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Old 05-16-2017, 09:57 AM   #161
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I haven't played a minute of P3, but there's no way you're convincing me Mitsuru isn't the default choice.
You've clearly never been Marin Karin'd.
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:13 PM   #162
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I haven't played a minute of P3, but there's no way you're convincing me Mitsuru isn't the default choice.
Oh, I love Mitsuru. Probably my favorite Persona gal to date. But that forced AI control over everyone except the MC in battle in FES makes her a horrible choice to actually use. Rather than using her powerful magic to attack, she'll just forever try to spam Marin Karin on everything.

Of course, thinking about that first bit makes me recall how romance is handled in P3 for the male protagonist. Wasn't a fan of that in general, particularly how
 
there is no option to friendzone any of the girls, meaning that you're forced to play as a cheating manwhore in order to max your Social Links.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:16 PM   #163
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I think romance in these games needs an overhaul in general.

Can't remember if I said this here or to Jon, but becoming boyfriend/girlfriend should be the start, not the end goal. As in, when that happens, you should unlock a whole slew of unique 'romance content'.
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:34 PM   #164
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Whole separate social link/arcana maybe? Make The Lover an extension of whoever you waifu, run in parallel with their normal arcana.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:28 AM   #165
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It reminds me of a lot of romance manga /anime, where the couple getting together usually either happens at the end or far into the story. Maybe it's a Japan thing.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:38 AM   #166
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It reminds me of a lot of romance manga /anime, where the couple getting together usually either happens at the end or far into the story. Maybe it's a Japan thing.

Eh...thinking of Bioware games or other western romances...the romance arc basically ends after you "get the girl"

Even Mass Effect...both your lovers from the first game you only got back in the 3rd one. 3rd didn't do a ton with romance either.

Maybe we can just blame video game developers never actually getting that far themselves so they don't know how?
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The thing is, in those other games, romance and just living your life aren't the focus.

In Persona, if the story was the focus, it'd time skip between main plot points. It doesn't. Spending a week hanging with your gf isn't out of place here, like it would be in Witcher or Mass Effect.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:24 AM   #168
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The thing is, in those other games, romance and just living your life aren't the focus.

In Persona, if the story was the focus, it'd time skip between main plot points. It doesn't. Spending a week hanging with your gf isn't out of place here, like it would be in Witcher or Mass Effect.
Oh I agree. Realize that came across as me justifying them not having it. I think it's a glaring weakness in any game with romance if you only focus on the leading up to the relationship. I don't believe I'm in the minority when I say that real and consistent romance happens after you start a relationship.

Oh certainly there is the wooing aspect but..

Wrong thread. I'll leave my relationship psychoanalysis for another time.

But yes. Give us the opportunity to have things.

Heck, give us a one month anniversary with our girl. Entirely unrealistic that we can ignore that...
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New Game Plus run done. Man, I spent so many night dates playing shogi in the hope that I'd eventually get an option to do something else (I did get to take Hifumi to the ferris wheel once early into dating her) but no cigar. Still, the Christmas and Valentine's Day scenes were...adequate, at least. Probably not a romance route I would do again though. Whenever I play again, I'll probably go with Ann or Haru. You really can't do much of anything with the non-Phantom Thief girls so far a I can tell. Pity, since the roleplayer in me would prefer to date outside the team. It's nice to have one aspect of life that isn't in any way tied to the Thieves.

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Finally got my own Platinum. 172 hours. Took a while since Passionate Listener was honestly unpleasant to grind.

10/10 Wardens fight. Worth it just for the dialogue alone. The actual fight was really easy though. I leveled to 95, and had Divine Pillar on everyone - the damage I took went from single digits to below 50. On normal. Even on hard, I wouldn't need to heal every other turn... pretty easy.
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Finally got my own Platinum. 172 hours. Took a while since Passionate Listener was honestly unpleasant to grind.

10/10 Wardens fight. Worth it just for the dialogue alone. The actual fight was really easy though. I leveled to 95, and had Divine Pillar on everyone - the damage I took went from single digits to below 50. On normal. Even on hard, I wouldn't need to heal every other turn... pretty easy.
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