Steal peoples’ hearts and rid the world of evil as phantom thieves in Atlus’ newest iteration of the Persona series. From abusive gym teachers to corrupt CEOs, no one is safe! With a strong emphasis on rehabiliation and change, has this new Persona taken its own advice or is it more of the same (and would that necessarily be a bad thing)?
Fight fire with fire, demons with demons!
Surprisingly, there weren’t as many games this year, but all the same this year was AWESOME. There are 39 games. This was actually a tough year as far as deciding #4 and #5, though the top 3 was obvious even from the get-go. Let’s do this! Editor’s note: I recently had to go back and redo 2008 (thus why it was added first) because Wikipedia is SORELY lacking in information from this point on. It’s possible I may have missed some titles and if I did, I’m sorry in advance.
It’s Shin Megami Tensei as an SRPG on a portable. If that doesn’t get you going, consider the fact that there’s an interesting time mechanic, it’s based around survival, and you can change peoples’ fates. Still not enough? How about the fact that it has excellent music, visuals, difficulty, demon auctions, and a ridiculous amount of other features that are present in other SMTs? Now if THAT isn’t enough, I honestly don’t know what is.