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Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

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Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

Playstation Illustrated
18 December 2006
  • Excerpt: Gone are the first-person dungeons of the original Persona (at least, the original one here). In its place are full 3D environments, a la Xenogears . The camera can be rotated to any of eight positions, which is nice, as sometimes it’s hard to see just what you’re walking around with the “default” camera angle. The characters are still sprites, which actually works in the game’s favor, as the lanky character style just wouldn’t work terribly well in full 3D.
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Overall 9
Gameplay 9
Graphics 9
Sound 9
Storyline 9

Expert Review

17 December 2006
  • Excerpt: History has a nasty habit of repeating itself, doesn't it? In RPGs this is especially true, since many feature an ancient evil that comes back to haunt the world every millennium or so. While Persona 2: Eternal Punishment does feature a recurring villain, it takes the whole 'history repeating itself' theme to a whole other level. The key events of Innocent Sin (the direct prequel) are chronicled in the first page of Eternal Punishment's English instruction manual.
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Persona 2: Eternal Punishment – Review

17 December 2006
  • Excerpt: Anyone who plays videogames more than casually will soon learn to despise an element of the industry which is always in plentiful supply: a lack of creativity. It's sad but true that as soon as a new genre or idea bursts onto the scene that its soon followed by countless carbon copies, only shades different from the original inspiration.
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Persona 2: Eternal Punishment Review

1 January 2007
  • Excerpt: Despite being one of the longest-running RPG series in Japan, the Shin Megami Tensei series remained largely unknown in the west until relatively recently. Perhaps that's because the edgy, dark stories which lie at the heart of the series sat poorly with the kind of high fantasy JRPGs which were making headway in the US and Europe.
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