The King's screenshot journey through Tartarus.

I have a screenshot problem. Don't believe me? Back in 2012, Katawa Shoujo saw me upload my 1000th image to the site; fast forward a year, and I'm sitting pretty on over 4000. So am I going to stop anytime soon? Hell no! Instead, I thought I'd introduce a new side-blog sort of thing: Renegade Photo. Here's how it works: whenever I feel like I'm starting to take way too many screenshots of a particular game, I'll start a new entry where I show you exactly why I'm taking so many screenshots. (Galleries aren't enough.) Maybe it's because it's a genuinely good screenshot, but most of the time, it's going to be because Junpei said something racist. Then, when I've got more screenshots to show you, I'll bump them into the thread. Imagine that thing Jeric did for Persona 4 Golden, only its own totally original thing. Honest.

It probably doesn't help that I'm starting with Persona 3 FES. A bit of warning before we get started on this feature, though: I'm already about 200 screenshots deep into this game, so there's no way I'm showing you all of them in this one post. I would, but the site only allows 20 screenshots per post. So for now, I'll cherry pick the best ones and sporadically update with some others. Has that been established? Let's get this shit started. (Note: I was going to add "and that's it for now" at the bottom, but turns out it's pretty much impossible to add text after an image.)

Really, do I need to say anything else?
"Almost like you're trying to dodge law enforcement..."
"Before that, people would just look at their fingers and cry."
Brooklyn sure knows how to appreciate fine art.
"Despite the fact that we've only just met a couple of days ago."
If this looks dumb as a still image, wait til you see it in motion.
"I use drugs and I kill people. Whateva. I do what I waunt."
"How DARE you wear that skirt as part of your mandatory school uniform!"
Man, I knew Pimsleur was bad, but Jesus.
You don't have to explain masturbation to us, Akihiko.
I thought you'd never ask.
LIARS!
"MY STOOL IS GONNA BE SO FUCKING SOFT, BRO! WAOH!"
Nobody's staring at you.
Oh dear fuck, what the shitting hell is that thing in the back?
"And then I cast Bufu on his ass before putting that exchange student in his place."
The existential crisis of Bugs Bunny.
This door simply defies language.
Those eyebrows in the middle say no, but the cutscene that follows says yes.
We've been over this, Junpei: they're just black people.
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Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

The dude who eats a lot seemed off to me. Even so I maxed his link. Something I can't say about Mitsuru or Aigis. I am a monster and a fool.

Edited by probablytuna

Wow, these screenshots are really clear. I'd say they're even more HD than P4G.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@probablytuna:

I'm emulating the game. I just hit F8 and then convert everything to PNG (it saves to bitmap).

Posted by probablytuna

@probablytuna:

I'm emulating the game. I just hit F8 and then convert everything to PNG (it saves to bitmap).

No wonder! I wanna play Persona 3 except my PSN account is set to HK PSN and it only has the Japanese version. Bastards.

Posted by Winternet

Oh man, those are so good.

Edited by Petiew

One of the best things about P3 was the asshole dialogue options you're given in social links. Looking forward to some screenshots of those.

Posted by Hailinel

Dude, it's just the Wild-duck Burger mascot, not a sleeper agent of Chickenhead. :P

Edited by Video_Game_King

@hailinel:

Chickenhead takes many forms. That is all.

Posted by FourWude

Lol silly racist Stupei.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@fourwude said:

Lol silly racist Stupei.

The funny thing is that I have a screenshot of that, too.

Posted by Bocam

Your character only has half a shadow. That may just be a bug or some great foreshadowing.

Posted by dungbootle

I lol'd

Posted by MetalGearSunny

What are you playing it on and how are you taking these screenshots? These look too good...

Posted by Video_Game_King
Posted by MetalGearSunny
Edited by Dagbiker

I found Persona 3 was a lot more sexual then Persona 4, but in a more subliminal way. Probably because Persona 4 was about people confronting their themselves.

But both were pretty well done, and nether brought you out of the game to question why this is happening, except for a few instances. Granted I only played P3FES up until the middle of the third month.

Edited by Video_Game_King

And now I am bumping this thread with my latest set of Renegade Photos. (We're gonna get a few days of this. Remember: nearly 200 of the bad boys.)

