Persona 3 Review

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Where do I even start with a game that took me 95 hours to complete? I suppose I had better start at the beginning. I am a HUGE fan of the JRPG genre of games so when it comes down to something like Persona 3, its obviously going to affect my opinion of the game. Well, regardless of that here we go.

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I found the start of the game to be quite slow, picking up the pace very gradually, so I starting to get a little bored of it and start to think that the hype surrounding this game was undeserved. Then it happened, the dorm I was living in was attacked by a monster known as a “shadow” so my character took a gun to his head and you hear the words “persona” as he shoots, releasing his own persona in order to fight the monster. The story of this game is intense and extremely interesting, that is when the story is happening.

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It seemed as though the game would go on for (in game) weeks, dragging along, before I got to the next story section, but when they did happen they were incredible. Following a group of teenagers around as they fought a battle against shadows to save the world, seems like every JRPG story you’ve played through before, but it’s the twists and turns this game takes you through that makes it so interesting.

The battle mechanics of the game could of used some improvement as having to rely on the AI to control the other 3 characters in the party, grew tedious very quickly and made the latter half of the game that bit more difficult, more so than it needed to be. Collecting and fusing up Personas to create new and more powerful ones took hours upon hours of my time as I tried to make the most powerful team possible. I spent a good long time in this game and on paper. The school mechanics may seem boring but I spent a lot of time trying to max all the games ‘social links’ which would gave me access to more powerful Personas, which I could also then, in turn, fuse into weapons or keep them. I found the game to be fantastic and couldn’t put it down.

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I was coming home from work or waking up and wanting to put it straight on in order to find out what would happen to my team next. I highly recommend playing this through if you haven’t before and you are a fan of JRPGS especially the old style.

By Luke Stone

Rumour: Batman: Arkham Origins Complete Edition May Be Gliding Onto PS3 In August

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A listing on Amazon Germany recently popped up which suggests that Batman arkham origins will soon be getting a game of the year-esque release on PlayStation 3. This new version, ceremoniously dubbed ‘The Complete Edition’, will presumably come with all of the previously released DLC. Continue reading

PlayStation 4 looks to be scrapping pre-orders in favor of pre-loading

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Pre-orders are a thing of the past. The new hotness is now pre-loading, buying the game digitally and downloading it before it even becomes available through more conventional markets. The PlayStation 4 is now ready to serve you games you can’t play yet. You will still have to wait till the release date to play though.

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Final Fantasy Explorers will have local and online multiplayer modes

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Upcoming Final Fantasy spin-off Final Fantasy Explorers for Nintendo 3DS, will feature both local and online multiplayer modes it has been announced.

The game will allow for connectivity through local wireless for ad-hoc multiplayer, or online via Wi-Fi connection for faraway friends. The game can also be played in single-player mode.

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Ancient Devolution – Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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New information regarding Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire have come to light, the new Pokémon games that will be released later this year. A new type of Mega Evolution so called “Ancient Devolution.” Groudon and Kyogre will have a special ancient form instead of a Mega Evolution that we have seen in the previous game.

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E3 isn’t for windows according to Microsoft’s Phil Spencer

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Did you notice that Microsoft’s E3 press event was leaning much more towards Xbox and left Windows in the dark—which is to say, it didn’t come up at all. Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division and Microsoft Game Studios, has said
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Metroid is looking to return as both 2D and 3D style games!

If theres on thing that Metroid fans rarely agree on, its whether the Prime games or the old school 2D games are the best. Well in an interview with Kotaku, Shinya Takahashi, Nintendo’s General Manager, has stated that “We feel that we do need to take care of both of these styles of play. And the hope is that at some point in the near future we’ll be able to share something about them.”

What are your thoughts on this? Which style would you like to see return the most? Let Us Know!