>Japanese and American versions of P4AU have NO REGION LOCK
>Mad Catz let slip that there might be more DLC characters for P4AU than Adachi
>The English dub of P4AU recasts Margaret, Kanji and Naoto and you should be sad about this
>Adachi will be free for the first week of P4AU's release; if you download him, you keep him
>Persona 4 The Golden Animation started airing July 10th, NG+ as fug
>Persona Q OST releases July 16th.
>Mad Catz is making the official P4AU fight stick
>North America release date for P4AU is Fall 2014 (Sept. 30th wasn't official, Atlus says), Japan is August 28th, other regions TBA
>North America release date for PQ is also Fall 2014 (Nov. 30th wasn't official either), Japan was June 5th, Europe is November 28th
-ALL WE KNOW ABOUT P5QDAM2-
(US releases planned)
>General Persona Guide
>Persona 1 Guide
>Starter websites to learn:
>Victory Quotes for P4AU
>Art, Guides, Music and more (Persona only, contains P4A story transcripts and sprite/texture rips)
>Artbook, soundtrack, manga, and other downloads (Persona and SMT)
>P4 Dengeki Comic Anthology
>Persona/SMT image collection
-TRANSLATED MANGA SCANS-
-ARENA PLAYERS MATCHUP DOC-
I know I sound like a faggot at this point but
Will the Japanese version of P4U2 have english text the way the first one did?
Posting picture of best girl hoping someone'd answer.
pretty okay and you people are totally overreacting.
Help me, /pg/. I wanna edit pic related with a picture of Akihiko on the locker, but I can barely use paint and don't know how to make the picture look at an angle. Can anyone help me out?
>tfw there your friends have a video of you singing "Your affection" but you don't want them to upload it because it's Autism: The mini music video
IT HAS BEGUN.
Character emotional breakdown general?
I decided to replay FES. I didn't realize the first time I played it, but holy shit the voice acting in this game is bad. Everyone except Junpei, Mitsuru and Yukari are awful. P4's voice acting must have spoiled me.
>That episode in the original P4 Anime where the investigation team breaks up after beating mitsuo kubo and everything is sad and depressing
>that "I am not alone" battlecry ending w/ I'll face myself reincarnation playing in the background
Best fucking episode.
She most certain is not. Her hair looks terrible, like she got bad hair implants. Yukiko and Marie both look better than her in the epilogue as well as Naoto.
Only Rise regressed worse than Chie.
>Not being the top of your choir in highschool for three years
>Not singing Your Affection in your perfect voice on your way to lectures
>Not singing Your Affection perfectly in the yellow summer sun setting upon you
But yeah, I'd be too embarrassed to upload it because Youtube is not as rational as state-approved music judges.
I used to be able to sing well when I was younger. My voice got into puberty pretty late so I kept my singing voice for a while. I was also in a choir. Now I sing okay but I can't hit high pitches anymore
I was actually so confused that I refreshed the browser thinking the stream borked out on me, but then I sat through it, and by YHWH it was the most depressing thing I watched that month.
She's wearing a strapless wonder bra anyway to make her bust look bigger.
Chie's so desperate for the D in the epilogue it's silly.
You know, everytime I see chie talk, it's usually hate. Then the reason for the hate is because "We hate chie fags, they are obnoxious". It's definitely more hate than love for her.
Very odd /pg/
I used to think Rise wasn't really a slut until I downloaded her card in AA2. I know it's fanmade but it's ruined my opinion of her forever. That bitch can't stop begging for sex.
Hey, I'm here. I love Chie, as she is exactly like a fem-me. How can I not love my self?
>If you don't agree with me, your post is garbage
If they're calling your dumb ass out then it's fine. There is a common element in these posts: you. If you did not post then you wouldn't get replies. If you post garbage be prepared to receive garbage
All I did was ask why the hate for chie was strong. Instead I got responded by the hate that I questioned. As I said before I wasn't there for time of chie spam everywhere.
I love Chie with the intensity of 100 billion suns, anon.
