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Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

I think you just made up my mind about buying a PSP.  I have to try Persona 3.

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Posted by supermike6

God damn it. I was hoping for some kind of S. Link with them, but considering I am at the final boss I don't really know why I was still hoping. You're right though, they do have some pretty cool events. I still like Persona 4 better though, it's a lot more cheerful.
 
Also if you have not made it to the final boss yet, I am going to tell you right now that it is a total dick and has caused me to stop playing the game and I may never pick it up again.

Posted by htr10

 
my fondest memory of P3 is the glitch/lag that had junpei holding ryoji's head under the water in the aforementioned hot springs scene for a stretch of about 4 minutes

Posted by JJWeatherman

I played P3P (the PSP version), so I didn't get the benefit of the cut scenes. But yeah, those moments were pretty great, even if I was just looking at portraits talking through them. 
 
I watched that video start to finish. All I have to say is: Yo, a couple of hipsters started a band. They weren't awful or anything, but I didn't find them to be amazing either.

Posted by McGhee

The Black Keys cover Captain Beefheart songs. So that puts them ahead in my book. 
  

Edited by SlightConfuse

they fixed that on p3p where is you are female you s.link with the males but suck syou could not do it orginally. 

Posted by ArbitraryWater

There's no good reason why you can't S-Link with Junpei or Akihiko, other than some sort of vague excuse that "They're your teammates, but you can't bang them because you're a dude, so why would you want to socialize with them anyways when you have a story related event like once a month?" It's the small things that really make Persona 3 inferior to P4. And the large things, like the lack of direct control. Nonetheless, still a great game. Operation Babe Hunt might be up there with some of the better Persona 4 sequences.

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Posted by Mikemcn
@natetodamax
@Mikemcn: Wait, are you saying that Tighten Up is the only song I've heard from them? I've listened to most of their albums in their entirety.
I was addressing the average internet duder who hasnt listened to them, Tighten Up is their most popular song (I think it was also In a widely aired US Car commercial) so i figured that it was a song the most people would recognize even if they dont know the Black Keys by name.
Posted by natetodamax
@Mikemcn: Wait, are you saying that Tighten Up is the only song I've heard from them? I've listened to most of their albums in their entirety.
Posted by Mikemcn

The black keys are so god damn awesome I cannot put it into words. This is the only song you may have heard from them... 
 

Posted by natetodamax
@LordXavierBritish said: 
More importantly though, you and Akihiko can fuck. "
O.O
Posted by Daveyo520

Oh that one song from Zombieland, got it.

Edited by Kyreo

never heard of the Black Keys before... they're not bad I guess.  I'm no fan of rock, so my opinion doesn't matter much.

Posted by LordXavierBritish

i always thought you didn't have S-links with them because you were too busy being a pimp all the time. 
 
Perhaps I should reconsider this stance. 
 
For the record though, you can S-link both Junpei and Akihiko in Persona 3 Portable. 
 
More importantly though, you and Akihiko can fuck.

Posted by natetodamax

It's been a while since I hopped on to the saddle adorning the camel and took a road trip through the Blog-hara desert. In truth, I've spent much of my time the past few days playing Fallout: New Vegas, or rather, trying to play Fallout: New Vegas. But I'd rather not discuss the unreasonable amount of times that game has broken and frozen on me. Instead, I want to delve into this special little game I've been in possession of for a few months now called The Shin Megami Tensei: The Persona Three: The FES. 
 
Of course, it's not actually called that, but I've recently discovered the joy in putting "the" before game titles as a sort of weird reprieve from the boring and oftentimes stressful events we humans endure. Try it. Did you try it? You're welcome. 
 

This blog is dedicated to...

A Fabergé egg

For its beautiful glory can be found on the cover of one of my favorite albums.

Homage to the Brat Pack

Much like my scrawls on Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit in the previous Camel's Eye, I've decided to focus on a specific aspect of Persona 3: FES, that specific aspect being the delightfully simple concept of S-Links. Even more specifically, the S-Links involving Junpei Iori and Akihiko Sanada. Even more specifically, the lack thereof. 
 
When I first heard that it was impossible to start S-Links with these two guys, I was crushed. Especially Junpei given his entertaining yet sometimes incredibly frustrating personality. (Seriously, I've mentally fired him from the Shadow-bustin' squad more times than I'd like to). Regardless, my disappointment in Atlus grew substantially during that time. How come I can S-Link with Yukari but not Junpei? Surely there is a reason for this. 

      The Brat Pack is at it again
And I think I found one. At certain points during the game, our intrepid Persona 3 protagonist finds himself in unusual and awkward situations with both Junpei and Akihiko. The first is the hilarious Operation Babe Hunt, for which this blog is graciously named after. The situation is this: all the girls have gone off into the forest, and our gang-banging' squad of misfits consisting of the protagonist, Junpei, and Akihiko find themselves on a beach full of honnies. Naturally, Junpei hatches up a marvelous plan to score some chicks, and the outcome is nothing short of spectacular. The three of them awkwardly stammer their way across the beach from girl to girl, trading awful pick-up lines and hitting on people in the most egregious ways possible. The best part was seeing Akihiko, who, up to that point, was portrayed as a popular ladies man, choke miserably when he finds himself face to face with a female in a bikini. Brilliant. 
 
It would be a real shame to neglect the hot springs incident as well. During a trip, our heroes decide it's a good a time as any to go for a little dip in the hot springs, firmly believing that there's no way the girls will return. They got it all to themselves!.... right? Unfortunately for them, the exact opposite happens. Yukari, Mitsuru, Fuka (blegh), and Aigis (robot + water = ???) return. Our heroes realize the extreme danger they are in and realize that they must get out, but the odds are clearly stacked against them. The protagonist must lead Junpei, Akihiko, and Ryoji, who is totally not evil at all nuh-uh no way, out of the pool. I failed to do this, and Mitsuru executed us all. Given the fact that we were all fine afterwards, I'm not entirely sure what she meant by that. But who cares!? 
 
I'm led to believe that Junpei and Akihiko don't have S-Links because it is through these moments that you really get to bond with them. You don't need to find them after school and eat noodles in a cafe to get to know each other better. You get to know them through these situations you have the misfortune (or fortune???) of finding yourself in. And that's awesome. Of all the events and grinding that I experienced in Persona 3, I'll probably remember the Brat Pack the most. These guys really helped to make Persona 3 one of the most interesting PS2 games I've ever played. 
 

Until next ti--wait. 

 
Recently I've had the displeasure of seeing a horrendous number of you say that you've never heard of The Black Keys. There's a video at the end of this. Do the right thing. 
 

Until next time, children.