Venus wrote:Innocent Sin. Why? Because it's the best Persona game to date.
How is it the best? I want you to elaborate, that is the point of this discussion.
1) Innocent Sin/Eternal Punishment maintain the dark atmosphere that the Shin Megami Tensei series is known for. This reminded so up until Persona 4. Something about the tone bothered me. I don't know what they were thinking using yellow and happy go lucky music. Sure the game was dark like a Megami Tensei game it just felt like a giant juxtaposition.
2) Shin Megami Tensei games are known for their music but the Persona 2 duology is just a cut above everything else. The Persona 3 soundtrack comes awfully close though.
3) Two words. Tatsuya Suou. To this day he remains my favorite Japanese RPG main character. He's quiet, strong, independent but that's not what really makes me like him it's all the shit he goes through. I can't really say without spoiling it but you actually feel sorry for him by the end of Eternal Punishment. Outside of Tatsuya, Lisa, Maya, Eikichi, and Jun I mean they actually seem like real high school teenagers just with special powers. I know this is done in Persona 3, 4 etc but I really felt a strong bond with these characters and by the end like Tatsuya you feel bad for how things turn out for them.