Caligula Effect 2 is coming to PC after all.https://store.steampowered.com/app/1933740/The_Caligula_Effect_2/
Is it good though?
>>2603872a youtuber told me it was and i have been excited for it ever since
>>2603872Only if you're into niche JRPGs that try to break the mold. If you're expecting a conventionally good game, then it's trash.
It's pretty cool that they included me as an enemy in the game.
>>2603872Did you actually like Persona 1,2 and Digital Devil Saga? Then yeah, since it was all written by the same guy who wrote this.
>>2603872It's ultimately lacking, like at some point they ran out of money/time and had to rush the last part.
Is there yuri in it?
>>2603998You can play as a girl, so I'm assuming yes.
It improved upon the original game in a lot of ways.
>>2603987>t. faggots who didn't play the gamethis piece of shit game is nothing like old Persona or DDS, it's a shitty Neo-Persona spinoff and the writing is awful you couldn't never tell it was done by the same guy behind P1 even the music which was done by an old composer of the early SMT games is god awful J-pop former Atlus staff have a tendency of making the most awful generic Neo-Persona ripoffs (see Monark or Lux Pain)
>>2603868Hell yeah, finally. Already played on Yuzu but I'm fully supporting this one.
>>2603868not a rpg
>>2604069This budget jank shit blows nu-Persona out of the water. The only similarities are that it technically contains high-school students. Half the cast in either game are actually adults coping with their terrible lives and mortifying fears of reality. It's better written and has better gameplay than anything Atlus has put out in years.
>>2603872It's a JRPG for trannies, nigga. Of course it's not good
>>2604281>yuzuLMAO. Ryujinx has no issues like that but you can keep using a garbage emulator.
>>2605444>This budget jank shit blows nu-Personanot even hardcore contrarians will utter this retarded statementCaligula is a low budget generic tranime JRPG with nothing special or unique if it wasn't for the former Atlus staff involvement it wouldn't get any of the little attention it got
Here are some real questions:Are the songs good? Considering the lack of Reina Ueda.Is the NPC friends system still Skyrim Radiant quests tier? I really don't like seeing repeated dialogs on different NPCs, also I fucking hate remembering their names.
>>2605722I liked Regret's VA a lot but Chi's is kind of one-note and doesn't fit a lot of the songs. Doesn't matter that much since Chi only sings covers of songs after you beat the boss but it's about a third of the album.There's two kinds of requests now, quest-chains with actual storylines you'll continue through the game(with NPCs in fixed locations), and short fetch quests akin to the original from wandering NPCs. No more recruiting NPCs and there's no limit on simultaneous quests.
>>2603868I know nothing about this series or dev, is it good?
>>2605859It's literally Persona but for contrarians. Made by some ex-Persona devs who got fired from the company. Now you should have a pretty good idea if you want to play it or not.
>>2604015I tick all four
>>2605694>wasn't for the former Atlus staff involvementAtlus ruins everything they touched, why would you want those morons on it.
>>2605535Who pissed in your cereals?
it's a game that normalfags won't appreciate. if it had come out 10 years ago, it'd be praised highly by the type of person that uses this site.
>>2606148The Yuzu dev team I assume, I would not want a crappy emu with greedy devs too
>>2605444>Overdose fagYou didn't play the game.
>>2605694>tranimeReminder that everyone who uses this term is a discord tranny.
>>2603981Video games really lack soulless NEET representation these days, I'm now really offended for no reason.
>>2606792Literally me, I truly feel represented now.
too weaboo game for my taste
>>2604069Anon. Furyu only buys the names. The people don't actually really do anything.Furyu puts all budget to PR. Names sell. Cool videos sell. The actual game being good however seems to be not important.
>>2607392Still enjoyed the games for what they are. I go in expecting limited scope budget animu games.
>>2603872I liked how the OST works into battle in the first gameDidn't play much of it though
looks like all the new release is getting is some costume DLCstill holding out for that Obbligato cover albumplease
>>2603868Isn't this that game with a tranny in it?
>>2603872Yeah it's fun, gameplay is way better than Caligula 1, though I wish there was a musician route like in 1 overdose.
>>2605722Regret's VA is the best vocalist in the series desu, she has a great vocal range.
>>2611811This girl had the best theme in the game, prove me wrong
>>2611929Why did you post an image of the girl with the worst theme in the game? You must've meant to post Bluffman instead.
>>2604069>shit game>writing is awfulSo it really is like the purse owner games!
