This week on Extra Punctuation, Yahtzee discusses why he likes the Persona franchise even though he usually isn’t so fond of the JRPG genre.

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I have a fondness for the Persona series of JRPGs that I occasionally constantly talk about. For the longest time I assumed I didn’t like JRPGs. I grouped them alongside real time strategy and flight simulators as genres that aren’t part of my little world because the standard fundamentals of their design aren’t to my taste. I generally don’t like JRPG-style combat, or excessive dialogue, or samey plots, or the way all the main characters are almost always cut from shallow archetypes, with the female ones in particular rather blatantly catering to a range of fetishes that always makes me feel a little icky. Is that condescending of me? Sorry. Obviously I respect an individual’s choice to wear lacy maid outfits and go to hot springs all the bloody time.


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