There’s a lot of varying opinions as to what qualifies a story as “mature”, and few places will have more divergent thoughts on the matter than Persona fandom. So in this episode, we bring together a panel of very Mature™ individuals to discuss Mature™ things. Are you tried of hearing the word “mature” yet? Hopefully not, or else you wont make it far into this episode.
For a good while now we’ve discussed, debated, and even poked fun at what some fans constitute a “mature” story as. Obviously our fake Persona 5 trailer being a culmination of the latter. Since then though, some people have felt we were being a little too dismissive of those who might want a “darker” game in the franchise.
So this got me thinking: What really *is* a mature story to you?
It’s an interesting thing to consider as tone, setting, theme, characterization and many other factors play into what any story is ultimately about. So it’s high time we tackle this topic head on and address some things.
So share with us your thoughts on the matter, and I’ll see to it that your comments are read on the next episode. Though just give us more general opinions/thoughts–not point by point details on your wishes for a Persona 5 plot.
The recording will be this Friday, so get those comments in well ahead of time!
Chances are, if you listen to this podcast, you probably saw the fake Persona 5 Seek Emancipation trailer that came out earlier this week. What many were hoping to to be a bold new direction for the Persona series ended up being just a cruel April Fools Joke, and we were behind it all. In this Episode, we go into detail as to how we created this beast.
(Apologies in advance that I didn’t read off your quesitons on the podcast, I completely forgot) -Levito
Our very own TrueSelf seems to have stumbled upon something huge today. In what was just supposed to be a search to find the Persona 5 announcement trailer, he found a NEW trailer for Persona 5– one that not only highlights a new grim tone to the project, but even unveils a release date for the game! From the YouTube description:
Someone is coming, crawling back from the Sea of Souls… But will he use his power to bring about absolute Order, or ultimate Chaos? Use your bonds of friendship to break free from the shackles of life– only the power of Persona can save, or doom, all of humanity!
Get ready for the game IGN calls “The Dark Souls II of Shin Megami Tensei”– Persona 5 is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS on March 17, 2015! Seek Emancipation and pre-order today to receive the “Grimdark Costume Pack” and “Dante Must Die Mode,” exclusively from GameStop!
This is pretty unbelievable news, no one expected Persona 5 to actually go in this direction. After all, Persona 4 was all “Scooby Doo”– this, on the other hand, is very mature and grown up. The Persona game we all wanted is coming.
This trailer is very dark, and violent. So please be aware that this is a NSFW kind of trailer.