>>2611958best theme in the game by far is mu-kun.KARIMONO SATISFACTION KAIHO SHITE MISEYOOOU
>>2613252was it autism?
>>2614053obviously>tfw no autistic daughter to emotionally abuse through neglect
Can I play this one first? Apparently it's much better than 1 so I'm thinking of playing 2 first to get invested in the series, then playing 1. Kind of like playing Automata before Replicant. Is it viable?
>>2615358Yeah, it's fine, but you might be annoyed going back to the jankier gameplay afterward. Most of the story and all but one of the characters are original to 2, you only miss out on a few references.I love 1 a lot but if you're on the fence I can't deny that it's the embodiment of rushed development and dwindling budget. 2's a much more well-rounded game.
>>2615358Yeah but playing 1 first does help you appreciate 2 a lot more. Plus neither game is that long when compared to other JRPGs, 1 only took me around 30 hours.
>>2615358Play the vita version, overdose is trash.
>>2615592>n-no! don't play the version with extra content that explains a bunch of stuff!Fuck off snoy.
>>2615592>yeah bro just play the version with a horrible framerate, less content, and save spots that corrupt your save data!go back to cripplechan you retarded vitafag, stop spamming caligula threads with your autism
>>2603868Can you fuck girls?
>>2616136Yeah, bend over coomer.
>>2603868I wonder how much it will cost. I want to support it, but anything higher than 40€ and they can go fuck themselves.I'm expecting 50.
>>2617724>being a poorfag
>YAAAAS ANOTHER SHITTY CONSOLEPORT FROM THE SLANTEYED BUGPEOPLEkys
Characters look boring. Hard pass.
>>2618855Caligula characters are /fa/ as fuck though
>>2618869>rest of the party never finds out unless you go for the bad endingKind of a waste there.
>>2618901I fucking love that even in good ending, the fact you beat the shit out of your friends both sides weren't changed.You were so based you basically got away with everything.
>>2603868Holy shit finally im getting tired of doging spoilersprobably buy both this together with Monarch for maximum kino jank JRPG experience
Is first one worth playing? Heard they ran out of budget and dungeons are a grind
>>2619596First one is low budget as fuck but it's still enjoyable, it goes on sale on steam for cheap and isn't that long. The dungeons are boring but they're not really a grind, the only grinding you have to do is making sure you get everyone to max friendship level as soon as possible to get best ending.
>>2619491*MonarkBe sure to get Pride or Lust first.The protagonist also completely breaks the game into pieces once he gets certain high level abilities. INFINITE DURATION BUFFS AND ENLIGHTENMENT with just a tiny bit of set-up.
>>2620299Sell me on Monark
>>2610713Every jrpg has a tranny in it, anonits a modern staple of japanese culture.
>>2604069That’s because Tadashi didn’t work on 2, he only worked on 1z
>>2620415The story was a nice ride and the atmosphere was great but the dungeon designs are more repetitive than Overdose's. Field mechanics are half-baked. Combat takes too long. Objectively mediocre but worth a look if you know you've got tolerance for that.
>>2621711You can't say that without mentioning the length
>>2621712Apparently I spent 70 hours collecting everything and finishing postgame
>>2603868I just started emulating it too. I guess I'll play something else for the time being.
>DLC costumes are ugly recolorsman>>2611929I was just thinking about how they wasted Kairikibear on a dumb song like that
>>2622737it's not dumbhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvwK_eM3aNg
>>2622737Wouldn't be shocked if they're saving actual outfit changes for new paid DLC. Game at least looks much nicer in higher res on PC, hope it runs well.
Is the FeMC fun to play? Actually, are there even any differences depending on who you pick?
>>2626628There's no romance options so only thing that changes is some character dialogue, specifically with the party member who's a pussy chaser, his dialogue is completely different depending on which gender you pick.As far as I know there's no gameplay differences between the MCs.
why is this series so soulful
>>2627185low budgets automatically equals SOUL
What does this have to do with the Roman emperor Caligula?
>>2628831Japs have some kind of obsession with him. Death end re;Quest's OP song is also referencing Caligula, to give another recent example.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8nRfQdpfRk
>>2628831>>2629145The director said in an interview it's referencing the psychological term "Caligula Effect" which means “the guilt and excitement that comes with doing something that you shouldn’t do.”
>>2629702I think he made that up though
>>2628831>>2629702this "caligula effect" term came about specifically because the movie 'Caligula' was banned in japan, which caused more people to watch it, and they named the effect after it. ive heard it referred to as the "forbidden fruit effect" in english
Do I need to play the first game or can I just jump in?
