Excerpt: And I thought my school was hell! Coming this September from our friends at Atlus is the faithfully retelling of the PSOne classic that started a phenomenon, Shin Megami Tensei Persona. Persona is one of those games that draws the player into a story of teenage aguish along side with the end of the world. Most RPGs take place in a fantasy setting; however Persona is different in that it takes place in the modern world of Japan.
Excerpt: I'm a huge, crazed, biased Shin Megami Tensei fan. Nocturne is my favorite PS2 game, and singlehandedly drew my attention to Atlus as a development studio. The company has deservedly obtained hundreds of my dollars as a result, and I've pre-ordered every Shin Megami Tensei spinoff that has come stateside since. I even went back and bought Persona 2: Eternal Punishment because I couldn't get enough of the series.
Summary: Some sweet new tunes and great animated sequences help this cult classic find its place in today’s crowded market. I absolutely loved this game’s eerie Japanese horror vibe and quirky approach to storytelling. While the turn-based random encounters still feel a little old school, the first-person dungeon exploring and ability to talk with demons in battle keep this RPG fresh, and differentiate it from most games in the genre.
Excerpt: En attendant le troisième volet de Persona sur PSP qui nous arrivera forcément un jour, Atlus nous fait patienter en nous proposant de découvrir les origines de la série. C'est donc les yeux emplis d'innocence que nous faisons aujourd'hui connaissance avec Persona premier du nom, sorti originellement sur PlayStation et uniquement au Japon ainsi qu'aux États-Unis. Nous nous trouvions alors en 1996 et le monde ne vibrait pas encore sur les tubes de Justin Bieber.
Summary: If you didn’t get the chance to play Revelations: Persona when it first hit US shores, this would be the version to pick up. Even those who did play the PSX version may still find it worthwhile to pick up this version, even if only for the chance to play through the Snow Queen Quest. While it’s still an enjoyable game in its own right, it’s not the best in the series and might feel somewhat dated next to the later entries in the Persona series.