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The History Of The Persona Series

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Now that Persona 5 is just around the corner, we take a look back to one of the best JRPG series to date. We introduce the series' high points for first timers and beginners. Prepare to get your heart taken by Persona 5. Buy these games here and help support this channel via the Amazon affiliate links below: * Shin Megami Tensei: Persona https://goo.gl/Pp7u0P * Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 Innocent Sin https://goo.gl/n2ty63 * Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable https://goo.gl/QOzL4D * Persona 4 Golden https://goo.gl/Iqrl2o * Persona 5 https://goo.gl/q8zwQc whatoplay updates you with the latest, the most anticipated and the best PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, iOS and Android video games today. Subscribe now at https://www.youtube.com/user/whatoplaychannel Discover and Share your video game choices at https://whatoplay.com. Connect with other whatoplay followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ - https://www.facebook.com/whatoplay - https://www.twitter.com/whatoplay - https://instagram.com/whatoplay - https://plus.google.com/100536220375867144593/.
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Text Comments (183)
ThIs iS uS (5 months ago)
p1 "they suddenly found out they could summon personas" welp..... I dunno if they're preventing spoilers or nah
Zachary Winkle (7 months ago)
8:31 "Boss fights can be unfair towards the end." *Is demeaning a game because you suck at it even allowed on reviewing sites? That's bullcrap that she's allowed to put that in the review!*
Mohannad Al-Shareef (8 months ago)
No idea how it didn't win game of the year. Zelda is way behind in many aspects
ZanderAKZ (8 months ago)
It's kinda funny hearing "I smell a game of the year award",after knowing it was actually Zelda BOTW. This is still one of my favorite PS4 games tho. MHWorld is number 1.
Fearless Paladin (8 months ago)
The safe way of summoning demons, lol.
Bobsbobsi 6.66 (9 months ago)
AKECHI likes pancakes
Luis MasterReconnerf (10 months ago)
"I smell game of the year award" Message from 2018. Doesnt happen. Zelda BotW stole it from Persona 5
Cookies Robber (10 months ago)
caralho 2 portugueses kkkk
AtOutoftheBlue (10 months ago)
Is there a even you skipped the original game and went straight to P3P?
J Cs (10 months ago)
Wait, you skipped Persona 3 and Persona 3 FES. But you included P3P, I thought you said only mainlines? you also skipped Persona 4 and Persona 2 Eternal punishment.
Michael angelo Medrocillo (10 months ago)
The first persona game i played was persona 3 on my ps2 back then on 2007 and persona 4 on 2008 . I have played several smt games . You could name of. P1 and p2
Jack Lee (11 months ago)
Hej what to play ,can you love and like my comment
Bef1234 (11 months ago)
Fun fact the spin-offs CANON
Chunky Tubs (11 months ago)
If your gonna talk about Persona 3 and not use P3FES as the game then something is wrong. P3FES is the game that represent the fourth installment to the series(SMT:P, P2:IS, P2:EP, P3FES) as it's the best game and tells the whole canonical story.
Caden Zae (11 months ago)
Whats the music title name starting from 0:06 -0:18? Is it a soundtrack from persona?
Mars (11 months ago)
Do you know how mad I got when she said its basically like Pokemon!! Edit: Btw Rise is best girl and Junpei is best boy!!
ƒαιтн αят (11 months ago)
I really want to play Persona 2.
Epiphany Davis (1 year ago)
Brian (1 year ago)
Why did you talk about the PSP verision of Persona 3 rather than FES?
Video Vodma (1 year ago)
Jojo's did it first
Rosa Rodriguez (1 year ago)
p3 fes is better than the psp version with NO CUTSCENES trash lol
Yami_Industries (1 year ago)
I would laugh my ass off if this channels videos were translated into wookie and klingon
rxijin (1 year ago)
Where is persona IF?
AtOutoftheBlue (1 year ago)
Nanashi IF is not a Persona game. It served as a major inspiration for the high school settings of the Persona series, but it is not an actual Persona game.
boohoo723 (1 year ago)
I did kinda have to laugh at P2's "the story is not connected to that of the first game" when, aside from the cast of P1 coming back and being playable, one of the plot points is the main villain of the first game running around as a zombie and revealing his "Persona" from the first game was actually an evil demon and the actual main villain of the first game and the entire series.
Brian (1 year ago)
You'd be hard pressed to find a video by whatoplay that isn't riddled with inaccuracies, poor grammar, and bad pronunciation.
