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What Persona 5 Teaches Us About Our Real Friendships

For some of us, high school is a time full of intense, powerful friendships — and that’s the high school experience the Persona series portrays. But even for those of us who had it good, socially speaking, as teenagers, high school eventually becomes a memory, and those intense friendships don’t often last. Writing for Kotaku, […]

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How Persona 5’s Mechanics Handle Depression Better Than Its Story

Persona 5 has taken its toll on me. I put in about 50 hours before eventually just taking almost two month off and playing something else. When I finally came back this past week, I decided that I had to finish it so I could move on to other titles on my PS4 backlog. Finally finishing […]

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Don’t Miss This Persona 5 Jungian Primer

While symbolism is a major factor in a lot of RPGs, there may be none that wear their symbolic influences so plainly on their sleeves as the Persona series. Personas, masks, shadows and archetypes are all pulled directly and intentionally from Jungian psychology as the games explore the concept of identity. In this video, the […]

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‘Persona’ And The True Self

Years back, I bought a copy of Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer’s Call (also known as Nocturne in other regions), for the PlayStation 2. I was mainly excited about the guest appearance of Devil May Cry’s Dante – a character I loved to the point I would buy pretty much any game he’d appear in. A big fan of the turn-based […]

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How Persona 4 Helped One Gamer Get On Track

Over on Kotaku’s reader run community, Talk Amongst Yourselves, one gamer shares the story of how Persona 4 gave them perspective and inspired them to improve their lives twice over. Here’s an excerpt: Amidst this depression, I have once again (like I did with Majora’s Mask during the last stages of my grad school experience) […]

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