>>2629986No, you don't need to play the first game, you can go right to the second. The second game has a spoiler relating to the antagonist from the first game and there are some story moments that you would appreciate more if you played the first game, but that doesn't matter if you don't care about the story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jdRuYRXe18I've been listening to ost recently and it's fire gonna try both games even if they are trash
>>2629986You don't need too but you'll miss out on some references, I'd say give it a shot anyway since both games aren't that long and 1 goes on sale on steam decently often.
>>2630030For me? It's FUCK THIS WORLDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYWwDF_AbQg
>>2631282undergrown college student...
>>2631282>you'll never fuck her so hard it fixes her stutterwhy even live
>>2636966>has unused human design that looks great>she's stuck as a stupid chibi the entire gameWHY
>>2637029it's used in the musician's ending
>>2637217Yeah but those portraits aren't iirc.
Real question, will I like the first game? I enjoyed all the Persona games, but prefer mainline SMT. Favorite entry is Strange Journey.How's the writing here? Music? Gameplay? Thanks ahead of time.
>>2637252Caligula 1 and 2 are most similar to Persona 1 and 2, if you like those you'll probably like both Caligula games (provided you can handle some jank). The director of Persona 1/2 wrote for Caligula 1 and wrote the characters for Caligula 2.The writing is pretty good in both games, it's a lot more character-focused and more about delving deep into character's backstories than the actual plot though. As for gameplay 1's is just okay, it's main problem is that it's too easy and can just become a slog. 2's gameplay is much better and feels faster while being more challenging. And the music in both games is god-tier, I personally like it more than all of the songs in the modern persona games.
>>2637280>As for gameplay 1's is just okay, it's main problem is that it's too easy and can just become a slog. 2's gameplay is much better and feels faster while being more challenging.What the fuck are you on about, it's exactly the opposite. 1 is way, way harder than 2.
>>2637252Gameplay isn't like SMT or Persona at all, really. You queue up actions along a timeline that previews what the enemies will do as well that your party members then execute, with certain moves (launchers, counters) throwing enemies into the air where they are massively vulnerable leading to some pretty absurd combos once you get good. An enemy's Risk is also a factor, which is a gauge next to their health bar. Once it exceeds 5, they enter Risk Break, where they take more damage and can be launched by moves that normally wouldn't do so for a brief amount of time. This system usually only comes into play during boss fights, as most of them won't have many counterable moves so you have to build up risk before you can combo them. As for the writing, the main plot is less important than the characters and the exploration of their personal stories. I like that the game doesn't shy away from more touchy subjects, at least for the usual audience for this sort of JRPG. Music is really good and ties into the antagonists' own backstories, and each track has a remix for the boss fights. You'll have to look up translations of the lyrics for 1 but 2 has an official post with lyric translations on NISA's blog. Outside of the musician themes the music is mostly unremarkable, though I really like 2's title theme.
>>26372971's level-based accuracy penalty is harsher and the bosses have those huge area attacks, but I think both of those just make the gameplay more unpleasant.
>>2637406Accuracy also caps at 95%, so there's always the chance of fucking up a counter, which will almost guarantee death on Extreme. I agree it's unfair because it's outside of player's control.As for bosses, they are much more fun to fight because you actually have to think and plan your moves carefully. In 2 you can just blast them away in a minute with X-jack, and even if you don't, their attacks are slow and usually target only a party member. And you can even counter them. They're a fucking joke and one of the biggest disappointments of the game.
>>2603868Is it like Persona but bad?
>>2638312persona but good
dont mind me just posting best party memberSasara
>>2638420>a tank>in a game where you're supposed to dodge attacksIt's like Historia doesn't even know their own game.
>>2638681I like her for her character and backstory, but I don't think she's that bad gameplay-wise. I played on expert and still found her skills useful, her bigger problem is how slow she is, Ryuto wins over her by just being faster even if that little faggot couldn't dodge anything despite being a dodge-tank. The best party member gameplay-wise is probably Kiriko, holy fuck her attacks are so fast and she can just destroy every single enemy and boss in the game.Kobato is probably the worst party member, he attacks so slow and misses so often.
>>2638692I ended up shelving her because she hasn't got any counter. Don't get me wrong, she was great, really fast attacks with quick recovery, but I preferred using Shota (who replaced Sasara), Marie (her stress skill is OP) and Niko. Just personal preference.
>>2603868lol you faggots talk about "soul"this game looks like a fucking hospitaljapanese faggot trash
How much of a sequel it is? Will i lose on much playing 2 before 1?
