That tweet is art.
What, so you skip Me and My Katamari and Beautiful Katamari to jump right into Katamari Forever?
Yusuke's introduction is downright criminal, and completely contradicts his character as he's portrayed for the rest of the game
i didn’t know film crit hulk was a gamer, dang
This is a good article about the problems of Persona 5.
This is the game that had to clarify that Ann never had a boyfriend, because having the slightest bit of agency over her body means she can't be a real waifu.Yusuke's introduction is downright criminal, and completely contradicts his character as he's portrayed for the rest of the game
it's stupid too because you can make an even better joke by changing it in small ways
like having Yusuke going "haha they'll never agree to tha-" and Ann says yes completely casually
and then intimidates by Yusuke by actually starting and he just goes "PLEASE STOP I'M A PURE BOY I'LL TELL YOU WHATEVER YOU WANT"
bam. ann has the power, ann has the agency, yusuke getting caught off guard is the punchline
He's written a few gaming articles. His twitter thread from last year when he got into Pokémon (through Let's Go, Pikachu) was amazing.
how can i, the uber-teen, get a power high off of being some used goods' sloppy seconds?
That was the stated reason for P3 as to why maxing out a Social Link for every girl lead to going out with them.
I take it back, I hate Persona 5 again.
soejima also had to be instructed on the idea of designing a female character for female audiences when designing the female protagonist of persona 3 portable, because he had never done that before
ignore the all caps the original interview is just like thatTHAT CERTAINLY MAKES ME FEEL BETTER. COME TO THIN OF IT, IT SEEMS LIKE YOU CAN ONLY FORGE THAT KIND OF FRIENDSHIP WITH SOCIAL LINKS OF THE SAME GENDER. OPPOSITE GENDER SOCIAL LINKS WILL REVERSE QUICKLY. DOES THIS MEAN TRUE FRIENDSHIPS BETWEEN PEOPLE OF OPPOSITE GENDER DO NOT EXIST?
HASHINO: I’ve never successfully forged a true friendship with a girl in real life.
SOEJIMA: Neither have I.
HASHINO: I guess that means we couldn’t implement it into the game because we don’t know what it’s like. (laughs)
SOEJIMA: Now that I’m on my thirties, I’m more open to the notion that it is possible, though. Back in high school, I admit I couldn’t look at girls that way.
Its also a really troubled game with what happened behind the scenes irl. Maybe the most relateable videogame until all those things happened and now I can't look at it the same way.
I'm more surprised he had a patreon. Get that money, yo!
I refuse to play Persona 3 because of how social links with girls work in that game. It's so freaking dumb.ignore the all caps the original interview is just like that
Full Interview here, for those curious
edit: for what it's worth, i don't think hashino and soejima are saying men and women can't have true friendships here
but it's clear that they designed the game with that mindset, and the fact that neither of them has had a real female friend definitely... leads to some things making a lot more sense
it's hilariously dumb, but hey, Persona 3 Portable added the platonic options iirc