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Shin Megami Tensei V – Zero Punctuation


This week in Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews Shin Megami Tensei V.

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“Shin Megami Tensei, Yahtzee!” Er. Sorry, I haven’t got any tissues. “No! You big racist. You should play the new Shin Megami Tensei V since you like Persona games so much.” Went the anime fans every bloody week for the last month. For fuck’s sake, you anime fans are like drug dealers, you are. You hang around outside middle schools looking for any kid showing the slightest interest in Pokemon cards and then refuse to leave them alone until they’re gluing fridge magnets to their hair and insisting on being called Sasuke. “Shin Megami Tensei is the mainline series of RPGs that Persona spun off from, Yahtzee, as you bloody well know you constantly Evangelion-referencing obvious closet anime liking person. Shin Megami Tensei basically is Persona without the day to day life sim aspect or vibrant visual design or really good music or engaging characters that make it constant fodder for cultural reference, anime adaptation and fanmade jailbait pornography.” That was rather a tangential sales pitch, and not exactly an effective one. “It’s Persona without any of the shit you like about Persona.” “Alright how about this one? Your Halo Infinite code hasn’t come in yet and you’ve got a week to fill before Christmas.” Oh bollocks. Whatever.

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Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee is the Escapist’s longest standing talent, having been writing and producing its award winning flagship series, Zero Punctuation, since 2007. Before that he had a smattering of writing credits on various sites and print magazines, and has almost two decades of experience in game journalism as well as a lifelong interest in video games as an artistic medium, especially narrative-focused. He also has a foot in solo game development - he was a big figure in the indie adventure game scene in the early 2000s - and writes novels. He has six novels published at time of writing with a seventh on the way, all in the genres of comedic sci-fi and urban fantasy. He was born in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 2003, and emigrated again to California in 2016, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include walking the dog and emigrating to places.