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Oct 25, 2017
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Ok so in P3 FES I'm at the top of the tower, I have 20 days till 31st Jan, I'm level 84 with level 75-78 party members, and I have 4 items that nullify charm

My best personas are level 73-84

I should be in pretty good shape to beat the game, right?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It has its charms. I don't think any would call it the best in the series, but it has a very strong storyline and remains very fresh in terms of being a modern-occult JRPG.

And the original OST is incredible.
The new OST is far from bad (these are actually some of my favorite tracks with Kawamura) but it's a shame they didn't allow us to choose between both in the remaster.
Otherwise playing the remaster is a must imo. The skip function makes fights super fast and dungeons can be navigated at lightning speed, menus and UI are brought up to modern standards and are very easy to read and navigate. The visual upgrade is nice (the new map looks great and the new cutscenes are nice as well) and the localization is now coherent with the other games. And of course SQQ is now included.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Ok so in P3 FES I'm at the top of the tower, I have 20 days till 31st Jan, I'm level 84 with level 75-78 party members, and I have 4 items that nullify charm

My best personas are level 73-84

I should be in pretty good shape to beat the game, right?
Yes, enjoy the best jrpg final boss and ending
 
Oct 27, 2017
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When I see almost every other post by them criticizing a thing? Pretty much.
Every other post?

I only talk about it if Persona 1+2 are brought up. Even if I talk about them a lot it’s not like my opinion is going to change.

Most of the time I’m talking about 5 or posting fan art.

Speaking of...
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It does seem like Crazy Izanagi makes it a point to criticize the games every time they come up. It's just kind of beating a dead horse.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Going out with a Yang. I really want to commission Makoto or Haru vs Cinder next time Scruffy Turtles opens up. Got a Scruffy commission in the pipeline already with my Bloodborne huntress right now.

Still salty at Atlus for saying "lol wait till March" for actual P5R info.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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Going out with a Yang. I really want to commission Makoto or Haru vs Cinder next time Scruffy Turtles opens up. Got a Scruffy commission in the pipeline already with my Bloodborne huntress right now.

Still salty at Atlus for saying "lol wait till March" for actual P5R info.
Sounds like fun.

And yeah I hate announcements for announcements.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I wonder if sophia has to make a new OT like the old site.
I eventually do want to get around to updating and expanding upon the OT, ideally with banners. But it requires a degree of effort that I haven't mustered up yet. As well as finding someone to make the banners.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I've never watched the Giant Bomb P4 endurance run before despite liking both of these things, this is my favorite thing so far.
That's crazy. You should definitely watch it. It's what got me into watching Giant Bomb (after having listened to the podcasts for a while) and the Persona series. Waiting for a new episode to go up every day was a special time.

Next month will be the Endurance Run's 10th anniversary.
 
Aug 27, 2018
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That's crazy. You should definitely watch it. It's what got me into watching Giant Bomb (after having listened to the podcasts for a while) and the Persona series. Waiting for a new episode to go up every day was a special time.

Next month will be the Endurance Run's 10th anniversary.
Oh wow, I'm definitely binge watching it. It's super funny, and even after having played through Persona 4 twice they are doing things I never ran in to in the game.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Or maybe... LARY BYRD JR?!?!?
It's so sad. Just that QL fully shows the potential a full run would have had. They're both cold on Persona 5, but that's because they didn't follow along with the characters and world for 100+ hours like they did with P4. They were laughing at that game initially, then grew to love it. Same would have happened with P5, for sure.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Why not just Devil Survivor 3 then?
Mostly because I don't care for the story and art in those games. I'd like a better team to take a stab at the genre and actually flesh out the mechanics of a tactics based thing with personas/demons. I don't necessarily hate the Survivor games but they're very specifically DS (i.e. handheld) games in form and function.
 
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It's so sad. Just that QL fully shows the potential a full run would have had. They're both cold on Persona 5, but that's because they didn't follow along with the characters and world for 100+ hours like they did with P4. They were laughing at that game initially, then grew to love it. Same would have happened with P5, for sure.
Totally, I know Sojiro would be a hit with them.
 
Aug 27, 2018
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So I'm playing through Persona 3 for what is basically the first time, during my first playthrough I got 25 hours in and my hard drive died on my PS3. That being said, why is Ken the worst? Also, why does Ken exist?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It's so sad. Just that QL fully shows the potential a full run would have had. They're both cold on Persona 5, but that's because they didn't follow along with the characters and world for 100+ hours like they did with P4. They were laughing at that game initially, then grew to love it. Same would have happened with P5, for sure.
Kawakami alone would have sustained them for like 4-5 episodes

Fortunately, there's a spiritual successor to the GiantBomb P4 run in the form of Joseph Anderson's stream of the game. It definitely goes places, as he starts out not really being all that knowledgeable about Persona or anime tropes and then ends up being sucked into it, to the point where his analysis videos constantly reference Persona 5.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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UK
So I'm playing through Persona 3 for what is basically the first time, during my first playthrough I got 25 hours in and my hard drive died on my PS3. That being said, why is Ken the worst? Also, why does Ken exist?
What happens when a PS3 HD dies?

I've had my PS3 since 2011 and still use it a lot, and I'm 104 hours into P3 Fes and I'm a few days from 31st Jan
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,209
UK
God dammit!

I got to the final boss in P3 Fes, all was going well, I got to his final stage, and all was still going well

I have anti charm stuff equip so I'm not too worried, his final form is down to 5% life, then the MC becomes enraged, so I hit him twice, down to maybe 1% life, then his next move kills me and game over

If I wasn't enraged I would have healed and the next attack would have killed him

Bugger!

Is there anything you can do the break his annoying moonless phase?
 
God dammit!

I got to the final boss in P3 Fes, all was going well, I got to his final stage, and all was still going well

I have anti charm stuff equip so I'm not too worried, his final form is down to 5% life, then the MC becomes enraged, so I hit him twice, down to maybe 1% life, then his next move kills me and game over

If I wasn't enraged I would have healed and the next attack would have killed him

Bugger!

Is there anything you can do the break his annoying moonless phase?
WELCOME TO THE FINAL BOSS OF P3!

Also, nope, you cant. Just buff/heal your party
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,209
UK
I beat the boss but had to run so I've gone back to the dorm and saved

I'll do the ending or whats left later on today

Nearly shat myself when I saw there was another fight, but thankfully it was a fight you can't really lose
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,209
UK
I beat the boss but had to run so I've gone back to the dorm and saved

I'll do the ending or whats left later on today

Nearly shat myself when I saw there was another fight, but thankfully it was a fight you can't really lose
An update, I just saw the credits role

What a great game man, I think I might even prefer P3 to P4 (I've yet to play 5)

Ok so this FES post game content. Is it worth playing? How hard is it, and how long is it going to take?

I'm kind of interested in playing it now, but I keep hearing mixed things about it, and I've sunk 108 hours into P3 since September already

Is it worth playing?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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An update, I just saw the credits role

What a great game man, I think I might even prefer P3 to P4 (I've yet to play 5)

Ok so this FES post game content. Is it worth playing? How hard is it, and how long is it going to take?

I'm kind of interested in playing it now, but I keep hearing mixed things about it, and I've sunk 108 hours into P3 since September already

Is it worth playing?
I think it's worthwhile. It's a nice challenge from a gameplay standpoint and the events of The Answer get referenced in the P4 spinoff games.

IIRC playthroughs of The Answer should average about 15-30 hours.