- Aug 29, 2005
Just read a great review of this game and it has me intrigued. I've never played any of the series. Should I pick this one up?
Does the game allow you to change the voices to Japanese while keeping subtitles on English?
Or is there no voice acting in this game?
I picked it up and played non stop for the few days I had with it before embarking on a long overdue vacation. I'm not very far in - 2nd palace - but I'm enjoying it even more than P4 and P3. And those two were fantastic games. I think it's a good entry into the series - you're not missing anything from the previous games. It stars off quite slow (as does the others), but that's part of the charm. Character development is very important for this title to work. It sounds like a game with terrible mechanics, but it's great and well worth your time. It won't make many people's top ten greatest games of all time lists because it just not that well known and kind of niche. But for those that have played through 3,4,or 5 - I'd be surprised if one of them didn't make the list.
I'm playing the game. It's one of the best turn-based JRPG in years.
You try the Japanese voices (do you pay JRPG's regularly?)? They're far better than the English, IMO of course. When I played last year I imported the JP copy and loved the voice acting, but listening to the English ones on YouTube makes me cringe (no, I'm not a weaboo, I just generally dislike the English voice actors chosen by Japanese companies). Would love to hear others' opinions on the subject though.
I play tons of JRPG's but I couldn't care less about voice acting. I read English subtitles. I am deaf in both ears but could listen to music without understanding the words.
I finished my first playthrough with the English voices and am now on NG+ with the Japanese voice track. I actually prefer the English voices and this is coming from a guy who always watches anime with Japanese audio.
I'm really surprised at how well the English voice talent matches up with their Japanese counterparts, it's almost as if they did it on purpose! I'm looking forward to getting to some of the latter points of the game where there's lots of yelling and primal screams to better judge which is truly the better audio track.
I think it's the best in the series overall; I started with the Innocent Sin fan translation for the PS1 a while back and have been following the games ever since. I've read a lot of comments about P5's pacing being a drag, but I feel P3 has it beat in that department. It seems like most people think the soundtrack is lacking too, but honestly, aside from the instrumental-only background themes, it's pretty freakin solid; Life Will Change never fails to get my blood pumping. The Social Links/Confidants did feel a little shallow though, especially for the characters who appear later in the game; some of them feel pretty rushed.
I was actually pretty curious if the English text matched the Japanese dialogue; there were several instances where the character says one or two words while the text is like an entire sentence lol. We waited, what, 8 years for this game? It was definitely worth the wait; I'm not gonna say that it's going to make JRPGs the "it" thing again, but after being disappointed with Star Ocean 5, it's nice to see an older series come back and prove its relevance in a really big way.
Started this last night. Never played a Persona game before. Strange game. Feels extremely linear, controls are wonky. You need to move the stick a certain amount of degrees to the right or left to actually get your character to turn. Sometimes you don't have camera control and have to press the circle button to get the camera to change directions. Ugghh.
Finishing a battle there's no insta-skip to get past the results screen. For a game as streamlined as this the developer didn't think an insta-skip would be a good option?
Loading screens EVERYWHERE. The transition animations help, but still. Loading loading loading!
Game runs at 30 fps but the graphics are PS3 quality. Why? PS4 has more than enough horsepower to push this thing at 60 fps.
I do like the voice acting (English). There's a lot of personality in the character's voices.
I *hate* the ambient music they have playing during the "calm" times (e.g. in the cafe). It gets old fast and never stops playing.
Sorry for the cynical view, but when this game is rated among the best of all time, I expect to be absolutely blown away.
I will continue playing as I am only about 3 hours in. Hoping it gets better.