>>2638696I never really used Niko that much, only used her enough to grind up her friendship level. I've heard people say she's really good but I always preferred other party members. Shota was great though, really helpful in stopping some annoying enemies and THAT FUCKING WHEELCHAIR>>2638709You'll just lose out on some references and callbacks to the first game, it's mostly self-contained though.
>>2603868is there lewd? i llike her short skirt
>>26387501 had some swimsuit outfit DLC and one girl with a short skirt that easily let you get pantyshots, but 2 doesn't really have any lewd stuff other than Sasara showing some of her leg in Catharsis form and sometimes being able to see Kiriko's pink polka dot panties when she does flips
>>2638734Her tracking is god-awful, most of her skills are garbage and have long cast and aftercast, but those few skills that are good, are REALLY good.
How many voice lines do the protags have? I'm replaying CE2 and noticed the male protag has a slightly different take on the "tekagen wa shinai" line in battle, so I'm just wondering.
>>2639796I'm pretty sure they only have voice lines during battle.
>>2603868>I bought it on the switchOH NO NO NO BROS.
>>2642490I bought it on the switch, then I imported a JP limited edition for the artbook so now I have 2 carts, no regrets.
Is there any strategic depth or challenge to the game?Or can you just grind to go up in levels indefinitely and invalidate the whole game?
>>2643367No, you can outlevel the enemies and trivialize it, if you have the patience to grind of course. Otherwise the first game definitely requires you to use your brain on Extreme. The second, not so much.In NG+ for both games you can manually increase the level of enemies, from +1 to +100.
>>2643677>In NG+ for both games you can manually increase the level of enemies, from +1 to +100.Small correction, you can also do it directly in the NG save after completing the story (or getting the bad end in 2).
>>2642490And I'm going to buy it again!
>>2644854Ayana's voice was pure sex
>>2648016why is she so pissed
8 days to PC release, they're doing countdown illustrations
>>2603868I unironically don't know what is more surprising, the fact that there was sequel or that it was a switch exclusive.
>>2648623It was also on PS4.
>>2603868>Caligula Effect 2Huh. People really do create names by throwing darts at a board don't they?>>2628831Japs just like to reference random foreign things with no regard to the meaning... it simply sounds exotic to them as most of their domestic history is meaningless repetition of the previous century.>>2603872It's a JRPG set in a highschool and everything is anime as fuck. What do you think, anon?
>>2648418based>>2648727>retard too lazy to read the thread and find out what the name actually meanslol
>>2649134It's just the nigger who for some reason tard out in the Growlanser thread because of the game name too. Just ignore him.
7 days god she's pure sex
>>2603872Conventionally no but I appreciate the series for taking the Persona wish fulfillment bullshit and grounding it in actual traumas like eating disorders and ptsd causing people to hide from society. Because of that, I'd rather play this than P5R or whatever JRPG is hot at the moment.
>>2649828She has the best remix in the game, prove me wrong.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVf-I1nr31I
>>2650379The take on wish fulfilment is cool but for me, it's the battle system. I like regular turn based JRPGs but something about Caligula's combat just works for me, I love it.>>2650401Both the original and remix are god tier, but if we're talking how much an improvement the remix is over the original I'll have to give it to Mu-kun's.
>>2651486I understand most of the party member/musician rivalries in the game but I don't really understand why Gin was made to be mu-kun's rival. Their characters don't really connect to each other in any way like Machina/Sasara and Doktor/Ryuto do.
>>2651486Still no pre-order button on Steam, fug. I just want to know how much it costs in my region.
>>2651486>gets constantly blown the fuck out by everybodyhard not to feel bad for him
>>2652617I mean in the end he does get away with fucking stabbing bluffman, holy shit he didn't even use catharsis effect he just straight up stabbed the guy.
>>2606576You must utterly braindead to read that pseud garbage and think, "whoa, this actually makes sense! le kikes and feminists hate kawaii things and this is why anime good!"Just say "anime forum" and be done with it. Fucking retard.
5 daysToo bad about the shit art>>2652577I think the rivalries between GHC and musicians are weaker overall compared to the first game, but those two just feel like the leftovers.
>>2652617little sperg deserved it
>>2652833>>2651486wait its already releasing?thought it was going to take a whiledropped the first one when i discovered i fucked up the requirements for the true end
>>2653708there's not really a true end anywayit's just slightly different ending slides for the epilogue and some postgame tricks
>>2653736i just really wanted to kill that guy, i knew he was a psycho but there never was an option for me to call his bullshit, and then i had to look up how to fuck him over
>>2652577Gin wants to be normal and MU-kun doesn't want to be normal.
