Just a quick post to tell you that I am not dead, and I have not given up on this project. It's just been a busy month for me, Christmas is a bloated mess of a holiday, and along with all the year end-preparations and stuff I have been pretty swamped. I've done a bit of work compiling Devil Survivor and Raidou compendiums, hopefully can get them uploaded come Christmas Eve. If I am too lazy/stupid to make a news post in the coming days, I'd like to wish everyone happy holidays, and a glorious 2014, the year of Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV.
Oh, and of course I feel compelled to post this at least once!
I'm on the fence about re-lease-mixing PS1 games on the PSP. Especially when you can purchase PS1 games on Playstation Store for 6 bucks and play them on both your PSP and PS3.It would be nice if more cmneaoips remixed their old PS1 games AND THEN released them to the Playstation Store for use on PS3 and PSP. I mean if we are going to pay thirty bucks for an old Playstation game, at least give me the flexible functionality of the PS1 games that are offered at 6 bucks a pop.
I agree with Laurentius here. I get a feeling that a lot of men epncriexee something like this. Parts of it certainly rang true with me.I agree that the characters, especially Vincent, aren't that complex in the end, and the twist took away from the whole of the plot for me. However, for a media which has practically no character studies about things that happen in life after your teenage years, I am happy to see the Persona team talk about these things.Having a main character, especially a man, who is actually doing damage himself and those around him from his unwillingness to look at his life? (And the solution isn't to Be A Good Person necessarily) Unplanned pregnancy? Even cheating, presented in a way that isn't they're with a terrible, mean person; the one's they're cheating with is really the one that they really love. The ground this game covered is pretty impressive, all in all. I've been frustrated with the hamfisted way this media approaches character depth and life, but I realized that video games are just starting to hit puberty. That gets us obvious critiques of naive philosophies (Bioshock) and character studies of not very complex characters (Catherine).I would love to see a version of the story through Katherine's eyes, but it would necessarily be a very different game. I don't see the problem with a game about a guy struggling with typical masculine relationship problems to be male-centric. I would love to see the woman-centric one, though.