>I rarely ever see Yukiko fans
That's because they're too busy self-inserting on fanfiction.
Nice taste, but my girl is clearly superior.
I only go on /v/ for Ace attorney threads and the random gold threads that are in the shitstorm of console wars and shit taste this and shill that. It is a truly awful board.
I'm sorry but who?
Okay guys, I did it.
This is a complete account of the whole plot of the Persona X Detective Naoto LN, like I said I'd do last night.
There's also some stuff at the bottom about characters and stuff.
Someone can add it to the next new thread we have or whatever, I'm going to go pass out.
Yep, it happens to the best of us.
it's just that the novel comes up a lot and a lot of people haven't got the time or patience to track it down and read it, so it seemed like a good idea.
>I saw a copy of Famitsu that went out early, and Marie's seriously in it. She tosses stuff out of her bag, something like that looks like an Igor Jack-in-the-Box? She attacks with stuff like that.
But that's not Izanami, that's
Nah, I'm just kidding. Marie is totally Izanami
Sup /pg/ i have come from the barren lands of /smtg/ will you accept our beadman?
i think that beadman will help you make a better general!
The last time I followed one of you jerks you tried to convince me Mastema would be a nice guy. I'm not falling for that again.
Chie is the first female you encounter in the game. Pretty lackluster, but a good 'nerdy' type overall. An interesting girl who's strong-willed and won't be hard to get along with.
Yukiko is more of a Yamato Nadeshiko type, a subset of japanese tropes that indicate she's a pure maiden. Very stereotypical and bland but a good choice for weebs who care about mutual virginity.
Kanji will eat your man essence. He is the hottest party member. His ambiguous sexuality makes way for much speculation and he would probably experiment with anal beads.
Yosuke is the common sidekick. There is not much to be said about such a ruckus-causing character. He will not abide to Law. Commonly found rolling in trashbins.
Naoto is objectively the best girl. She is smart and logical, and therefore would theoretically live in a relationship of Law with you. Her bust size is appealing due to the nurturing aspects of female breasts induced through mammary feeding in infancy.
Teddie is a being created from the desire to be loved. He was a shadow. Now he's a mascot. That does not make sense. Many fun times are had between him and the party. A creator of wacky antics.
>and therefore would theoretically live in a relationship of Law with you
Some of them were alright. Pic related.
Well, that's somewhat reassuring. Was mainly concerend about story mode and stuff, although now that I think about it, that's unlikely. I really don't want to wait for a US version since mine can play JP region-locked stuff just fine, but for story mode I'll wait if I have to.
Bullshit. /pg/ formed from the /v/ threads streaming Arena too much and moving it over to /pg/. Was there likely a lot of crossover between posters? Sure. But we were never a part of /smtg/ to begin with.
Of course it was. Because /smtg/ predates /pg/. But the point was /pg/ was in part created because of Arena, like >>73790898
says. Hell, it's part of the reason we're called "Persona and Arena General."
I'm not arguing against Arena having a part in creating /pg/. I'm arguing against people like
who think that /v/ just migrated here and created /pg/ straight up
I think lewd-anon even admitted to just using some template and coming up with the rest while on his 3 hour commute to work. He must've found closer work by now
Also can't forget Frankenshit dumper
Oh God the voices they're all terrible
Stop fucking laughing Christ
you're such a shit detective my dick went into hiding
DATE ME BECAUSE YOU FEEL SORRY FOR ME
Vegeta! Look! It's a Pokemon!
Why are you such a BITCH?
Man-voice, pretty sure she's a lesbian
Wait, you can have a relationship with that? Well, too late, shipped her with Akihiko, oh well
Aww she's adorable she's like my ex-girlfriend before sh- oh god she's my ex-girlfriend entirely run RUN NOW
Oh good lord she's gonna balloon the minute anyone taps her I've seen this happen
Okay yeah I get it she knows dick about the real world haha funny I feel nothing for this bitch
I can't actually find a real dislike of this character, but she isn't my type
I haven't gotten that far in the game.
