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I keep going back and forth on whether I should quit playing Q2.
Persona 5 Royal is being ported to the Switch
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I did it! I finally did it I beat Persona Q2! That was the worst Persona game ever, it was worse than Eternal Punishment. It just went on and on and even on the easiest difficulty it was such a horrible grind and all the bosses were damage sponges and the crossover was totally wasted and it was so boring!
I still have a copy of Q2 that I need to play and that... did not sound like an endorsement.
its not really any worse than Q1. probably a bit better, honestly.
unfortunately with both of those games, if you're trying to play them like a Persona game it becomes a huge slog and very difficult.
the Q games have the unfortunate issue of being incredibly easy Etrian Odyssey games, and very tedious Persona games.
Huh. Now I'm more interested in playing it.
I think I liked Q1 a bit better, because the cast wasn't as bloated, and the main antagonist's plan and motive made sense, and the lack of note comparing didn't feel as silly, and hitting the reset button didn't feel as cruel, and I'm pretty sure I didn't spend over an hour chipping away at the final boss health bar.
Heh imagine we get a Persona 6 and we get a Q3 with 4 games worth of casts
How about a Q3 or Q4 or Q5 all the Persona characters from 1 to 5 and beyond? :p
Edited by Cibryll on Sep 19th 2022 at 7:25:58 PM
2 already had a crossover, it's called Eternal Punishment's last third of the game.
I still want a Detectives vs Phantom Thieves game. Give an actual detective like Naoto a chance instead of the phony.
to be fair, he DID do his job correctly. if he caught the criminals, he's a good detective, regardless of his method.
Except he broke one of the bigges rules for detective fiction, donít be in on it. Which was broken in multiple ways.
sometimes you gotta break a few rules to catch a criminal
at the end of the day he DID do his job, regardless of the means
Yes, he did out himself as the mass murderer. And thatís part the problem.
I get the impression Akechi being a shitty detective despite whatever merits he could have is intentional, given the reveal that he artificially engineered a lot of the mysteries he "solved".
Doesn't necessarily invalidate finding it frustrating how he's written, though.
regardless of his criminal background, he did do his job. he caught a lot of criminals, even if it meant using supernatural powers.
honestly, it would be irresponsible to not use his powers to catch criminals.
Edited by EpicBleye on Sep 21st 2022 at 11:45:51 AM
That's the thing though- he created the criminals he was catching, which may or may not have resulted in the incarceration of a lot of innocent people.
Like I said, he still has some investigative merits- when he's with the Thieves he's pretty sharp about figuring out Nijima's palace- but that's undermined by him only gaining his reputation through staged crimes anyways.
He didnít catch himself. He essentially caught one of the non-lethal copycats.
You forget the case he and Sae were working on goes well beyond the Phantom Thieves. The Subway incident. Futabaís mom, and the thousands of people that were killed or mindraped came well before the Phantom Thieves and he did them allÖ and made his name by investigating them.
Edited by Memers on Sep 21st 2022 at 8:59:25 AM
obviously Akechi did a lot of bad things, i'm not arguing that. all I'm saying is that he did catch a lot of criminals. regardless of how he found them, he still caught them and earned the title of detective prince.
just because he skipped over himself doesn't mean that he didnt catch all those other criminals in the process
Edited by EpicBleye on Sep 21st 2022 at 12:36:26 PM
Memers' point is that Akechi is a fraud. Its basically Engineered Heroics.
is he? he caught criminals and brought them to justice. him using the metaverse doesn't change that he did that.
yes, he committed crimes himself and was a mass murderer. but he still brought other people to justice. which i think rightfully earns him that title. him being a criminal himself doesn't change that
(Edit: Changed the wording a bit, I think it works better this way)
Edited by KarkatTheDalek on Sep 21st 2022 at 12:51:03 PM
The anime had him helping Akira to catch an criminal (that he didn't create) at the least.
I remember asking about it because I assume all of Akechi's collars were due to Engineered Heroics, but I recall being told not all of his cases were due to him using his powers to create the crime.
Seems I was told wrong, or maybe I'm misremembering. That anime was a long time ago.
As I recall, at least the later crimes were all people he drove insane or at least to crime and since he knew the how and why, he could catch them and build a rep.
Monster Protection Racket basically.
But I do suspect he picked up some legit detective skills working under Sae.
Edited by RedHunter543 on Sep 21st 2022 at 12:49:47 PM
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