Man, even Junpei can't resist Akihiko's masculine charm.
"Because this is 'MRIKA!"
Bitches love $50 book covers.
Are you sure? Because that's why I had to leave Inaba.
Chagall Cafe: giving you the energy to execute Nodion lords.
...will be promptly thrown out. MAX doesn't have time for your sentimental bullshit.
HOW IS THAT EVEN FUCKING POSSIBLE!?
And then the school was destroyed in a meth lab explosion.
I swim like a motherfucking shark!
What the fuck, Igor?
Just as Nisemonogatari is considered the end of Japanese literature.
Uhhhhhhhh..........
What he's not telling us is that he got a CSP Go.
You may or may not be a rabbit.
Somehow, this is considered an improvement.
The joke here is that Atlus doesn't have any real arcade games to reference here.
"And everyone else is puking up all their disgusting fat to fit into the clothes Mitsuru-senpai can wear." "....."
To anybody complaining about the animation quality in the Persona 4 anime.
What happens when I enter a thread.
I think we all know why.

Also, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, SOMEBODY FIX THE IMAGE SYSTEM ON GIANT BOMB! There's just so much wrong with it at the moment. I had to upload these pictures straight from my computer because I could never find all 20 of them in any gallery (despite the fact that I'd uploaded all 20 to my images and added all 20 to each gallery I came across).

Edited by Ravenlight

You're doing God's work, King.

Posted by Bocam

How far have you actually gotten in P3? I can't tell from the screenshots.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@bocam said:

How far have you actually gotten in P3? I can't tell from the screenshots.

I'm at the end of May/beginning of June, and have yet to beat that Empress guardian or whatever. I've been grinding a bit to get a decent Wind-resistant Persona, so that shouldn't be too much of an issue.

(This shouldn't be an issue in later updates, since I won't have such a huge backlog of images to pull from.)

Posted by TooWalrus

Oh! Fuckin' right on. You're finally playing the best game ever ma-

...the best game I've ever pl-

...my favorite game!

Posted by pyromagnestir

Unpolished is a great way to describe my charm.

Uhhhhhhhh..........

Uhhhhhhh........ Indeed!

Edited by Video_Game_King

As promised, I return with screenshots.

"Somebody's gotta put that Nanako girl in her place."*
INTO THE DARKNESS OF THE VOID!
I didn't have much of a choice, did I?
"Look, old man, do you have a music box or a chess set or something? I'm trying to get laid."
Elizabeth would have been perfectly at home.
"While I pull out this wet cloth."
"That's how I got the herpes. Partyin' Inarian, they call him."
Speaking of reaction shots...
Point to one part of this picture that isn't simply terrifying.
The game hasn't even started, and I'm already presented with one of these choices. That's gotta be some type of record.
This guy gets it.
To everybody complaining about the sexism in Persona 4 Golden (which I guess was pretty much FluxWaveZ).
"We get extra credit for killing dissidents."
Check out this sweet lick, baby. ~~WAAAAAOOOOOOHHHHH~~!
I'm pretty sure this is what you guys think of me.
Would you like to spend the rest of your evening totally strung out of your mind? Y/N
Yea, Akihiko. Gawl.
Yea, that's awesome, dude. Say, could you tell me what your grades are, again?
Yukari: my new favorite character.
Zey don't really know shit.

*Funny thing is that was pretty much what was happening.

Posted by Humanity

I really liked Persona 3, too bad I lost my save more than halfway through the game because I just can't bring myself to play through all of that again. I actually tried on the PSP and it was neat being able to control my different party members but they cut out all the animations and simplified the graphics to the point where I thought it was detrimental to the game and eventually stopped.

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Posted by TooWalrus

V_G_K: Professional captioner.

Edited by Video_Game_King

V_G_K: Professional captioner.

More like freelance, unless somebody has a position open for such a thing. *hint hint*

Edited by pyromagnestir

@video_game_king: What better things than playing strange video games could you, the King of All Things Video Game, possibly have to do?

Also, if I recall correctly, a couple of those screenshots are linked in a way that I find particularly amusing at the moment. There's one character who would be quite jealous if he were to discover how the main character was spending his downtime.

Posted by pyromagnestir

@video_game_king:

Don't know. It depends on how far you are in one of the social links. I imagine you haven't gotten to what I'm talking about yet. But it's not a significant spoiler at all.

Posted by Video_Game_King
Posted by Ravenlight

Need some Pokemon Snap mashups with these screenshots.

Edited by Video_Game_King

And so begins the first wave of Photoshopped screenshots. (There are only two waves. I don't need to Photoshop a lot of these.)

