|First Person Dungeon Crawler RPG; 3DS; Atlus; 2014|
|All of your Fanfics are about to come true.|
This game is a cross over between Persona 3 and 4, as such you need to have played both games to get invested in the story because while the plot is unrelated to either game, you need to know these characters to really get drawn in and that's probably the biggest problem with the game's plot. Having said that, most people picking this game up probably already have played at LEAST one of these games so there should be no problem if you are already familiar with the cast. Now, the story kind of takes a back seat for most of the game, as it's only really towards the end where things are actually explained. But that isn't to say that the rest of the game is a bore. Most of the events happening up until the end are basically all fanboys and girls dream interactions. Even though most of the characters are pretty much reduced to their very basic traits (Chie is Meat obsessed, Aikihiko is Protein obsessed, Teddie is girl obsessed... okay no change there) having these characters interact with one another is fantastic, from Chie and Aikihiko falling perfectly into a Master-Student relationship, Teddie competing with Koromaru for position as most adorable mascot, Yukari and Yosuke getting into a snappy comeback battle. There is so many fun moments in this game that it is easy to forgive the lack of plot at times. Again, not to say the story is bad. Some of the twists coming can be seen a mile away, and everyone knows how this is going to end so that continuity is maintained. But Atlus still knows how to tell a good story, and when you get down to it, the plot is a perfect mix of both Persona 3 and 4 main themes. 3's theme of live and death mixes with 4's theme of truth into a very natural plot. But I've talked about the plot a bit too much. Suffice it to say, it is VERY well done.
|Wait a minute. Did I put in Etrian Odyssey?|
|And he's one of the EARLY enemies.|
I only complain so much because I REALLY do enjoy this game. It is all the goodness you expect from combining Persona with Etrian Odyssey. The game does really require you to know your Persona to get the story, and to know your Etrian Odyssey to get the gameplay. But if you are in either of those camps this is a great game, if you are in both of those camps this is a MUST PLAY! Ultimately, Persona Q is Highly recommended.
Until Next Time.