I love the Shin Megami Tensei Persona series, was hoping that would be enough to overcome what it an aged game but unfortunately it wasn't. The 1st person dungeon crawling is horrendous, completely destroyed any chance of me enjoying the game. Sounds like a solid soundtrack from what i heard, but I recommend staying away from this RPG unless you played (and liked) Revelations. I'm into old school rpgs like lunar and early FFs, but this one isn't for me.
I was excited to play this game, since I've always heard the Shin Megami Tensei series described as "legendary", and I generally enjoy remade games with their emphasis on storyline combined with updated graphics and gameplay.
This game preserved the worst of old-style RPGs. The interface is clunky, the graphics are poor, and while the storyline idea is good, the execution is terrible. When I realized the slot machine mini-game was much more fun than the actual game itself, I realized I'd made a mistake.
The continuity of the story is lousy (really, where did Mark come up with a battle-axe? Was he just bringing it to school fun, or was he planning a massacre before the demons broke out?)
Perhaps the others in the series are better, but this one was awful. Avoid it.
posted by Serenitybo (CHESAPEAKE, VA) Aug 27, 2010
Member since Jan 2010
I started the game very excited being the fact alot of people said this game was fun.. The furthest I got was wondering around the hospital not knowing where to go, I got so annoyed in the 1st 10 minutes after I ran around aimlessly not knowing where to go, or exactly what to do, I got up turned the game off sealed it back in the envelope and put in back on its way to gamefly. H O R R I B L E game!