Movie:

Persona 4: Golden Opening Movie:

The song above is Reach out for the truth and it is inspiring.

Now That’s That!

If I will rank Persona Games I Played…

1.) Persona 3: Portable

2.) Persona 4

3.) Persona 2: Innocent Sin

Ciao! Thanks For Reading!

*English Releases Only
~NoonebutMark~

My Persona 3 Portable Experience

I had a blast playing Persona 3 Portable and still completing my first walkthrough. I enjoyed every bit of it and the social links and full moon bosses are wonderful. Now, I’ll be telling you my experience playing Persona 3 Portable.

I loved the cast of Persona 3, they’re lovable and you will feel attached to them easily.

Here, You can listen to the song that plays whenever you’re on Gekkoukan High (this videogame school) at the first semester. It’s really catchy.

The S.E.E.S. (Special Extracurricular Execution Squad)

The S.E.E.S. (Special Extracurricular Execution Squad)

The photo above is your team of Persona users, they have a goal and that is to climb this tower. (Photo below)

Tartarus, a labyrinth full of shawdows

Tartarus, a labyrinth full of shadows

And Inside this labyrinth is this. (Photo Below)

The entrance before shadows attack you

The entrance before shadows attack you

In entering tartarus you can only have 3 other members of S.E.E.S. join you. My choices are always Yukari Takeba, Mitsuru Kirijo and Aigis.

Fight!! :D

Fight!! 😀

And Let’s meet Shuji Ikutsuki. (Photo below)

the one who said that our goal is to vanquish the 12 full moon bosses. That obviously appear during the full moon. Only then can we vanish the dark hour and tartarus itself. And live as normal student of Gekkoukan High. Well except for Koromaru and Ken.

The one who said that our goal is to vanquish the 12 full moon bosses. That obviously appear during the full moon. Only then can we vanish the dark hour and tartarus itself. And live as normal student of Gekkoukan High. Well, except for Koromaru and Ken.

The full moon bosses are listed below: (Photos Below)

First Full Moon Operation:

Just normal shadows

Just normal shadows

My Experience: They were pretty easy since this is only a tutorial, but this is still a full moon boss nonetheless.

My Team: Only Me.

Second Full Moon Operation:

First Big Boss.

First Big Boss.

My Experience: This full moon boss isn’t that much a trouble. Only the time limit is the problem since you know, Junpei.

My Team: Yukari, Junpei and I.

Third Full Moon Operation:

Paradigm Shift is annoying!

Paradigm Shift is annoying!

My Experience: They are pretty easy to beat unless you use Fuuka Yamagishi always since they Paradigm Shift most of the time which blocks your attacks.

My Team: Junpei, Akihiko and I.

Fourth Full Moon Operation:

Nothing to be scared of.

Nothing to be scared of.

My Experience: Just strike him a lot and a lot. It isn’t much of a worry.

My Team: Mitsuru, Akihiko, Yukari, and I.

And another…

A joke boss.

A joke boss.

My Experience: Even though you’ll have to battle two full moon bosses in one night, it still isn’t difficult.

My Team: Mitsuru, Akihiko, Yukari, and I.

Fifth Full Moon Operation:

And this is when it gets tougher

And this is when it gets tougher

My Experience: I never knew they can split and what’s worse, you can’t kill the other one unless they’re both killed. They use diarama so often which annoys me. It is a good thing I had Aigis in my team.

My Team: Mitsuru, Yukari, Aigis, and I.

Sixth Full Moon Operation:

2nd hardest full moon boss.

2nd hardest full moon boss.

My Experience: I hated how Yukari and Aigis are weak against it. But Still, I fight using my fave team. Mitsuru handled this smoothly. Aigis and Yukari were on guard mode.

My Team: Mitsuru, Yukari, Aigis, and I.

Seventh Full Moon Operation:

The hardest battle

The hardest battle

My Experience: I hate it how strength has to be defeated first before fortune and fortune has this wheel of how we will be damaged. It is so irritating when it points on the red one.

