Excerpt: Juicy rumors slide from millions of lips all over the inner city. This is a given in urban haunts, but now many of the rumors are inexplicably becoming reality. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 - Innocent Sin follows Tatsuya and his friends as they test out one such rumor: that calling their own cell phone numbers will summon a wish-granting being known only as Joker.
Sci-fi role-playing game features anime and some violence.
Common Sense Media
18 October 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 Innocent Sin is a role-playing game with turn-based combat. It was originally released in Japan in 1999. To accommodate a growing audience for the Shin Megami series in the US, the game was updated and localized here 12 years later. The entire series has always had a very niche following and contains a surrealistic presentation of humans and non-humans, including creatures known as "Personas" (doppelgangers).
Excerpt: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 Innocent Sin was a role-playing game originally released on the PSone exclusively in Japan. Fans of the original game were left out in the cold, as they were not able to experience this sequel of sorts since it was never localized on North American shores. After a twelve-year gap, Atlus has brought the game over to Sony’s beloved handheld to give fans a chance to experience that which they missed during the PSone heyday.
Review: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 – Innocent Sin (PSP)
28 September 2011
Conclusion: Overall, this is a great game for the PSP. It is true that there are some issues to consider when picking up this title, and we will be the first to admit that it is not for everyone. The graphics show a little wear and betray how old the game is. The story does take a long time to play out, and some people completely new to the genre may have difficulty figuring out what to do and where to go.
Excerpt: It takes a lot of guts to basically re-release a PS1 game to the current RPG generation, but you got to give points to Atlus for giving the fans what they want and even consider localizing Innocent Sin in the troubled US PSP market. Between this, the updated release of Persona 4 for the Vita, the announcement of a new Persona and the newly announced fighting game, series fans can’t complain about how well Atlus treats their fanbase.
Pros: Largely-preserved gameplay from the original
Cons: Dated, less-forgiving elements for newcomers
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 – Innocent Sin Review
21 September 2011
Excerpt: Atlus has done a fantastic job giving us quality role playing games over the past decade in the form of the Persona series. Most people have heard of and adore Persona 3 and Persona 4, but many...
Pros: + Fun combat, + Contacting demons is useful, + Persona management is addicting
Cons: Random battles, Takes a few hours to get into the story, Easy to get lost in dungeons
Excerpt: The latest PSP Persona port packs a charming cast of characters and an all-around solid RPG experience, but it suffers from a few now-antiquated design decisions and a somewhat lackluster story.
Pros: Fun and charming cast of characters; amusing dialogue; a lot of depth to the Persona system and combat, optional side stories add value.