What made this really funny at the time was that the scene was playing at about 40 FPS, making Mitsuru sound appropriately high. (This has been fixed, by the way.)
And now we know why.
Man, fuck context. I just need a reason to name this guy Brooklyn Rage.
Because we're very clearly speaking English and not Japaneseよね.
Look at how many bumps this thing has. It's so high tech. WE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY'RE GONNA DO!
My Innocent Sin review in a nutshell.
"You should forget about him. Come with me. I shall be your new father."
Gee, that's comforting.
"Have you seen my daddy? He's this old guy with a very big nose."
You'd think the presence of octopus would be the weird thing, wouldn't it?
Where is this happening? I have to investigate.
"You never know when you might run into a feminist."
My thoughts exactly.
You already have food.
Says the SHORT-haired Housewife.
Oh shit. Does this mean that Maya is @sweep?
Do I even need to say anything at this point?
This is Atlus' way of telling us that this doesn't take place in the Persona 2 universe.
"I know the perfect solution. You're staring right at him."
Again, does this really need a caption? I think it explains itself.

Posted by Bocam

Considering Takoyaki is made with octopus, it's not weird. Also Persona 3 takes place in the Persona 2 EP universe

Posted by Video_Game_King

@bocam said:

Also Persona 3 takes place in the Persona 2 EP universe

Isn't that the same thing, though? I haven't played Eternal Punishment, but didn't the Innocent Sin ending imply some multiverse shit?

Posted by FTomato

@probablytuna: You can create a new account in your PS3 and set your country to United States when registering the PSN ID. You'll get the US store, and you can play any games downloaded from that account with any other account on the PS3. You generally need a US credit card to purchase things, but you can add credit to your PSN Wallet with PayPal in http://account.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/.

Posted by Bocam

@bocam said:

Also Persona 3 takes place in the Persona 2 EP universe

Isn't that the same thing, though? I haven't played Eternal Punishment, but didn't the Innocent Sin ending imply some multiverse shit?

In EP, you learn that the only one left alive in the IS universe is Tatsuya. The EP universe was created because of how IS ended.

Posted by Video_Game_King
Edited by believer258

I'm toward the end of summer in the game (29 hours) and I have never met that Maiko girl. I feel like I'm going through this game really fast, especially considering that I'm also watching the ER of P4 and Jeff and Vinny are 56 hours into that (as of episode 100) and they're still in summer.

Meanwhile, Junpei and Hidetoshi are tied for "least favorite character". Hidetoshi would beat out Junpei but I only occasionally have to deal with Hidetoshi's social link.

Posted by Video_Game_King

I'm toward the end of summer in the game (29 hours) and I have never met that Maiko girl.

Have you been to the shrine? She shows up there every not-Sunday.

Posted by probablytuna

@ftomato said:

@probablytuna: You can create a new account in your PS3 and set your country to United States when registering the PSN ID. You'll get the US store, and you can play any games downloaded from that account with any other account on the PS3. You generally need a US credit card to purchase things, but you can add credit to your PSN Wallet with PayPal in http://account.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/.

Hmmm, I don't know, I'm already juggling two PSN accounts, having more seems like it's gonna be trouble. I also want everything in one account because the Vita doesn't allow multiple accounts, damn that sucks. Thanks for the tip anyway!

Edited by TooWalrus

Goddamnit, Kenji! Stay out of my dreams!~

Posted by Video_Game_King

Goddamnit, Kenji! Stay out of my dreams!~

Are you saying that the Mysterious Boy is the past version of Kenji Setou? Because that makes way too much sense.

Posted by TooWalrus

@toowalrus said:

Goddamnit, Kenji! Stay out of my dreams!~

Are you saying that the Mysterious Boy is the past version of Kenji Setou? Because that makes way too much sense.

Spoiler-block that shit, dude. But yeah, he's a ghost out for revenge. See, one foggy night Mitsuru, Yukari, Fuuka and Aigis take the Mystery Mobile out for a spin and... meh, I've got nothing.

Posted by Video_Game_King

Why? I'm referencing a completely different game made after this one. This isn't gonna be like The Last Story, where I predict a plot point and it then comes 100% true.

Posted by TooWalrus
Posted by Video_Game_King
Edited by envane

@video_game_king: on a technical note , h ows the emulationm going , you mentioned minor fps issues , its been along time since i messed around with pcsx2 but i remeber alot of transperancy issues and random stuff that required speedhacks etc for p3fes at least .. now that 1.0 is out hows it faring?

Posted by Video_Game_King

@envane:

For the most part, it's working perfectly fine. I discovered that DirectX was causing the frame rate issues, and after changing it, they're almost entirely gone. (They still pop up in heavily populated areas, but I've never seen it dip below 40 for more than half a second.) In fact, the only problem I apparently have is that half a shadow thing @bocam mentioned.

Posted by envane

@video_game_king: yeh i noticed the half shadow , its nothing compared to how it used to be tho with your actual player model getting clipped by the carpet eheh. at least you havent run into anything game breaking either (yet)

i suppose its time to give ff12 izjs a try again

Edited by Video_Game_King