Aaaand just finished it, in 62 hours with the true ending. I maxed all my team s-links and, Nanako, Dojima, Kou- Daisuke, Marie and Sayako as well. I think I did rather good without a guide. Had to charge my Vita around 12 times =)
What a fucking ride this was.
I did call the killer's identity ( and the kidnapper, and the relation), and the gas station attendant probably being the catalyst fairly early, though I am kinda obsessed with mysteries and almost always figure out what's up before the halfway. Still very, very consistent and well made. More than I could say for %90 of the RPGs these last 7 years. Tying the collective consciousness broadcast to ancient Japanese myths was very interesting, although I read this is the essence of SMT series in general.
Such a compelling setting, and heavy, yet not heavy handed storytelling. This is now probably my favourite RPG, just above Arcanum, since it's more fresh in my mind atm.I immediately started P3 FES, and left at the first save point. On one hand, I want, nay, need more Persona. On the other hand, better to not dilude the after effect with an immediate new adventure I think.
And I may now be officially on the Persona 5 waiting camp. It can't come soon enough. I'll pay obscene amounts for that.