The early PSOne game Revelations: Persona is widely considered to be the victim of one of the biggest localization hack jobs of all time. Besides a lackluster translation filled with poorly conceived attempts at mythological nomenclature, the localization team saw fit to fiddle with the game’s balance, alter character art in order to make the cast appear more western, and even remove whole sections of the game for no readily apparent reason. And so when a PSP port-slash-remake was announced, there was a great sigh of relief in the Western Hemisphere. And, thankfully, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona does indeed improve vastly on the localization of the original game. Unfortunately, with a poorly executed plot, badly balanced combat system, and a mishmash of aesthetic elements, the game lying hidden underneath the piles of meddling heaped on Revelations: Persona isn’t exactly a diamond in the rough. Continue reading ‘Shin Megami Tensei: Persona – Staff Review’ »
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The PSP remake of Persona will be available both at retail outlets and downloadable through the Playstation Network, though the two-disc soundtrack remains exclusive to the retail version.
Both versions are scheduled for a September 22 launch.
Y’know what the hardest thing about getting back into Oblivion is? Other than downloading more in mods than the size of the actual game, or getting the stupid things to work right? Planning your character, man. You gotta throw out everything you know about conventional RPG grinding to max out your stats in Oblivion. It’s dumb and wrong and yet when you figure it out it feels so… well, okay, actually it still feels dumb and wrong, but it’s all worth it to crush some poor schmuck’s weapon arm in one go, take the weapon he was using, and use it to dismember him. But I digress.
In today’s media update: Crimson Gem Saga, Dragon Quest IX, Dragon Quest Wars, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Persona PSP, Phantom Brave Wii, and Super Robot Wars NEO. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 06/13/09’ »
We have some Atlus goodies for you today with screens from Demon’s Souls, Persona PSP, and Devil Survivor. Enjoy! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 06/02/09’ »
Atlus announced today that Shin Megami Tensei: Persona for the PSP will indeed be coming to North America. The remake of the PlayStation title will get a new localization, gameplay enhancements, and content previously unreleased in North America. The game is due out on April 29 in Japan and has been announced for this coming fall in North America.
Square Enix isn’t the only company going in for portable remakes of late. According to the latest issue of Famitsu, Atlus will be bringing ports/remakes of Persona and Growlanser to the PSP in Japan. Continue reading ‘Persona, Growlanser Go Portable’ »