Jim Biafra (1 year ago)
Eternal Punishment came out on the PS1 back in the day.
Mobie (1 year ago)
Im glad the the franchise as grow bigger with this launch. I just dont stop seeing P5 reviews and everyone's talking bout Atlus. Brings hope, more sells = Better quality games from Atlus, I just hope they dont transform into Konami. GG!
CliffTurbo (8 months ago)
Wanna Rank The arcana? Buy velvet Loot Boxes so you can pay through endless possibilities.
Lord Kazzy (1 year ago)
ikr Atlus finally getting some of that love it deserves
Zephyr Weiss (1 year ago)
Persona 4 Arena isnt a spinoff. its canon
all the spin offs are canon tho
blackstarGOaT (1 year ago)
Persona is the king of modern RPGs. Fuck FFXV game was so disappointing
whatoplay (1 year ago)
I don't see the point why people compare two different games. If you're a gamer, any game you like a game worth playing. FFXV was good, and so is Persona 5. :)
blackstarGOaT (1 year ago)
Zephyr Weiss nah the game was easy. Beat it in 25 hours
Zephyr Weiss (1 year ago)
its still awesome. you just suck at it
Kazymedic (1 year ago)
Am I high or can I get eternal punishment on my Vita? :Checks Vita: Nope, there it is. Weird.
Retired Account (1 year ago)
Kazymedic its the ps1 version
Kazymedic (1 year ago)
Thanks for the video, but please do a mic level check.
Kazymedic (1 year ago)
There is if you're on a hifi headset for the first 45 seconds of the video. There is too much gain.
Zephyr Weiss (1 year ago)
???? theres nothing wrong with his mic
WesTG (1 year ago)
I'm getting this game, even though I never played any Persona games😊
maxalej (1 year ago)
I think that Tokyo Mirage #FE is more Persona than Shin Shegami Tensei
Ian Hsieh (1 year ago)
Should Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE counted as a SMT game or Persona game?
The Silent Dragon (1 year ago)
Ian Hsieh I thinks it's counted as a SMT spin-off
LanceTheeGamer (1 year ago)
Persona 5 will be well received, but I doubt it will dethrone Breathe of the Wild for Game of the Year.
Vergil (1 year ago)
but there are reviews scores for persona 1,2 and 3
whatoplay (1 year ago)
Yeah. But our database collects both Critic* scores and Gamer* scores. There are hardly enough Users who rated these classic games.
DemonFoxHYPE (1 year ago)
Futaba better be worth it, she looks cute as hell
Simply Dad (1 year ago)
Please stop comparing Persona to a series that came out literally years after SMT.
Adam Epp (11 months ago)
Do you mean Pokemon? Because the first Pokemon game came out in Japan before Persona 1, although it took Pokemon a lot longer to get localized and receive a western release.
Prince Ghidorah (1 year ago)
Persona 2 > the rest
ILFPPAF _ (1 year ago)
P5 is definitely going to beat P4 for its fan's Favourite title.
Green A.J. Production (4 months ago)
Adri Acts unlike the p4 protagonist the P5 protagonist was a outcast to the students of the his new high school
Adri Acts (7 months ago)
Most people still like p4 better although for me p5 is my favorite
Leon Courtney (1 year ago)
This girl butcher's all the reviews/over views she does. A+ for effort B for pronunciation, but she sounds hot so overall she gets a S+
Sight Beyond Sight (1 year ago)
They forgot to mention the anime releases.
Carl Buccarey (1 year ago)
Sight Beyond Sight is better that way
vmf_victor (1 year ago)
Great video! I submitted captions for brazilian portuguese and they're awaiting review by other users :D
vmf_victor (1 year ago)
just a little feedback though: the last minute of the english captions is just a single "line" until the end of the video and since I can't add more "lines" I did my best to end the video with the thanks to people who contributed previously. but still, nice job.
whatoplay (1 year ago)
Thank you so much! I'm sure our Brazilian subscribers will appreciate it. See you on the contributions wall! :)
Achmad ZulFikar (1 year ago)
damn i sold my ps4 for nintendo switch
Epic Otaku Gamer (7 months ago)
Big mistake
whatoplay (1 year ago)
Tri Taco (1 year ago)
Please make a "top 10 2-player ios games" as in you share the same device with player 2
Shadow561781 (1 year ago)
persona fans... I like how it looks n all but could you give me reasons to buy it? I never heard it until last year but always hear it mentioned (friendly question, just want to hear reviews and thoughts about it)
XEO XxMAxX (1 year ago)
how are you I am Arabic I watch all your videos is very good do you love Arabic people
Kate Mc (1 year ago)
So there's no way this will be on anything other than playstation?
