14 June, 2014

Persona Q, clear

So, cleared Persona Q.

Total playtime 48 hours. Like P4G, battles start off a bit tougher than other games but the difficulty starts to landslide after the halfway point once you start getting decent skills and skill cards- As in the final boss didn't even scratch me and the fight took like five minutes.

Personal game-breaking combo was Chie with setsunasamidaregeki and charge, with buffs. The final boss fight basically consisted of
Boss attacks: Miss miss 50 miss 30
Chie attacks: 600 1200 1200 600 600 600 1200 600

The final boss does have what looks like a pretty troublesome gimmick, but I killed him too fast for it to matter.

The writing was pretty decent, and the interaction between the P3 and P4 characters was basically what I wanted in P4U but didn't get. Plus there's actual character development. It feels really weird, though, because by the end it's suggested that Amada has forgiven Aragaki, which is of course completely out of place. Sure, they forget all the events of this game, but still. I went with the P4 route first though, so maybe the P3 ending handles this better.

And while the fights are easy, some of the dungeon gimmicks get almost up to Strange Journey levels of annoying. Nothing as bad as SJ's invisible wall conveyer belt mazes though. And of course nothing in the game even comes close to fucking Asuraroga.

But anyway yeah, it's pretty good.

The usual end-of-game stats:

Odin on the P3 protagonist is something of a tradition for me, as he's what I cleared P3 with the first time I played it.

Anyway, my strategy basically consisted of everyone casting buffs while Chie punches the boss to death. Simple but really, really, really effective.

Edit: Cleared the two post-game sidequests too.

13 June, 2014

ペルソナQ主題歌 Maze of Life


MAZE OF LIFE -Special Mix-

Ain't it great, how we met each other
On this wild and tragic carousel ride
Ain't it cool, how it changed the path of our lives
Set us off on a new adventure

This carousel takes us round and round
This labyrinth of life
You can't tell up from down
Having so much fun,
We forgot to check where this crossroad's takin' us
But hey, here we come

This carousel
Spins us round so much
Sometimes you don't know, should you stay on or get off?
It's only just begun
Welcome to this wild maze of life

Ain't it fun, how this life is (???)
As the chance to be a hero (???) came
It's our choice, let us try to make them better
While a maze have laid in our dreams

This carousel spins us (sidewise)
This labyrinth of life
You can't tell wrong from right
Having so much fun
We didn't see the cliff
Past the help we found in our road
But hey, here we come

This carousel spins so high and high
The force of gravity, your real (???) alibi
But in your heart
Welcome to this wild maze of life

Think you've got us (???) (???)
Think you've got a (webs oh-ho?)
It's all worse now but (???)
Spinning round and round/can't tell up from down)
Spinning inside your mind/can't tell wrong from right)
Up in a (double?) (air?) (it?)
Go enjoy the fun

This carousel
Takes us round and round
This strange maze of life
You can't tell up from down
Havin' so much fun
We forgot to ask where this magic's takin'us
But hey, here we come
This carousel
Spins you round and round
You really don't know why
But it makes you want to shout
We've only just begun
Let's enjoy this wild maze of life

10 June, 2014

08 June, 2014

This week's loot (8th June 2013)

In addition to all this my old laptop broke down for good this time 2-3 weeks ago, and my new one arrived this week. I can actually run decent-looking games on this thing! Amazing.