>>2652577yamanaka (the head of the series) said this in an interview like 3 months ago
>>2654181>showed off the worst aspects of the design and used the shittiest artist on the teamwhy dont the devs like him bros... he doesnt even get his own ng+ boss fight
I'm at ike-p in the first gameHow much is left?
>>2654414There's about a third of the game left, the last couple dungeons are disgustingly long though.>>2654275He doesn't look like Doc at all but I still think the QP artist is worseTo be fair it was really fun juggling two bosses at once, I wish there were more of that.
>>2603868You have two categories of JRPGs: tranny JRPGs (a large chunk of JRPGs released after FFX are like this) and JRPGs.This one is a tranny JRPG. It sucks.
>>2654604>third of the game leftOk cool should be able to beat it in timeThanks for the answer
>the Caligula account didn't retweet any of the ones from MU-kun to Doktor
>>2655710That twitter account is so lazy, they're not even trying to promote the PC port lmao
>>2654617I'm not saying you're wrong but I'm curious as to how you deduce a "tranny JRPG" from a regular one.
>>2654617>final fantasyfagopinion discarded
Give me a quick (or slow) rundown on everything to understand any nods that 2 does
>>2658491Alright (full caligula 1 spoilers obviously don't open if you don't wanna be spoiled)>an AI called a virtuadoll called μ (mu) gets made and creates a virtual world called mobius where people get to live as teenagers and look like how they want to look like>the point of this world is so everyone can live how they want to live in pure happiness>of course this goes wrong and after like 3-5 years (I forget exactly how long mobius is supposed to last for) another virtuadoll called Aira tries to get help to stop μ and shut down mobius>also everyone in mobius is basically in a coma in real life and is slowly dying due to atrophy>the protagonist teams up with Aria and gets recruited into a group some party members have already established called the "Go-home club", and Aria lets the protagonists and eventually all of the party members activate their "catharsis effects" that let them summon weapons to fight>μ has a team of musicians, lead by one called Thorn who write music sung by μ that has the power to turn other people in mobius into digiheads, which are basically zombies>the party takes down these musicians one by one until only μ and Thorn are left, and then you defeat both of them after μ goes completely insane from trying to siphon away the pain and negative feelings everyone in mobius has>then everyone wakes up and the world returns to normaltldr: someone gives hatsune miku sentience and she tries to make an ideal world but escapism badI left out all of the information on the party member's and musician's backstories which is the real important part of the story of each game but 2 doesn't really reference any of them except for one character who's story isn't even fucking explained at all in caligula 1 you need to read a fucking random tie-in novel
>>2658557Oh yeah I left out that people got sent to mobius against their will by μ who can sense if they have some doubts or regrets in life, and they lose memories of the real world until they realize mobius is fake
1 dayIs this the same artist as Dok and Kranke's?
>>2658576at least they made bluffman look good
>>2659506it's impossible to not make GODman look good, he's by far the best musician in the series next to Stork.
It's out!30% off, and great regional pricing too, think I'm gonna grab it right away.
That's really a honest price.
Surprisingly decent price, wonder if future sales will dip even lower.
>no canon namegod damn it
Hey, this is so much better than CE1, I'll probably actually finish this one.Any good tips to know? Seems like there's a passive skill grind system kind of like in Tales games, can't say I'm a fan of that.Also, you can take only one action per turn? Despite the game being SRPG-ish?
>>2660112Yeah, once you have a skill equipped for long enough you can have it forever equipped in a character's passive skill slots. There's really no tips you need to know other than always do the party member conversation events as soon as you can and make sure you max out all party member's friendship before beating the game. You can ignore the sidequests for the most part but some of them have interesting little mini-plotlines if you care.And yeah, you only get to take one action unlike the first game. Honestly I think it was a good change since it makes battles move much faster.
>>2660127Do any of the events time out, or is it fine as long as I do everything before the ending?
>>2660150I know 1 had events timing out but I think in 2 its fine as long as you do everything before the ending
>>2660153Alright, thanks. Guess I can take this at my own pace without spoiling myself by reading guides.Also, holy shit, the FeMC is STICC. Maybe she was suffering from anorexia IRL.
>>2660155You shouldn't need a guide at all, the game is extremely linear and it's obvious when you're going past the point of no return.
What's the song playing at the Okitama station? It's so good.
