Supple Think: METAL GEAR?!


by alzabo

Posted on Friday, June 13, 2008
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I Have Metal Geat Solid 4, but the PS3 I was hoping to use to play it is 500 miles away.

Until I can play the game I'm trying to avoid spoilers by playing Persona 3: FES. I must admit I bought the game on a lark, using a gift card that had been languishing for 3+ months in my gift card pile. However, it's turned out to be the best RPG I've played in a decade.

Yes, this is the best RPG I've played since Final Fantasy Tactics. Having never played a Persona game before, I find the battle system and dynamic rogue-like dungeons entertaining and surprisingly grind free. The non-dungeon portion of the game plays like a dating game without being lame. However I must admit that I would be embarrassed to play this game in front of other people while walking around the in-game high school flirting with animu women.

The game's art direction and music are excellent, the art direction in Persona 3 is distinct and in-game environments are vibrant; the game's menus themselves are quite a sight to behold, I spent 15 minutes in the menus during the first 90 minutes of the game simply using them to watch them unfold and explode with color and art. The music is a Japanese ambient hip-hop blend that never overpowers the player, accentuating the action in dungeons and adding a sorely needed rhythm to the school life sections of the game.

While I am obviously gushing and have not completed the game yet, I do feel that Persona 3 is worth a look if you've got the time. I suppose my temporary lack of PS3 is a blessing in disguise, it's allowed me to give my undivided attention to a game that had previously been assigned to my disturbingly large "unplayed games" pile. Article Permalink



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