What if you don't like any of the girls?
Naoto solves cases that don't involve magical gas station goddesses giving unstable people Stands. She's out of her element, so of course she's not going to be a great detective.
Well she's not really a slut, and her personality's a reaction to being liberated from a performance schedule at a young age. Her flirtatious nature is a reaction to an environment that made her cram it all in while being a walking sex symbol, everyone knows when you break out of total control you overload on what you couldn't do before. Here's it forgivable since over the year she grows out of it.
Of course, that child-like innocence takes away from any sort of real interest in this girl. She's too bubbly, too excited, and it's more just a reaction to her learning to get her life back in perspective, on her time. But that isn't found dating me, that's a thing she has to figure out herself.
She was working with the police when Mitsuo disappeared. How in the hell couldn't she put two and two together and realize, either he has a power they don't, or someone aided his escape in someway? It's the only way he could have gone anywhere. You're suspisicious enough to think he's not the culprit, but not enough to figure out why and how he escaped?
That's nothing to do with policework, it's just a serious lapse in thought.
>he has a power they don't
Because people have powers in real life that would allow them to hide in the fucking TV? He had no real connections, so why would anyone aid in his escape?
>he has a power they don't
this is a stupid thing to think
>someone aided his escape
he had no connections
if you actually want to get on naoto's case for shoddy detective work, ask why she didn't install a hidden camera in her house on the day she got kidnapped.
IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN, BUCKLE YOUR SEATBELTS
>Sousei referring to her as pipsqueak, a stubborn jerk and a bastard (him not being aware of her gender)
her hair goes down to her ass in this, how the fuck can he not tell
was her design meant to stay the same for the light novel?
>Naoto takes a shower in the Special Logistics break-room but Sousei ends up blundering in yet again, but instead of getting embarassed he sees Naoto's bra and wonders if Naoto is a guy with a thing for women's underwear.
>This leads to an angry argument with Naoto yelling that she's a woman at him while half naked and him being all "I don't care about human women so calm down" in the shower.
Oh what fun silly antics these two get up to!
Yeah, I thought it was funny too, but both Tsuge and Sousei (and most of the police) just assume Naoto is a boy because he wears men's clothing and also is called the Detective Prince by everyone.
Though considering Touko keeps fucking with Naoto it's also possible she told them Naoto was a dude just to make the magazine joke even more fun.
That Touko, such a card.
>Despite this, the incident had fundamentally broken Touko from an early age as the illogical result (The hijacker pled insanity and avoided the death penalty while her parents gurgled to death for no reason) turned her into a furious, devoted punisher of criminals, and was the reason she joined the police in the first place
>Naoto then says that she’ll become Touko’s new “brake”, so Touko wouldn’t have to bear her burdens on her own anymore.
>After disarming the bomb, Naoto explains that the purple wire was the one to leave, as it represented a play on words where combining Touko Aoi’s blue (in her name) with Kyohei’s red (in his name) creates Murasaki, or purple.
>It was a sign that he never wanted their bond to be broken.
I don't think this is my thing.
I can't get into it. I think it's mostly Touko. I think her backstory is lame, her quest to kill all criminals is lame (that shit's straight out of a fanfic, seriously), her motive for involving naoto in this whole thing is lame, and I don't really care about her or her romance, but then again I didn't read the actual novel.
I guess that's fair. The idea is that she was basically nuts from an early age but only managed to restrain herself from blowing people's brains out by using the older detective boyfriend as a moral compass. And then he succumbs to the same instincts that she's been trying to control and it completely fucks her over.
It doesn't quite gel with her cool and calm and cheery presentation throughout the novel but I guess that's because it wouldn't be good for a mystery novel if the killer gave herself away.
Honestly reading the summary I'm just really glad she wasn't some puppet of a random giant evil monster thing.
