This has to be one of the blandest games I've ever played. Not bad exactly, just incredibly dull.

This has to be one of the blandest games I've ever played. Not bad exactly, just incredibly dull. It's such a slog to just do the same battles over and over in the same setting for little to no payoff. What is the appeal of this series?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    5 is just bad

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Contrarian retard's Persona. Always has been, and always will be. Just ignore it and the fans.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For me it’s the battles but in 5 they’re very scripted, it’s either the boss does a normal attack or they use magatsushi giving you a free turn

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    its a good game but not a good smt game

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Its just a filler game until Atlus makes Persona 6, honestly

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      By far, the worst story and characters in the series.

      Also this. SMT is reservedfor portables and just recycling what Atlus main series produces.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Welcome to SMT.
      >What is the appeal of this series?
      Dungeon crawling and insulting RNG mechanics /systems apparently. Some people like torturing themselves.

      That's not gonna happen. Hashino and the persona team (including meguro) all buggered off and formed their own studio. And the game they're making isn't persona.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It’s Souless compared to SMT4, which is the best game Atlus ever made.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >smt for babies
      >best

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        SMT for babies is Persona. 4 is unironically harder than 3, it’s just 3 has a high ass encounter rate.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I gotta say, lmao

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It absolutely is not harder. SMT IV is completely braindead and the only difficulty in the very first zone of the game comes entirely from RNG that you can't control.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I gotta say, lmao

            Matador was a piss easy boss. Minotaur was ten times harder.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Minotaur is the only hard boss in the whole game. Everything after is a cakewalk.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Medusa is pretty hard too. Both them and Naruku were harder than anything in Noctune. It does get piss easy after though, unless you’re off guard.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Imagine being such a breaindead retard that minotaur was hard lmao.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I like 4 a lot but I prefer SJ, Nocturne, and most EO games over it. Hell part of me even likes SMT1 and 2 slightly more than it. I will say that most games Atlus released after it gave me an increasing respect for 4.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Truth is 4 is boring as shit. Every dungeon is tedious as hell. If you like that game you're autistic and you like doing homework instead of playing games.

        Nocturne had the best navigation and locations.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I prefer no story, sparse characters, and pure gameplay
        Nothing wrong with that. In fact, that seems to be the common opinion for the series given they tried to do that again in 5. Makes me wonder why people dislike 5 so much since they completely backpedaled after trying for a slightly more narrative/character driven take in 4/4A.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >no story, sparse characters, and pure gameplay
          That's not Strange Journey

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Strange Journey may be a bit spare in those aspects by JRPG standards, but it still does have story and characters. It even opens with a lengthy enough story sequence.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      SMT 3 is objectively the best

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        V>3>2>IV>1

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lol it's the best numbered SMT game and the best monster collecting RPG ever

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >JRPG with cool battle system, good tunes, fun customization, and no story
    IT's perfect

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Great level design
      >Fun just to explore the world finding demons and picking fights
      >absolute best fusion autism in the series and abillity to make the perfect party or a party of total retards and still go through

      It's honestly the most fun I've ever had with an SMT game.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >absolute best fusion autism in the series and abillity to make the perfect party or a party of total retards and still go through
        I disagree, it's true your party is customizable, but that's not new for the series. In SMTV though, it's really easy to make whichever Demon you want to be strong strong, but you also have a lot of really useful unique skills in the game, and because of those things together, along with the high cost for summoning from the compendium and the higher stats of fused Demons not mattering much because your level matters so much more than your stats, I ended up just using retty much the same party of Demons with good unique skills for most of the game, which meant my party was stagnant for a lot more of the game than in other SMTs, which I didn't like.

        The exploration and level design is great though.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you should try crystal project if you haven't.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The game exists so you can fap to amanozako. That's it

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >It's such a slog to just do the same battles over and over in the same setting for little to no payoff.
    first turn based rpg, huh?

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Still waiting for a re-release that has the complete game
    This game is not even 40% complete

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >P5 port comes out
    >the IV fags use it as an excuse to come out and complain about V again

    What possesses you? I know it's a better game in every way but this is pathetic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If i was like 16 when SMT4 came out I am almost certain it would be my favorite game of all time, but I missed the boat

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        IV fags in a nutshell

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't read the other replies because this board is full of retards.
    I really wanted to like this game from day 1, I literally bought a Switch for it.
    And as you say, it's not bad, it's just... very, very underwhelming. Like there's no pay off for anything. Everything is easy, bosses are repetitive, engine looks soulless (fuck UE), not a single decent character other than the Nahobino guy robot (I literally forgot all about the plot because of how bad it was)
    It had terrible boring level design, no real dungeons (what was that final dungeon with 3000 groups of enemies.. it was so fucking bad lmao)

    No good sidequests. Only good character was the guy with the demon waifu and the sword. The rest were just mentally challenged.

    I looked unfinished, unpolished and written by trannies.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It is very unfinished, its extremely obvious.
      4 was also unfinished but it wasnt as glaringly obvious.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I liked it way more than Persona. Just beat Law Path to unlock Our Holy Mother Maria.
    Also beat Shiva but Demi-fiend seems like artificial difficulty.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    SMTV is the perfect example of a "mediocre" game. Not a bad game that will make you want to drop it but also not a good game that makes you excited to see what happens next or to play more. The combat is more satisfying than contemporaries but in a genre where combat is the aspect people care about the least. The exploration is decent too but the world itself is bland and nearly everything is the same recolored desert with some buildings tossed in.

