I think they seem 'sketchy' because the bomb crew, especially someone like Jeff, caring a lot about Loot Crate or whatever seems doubtful. For people who have been listening for a long time and know who they are, their fake enthusiasm for the product seems like sarcasm.
In Persona Q, the characters aren't quite as fleshed out as they are in their respective games, but there are a handful of moments that really ring true with the sort of thing the series is known for. This is mostly the relationship between Kanji and Ken if you choose the P4 protagonist, the P3 cast coming together if you choose the P3 protagonist, and in either when some mysterious pasts are revealed towards the end (which actually got me pretty emotional). However, there's plenty of light-hearted, cute, and funny moments peppered in throughout the game had me smiling.
Also PQ has got styyyyyyyyyyle. The vibrant use of colour, j-rap, trumpets, guitar, as well as the delightfully bizarre enemy design that gives the series its distinctive aesthetic. Then again, bosses aside, you're probably familiar with all the enemy designs already.
I haven't played EO4 yet so if there's an argument for it someone else will have to make it, but I loved Persona Q.
I don't play it very often so I still enjoy it whenever I do. Over time the cards that are jokes in and of themselves obviously lose their appeal, but you can still be clever about things to come up with some great stuff.
"Before you die Mr. Bond, I want to show you a PowerPoint presentation."
Max Tempkin seems like a cool guy. Sorry to hear he apparently did some not cool things.
It's an NES platformer that plays like Ninja Gaiden. You're a cyber-kabuki manifestation of a military dude inside a computer killing robot samurai viruses by whipping your mane of red hair. You get different sub weapons for beating the stages, some good, some bad. It's infamous for its wonky ice and conveyor belt physics which continue to affect you even in the air. The first and fourth levels have some Geiger-esque shit going on in the background. Two problems with it for the show: One, your health counts down into score at the end of every level (they're fairly short), so you'll need to turn an infinite health cheat off and on pretty frequently. Two, even with infinite health you might get stuck at level 3 because it's a vertical stage and getting hit usually means falling and losing progress.
Oh riiiiight, Yiazmat. I went in completely unprepared so his crazy Aeroga attack or whatever would always kill all 3 of my dudes. Sub the next 3 in, revive the first 3, resume fight. Over and over. Hours and hours.