Newshit here. Never played a Persona game, tried to start with P3P but I was an idiot and got six hours in and didn't save and my PSP died and I'm not doing all that BS again so soon, so I decided to start anew with P4. Should I play NTSC release emulated, undub emulated, official PSN PS3 release, or buy a Vita just for P4G? Do either of the official releases have Japanese voice acting? Does it matter, is the dub fine? Is the extra content in P4G really worth an entire Vita purchase when I only want 2 other games?
You can download an undub for the emulation, but frankly the dub is very competent. Well, the Golden dub is, the old one is mostly alright but has a few dodgy voices.
There's a pastebin up top that lists all the differences between the versions with no actual spoilers.
Golden is slightly easier but it adds a metric shit-ton of new stuff. New events, a new dungeon, tons and tons and tons of new conversations and dialogue, and you a couple of extra months to play.
It's probably the best version of P4, but if you don't have much disposable income don't get a Vita for just one game.
Start by emulating FES, either dubbed or undub depending on your taste. Then emulate P4. Golden is not worth a Vita unless there are a lot of games you want. Seeing that you only have your eyes set on 3 games, stick with the original or beat FES first and see if any more Vita games pop up by the time you're done
Danganronpa 2 and Gravity Rush. Maybe Muramasa if it's the definitive version. I don't really want a Vita but I might have to get it for DR2 so I don't know. Too many multiplats, not enough good exclusives.
Agh. I guess I probably will do FES emulated. I'm still undecided on undub or english but I'm probably going to get a used Vita for DR2 at some point so I'll wait until I can play Golden. Thanks dudes.
I will go with that then since I usually prefer Jap voices for everything except Metal Gear.
Forgot about Ys, I would get that too. If I'm patient I can get a Vita on Craigslist for ~$100 so P4G is probably my best option.
here's a good contender for the next OP image
You could almost say it was a weird masquerade
How do I complete that first fox quest? I've located the girl, but can't find that sucker she talks about. Where is he actually?
The plays in general are a shitty idea.
Only first part of the P4 one uwas ploaded, but it's so cringeworthy, I'm still amazed people paid to see it.
I'm running through P3P right now(beat FES a few years ago and would probably call it one of my favorite games of all time) and I'm wondering if I can get away with not using Yukari. I used Yukari, Akihiko and Mitsuru before but I'm bored of her character for now and would much rather use Junpe/someone else. I'm playing on hard - can I get away with not having the party-wide heals?
There's no way he was just pretending to be retarded.
Since when do we "pretend" to be retarded?
the solution is for you to be the healer
Just keep a healing persona with you at all times so you can heal the party when necessary, then switch back to fight when everyone's safe
She pulls shit from her bag, but I would assume for her normals rather than like Teddie's items
She plays a ranged game, and uses Kaguya as her persona
her IK is Thousand Curses
that's pretty much all we know so far
You know given what happened to Teddie, do you think if Ryoji had just been allowed to stick around the apartment until January 31st, he might have changed enough to get a Persona too?
He has the same desire to die like his friends, but instead of sticking around he just bottles it up and lets it happen because he feels he has to. When he bails it feels like a Social Link half-finished. Imagine if the consciousness he gains rebelled against it, and ended up flipping the whole interaction, making Nyx the Persona, and Ryoji the true being?
Sure it'd mess up the whole finality of death theme, but imagine if all of Persona 3, the Dark Hour, the Arcana, the gained consciousness, was a long version of one of the P4 dungeons, and it all led to Ryoji becoming human? Maybe if you have to have someone die, the Energy of the Fall, which we know wasn't just Nyx but essentially a mass of dread in the collective unconsciousness calling out to Nyx, still compels the fall, so instead he has to seal the two apart. I know, it's theme-breaking, but I like to imagine little alternate routes characters could take.
Feel free to do something with these too. This is more or less the rest of it.
Exactly, he's the Ego of a Giant Shadow form. When the Ego can accept this part of himself, and, while not have to live to it, understand it, they can morph it into a Persona.
