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    Gaming-FreakGaming-Freak Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure Maya just doesn't care one way or another, or she just enjoys toying with them.


    "LET'S POSITIVE THINKING!"

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    The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Persona: where any and all romantic relationships are as canonical as you want them to be.

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    JurgJurg In a TeacupRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Come on, I can't be the only person that chose Chie.

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    BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I went all friendship my first time, and I went with Ai my second.

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Jurg wrote: »
    Come on, I can't be the only person that chose Chie.

    No, you aren't the only one here with good taste.

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    The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I chose all of them. Because I'm a stud. :winky:

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    JurgJurg In a TeacupRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I just wish some of the main scenes would change based on Social Link rank. Like, maybe it's just in my experience, but couples tend to sit next to each other in groups, right? So if I've been dating someone for months, maybe they should sit next to me, or even make a little small talk like couples do, or something. Small stuff like that would really add to the game.

    Also, I'd appreciate more than one extra scene after Maxing a link, even if it didn't give an extra gameplay benefits. I honestly care more about hanging out with characters I like than some extra experience points or Personas.

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    Gaming-FreakGaming-Freak Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Jurg wrote: »
    I just wish some of the main scenes would change based on Social Link rank. Like, maybe it's just in my experience, but couples tend to sit next to each other in groups, right? So if I've been dating someone for months, maybe they should sit next to me, or even make a little small talk like couples do, or something. Small stuff like that would really add to the game.

    Also, I'd appreciate more than one extra scene after Maxing a link, even if it didn't give an extra gameplay benefits. I honestly care more about hanging out with characters I like than some extra experience points or Personas.

    I think they really tried hard with P4, as it's a major improvement from P3's S.Link system. That being said, doing what you're asking would be harder than it seems for the devs, but I wholeheartedly agree with your idea, as I considered it myself.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Yukiko and Rise.

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    GilderGilder Aw snap Macaroni PartyRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    Jurg wrote: »
    Come on, I can't be the only person that chose Chie.

    No, you aren't the only one here with good taste.

    I chose Chie, because she's awesome. If you can dragon kick an enemy's ass into the milky way, well you're A-okay in my book. What's that Rise? Oh, you don't have a cool move because you do support? Also you're not your more normal and mellow self? Welp, see ya!

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    MumblyfishMumblyfish Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Jurg wrote: »
    Come on, I can't be the only person that chose Chie.
    At risk of sounding a little bit weird, I've played through Persona 4 five times, and chose Chie as my only girlfriend every time. This despite telling myself that I'd pick someone different or, hell, pick them all just so that I can see the extra content. It's pretty sad that I've played such a linear game so many times, and there's still a few things I haven't seen.

    Yes, at times the writers didn't know what to do with her and, yes, her social link is pretty dull outside of one good scene and, yes, her Persona's skills are rubbish. Despite all that, I think she's the most fun and - to me, at least - most believable female character in Persona 4.
    Jurg wrote: »
    I just wish some of the main scenes would change based on Social Link rank. Like, maybe it's just in my experience, but couples tend to sit next to each other in groups, right? So if I've been dating someone for months, maybe they should sit next to me, or even make a little small talk like couples do, or something. Small stuff like that would really add to the game.

    Also, I'd appreciate more than one extra scene after Maxing a link, even if it didn't give an extra gameplay benefits. I honestly care more about hanging out with characters I like than some extra experience points or Personas.
    Both would be really nice. I think P3P has been a baby-step in the right direction; a few Social Link scenes have added dialogue depending on progress with other Social Links, and the romantic options are limited. They don't capitalise on either, though.

    It is kind of bizarre how in the Persona universe, it is the norm to keep relationships a secret. It's been my experience that teenagers of both sexes would rather everyone know.

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    DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    There are people who don't like Chie?
    Hmm, they sound like the sort of people I don't ever want to meet.

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    The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Diarmuid wrote: »
    There are people who don't like Chie?
    Hmm, they sound like the sort of people I don't ever want to meet.
    This.

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    Gigazombie CybermageGigazombie Cybermage Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2010
    Chie is awesome. I always pick her.

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    XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Chie is worryingly like a good friend of mine.

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    The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I want to meet this friend of yours now.

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    Gaming-FreakGaming-Freak Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Mumblyfish wrote: »
    It is kind of bizarre how in the Persona universe, it is the norm to keep relationships a secret. It's been my experience that teenagers of both sexes would rather everyone know.

    I know. When I got Yukiko as a girlfriend on my first playthrough (which didn't take long, since she's like the easiest girl to max out for Social Links), I found it weird that Teddie was occasionally flirting with her. I half expected the MC to go: "HEY, THAT'S MY GIRLFRIEND!"

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    ShaggyShaggy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Chie was always in my party. I went the just friends route with her since Yukiko was already my girlfriend, but there was no way Chie was leaving the party. She even punted one of the mid-dungeon bosses out of existence!

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    My endgame posse was Chie/Kanji/Teddie. I felt really bad about leaving Yukiko out of it, but I felt he'd want his girl to be safe from a trip to Yomi.

