Best Awakening Scene?
I've always enjoyed scenes where a character unlocks their "true power" so I have a fondness for these particular modern Persona game scenes.
My vote goes to the original Persona 3's awakening as, to me, that situation seemed much more grim than the others and it was as though the protagonist was being "controlled", in a sense. Breathing heavily and sweating but then suddenly reaffirming himself and muttering "persona" before shooting himself in the head. The music was a nice compliment to it, too.
Why am I posting this now? Because Persona 4 Golden has had me watching videos of Persona 4, because I like polls and just 'cause.
It's been a while for me, too. I remember that ritual, but I thought the Persona stuff came a bit later, when they got into battle and just straight-up summoned Personae. Also, I think you're referring to Philemon. Either that, or Igor served a greater role than I remember, since he's totally in that game.
Yeah, there was no actual awakening scene in P2. Philemon just literally whisps them away to his room and bam, personas. Anyways, it's really a tie between P3 and FES. I'm an Aigis fanboy so I'll go with the latter, though the fact that in P3, the evoker is a fucking gun and your protag is shooting himself in the head with it for the first time cannot be understated. It's a very powerful scene, no doubt, especially when Yukari's complete inability to man up and pull the trigger was part of the opening scene.
@Video_Game_King: Wasn't their Persona just straight up given to them because they did this weird occult ritual that summoned whoever the equivalent of Igor was back then? Man, it was soooo long ago!
The lack of Persona 2 is frustrating. Eikichi first summons his persona when he gets angry at being called "Undie Boss".
I mean how can you top that?
Also when Tatsuya first summons his persona he burns out someone's eye. And he was like 8 years old at the time.
@Video_Game_King: Yeah you're right. I always have trouble remembering or spelling his name properly so I referred to him as "whoever was the equivalent of Igor" since they sort of share the same function between the games. But yeah in those earlier games Igor is one of Philemon's subordinates, I believe.
@ricetopher: Were those ever animated? I think the OP only wanted to compare the animated ones and I can't remember if the earlier ones had any of that kind of stuff. It would've been crazy if those were animated though.
@EquitasInvictus: The Eikichi "awakening" happened in an in-engine cutscene (but it was the dialogue that made that scene enjoyable), and Tatsuya's awakening was never actually shown, but it was mentioned. Would love to see an animated cutscene of 8 year old Tatsuya burning someone's eye off.
Maybe they should just hire a studio to animate for future remakes of the games. I'm sure they'll eventually make more remakes of the first two games. I know they're
remaking EDIT: remade Persona 2 and they actually had an anime OP made by Satelight but I'm not sure if they're planning to make animated cutscenes for the remake, unfortunately.
EDIT: Oh yeah I don't follow the PSP much at all and totally forgot that this was for that. It was already released and I'm pretty sure it didn't animate the cutscenes but just had the above.
I never thought someone would get me to like something in P3 better than in P4, but there you go. P3's was all around tighter
The fact that it had the girl too scared and apprehensive to go through with it before the MC does it makes it even more intense.
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