So, Ryoji was an underdeveloped ego like Teddie probably was before the IT met him. Given enough personality nurturing, (I mean, he had enough knowledge of the real world to be able to go to School and want to see girls and such, it was further along than Teddie) maybe he could have some similar moments that finished the step into being able to handle it.
Nanako had eight years of existing as an idependent human and she can't use a Persona. Actually, if we want a litmus test of when it's supposed to happen, Ken was 10/11 when he got his, so really it's close to when it would go down. It's just Ryoji's distracted by the whole 'I must be Death and I have to do this alone' thing.
Circumstances make the person, not time. A man can live 20 years in a coma and not be any different emotionally. Ryoji/Pharos had limited interaction with the outside world before then, it's not until June of that year they actually get a name.
Just started P4G. I've had it for 2 years now but couldn't play it until I beat P3P. I lost interest and gave up on the series completely. But wow this game has reinvigorated me almost. I will be buying P3 FES after I beat NG+ on P4G, no one told me I'd feel what I feel. The murderer has been spoiled for me but that's the only thing I know-I'm in the video game themed dungeon now.
I'm not talking a Playable Character. I mean all that stuff that happens still sort of does, but instead of just being Nyx, during the 1/31 fight, Ryoji's consciousness breaks through. So Ryoji ends the fight himself, by busting a hand out of Nyx's head, shooting an Evoker at it and through this sort of inside out turning warp-like sequence, Ryoji becomes a Person, and Nyx just a Persona. Sort of like what went down with Marie and Kusumi-no-Okami.
And then it's like 'oh shit we did yaaa-' but then all the other shadows swarm Ryoji, and when they can't get back they just hastily swarm up into the moon to start the Fall, and just do whatever they can to comply with their semi-sentient programming.
I had everything spoiled for me so I'll be a dick to everyone.
I'll also go out of my way to spoil P5 for myself and everyone else.
By my calculations, by P7 the entire cast will be robots.
happy birthday, you could probably just google it and find it.
>realize you dont get fatigued from running from monsters
>most run away from you on Thebel
Shit, all I gotta do is just grind the dungeon constantly, and I'll have a shitton of cash. Anyone know what level doing that in Arqa works too?
Until next time! Hopefully trailer tomorrow on the weekly site update
Looks like she can set up 1HKOs with her weather mechanic. And that bag attack is a random thing like we thought, not Igor all the time.
Not a lot here, wait for scans I guess
Next time came faster than expected
>disliked bitchy unpopular character as DLC
Oh God it's BBCP all over again! 6 months of a blatantly overpowered piece of shit pay to win character
ABANDON SHIP ABANDON SHIP ABANDON SHIP
>Full-Blown Shadows of everyone
Not to mention they could add even more original characters and/or go back to P1 ad P2-
>ignoring that he's worried about Marie being a Kokonoe 2.0 and less about her being unlikable
Enjoy the only viable character being 8 dollar DLC that almost killed BBCP competitively. I promise you Persona does not have the FGC backing to survive an unbalanced shitstorm like Kokonoe was.
I dunno. She's kind of a stubborn grump at first but then you tease her a bit and she gets all pissy, but never hits you or anything. Then in the latter half she's really affectionate and kind.
Of course her personality could be completely different now since she's merged with Izanami.
It'll be abandoned instantly if Marie ends up being Kokonoe tier. People were dropping BBCP left and right after the Kokopocolypse and BBCP has a much bigger scene.
>thinks people who go to threads about a Japanese game or anime or manga will know moon
Currently she is just the best character/tied for it. Before the patch? She was BLATANTLY the best character, most top 8's were atleast half Kokonoes. She had unblockable touch of death combos and tons of tools and bullshit normals. She had zero bad match ups and her worst match ups were even with almost all of them being in her favor. She was flat out busted and anyone who wanted to play competitively had to accept that you switched to Koko or you lose.
This was either intentional by arcsys to sell DLC, or because she was never loketested (neither will Marie be)
/pg/, forget fighting cashgrabs, let's talk about the best persona songs(and best 3d waifu material)
>tfw Shoji Meguro is a better guitarfag than you are