Kratos (1 year ago)
Gamespot gave BOTW a 10 when it got framerate issues, but Persona 5 a 9 when the boss battles are a little unfair.... biased much?
Crystalchild X (1 year ago)
nice video thank you very much. why the different scores for X360 and ps3 regarding the fighters tho?
whatoplay (1 year ago)
Sometimes Gamer/User reviews can affect the entire PlayScore.
White Light (1 year ago)
I just love how people wasted their money on ps4 to play this when its available on ps3 I only spent like 130$ (ps3 + persona5 Japanese) ( I apologize to everyone who got offended by this comment)
Jim Biafra (1 year ago)
White Light I also got a PS Vita just for P4 Golden.
Jim Biafra (1 year ago)
White Light Not only did I get a PS4 to play it but I bought both the PS3 version and PS4 version plus the Steal Your Heart special edition for the PS4. I really love Persona.
White Light (1 year ago)
im not talking about future games im only saying about persona 5. If for example persona 6 become ps4 exclusive then i will buy ps4. But i see your point.
Nintendo Worlds (1 year ago)
Think about it like this later for those that bought the ps4 and persona is only on that console the ps3 owners are screwed lol
White Light (1 year ago)
if you read more carefully all my comments you can see that i wrote "and im talking about buying ps3 ONLY for playing persona 5" For me it is a wise choice to buy ps3 only for persona 5 but everyone is willing to do whatever they want with their money. It is great to have your own opinion, so I don't want to harass anyone it is just my opinion even if it is a harsh one. (im glad noone said about my horrible english skills)
Trickster (1 year ago)
I know I'm gonna love P5. It has a interesting, different concept which unsurprisingly gave it a high score. And Shoji Meguro is making some of the music! Atlus could have uploaded an April Fools video telling us it is delayed, but my heart wouldn't take it... While we're on the topic, who else bought/pre ordered the Take Your Heart collection?
Trickster (1 year ago)
Persona 4 Golden deserves a playscore above 9! If you're new, the main games are unrelated, but do have some references here and there, 1 and 2, 3 and 4. I recommend to start with P4G as it is one of the most critically aclaimed for a reason! For me, it is worth buying a PS Vita for the game, but PS TV is probably cheaper!
alex blokstra (1 year ago)
Getting mine today. They sent it too early. No complaints tho, really looking forward to this game.
whatoplay (1 year ago)
Lucky! Goodluck on your journey! Wake up, get up, get out there!
idl3 (1 year ago)
" I smell game of the year award!" I smell someone TRIGFERED!
Rikoyasha (1 year ago)
ironically P4's anime got me into persona and my 1st game was Persona Q and i bought a Vita just to play P4 golden <3
Green A.J. Production (4 months ago)
I can't wait for persona Q 2 to come out
Jym Fisk Burk (1 year ago)
man! the first persona is tought, but i beat it, and the second one is the darkest
whatoplay (1 year ago)
Random encounters are a nightmare.
sandgod09 (1 year ago)
I have feeling persona 5 will be getting 9.78 and that's coming from someone that has been playing all the persona games plus spins off and the devil Survivor series
whatoplay (1 year ago)
**fingers crossed**
Nishant Sengar (1 year ago)
persona 5 is a 10/10
sephiroth jenova (1 year ago)
Can you make a post review after you play the game? -ware wa nanji, nanji wa ware.
FRCB (1 year ago)
I want Persona 5 now
Felgrand Luciferiuum (1 year ago)
Wish I had a PS4 for this game.
Zephyr Weiss (1 year ago)
give me the vita
Felgrand Luciferiuum (1 year ago)
Don't have one either. I only have a Vita..
whatoplay (1 year ago)
It's also available on the PlayStation 3! It's cheaper and there's not much difference between them. :)
Simon Peter Solomon (1 year ago)
I bought a PS4 because of Persona 5! Can't wait!! 😁
Arisen Spirit (10 months ago)
Simon Peter Solomon lol, no kidding I was thinking of not buying a PS4 but a few months later I saw persona 5 so I ended up that day on the store finally getting one
Nintendo Worlds (1 year ago)
I did the same btw Nier is a great game I bought it while im waiting for tomorrow
whatoplay (1 year ago)
Good call! But it's also playable on the PlayStation 3.