My Team: Mitsuru, Yukari, Aigis, and I.

Eight and Final Full Moon Operation:

And the Strega comes out and wanting to spoil our plans.

Oh NO!

Oh NO!

My Experience: Fighting them was so easy, they didn’t even put a scratch on us.

My Team: Mitsuru, Yukari, Aigis and I.

The last full moon boss.

The last full moon boss.

My Experience: It was pretty easy. It’s akasha arts was just the problem but all out attack are what makes it easier.

My Team: Mitsuru, Yukari, Aigis, And I.

And We can rejoice now!! We have defeated all the 12 full moon bosses!! 😀

Or Not?

Or Not?

This was all Ikutsuki’s Scheme!! 😦

This Is Not Over?

This Is Not Over?

So he said that by defeating the 12 full moon bosses is the way to reawaken Nyx and The fall would be near and All of us will be one of the LOST!!

So Much For The Short Happy Ending…

So it’s a good thing Ikutsuki fell from Tartarus. Bwahahaha!!

Another Transfer Student.

Another Transfer Student.

Enough with those “The Fall”. Since we have another transfer student.

Aigis Hates Ryoji

Aigis Hates Ryoji

Aigis seem to really hate Ryoji and it was because Ryoji is Death! The one that Aigis sealed in another boy’s body 10 years ago.

NYX!!

NYX!!

Ryoji explained to us all about Tartarus and The Fall and NYX. He said that he was the appriser, he ushers Nyx into this world. And the only way to make The Fall dissapear is to kill Ryoji or Nyx. Ryoji said that if he will be killed all the memories of the Full moon operation everything will be forgotten. But it is the most possible way since he said that Nyx is impossible to be kill.

But I’m a kind hearted one, so I chose Ryoji to live. And now I have only 10 days until I battle Nyx.

Last (Real) Full Moon Operation:

Wish Me Luck!

It was long but pretty easy!

My Experience: I never knew Nyx would be this easy. So yeah it took me 30 minutes to defeat her. And that wasn’t a challenging battle. Maybe I prepared a lot. I skip the Takaya and Jin battle bits. Since I’m kinda tired.

My Team: Mitsuru, Yukari, Aigis, and I.

Social Links

Bond Formed!

Bond Formed!

Social Links are important in Persona 3.

In order for your Personas to be at their highest starting level, you need to have a strong bond with a person with that Arcana.

As of now, I have forged a bond that cannot be broken with Kenji (Magician), Yuko (Strength), Kazushi (Chariot), Maya Amano (Hermit), S.E.E.S. (Fool), Nyx Annihilation Team (Judgement), and Pharos (Death).

This social links are still underway: Aigis (Aeon), Yukari (Lovers), Fuuka (Priestess), Mitsuru (Empress), Mamoru (Star), President Tanaka (Devil), Akinari (Sun), Hitedoshi (Emperor), Chihiro (Justice), Maiko (Hanged Man), and Keisuke (Fortune).

I haven’t found a bond with the following: Tower, Hierophant, Temperance.

~END

*I Hope You Enjoy Reading My Post, If Not, Then Suit Yourself. 😛

~A Mark’s Work Done Right~

ATLUS’ Best Spin-Off !!

Shin Megami Tensei: Revelations: Persona

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin

Shin Megami Tensei: Person 2: Eternal Punishement

 

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3: Portable

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4: Golden

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona is a spin-off series of the MegaTen Series. It revolves on japanese high school students and demons lurking.

Persona 1 or Revelations: Persona was the first game in this spin-off. I haven’t played it yet. And it seems I won’t be playing it in a matter of time.

Persona 2: Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment are the second game in this spin-off. I played the former but the latter, not.

The above-mentioned have been released on the PS1 also.

Persona 3 is the third. It had 2 remakes, Persona 3 FES, a director’s cut version and Persona 3 Portable released on the PSP.

Persona 4, the latest in the spin-off. Has a remake, Persona 4 Golden and a iteration, Persona 4 Arena.

