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Old 09-12-2017, 09:05 AM
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:59 AM
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No wonder Kaneko is giving interviews for other people's games.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:07 AM
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:38 PM
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at least we know why he's not participating in battle
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:12 PM
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That shirt...can you play as an aspiring logger from the Northwestern United States?
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:14 PM
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This Marty McFly lookin' motherfucker...
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:23 PM
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"Doc, are you tellin' me... you built a COMP... out of a Huawei?!"
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:52 PM
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That's harder.

Yaso-Magatsuhi stood out because of how it was presented. But almost every area seemed to be populated with whatever demons the designers felt like throwing in, plus whatever gang members were wandering around in that region. It's actually easier for me to call out a part of the game where I felt like the demons really did fit with the scenario: the Purgatorium section, where you're battling consecutively more powerful Biblical angels, each of which I felt like accurately presented the type of bizarre horror that angels in the Bible are actually known for.

But then again, the regular encounters in that section also had things like Ganesha and whatever else, so I dunno.
It's implied that enemies like Ganesha are brainwashed into obeying God and the Angels, which is reinforced by the fact that you can't really recruit them in battle. Law in IV are portrayed more as mindless robots who repeat the same thing over and over again, despite Gabriel and Mastema being shown to be able to talk and act normally.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:57 PM
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Tbf that's Law in every game but the Devil Survivor ones. Coincidentally I'm sure, those are the only games where I find Law to be remotely tolerable, and even then they still have some intense examples of their ideologies.
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Tbf that's Law in every game but the Devil Survivor ones. Coincidentally I'm sure, those are the only games where I find Law to be remotely tolerable, and even then they still have some intense examples of their ideologies.
Might tie into why I love the Devil Survivor games so much...

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Old 09-12-2017, 09:22 PM
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That shirt...can you play as an aspiring logger from the Northwestern United States?
Maybe that's actually the female protagonist and we're getting a Megaten entry in the "Sad Lesbians in the Pacific Northwest" genre!
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:32 PM
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that's digital devil saga
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:38 PM
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:04 AM
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Macca, MAG and Life Stones oh my
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:05 AM
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These flew by without notice during the Summer WonFest:




I wonder if, now that they've sated their horney, a proper, fully-articulated Demifiend figma is still an impossible dream. Or, Mem Aleph forbid, a Demonica figma, since I very much doubt Pixie, Bondage Angel, and Demifiend would have much in the way of accessories.

(Angel's sculpt is weird as hell, especially the detached bust. Reminds me too much of the disaster that was Whats-her-face's figma for Rebuild of Evangelion.)
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:12 AM
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Come onnnnn, PIG Orcus. Look how beautiful he looks in 3D! Perfect for a figure that doesn't cost $500.
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:23 AM
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Maybe the new character designs are Sega's way of encouraging people to play through the game rattled.

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Maybe that's actually the female protagonist and we're getting a Megaten entry in the "Sad Lesbians in the Pacific Northwest" genre!
That would be one way to make up for shortcomings in the same-sex area in recent Personas, but a better way would be using an inevitable remake/rerelease.
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Old 09-21-2017, 08:34 AM
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this game will melt your phone, probably
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:23 AM
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I had to watch on mute, so no thoughts on the audio, but...

a) Whoa, those are some hi-res demon models!

b) Whoa, Kanbari, Azumi, and humanoid Slime got 3D models! We're finally moving past the Nocturne roster! Awesome.

c) Love the particle effects, the battle engine, and the speed of the battles.

d) LOVE the design for the Cathedral of Shadows, but I wonder if all the white and the crosses mean there's aligned Cathedrals for Law and Chaos now.

e) Visuals for fusion are too tiny for me to make out, so I can't tell if there's any inheritance/skill selection going on.

f) Eh, given all that hi-res demon action, I'm not surprised the storytelling is still just VN-style. But I do appreciate that the character portraits at least sway and move a little bit.

g) LOVE that dungeon design.

h) The could've removed the control pad at the bottom and have dungeon navigation done through swipe gestures. Or have gestures to move single steps, and then tap and hold on the control pad to walk continuously.

i) ...really, Atlus couldn't have the original character artist lend them transparent PNGs for this promo? Whoever cut-and-pasted the portraits on the right did a pretty crappy job of it with all those leftover whites and anti-aliased selections.

j) Hahahaha this is never making it to the West.
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Old 09-21-2017, 03:29 PM
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....This looks....not bad actually...?

Re: localization chances: idk, doesn't Fate/Grand Order make reasonably fat stacks? And I would call that more niche than SMT over here.

If this looked like your standard gacha card game shit, I'd agree, but this looks like...an actual SMT game, in mobile format. It can't be much more of a risk to bring over than IV/A were.
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:06 PM
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Default ...an actual SMT game



that mobile game looks alright i suppose
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:00 AM
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nah, that production value is too high to be SMT


also the fact that all those "demons" have to be people shaped and just kind of stand around is adorable
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:04 AM
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The Megaten game for Switch is going to be unveiled in a stream Monday morning.
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:32 PM
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The Megaten game for Switch is going to be unveiled in a stream Monday morning.
With the prerequisite "4 hours of a panel of japanese people we don't know talking about things we don't understand because most of us don't actually know japanese", right?
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:33 AM
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Most video stream commentary is small talk mixed with the occasional comment about what's going on in the game at the moment, regardless of language. I don't think I've ever seen a stream of any game, anywhere, by a dev/publicity team that wasn't just another form of advertisement.
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Old 10-23-2017, 06:19 AM
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Shin Megami Tensei V for the Switch announced! With a super short trailer that doesn't show much of anything. I'm hoping against all hope that you can choose between the two characters that appear in the teaser to be your viewpoint character, but given how the series writers have tried to justify SMT games having only male protagonists before (i.e. with no arguments that make even the slightest amount of sense whatsoever) it's just setting myself up for disappointment.

EDIT: I do like ostensible protagonist's flowery suit. Very Kaneko-ish.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:24 AM
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It's a nice looking trailer with lots of Nocturne vibes that gives me hope that Kaneko is on board. But then again, it could be bait so they could just pull another "YOU GOT DOI'D" again.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:21 PM
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This week in "Hashino says stupid shit about women":

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Old 11-09-2017, 08:22 PM
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:47 PM
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I remember getting into it a while back with someone who was arguing that his weird ass comments about how the p4 hero couldn't be a girl and "boys and girls can never really be friends" were like, taken out of context, or mistranslated, or maybe just cultural relativity at work

nah dude just thinks women are aliens

god i hope the next persona director actually understands things about human people
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