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    LockeColeLockeCole Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Mumblyfish wrote: »
    It is kind of bizarre how in the Persona universe, it is the norm to keep relationships a secret. It's been my experience that teenagers of both sexes would rather everyone know.

    I know. When I got Yukiko as a girlfriend on my first playthrough (which didn't take long, since she's like the easiest girl to max out for Social Links), I found it weird that Teddie was occasionally flirting with her. I half expected the MC to go: "HEY, THAT'S MY GIRLFRIEND!"

    The persona games are very very Japanese - expected culture norms are a bit different.

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    BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    LockeCole wrote: »
    Mumblyfish wrote: »
    It is kind of bizarre how in the Persona universe, it is the norm to keep relationships a secret. It's been my experience that teenagers of both sexes would rather everyone know.

    I know. When I got Yukiko as a girlfriend on my first playthrough (which didn't take long, since she's like the easiest girl to max out for Social Links), I found it weird that Teddie was occasionally flirting with her. I half expected the MC to go: "HEY, THAT'S MY GIRLFRIEND!"

    The persona games are very very Japanese - expected culture norms are a bit different.
    It's more that the Social Links have no bearing on the actual story.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I hope if anything, P5 starts making social links/relationships actually matter with the plot. Having to actually manage a relationship would be interesting, so you can't just form them without committing to one.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Some great stuff here:
    http://videogameafterlife.blogspot.com/2010/08/shin-megami-tensei-fan-art-galley.html

    My favorite:
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    Pretty accurate depiction of P3P.


    Another one:
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    Why is Katsuya running a donut shop? :lol:

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    LockeColeLockeCole Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Why not?

    Waaaant P4P :P

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Narumi on a laptop isn't even possible!


    Also, that's Hitoshura at the counter.
    (And Akane and Dahn off to the right)

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    Lezard ValethLezard Valeth Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    So, feMC moon max s.link:
    she practically forced herself into Shinjiro's "room".

    Also, Don't worry, dude; She will take care of akihiko.

    :winky:

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    Gaming-FreakGaming-Freak Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    My endgame posse was Chie/Kanji/Teddie. I felt really bad about leaving Yukiko out of it, but I felt he'd want his girl to be safe from a trip to Yomi.

    Endgame party for me was Yukiko, Naoto, and Kanji, with me sometimes switching out Yukiko for Teddie. I'll be honest: if it weren't for Power Charge, I just wouldn't give a damn about Chie. I don't need a character who's nothing but Phys, I need a little variety. Sure, Kanji isn't the best with Mag, but at least he learns Ziodyne and Maziodyne, plus elec amp. and technically, his ultimate phys move does more damage than God's Hand, which Chie learns.

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    BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Kanji outdamages Power Charged Chie until the high 80s in levels, I believe.

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Man...now I want to play Persona 4 again.

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    simulacrumsimulacrum She/herRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I still got a expert mode run I need to get around to finishing.

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    an_altan_alt Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    My late game party in P4 was mostly Yukiko, Chie, and Kanji. The skill set worked well and it does make a difference that they're also the characters I'd want to go out drinking with. Teddie would be fun to hang out with too, but until the squeaking stopped, we're telling him and Naoto that we needed to study that night...

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    BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Chie, Yukiko, and Kanji is the best team full of the best characters.

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    MumblyfishMumblyfish Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Remove Yukiko in favour of Yosuke, and you have my first play-through team. I knew it was a terrible party formation - the only way you could make it worse is by plonking Naoto in there - but Persona 4 is an easy game, so fuck optimisation. Go, Team Best Characters!

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    VeganVegan Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Gilder wrote: »
    I chose Chie, because she's awesome. If you can dragon kick an enemy's ass into the milky way, well you're A-okay in my book.

    The wife and I call it her Space Kick. It's the only special move I never skipped.

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    BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I skip pretty much all of them all the time.

    Because seriously, I am trying to knock down the enemy and end the fight in one turn stop trying to help with your stupid extra moves I mean seriously.

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    TeyarTeyar Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Chie belongs to Yukiko. Or the other way around. They pointedly dont talk about it in your presence...

    As far as actual party balance goes, I picked up Brosuke, Amagidyne, and Buff Bear. For pretty much those reasons.
    Oh, two full healers and high speed dodge buffs are great, too.

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    PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i had to switch out kanji for yosuke but i don't remember why. yukiko and chie were a must though. chie was clearly the optimal choice for dating but i went with rise anyway.

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    GilderGilder Aw snap Macaroni PartyRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    The problem with Chie for an actual relationship S. Link is that her stuff doesn't start until 9. That was really lame, because then you only had the one other time that wasn't the two of you being normal buddy-buddy brosef pals. In addition the relationship stuff only started at the very end of the 9th level. So she really got screwed on that front.

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    Al BaronAl Baron Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Part 3 of the Persona 4 comic dub is up:

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    Gaming-FreakGaming-Freak Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    ...Am I the only one who mains Naoto in my party? I mean seriously, how can anyone turn down no weaknesses plus insta-kill magic and almighty spells w/ Mind Charge?!

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