>>2660249Yeah, that's the one!BTW, is the combat basically just timing counters with that slider thingy? It's a pretty original idea but is there more to it?
>>2660263You'll have to deal with more mechanics like guards and guard-breaks later on, but it stays pretty simple for most of the game. It's all about good positioning and timing everything just right.
>>2660242By the way, the translations for all of the songs are here since NISA was too lazy to edit the battle backgrounds to have English lyricshttps://nisamerica.com/blog/caligula-effect-2-translated-song-lyricsobviously spoilers for the later songs/musicians so don't scroll down all the way if you don't wanna be spoiled on later dungeons
>>2660279Nah, I'm good. I want to be surprised by songs, I don't listen to soundtracks in advance.BTW, is the 1st game's soundtrack decent too? The 1st game kinda looked bad (and was panned on release) so I ended up skipping it. Also, is Mu being the villain of the first game a spoiler? Chi kind of blurted that out.Also, not sure where all those Persona comparisons are coming from, this is literally The Matrix.
>>2660310It's just the the song translations in text form, most of them have foreshadowing relating to their musician so it's worth it to read them since if you were japanese you would actually be able to understand it. And yes the first game has a great soundtrack as well, though a few songs can get annoying with how long some of 1's dungeons are.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhfAwb9Q3OUAnd as for that spoiler no, literally the start of 1 is you getting recruited to stop MUMost persona comparisons probably come from the director of the first two games helping write both Caligula games. I'd recommend giving Caligula 1 a shot sometime, it's low budget and jank as fuck but it's still enjoyable because of its characters and music.
>>2660279>edit the battle backgrounds to have English lyricsto be fair it's not easy to fit translations into those videos, and I don't want to see them butchered by a halfassed editing job like NISA did for the trailers, just blurring out the japanese text and slapping english over it
Maaan, the 1st dungeon is really long. I'm 3 and a half hours in and it's still not over.Do you get to explore the school/city later on? Or it's just a dungeon crawler?
>>2660415First dungeon is long but you do get to explore the city and the school after, yes
>>2658557>>2658562Yeah I think I got that muchBut let me get this straight Escapism bad cuz they were about to die IRL? And any word on whomst created μ?
I can't beat the first boss.Are you meant to grind levels in this game? If so, I'm setting it to easiest difficulty.
>>2660547Shouldn't need to grind. What's giving you trouble? If you have voltage stocked up and make good use of the emergency barrier you should be able to get through it
>>2660555My party levels are7/7/6.Basically I'm spending most of the turns countering his bullshit. I also barely deal any damage to him, even if I have the time to attack him. Managed to get him down to about 75% before Sasara was killed and I quit. Took like 10 minutes too. Is it really supposed to be like this?
>>2660565Use the move action as a wait, i.e. to see what the enemy does and react accordingly. On extreme it took me a good 30 minutes. It's the only good fight in the game, after that the game becomes a cakewalk.
Beat the boss. It really was all about levels. Just grinding 2 levels (from 7 to 9) made a huge difference and I won 1st try.This is like Compile Heart games with their early game grind walls. Pretty rough introduction but hope the game picks up.
>persona but no romanceyikes
>>2660704yeah it's a weird choice, even the first game had them
holy shit the first boss fight took forever what the shit, took enough time to get like whole 2 voltages bar up
>>2660654>It's the only good fight in the game, after that the game becomes a cakewalk.many such cases!
>>2660533It's escapism bad because they were going to die in real life and because the whole game's themes are about facing your problems and trying to make yourself a better person. Also on who created MU, that's not explained in the game but it is in the anime, but it's pretty much non-canon so it doesn't matter.
>>2660832it only had a couple of throwaway lines, there was no romancepersona romance is shit anyway
>blocks your path and filters youKneel.
>>2661071>it only had a couple of throwaway linesEh that's enough for me, teasing is fun
>>2661089im ngl he made me cry my first playthrough, such a good character
>>2652577He understood that MU-Kun was talentless.
>>2654275He was boring and a loser.
>>2660657You don't need to grind for levels in this though, each area has a normal enemy that's overlevelled (in the first area it's level 24). All you need to do is beat that enemy and then you get a bunch of levels.The real grind is for passives so you can do the subquests.
>>2661353It's past your bedtime Ryuto
>>2661411I couldn't beat that enemy even with voltage and he was hitting us for 500+ dmg. Thought you were supposed to return later.
