Unforunately, real life decided to kick in this summer, and I doubt I'll have the time to finish this. Sorry for starting something i couldn't finish, I didn't realize how time consuming it would be. Kudos to whoever decides to take this up.
Hello and welcome to my Let's Play of Persona 2! I'm a long time fan of the SMT series, but have really only finished the ps2 rpgs (Nocturne, DDS, Persona3/4). Having been inspired by CJ Iwakura's lets plays, Ive decided that if I'm going to play through this epic and insane story, I might as well document it! This will be my first Let's Play, so please excuse any poor formatting and terrible jokes. I welcome any advice and tips, and I am planning to have both games finished before PAX (September). 2 months, 2 games.
Persona 2 is a unique JRPG, and vastly different from Persona 3/4. Its story is split up into 2 games, Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment. Innocent Sin is the first, and was never released outside of Japan due to its highly controversial topics like suicide, homosexual relationships, the inclusion of Hitler as a boss...among other things. Eternal Punishment is a direct continuation of the ending of Innocent Sin, and much of what happens in EP relies on back story from IS. I'll be playing the fan translated version of IS for convenience sake, and the regular PSX disc of EP after.
So, before I begin rambling on about the little I've played of both games, lets begin!
Start up cutscene, the poem is Der Goppleganger by Franz Schubert, read into that as you will.
Hey Maya! She's really important to everything and the Let's Positive Thinking slogan creator.
Freaking butterflies always messing with my realities!
Some really good character art in these scenes, I don't think Lisa ever looks this good again.
If you met this guy the only thing you wouldn't be wondering about is his sexual orientation.
Literally the opposite of my previous statement for this one.
Heya Tatsuy... ahem
The chilling Piano music really makes this a great introduction, and it proceeds to go into heavy techno cut frame of motorcycles, personae, and other crap.
And into the madness we go.
Hmm, fixing his bike.
That can't be good.
Isn't it the best when games refer to people as ??? before you know their names? Genius I say.
Well that's more then sorta delinquent of you Sorta Delinquent Student. Taking it to the next level I see.
Me, We're a happy family.
What if it is Scarface?
Thank god for these little introductions, saves me a ton of time.
Too bad, thought you were stepping up Sorta Delinquent Student. Ill catch you on the flipside.
Get off my back old man.
I don't have to talk to you, you're not a cop.
This is him pulling out a lighter and flipping it. He is either really cool, or this is of some significance.
Oh shit. Really? Already that time? Well, you guys know what to do. This is the only character we can name, afaik.