Nickie Archua (1 year ago)
Wow! this is a new video. Thanks whatoplay!
whatoplay (1 year ago)
Futaba is best girl.
Udoy Gaming (7 months ago)
Lol I agree.
Adri Acts (7 months ago)
P3: Aigis P4: Naoto P5: Makoto Fite meh
Oliver simpson (8 months ago)
Futagf fights i win xd
beatlesbeats (11 months ago)
Jack Lee (1 year ago)
Are you
Mortal Network (1 year ago)
Persona 5 is the only reason, and I mean *THE ONLY REASON* I just bought a PS4. My wallet hurts, but I'm so excited!
Bef1234 (11 months ago)
it's uh available on ps3 you know?
The Legendary Warrior (11 months ago)
LIQUID SNAKE yes! Give love to PS vita users Atlus! xDD
Lian Rozen (1 year ago)
P5 is one of the best video games I have ever played. But...P3 its still my favorite game.
Teerawat Jutamontree (1 year ago)
similar here i bought ps vita to do remote play because of persona 5!!! XD
LIQUID SNAKE (1 year ago)
Mortal Network I just wish people would support us and convince atlus and/or Sony to have this release in psvita. I have both console. 😁
Mauricio Gomez (1 year ago)
Will you marry me?
whatoplay (1 year ago)
Deacon Blinders (1 year ago)
She will allow many Husband-Wives. However most assuredly, I regret to inform you that I am not the gatekeeper to her pen, but you can still bite into my goochy chode stank trunk while you wait.
purenessz (1 year ago)
Rune Factory series next plz.
whatoplay (1 year ago)
nova h (1 year ago)
whatoplay (1 year ago)
I hope so!
Tricky-P (1 year ago)
1100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 out of 10
sunsbookishgamesx (1 year ago)
I remember when I got my first persona game on my vita that was such a good day.
Myriad (1 year ago)
whatoplay that's so true!
whatoplay (1 year ago)
Persona changes your life, to be honest.
bonifacio_kid (1 year ago)
We have the same power!
deco983 (1 year ago)
amazing series!
whatoplay (1 year ago)
Hell yeah!
sunsbookishgamesx (1 year ago)
deco983 I can't wait to buy p5
Jae Salamanca (1 year ago)
Darkest-Knight Nick (1 year ago)
"it's basically like pokemon" YOU MEAN JOJO
Mohannad Al-Shareef (8 months ago)
Yare yare daze
Mr Lakiro (1 year ago)
Adam Häggblom (1 year ago)
But the novel that started it all (Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei) came out in 1986?
Darkest-Knight Nick (1 year ago)
Alex BOI if you don't get. Jojo is from 87. Smt is from 98.
Alex (1 year ago)
Darkest-Knight Nick jojo came out long after the smt series tho soooo maybe jojo is like smt? kek
th3mmch (1 year ago)
whatoplay (1 year ago)
All aboard the choo choo train, boys!
sunsbookishgamesx (1 year ago)
th3mmch the wait is reallll
bigbardos (1 year ago)
while the playscore wasn't arround at least you could have mentioned the general reviews/reception of the game
Yasir.M Ali (1 year ago)
😂😂😂 really joker you fuck him up so bad bravo !
Yasir.M Ali (1 year ago)
+Owain Kun​ ahahahah triggered 😂go get a life jumpcunt !
Yasir.M Ali (1 year ago)
joker lol you roast him like a chicken nice one !
whatoplay (1 year ago)
Thanks for that suggestion! We'll do it again next time. :)
Omar Eidah (1 year ago)
A look back.. is this is a new videos series ? I like it !
diamond291 (1 year ago)
whatoplay what about MGS? (Metal Gear Solid)
whatoplay (1 year ago)
Thank you! We'll try to do more of these soon! Especially when Kingdom Hearts 3, God of War and other popular series are about to hit the market. Can't say the same about Mass Effect though :(
Fabián Cruz Ho (1 year ago)
yeah i like it ,too but it looks like it will be only for upcoming secuels
Siegfried Final (1 year ago)
Daddy Robin (1 year ago)
Siegfried Final APRIL FOOLZZZ BIATCH!!!!

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