>>2661513How do you even get hit in the first place? Enemies target who is closest to them. Just use a character as bait and dash away before getting hit. You can also use MC's ranged counter to jump over melee attacks.
>you can still cheese higher level enemies wih poisonhistoria needs a new QA team.
>>2661540>Just use a character as bait and dash away before getting hitI'm ashamed to say I figured that out only during the first boss fight.Prior to that I was just tanking with Sasara's AoE.
>>2661570Well it's not entirely your fault, they give you a tank character in a game where you're supposed to avoid attacks. It makes no sense.Later on they give you an evade tank which makes even less sense since evasion is RNG based.Maybe they can be used when playing on the lower difficulties, but on extreme they're useless.It's like some people at historia have no clue about how their own battle system works.
>>2661582Huge shame about evade tanks because fuck me is he fun to play, but even on hard he was constantly getting shanked and murdered, I ended up only using him for debuffing.
>>2661582>>2661585I played on extreme and I got some use out of Ryuto, when he does dodge attacks he can do good damage and he has good debuffs. Also doesn't Sasara eventually get a skill that turns her invincible temporarily?
Do I have to do all the bajillion side quests? Do I need them, do they time out later on? The open world part of this game is so shit.
Does 2 still have missable character episodes?Wanted do them later in 1 but that actually locks you out of some and I really don't want to have the same thing happen again.Had to restart to still be able to see the true ending before starting 2 which sucks.
>>2662062They never time out and you can just collect them and do them later, or whenever you come across the requestors again. Fuckers keep walking everywhere.>>2662080>Does 2 still have missable character episodesNah
>>2662080>NahThank god that's way less obnoxiousAppreciate the answer
>>2662218Meant for >>2662204
>>2662204So nothing at all is missable? Nice.
>>2662231I think the only missables are the lottery tickets related quests.
>>2662235I've done one such quest. Does the lottery machine disappear later on?
>decide to quit the game after autosaving>load game from latest manual save because it's automatically selected>game instantly autosaves upon loadingoh fuck off
>>2662248noI think there's a limit on the number of tickets you can get in one playthrough thoughthe only noteworthy thing it gives is new WIRE dialogue options
Can you fuck up getting the true ending in the first game somehow?It jjst requires doing all the character interactions right?
>>2662406Just skip the first game, it has 9000 side quests and tons of missable events that lock you out of the real ending.
>>2662406Do all of the character interactions and accept Thorn's offer to let you met with the musicians and do all of their character interactions as well
>>2662417You don't have to do a single sidequest in 1 to get the true ending, all you have to do is grind up friendship ASAP so you don't get locked out of any events.
What's WIRE for in 2? Seems like I can ask people random questions (it's kind of like a chat bot), but is there any purpose to it? Should I bother at all?
>>2662417I'm having fun with it, characters are pretty fun and the plot is decentCombat's kinda shit but jothing too bad and I'll never do those retarded sidequests anyway
>>2662406If you wait too long to raise affinity and do events you'll get locked out of later ones and won't be able to finish their storyline. You get the epilogue slides regardless though, it just changes between three variations based on whether you finished a particular character's link or not.
>>2662406Oh, and when you get a WIRE message at the Landmark Tower, agree to it. It looks like a route split but it's not and refusing cuts off a bunch of events for you.
>>2662455It's just for fun.
>>2662445>>2662467>>2662471I'll keep that in mind thanks
>>2662455It's just for getting extra dialogue from party members and NPCs, some of the party member responses are pretty funnySasara
Uh, why is Gin wearing high heels? Do I need to watch my back with this guy?
Does this mean they translated the updated WIRE dialogues the JP console versions got?
>>2662842I'm guessing he's trans/gay IRL, he seems to be awfully obsessed with traditional gender roles (real men this, real men that), yet he's wearing girly high heels in his catharsis, sounds like he's in the closet and denying that.
How do they get out?
>>2662850No idea, were the new chi-jack songs that got added in jp updates included in the PC version?>>2662924very carefully
>>2662928they're DLC but yeah
How does he get out?
>>2662954It's a glitch in the redotrix
>>2662928>include new dlc with pc port>no updates to console versionswhat did nisa mean by this
>>2663123NISA isn't involved in the PC port, it's self published by the devs.
>>2663135that's even worse, nisa didn't bother getting the new stuff at all?
So is the combat at all improved in the second game?
>>2663245Yes, but they made it too easy.
>>2663255It's not like the first game is all that hard either, a lot of it just tedium.
>>2663267Against bosses you actually have to use your brain, and even during normal battles shit can go south fast.In 2 you just pop cheese mode and obliterate everything when needed, bosses included.They're two different worlds.
