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The Persona series is overrated in my books (although I loved Persona 4). Seriously, it gets way too much respect from an obsessive fan base that hypes it up more than the main Megami Tensei series, even though without that series, Persona wouldn't even exist. Not to mention, then main series just makes better games, while Persona just focuses on rereleases of older games, and unnecessary sequels for Persona 3 and 4. If they're going to port the Persona games, why can't they just do the same for Shin Megami Tensei 1 and 2, along with the original Devil Summoner and Soul Hackers, with a fully translated American release (I can import)? When will Atlus start paying attention to the games that matter more to the series? GalaxiaWild 13:31, May 26, 2012 (UTC)

Both Devil Summoner and Soul Hackers either got or are getting a remake. (And we would have gotten Devil Summoner too, if not for Sony's insistence that ports/remakes have so many new features or something of the nature). And well, Persona sells. You are saying that they should not make what sells so that they can cater to a few "hardcore" fans? Atlus is a company that needs profits to survive after all. Of course, it's not like they aren't making other games. They made the Devil Survivor games. They made Strange Journey (one of the "core" SMT games you are whining about there not being enough of). They made Catherine. There is the Soul Hackers remake coming up. Also, the main SMT games being "better" is a YMMV thing, as I've seen some people comment on how SMTI and II haven't aged as well as, say, Persona 2. (Wait, did you just whine about the Persona games focusing on rereleases of older games....then ask for rereleases of older games?)--Otherarrow 13:56, May 26, 2012 (UTC)

I meant why remake older Persona games for the West and not the other MegaTen classics. Why focus on making a game that already was unnecessary downloadable for PSN, and not remaking classics that were otherwise impossible to get. GalaxiaWild 19:20, May 26, 2012 (UTC)

I can't believe it! Shin Megami Tensei IV is coming. I hope they go back to the old MegaTen roots for this installment. Now, I know there's no official details or images yet, but what do you think will be in there? GalaxiaWild 14:09, May 30, 2012 (UTC)


Graphics. It's a lot easier to port 128-bit polygon models to a 256-bit HD system than say, 8-bit sprites. This is just an example but the point is, they'd probably have to remake the entire game from the gound up.

Oh and I think the word your looking for is coddling. To cradle is to hold someone gently. To coddle is to let then run amok, do whatever they want without consequences and bassically spoil them rotten. ~Yu Arisato

@Yu Arisato: Duely noted. GalaxiaWild (talk) 08:18, December 8, 2012 (UTC)

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