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On The Eve Of Replaying Persona 4

On The Eve Of Replaying Persona 4 

I love Persona 4 like Nicolas Cage loves Pachinko. And I might love Persona 3 more. These two games were the most revolutionary Japanese role playing games to come out of Japan in the last decade; I’m the kind of person who could debate Persona 3 or Persona 4 for …

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How Shin Megami Tensei IV Shortens the Curve

How Shin Megami Tensei IV Shortens the Curve 

Japanese role playing games, the kind with battle systems and awkward, anime-inspired plots, move to a certain rhythm. They march along like coming of age novels written in bright pastels, and their battles resolve like blowout sports games: some early tension followed by collective high fives.
Even the most complex titles …

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The Horror Of Shin Megami Tensei IV

It wasn’t until around hour 13 of Shin Megami Tensei IV for the 3DS that I figured out why I enjoyed it, what kept me playing it despite the mediocre graphics and wet noodle of a plot.
It’s a survival horror RPG. Two of my favorite genres of game, together at …

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