The above mention have been released on the PS2 also.

It seems like the PS3 was ignored by this series and a jump to the PS4 is a no-brainer.

Releases:

Revelations:Persona: PS1/PSP

Persona 2: Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment: PS1/PSP

Persona 3: PS2/PSP

Persona 4: PS2/PSVita

*PSONE Classics that are downloaded in PSN not included.

Persona 1 Graphics

Persona 2: Innocent Sin Graphics

Persona 3 Graphics

Persona 4 Graphics

If you are more of a graphics lover, Persona 3 and 4 will bring you happiness but if you want retro, Persona 1 and 2 is the perfect match for you.

*Persona 2:Eternal Punishment has the same graphics as Innocent Sin.

Persona 3 Protagonist; The Female one is exclusive to the PSP.

If you are an RPG Fan like me.

GO GET A PERSONA GAME NOW!

ATLUS IS AWESOME

Pacman Lost, Donaire Wins

The knockout of the people’s champ Manny “Pacman” Pacquaio made most Filipinos crying and sobbing and angry. The Round 6 knockout on Pacquiao done by Marquez was cried and angered in almost all parts of the Philippine Archipelago. Because for me also, Pacquiao’s defeat was shocking and really not anticipated. He hasn’t lost a battle since I was born (1996).

Then there’s this instagram photos of Justin Bieber wherein Manny Pacquiao is doing the “lean” with M.J. and Simba waking him up. Justin Bieber sure has a naughty attitude. Well, his/her fame has been taken by the One Direction. He has to do something to make her popular.

And this… I’m not a Donaire fan. I actually hated him because of his boastfulness. But winning back the Filipino pride makes me cry.

Movie Reviews

I don’t watch movies so often because of the reason that my time is spent by going to school or playing video games.

Last night I stumbled upon movies in Youtube which made me cry, laugh, get angry, and made me cheer up.

First up is.

Cyberbully

Cyberbully is about Taylor Hillridge (Emily Osment) who got her laptop for her birthday. She then made an account at a social media site called Cliquesters.com. Her life fell to pieces when her account was hacked and the worst part was… (spoiler ends here)

I like how the movie started and went. Emily Osment portrayed the role perfectly. I hated Lindsay and Scott. The ending wasn’t satisfying for me. It was missing something and had something that wasn’t suppose to be there.

 

Next Up Is.

Teen Spirit

Teen Spirit is about this mean popular girl named Amber who was electrocuted and then died and in order for her to go to heaven she must have to make the least popular girl to be the prom queen.

Teen Spirit is not just your ordinary mean girl movie but it is more than that. You will have to watch if you wanna know.

Last but not the least.

Radio Rebel

Radio Rebel talks about the royal shyness, Tera, who is actually Radio Rebel, who is the school’s most listened Radio DJ.

The ending was spectacular but I just can’t get focused on the middle part of the movie.

 

Pottermore – A Unique Harry Potter Experience

Pottermore is an online harry potter experience created by J.K Rowling herself along with Sony. It was launched to public on the 11th of April.

I’m CrimsonFeather30264, from the intelligent and witty Ravenclaw. When I first heard about pottermore I immediately visited the site. It was very complicated to the eyes of such casual gamers, while hardcore gamers might puke for the site is such easy to complete. I completed Philosopher’s Stone in just a day and I’m excited for the release of Chamber of Secrets.

For avid harry potter fans, you’ll enjoy it like you’re reliving harry’s life. It covers everything that harry did. Except I noticed that there were no cloak of invisibility in sight. But maybe you’ll be using it in CoS.

So get yourself a pottermore and have a blast. They also sell ebooks and audio books.

Miss Sophie Sumner

Sophie Sumner

I was so happy that Sophie Sumner won ANTM cycle 18.

She deserved it from the very start. She is elegant and she doesn’t join the cat fight in the top model house.

So congratulations Sophie Sumner for being america’s next top model.

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