>>2663422I prefer cheese mode(which I simply didn't use very often)1 was pretty awful toward the end, I just cut the difficulty to avoid grinding levels for accuracy
>>2663422I didn't play on the hardest difficulty in 1 but couldn't you just save up your supers for the boss, risk break them, then just go ham with supers?
Does the steam version have an option for ps buttons like the first game?
>game has ability to talk with your companions through texting>they're literally all one sided questionsIt's like the autistic devs never socialized with anyone through texting before
>deadassdo they think zoomers actually play jrpgs?
>>2664345This localization is actually really decent and uses modern slang to spice up the dialog and make teenagers feel like, ya know, teenagers. The first game's English script was pretty much word salad.
>>2664345They're supposed to sound like zoomer teenagers, they probably use jap zoomer slang in the japanese versionas someone who's been around zoomers it's disgustingly accurate at times
>>2663918>>2664451Not him but the game has PS buttons for my Dualshock controller connected through steam
>>2664477Maybe I have to screw around with the steam controller options a bit Thanks
>>2664497Figured it outJust turn off ps4 controller config in steam
My current suspicions are that Gin is a fujo IRL and Sasara is a lonely housewife.Or maybe I'm just overthinking and Gin is a retread of Kanji from Persona 4.
>>2664572Based chi understanding the coomer mindset
>>2664572I just started the game too, Gin it's definitely not like Kanji, Gin is stated to be friendly with most girls in the school and he's kinda trying to be more manly throughout the game. He also has a weird nasal voice, I'm thinking that he's something like a tomboy girl IRL.Kinda weird that your team does comments on other's cartharsis form (eg Kiriko is a samurai) but nobody comments on Gin's girly legs.
The new version of the songs from the first game are amazingEspecially Lucid's theme
>>2664572Sasara is most likely an old woman since she's bad with technology and not afraid of death.
>constantly talks about being a man>gets along well with men and women>insecure about appearanceGin is definitely gonna be a reverse trap or something.
>>2604015How necessary is it to have played the first one?
>>2664911Played a couple hours and so far I'd say it isn't that necessary.Events from the first game are referenced and you should probably know what mobius is and about myu, but a short summary is probably enough.Not like the first game was super deep or had many twists in its story.
>>2664911I'm 10+ hours in and haven't been spoiled on anything from the 1st game so far. Basically the mascot character says there was another false world just like this one, made by her mother, Mu. Aside from this one connection, I don't think there are any recurring characters at all due to the way this setting works.
>>2664836>what superpower would you want>ability to transform into anyone or anything
The second dungeon and boss were way, way easier. Is the rest of the game basically a faceroll on normal? By now, multiple characters have heal and all kinds of counters and guard breaks, so it's a smooth sailing. The melee counter in particular is so useful, why the hell it wasn't available in the 1st dungeon.Is Shota worth using btw? He seems to be a debuffer. Kiriko is very strong though, stack on same +attack and +crit stigmas and she destroys everything.
>>2665392Shota is pretty useless. SAMURAI girl is way better in a fight.
>>2665392Yeah the game is a faceroll on normal, turn up the difficulty if you want some challenge, pretty sure you can change the difficulty at any time from the menu.>is shota worth using?Very much so. You should be using all party members to extent anyway to get their affinity up to max for their character episodes, but Shota has some very useful skills which can basically lock an enemy down and later on he gets some really good damage-dealing skills, he seems kinda useless at first but his ability to just constantly make annoying enemies not be able to do anything is a godsend in some fights.>>2665536Kiriko is better but she's better than everyone, her damage and speed is just insane.
>>2664736imagine NOT having your chi-jack song be FUCK THIS WORLD the entire game
>>2665599>pick "I have a secret I can never reveal" as MC's trauma>only use Suicide Prototype for x-jackkino
>>2665392>Is the rest of the game basically a faceroll on normal?It's a faceroll even on extreme.>Kiriko is very strong though, stack on same +attack and +crit stigmas and she destroys everything.Her issue is that she doesn't have any counter. Not an issue on normal, but on extreme this could lead to some trouble. Still, she's very good, yeah.>>2665536>Shota is pretty uselessAaaand the dumbest statement of the week goes to...
>>2666473>doesn't have any counterShe's great for following up on counters and juggling enemies.I'm not sure who I'd classify as most useless party member because I liked playing with everyone, but maybe Kobato for his long windup/cooldowns and garbage accuracy.