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#1 Posted by metalsnakezero (2872 posts) -
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#2 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -

I misread that as Nanako.

Nanako should get a Persona.

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#3 Posted by metalsnakezero (2872 posts) -

@LordAndrew: Only in our dreams

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#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@metalsnakezero:

My dreams don't involve an older Nanako. It's just too weird. My dreams involve Rise actually being a playable character instead of a means of getting Teddie into the game.

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#5 Posted by Phatmac (5931 posts) -

Will Rise finally be a playable character or what?

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#6 Posted by Pepsiman (2805 posts) -
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I don't know if you guys understand the implications of having a quiz show in this game. I don't know if this specific screenshot has been translated by anyone yet, but the question is asking about the contents of a very specific vending machine located in a very specific part of Inaba, which is to say, they are skewing for hella obtuse. I'm not sure even the most detailed FAQs on the original game ever bothered to actually keep track of that stuff, but now apparently nothing is safe to skim over.

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#7 Posted by Phatmac (5931 posts) -

@Pepsiman said:

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I don't know if you guys understand the implications of having a quiz show in this game. I don't know if this specific screenshot has been translated by anyone yet, but the question is asking about the contents of a very specific vending machine located in a very specific part of Inaba, which is to say, they are skewing for hella obtuse. I'm not sure even the most detailed FAQs on the original game ever bothered to actually keep track of that stuff, but now apparently nothing is safe to skim over.

SHIT JUST GOT REAL!

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#8 Posted by mutha3 (5052 posts) -
@Pepsiman said:
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I don't know if you guys understand the implications of having a quiz show in this game. I don't know if this specific screenshot has been translated by anyone yet, but the question is asking about the contents of a very specific vending machine located in a very specific part of Inaba, which is to say, they are skewing for hella obtuse. I'm not sure even the most detailed FAQs on the original game ever bothered to actually keep track of that stuff, but now apparently nothing is safe to skim over.

 
TaP soda
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....i am deeply embarrased that I remember this.
 
If I may make use of your translator skills: What's up with that screen with the fake TV programs. I haven't seen a good translation of what the channel 7 thing is. Is it just concept art from Shigenori or what?
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#9 Edited by Pepsiman (2805 posts) -

@mutha3: That screen depicts a stylized version of an otherwise typical TV program guide that you can access on modern Japanese televisions, not unlike programming listings for DVR, satellite, and other such set-top setups. The concept art is a legitimate part of the screenshot, the reason for which will be apparent in the translation. As for the that:

"The Icons of Persona: Got a character from the world of Persona you just can't get enough of? Then dive into the treasure trove of character art by renowned artist Shigenori Soejima, filled to the brim with pieces that'll whet your appetite!"

I had to play pretty loosely with that translation since the original Japanese uses a lot of characteristically fragmented statements that would just sound awkward in English if translated directly. But yeah, it seems to be a program that's about concept art and whatnot. Judging by how it's framed in the TV guide, it looks like it's a three-part series, whatever that actually means in practice for the game.

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#10 Posted by mutha3 (5052 posts) -
@Pepsiman: Appreciated! 
 
I had hoped it would be some weird dev diary thing about how the art in P4 gets made, but if the concept art shown is unreleased stuff, that could be cool too.
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#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@Pepsiman said:

which is to say, they are skewing for hella obtuse.

To be fair, when a game's asking you about etymologies of certain words and where melons can grow, it can be as obtuse as it wants. Besides, Banjo Tooie did the exact same shit, and that game was still damn awesome.

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#12 Edited by AndrewB (7815 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@metalsnakezero:

My dreams don't involve an older Nanako. It's just too weird. My dreams involve Rise actually being a playable character instead of a means of getting Teddie into the game.

Especially considering how she manages an even more annoying voice than Teddie, and Teddie sucks as a fighter. It's a double lose-lose.

You know what? I'm actually considering getting a Vita because of another game. Every word I hear about this one makes me want it more and more, if only to play Persona 4 again/actually finish it this time.

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#13 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@AndrewB:

I wonder how somebody could justify using Teddie through the game. "Hmmm, a character with no real focus at the moment, whose spells already exist in some form with my other party members, AND makes an annoying sound whenever I so much as nudge my analog stick? Sign me the fuck up!"

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#14 Posted by obcdexter (941 posts) -

I always used Teddie to buff up my team with his -kaja spells. Never would want to go on a mission without him. Also, I liked that damn bear.

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#15 Posted by mutha3 (5052 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@AndrewB:

I wonder how somebody could justify using Teddie through the game. "Hmmm, a character with no real focus at the moment, whose spells already exist in some form with my other party members, AND makes an annoying sound whenever I so much as nudge my analog stick? Sign me the fuck up!"