    Level has too much of an impact as well, either making the game way harder or easier than it should be if you don't play the way the developers intended you to or if you pay to win with the DLC. I can't even say it's a disappointing game, it's just a game. Unfinished, bland, but it had some promise and it does shine through on occasion.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No you're wrong. It's an excellent game. It should be a model for JRPGs in the future but it won't.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why is it excellent and what sets it apart from other JRPGs?

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >grinding in an SMT game
    A sign of scrubitude of the lowest caliber
    Shiva doesn't count

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >be 6 levels below monsters
      >every normal enemies becomes a boss
      Xenoblade had the same problem, it's even worse if you end up overleveling and bosses become normal enemies if you're 6 levels higher than them.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Haven't played this game in a long time but I have screenshots here saved of me defeating bosses several levels above me on the hardest difficulty so what you greentexted doesn't seem to hold.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          As long as you use dampeners, it's certainly doable. They remove a lot of the difficulty from the game by negating moves that would otherwise cause a party wipe due to the level based damage scaling.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Only used those on one boss and ironically it was one I wasn't underlevelled for. What I said on my post stands.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      gay ass gatekeeper, kys

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >can't enjoy a game because he doesn't understand how to play it
        >gets called out for being bad
        >gatekeeping

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The game is too hard. A hard turn-based RPG is just a choose-your-own adventure book where almost every option leads to death. Basically if you know what to do, you do that every time and it works every time. The only way to make that interesting is to add RNG which just makes the success even rarer. Turn-based RPGs are supposed to convey the story of a journey and a sense of progression for the characters on that journey.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was Ganker's 2021 GOTY bro. People loved it, it's a (You) issue.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >follow up the extremely narrative and character heavy IV/IVA and Persona 5 with III light fanservice the game i.e. almost no character focus
    >release it on switch so it runs at 20 fps and looks like its obviously on the lowest settings possible
    >flops

    still a good game and pc release will save it mostly

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >flops
      I will give you the (You) you crave my fellow anon. It's not funny anymore so if you want a true flop look at Soul Hackers 2.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Literally the best selling game in the series

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >flops
        I will give you the (You) you crave my fellow anon. It's not funny anymore so if you want a true flop look at Soul Hackers 2.

        flopped as in didn't receive 1/10th the amount of attention or acclaim as the previous game in the franchise

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    SMTV is only good for one playthrough. Every playthrough after that is a slog. That first playthrough though is fucking great.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That means the game is bad.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nocturne and SMTV are the best games in the series
    Strange Journey and IV:A are the worst
    Yes I played 1/2. They’re boring as fuck, but I managed to finish them.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Bait Persona fans into SMT with IVA
    >Do a complete 180 in the very next mainline entry
    How does Atlus do it?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      By making a good game? IVA was terrible.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >last dungeon is 3 floors of hallway puzzles in a castle where every single floor looks exactly the same

    the budget on persona 6 must be enormous based on how badly the SMT V and Soul Hackers budgets got cut

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That last dungeon was unbelievable bad. I could not believe what I was seeing. Even the design was garbage.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The design was bad but I can understand why they'd drop a bunch of level 85 enemies at you since they want you to grind to 85 then use items to get yourself into Shiva punching range.
      The worst part of the final dungeon is actually being able to choose the ending you want regardless of your previous decisions.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >no tokyo overworld

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck YOU I liked it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Only people that hate it are brain dead retards and autistic smt purists that don't even know what they want from the series anymore.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You know, I like this game but it's been nearly a year since it got released and I still haven't beaten it. I'm in the demon king castle or whatever it's called so maybe I'm close to the end but usually I don't take that much time playing a JRPG so maybe you're right

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Be level 76 after metatron
    >Try to get true ending
    >Go to shiva
    >He’s in 90s
    >Every video about his boss battle has people in the mid 90s
    Wtf

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >But also, everyone claims there's no grinding

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Technically there isn't that much since you can just go fight Lucifer at the correct level unlike literally everyone else and then get the true ending on the second playthrough, by which time you'll be high enough naturally to beat Shiva. Instead everybody just googled "how to true ending SMTV" and grinded to immediately fight Shiva before ever entering the Temple of Eternity, which is kinda sad since poor Lucifer and his 11/10 battle music + presentation was fucked so hard by the way the game is designed.

        Also there's those free level up items + statues that would let you reach close enough to beat Shiva without really grinding.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I hought you couldn't fight Shiva until level 80. I think you're expected to fight Khonsu Ra beforehand anyway and he's level 82, which still leaves a big level gap, but you also fight some level 80-something enemies in the final dungeon before Metatron too. The bottom line is that the levels are all over the place towards the end of the game.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How much do I have left if I'm about to finish exploring the demon king castle?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You unlock the last area Taito but that's also when a shit ton of sub quests open up.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There's only one more area and a dungeon, and you could in theory finish all that very quickly because the last area has the least amount of mandatory content of any area, but if you want to explore fully and do the sidequests you have plenty to go.

        Sounds good, I'll try to do as many sidequests as possible before beating the game. Which ending would you recommend that doesn't require beating Shiva?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There's only one more area and a dungeon, and you could in theory finish all that very quickly because the last area has the least amount of mandatory content of any area, but if you want to explore fully and do the sidequests you have plenty to go.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    arioch filtered me

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