Yet, another spin-off Persona 4 game from Atlus, exploring genres they’ve never been in before. Well, not really… Arena was developed by Arc System Works well known for their popular Guilty Gear fighter games and now DAN was developed by Sega who already has experience in rhythm games such as their recent Hatsune Miku series.
Anyway, taking part after Persona 4, the gang takes part in a programme called, “Kizuna Festival” and rumours have it that if you watch a video on the internet at midnight, you’ll find out the next idol that will disappear.
Happy New Year, Readers!
Hope you’ve enjoyed your holidays. Me? I’ve been enjoying my import copy of Persona 4 Golden. Pretty late but I didn’t decide to get a PS Vita until I ran out of decent JRPGs on the PS3 ^^;
I’ve got quite a few things to say about the PS Vita’s design (mostly bad things) but that’s another story. It was probably a combination of Gravity Daze/Rush and having an updated copy of Persona 4 that gave me the extra push towards buying one.
Anyway, I thought I’d share the notes I made while looking up various guides. It’s pretty much impossible to get a platinum without some guide. Here are some pointers on how to obtain the platinum trophy for this game which still plays brilliantly despite being 4 years old.
Level all your “human stats” as they’ll also be carried over to your second playthrough. For myself, I decided to max out Mari and Adachi’s new social links since they were new content so I got those trophies first playthrough.
Since you’ll be busy level grinding be sure to keep asking Rise for advice to hear 250 lines from her for the “Hardcore Rise Fan” bronze trophy. Maximising her social link helps as she will automatically analyse enemies at the start of and during battles. What counts as different lines? She can say, “There are x number of enemies” or “X has been x” etc so switch between party members. I got mine in the new dungeon towards the end of the game.
It’s also best if you focused on collecting and reading all books for this first run. Yes, READ! If you don’t finish reading them, it doesn’t count. Don’t know why this is bronze when it’s actually missable and requires a lot of time to collect. You don’t really need to start reading until August 4th which is when you get the speed reading book that helps you read 2 chapters at a time so up until then you can work on your social links. Getting the books read this playthrough means you don’t have to wait until August before maxing out the basketball/soccer club members for the second playthrough.
Most books can be bought from the shop but some are via quests and social link events. DO NOT level Kouji/Ken (Sports) to Rank 4 or higher before August or you’ll miss the following 3 books that they give you when agree to hangout with them over the phone!
Choose “I’ll Take It” to get the “Witch Detective”
Go to your room at night, accept invite -> 7/17, Choose “Can’t do” to get “Fun with Numbers”
Accept the invite and choose “I’ll have it” to get “The O-Cha Way”
Quests you need to get the others are…
- #18, book exchange for “The Youdou”
You should have got the White Peach from Teddy(Kuma) at Yukiko’s Castle
- #20, feed the cat to get “The Gaidou”
You can either fish or get fish from Tanaka Net TV
- #34, get hard boots to get “Pest Book”
Sauna, 5F-8F. Dancing Hands… They’re pink and come with muscle guys. Quite rare. Took 2 hours to get 5 skin drops. Sell at the shop and buy the hard boots. They’re a weapon for Chie.
- #40, Get a nice plate to get “I Love Puzzles!”
Rise 9F. Lightning and Wind Balances. Not as hard to encounter and collect as the Dancing Hands. Get 3 pretty saucers then go back to hand them over.
- #45, Remember book contents “Know A Lot book”
Questions about the books you’ve read – Answers “Effectiveness of skill”, “Witch Doctor Comes With Illustrations”, “1 Insect on Page 2”, “Me”
There is also one book “The Noodle Way” that you can only get by eating at Aika 8 times. Eating there raises your social stats so it’s another reason why you should focus on maxing out social stats and reading all books first.
It seems the trophies for Persona 4 Golden/Vita has been leaked. Don’t read on in case you’re worried about spoilers!
If you don’t know what trophies are, they’re basically “side quests” for games on the Playstation 3 and Vita that you can fulfill to get a nice icon on your online PSN profile… Sounds pretty pointless but, I think they help extend a game’s lifespan because the next time you decide to pick up the game again, you’ll have more goals to go for. It also shows how much you enjoyed a game and let fellow gamers know.
They’re also very handy for finding out what a game has in-store since each trophy comes with a description. So according to this, you’ll be saving Marie the new character… I keep thinking Marie from the Evangelion 2.0 movie ^^;
Click on the image to view the full list of icons from the original source. Thanks to Kita-san for all the Persona franchise related news as usual.
So, how have those of you in NA being enjoying the localised version of Persona 3 Portable? I think they did a good job with the original game so I presume they’ve done the same with the portable version.
Anyway, just wanted to let you Persona fans know the first P3P Drama CD is due out in August 28th this month, featuring all the new characters from the latest version of P3 and is available at the usual place.
It is summer and the female members of the S.E.E.S. are out in their Yukatas to go to the summer festival at Nagashima Shrine. Full of excitement for the event, there’s enough girls talk to make flowers bloom. On the other hand, the guys aren’t interested at all but when they take Koromaru out for a walk during the night, they come across the girls.
Kita-san spotted a 4 page Persona 3 Portable interview with Atlus Persona game director, Katsura Hashino in this April’s issue of Dengeki Playstation with some interesting details in it…
When asked about the next Persona title that they are about to start, Hashino made no comment whether it was Persona 5 or on which platform it will be other than it will have new features.
However, in answer to fans hoping for a Persona 4 Portable, he comments that they will not be producing it unless they can find some method of including certain content that they couldn’t when they developed P3P. Maybe he means the realtime 3D cutscenes that were in the original PS2 game but were removed in the portable version?
He goes on that if they did indeed produce P4P, there would be some sort of cross-over in it with other games which, I presume means that they would have some P3P cameos as Atlus tradition goes.