Includes a special Bonus Disc with an anime trailer for Persona 2 and a special video interview with the makers of the game.
Imported from USA.
The rumor going around Sumaru City is that if you call your own
cell phone number, you will speak to the Joker, who will
assassinate the person of your choice... and rumors in Sumaru
City have a funny way of coming true. On assignment with hip
youth magazine Coolest, daring young reporter Maya Amano stumbles
onto the Joker's trail at Seven Sisters High School. A
convergence of fate brings Maya, her roommate, and a police
detective together in pursuit of the maniacal assassin. Will they
awaken the power within before it's too late to stop the evil
forces behind him? NOTE: Persona 2: Eternal Punishment is
compatible with PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 systems. Key
Features: Multi-Character Contacts - Negotiate contracts with
demons using one, two, or even three party members at a time.
Experiment with a wide variety of approaches and reactions for
each demon! Fusion Spells - Use certain skills in a particular
order to unleash especially punishing attacks on your foes! Bonus
Disc Included - Each and every copy of Persona 2: Eternal
Punishment includes a special Bonus Disc with an anime trailer
for Persona 2 and a special video interview with the makers of
The Seven Sisters high school is the setting for a series of
gruesome murders, and it's up Maya Amano, a cub reporter for
popular teen magazine Coolest, to get to the bottom of the
murders. Yes, in the spirit of Scooby-Doo and many afterschool
specials, when the police fail, it's time to call in the high
Seriously, though, Persona 2 is an interesting title. It is the
sequel to a popular import with a story that is, for the most
part, involving. Even in their small sprite form, the anime
characters in the game are very well done and blend nicely with
the gaming environments. The character movements are a bit jerky,
but it's still better than most role-playing games.
Unfortunately, the game's slow-moving story line and somewhat
tedious character interaction ruin the game's early momentum.
Things get back on track later in the game--but obviously only
for those gamers who have stayed on through the dry spots.
Patient players are rewarded with 80 different persona summons,
or spells, that can be unlocked throughout the game. You can also
chat with the monsters, which is fun at first but grows tiresome.
Also, the game's straightforward battle system lacks the
strategic elements found in other games of this genre.
Perhaps Persona 2's most interesting gameplay element is the
rumor system, which allows you to gossip about other characters
in the game. A properly spread rumor can trigger in-game events
and create whole new story arcs. This adds considerable replay
value and most RPGers should appreciate this to no end. --Todd
* Great dialogue
* Eerie music sets appropriate tone for the game
* Rumor system lets you affect the game's story
Cons: * Talking to enemies gets very repetitive
* Too-simple combat scheme
* Poor pacing in the game's middle