Persona 4, though, takes pains to get its hooks into you from the word “go,” immediately providing context that seeks to emotionally tie you to the game.
Persona 3 Portable had me worried, because I’d heard good things about that one, too, and the whole experience just seemed fairly flat and aimless to me.
Persona 3 is a Japanese Role Playing Game in the Atlus-developed Shin Megami Tensei series that was released on the Playstation 2.
Every night at midnight, a phenomenon called "The Dark Hour" occurs.
During this period of time, Time Stands Still, humans are transmogrified into strange coffin-esque objects, and a huge tower, Tartarus, appears, the stronghold of evil monsters called Shadows.
Because of the transmogrification, only a select few know that this time exists; those that don't become transmogrified are those who become prey of the Shadows or, in rarer cases, possess the "potential", or the ability to summon a being known as a "Persona", which takes the form of a mythological character and represents the hidden side of that person. During the day, the Main Character is a normal high school student, and gameplay consists of interacting with other characters to form and strengthen Social Links, which are bonds assigned to a specific tarot Arcana depending on the person, or going out and doing things to boost your Academic, Charm, and Courage stats so you can meet more people.
YMMV • Radar • Quotes • (Funny • Heartwarming • Awesome) • Fridge • Characters • Fanfic Recs • Nightmare Fuel • Analysis • Tear Jerker • Headscratchers • Trivia • WMG • Recap • Ho Yay • Image Links • Memes • Haiku • Laconic Death is not a hunter unbeknownst to its prey. Though life is merely a journey to the grave, it must not be undertaken without hope. Developed by Marvelous Entertainment, Half-Minute Hero turns standard RPG conventions on their head by holding players to a 30-second time limit in which they must battle fiends and build up their powers in order to save the world. Good, because that's all the time you get to save the whole dang world.Considering this is a series that, at this point, is all about your protagonist’s relationships, that structure is warmly welcomed.So you’re not all-alone-in-the-world this time out, having been provided with a de facto family, and while the game takes its time getting you to the actual action, the journey there feels more poignant and infuses your first combat experience with a real sense of emotion and just a hint of desperation.