I found a copy today that was imported from Canada, I have always wanted to play this game and didn't want to wait for the UK release in February. I'm too scared to play the game until I have more information about it because I have heard if you don't play the game with a guide you can screw yourself by not doing the right thing, is that true?. I have never played a Persona game before and I don't play too many rpg's, I kept up with the final fantasy series for a while but that's about it. So as a new player going in what should I know?, and tips would be appreciated.
Just bought the game.
The game is a good length 70ish hours, so not everyone is up for playing it twice. You only need a guide if you are going for the true ending, which is a result of a few dialogue chooses at the very end as the game has 4 endings. Having watched the Endurance Run, they used FAQS for certain dialogue to increase traits, but there are many ways to do that.
I am fresh to the Persona series as well. I started P4G a few weeks ago and have only used a faq for the school questions and exams. I think you could screw yourself, but it gives you a pretty good sense of how much time you have to achieve the next goal. I am now 50 hours in and I am enjoying it very much. I set the combat difficulty to easy because I am rubbish at turn-based JRPGs. So, just go for it and enjoy the experience.
Save the guide for new game+. Just make a few different saves and come back to one if you're fretting you missed something.
As for tips;
Game is pretty easy on normal, you'll probably only struggle on the first optional boss.
Try to spend just a day rescuing dudes if possible, and while you don't have to clear EVERY shadow on EVERY floor, I advise killing a everything you can.
Spend your days leveling slinks rather than fishing etc. Teammate slinks make the game easier.
Make sure to spend time creating a stupid sounding rescue message.
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