Actually, Teddie is probably the best party member in the game. Its either him or Yosuke depending on what you value more. Teddie's got the best skillset in the game, but Yosuke fits in pretty much any team combination and is never a redundant addition.

I have to disagree with this ", a character with no real focus at the moment, whose spells already exist in some form with my other party members"! Teddie's got Ice spells(Chie never progesses past Bufula, so she doesn't count), he learns the heavier healing spells up to 10 levels earlier than Yukiko(like when he joins and gets Mediarama immediately!) and he has a nifty collection of buffs, which are super-useful in P4.

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#16 Posted by MikeGosot (3237 posts) -
@mutha3 said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@AndrewB:

I wonder how somebody could justify using Teddie through the game. "Hmmm, a character with no real focus at the moment, whose spells already exist in some form with my other party members, AND makes an annoying sound whenever I so much as nudge my analog stick? Sign me the fuck up!"

Actually, Teddie is probably the best party member in the game.

Kanji is. For me, at least. He was just too fuckin' powerful, oh my god. Seriously, making the MC the healer-buffer of the party was the best decision i could ever make in P4. The damage everyone dealt was just sooooo big.
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#17 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@mutha3:

She never progresses past Bufula? Unless Naoto turns out to be super awesome (I hope she does), I have a good idea of who my final party's gonna be. (It's still not gonna involve Teddie.)

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#18 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1781 posts) -

BUT I DONT WANT TO BUY A VITA 
 
DAMMIT

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#19 Posted by rjayb89 (7811 posts) -

I'm-a takin' Naoto, Kanji, and Teddie when I play this. Had the Endurance Run cast with me the whole time the first time through. I will also buy a Vita specifically for this game. They best not make me regret it.

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#20 Posted by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: naoto is the opposite of super awesome unless you like burning SP casting light and dark spells

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#21 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@SlightConfuse:

I'm still gonna use the shit out of her.

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#22 Posted by Dagbiker (7046 posts) -

@LordAndrew said:

I misread that as Nanako.

Nanako should get a Persona.

It would only be the Junes Maskot.

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#23 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

It would only be the Junes Maskot.

Then how would you have her and Teddie in the party simultaneously?

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#24 Posted by Dagbiker (7046 posts) -

Is Teddy the Maskot for Junes? i thought he was just a guy with a suit so they hired him to sell Lollie pops.

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#25 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -

Junes didn't have a mascot. They passed Teddie off as a mascot, so perhaps Junes would have officially adopted him as their mascot after the fact. But before Teddie, there was no Junes mascot.

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#26 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

Man...really getting tempted to buy a Vita now. That way I could have both P4 and P3 wherever I go. I just don't see any place in my schedule for a Portable Gaming system.

(Dammit, the game will also have a total of three new trip/event type things. Considering the original events are some of my favorite moments in video games, I can't not pick this up)

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#27 Posted by wafflez (566 posts) -
@rjayb89 said:

I will also buy a Vita specifically for this game. They best not make me regret it.

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#28 Posted by PerfidiousSinn (913 posts) -

@SlightConfuse said:

@Video_Game_King: naoto is the opposite of super awesome unless you like burning SP casting light and dark spells

Naoto gets a lot better after you find an accessory that cuts SP usage in half. I think it's called the Chakra Ring?

Anyway, Naoto is awesome for random battles after you get that.

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#29 Posted by MikeGosot (3237 posts) -
@PerfidiousSinn said:

@SlightConfuse said:

@Video_Game_King: naoto is the opposite of super awesome unless you like burning SP casting light and dark spells

Naoto gets a lot better after you find an accessory that cuts SP usage in half. I think it's called the Chakra Ring?

Anyway, Naoto is awesome for random battles after you get that.

I believe you can only get that if you date Rise in Christmas. At the end of the game.
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#30 Posted by Devoid (438 posts) -

@MikeGosot: Nah, you get the half SP one from the optional boss at the end of the Heaven dungeon.

But yeah:

@PerfidiousSinn said:

Naoto is awesome for random battles after you get that.

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#31 Posted by MikeGosot (3237 posts) -
@Devoid said:

@MikeGosot: Nah, you get the half SP one from the optional boss at the end of the Heaven dungeon.

But yeah:

@PerfidiousSinn said:

Naoto is awesome for random battles after you get that.

You're right. Rise gives you an item that raises your SP by 50%. My bad.
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#32 Posted by Commisar123 (1957 posts) -

I really want them to announce a U.S. release

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#34 Posted by ch3burashka (6087 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@metalsnakezero:

My dreams don't involve an older Nanako. It's just too weird. My dreams involve Rise actually being a playable character instead of a means of getting Teddie into the game.

Do your dreams involve a younger Nanako? Because that's not cool.

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#35 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@CH3BURASHKA:

My dreams don't really involve Nanako at all. In fact, I'm not entirely sure what my dreams involve.

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