Day: February 24, 2019

Persona 2: Innocent Sin – 1-800-Kil-Kids

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Persona 2’s got a funny release history. Since Atlus beat Square to the punch by releasing Persona 1 to the PSX well before FFVII, they already had the infrastructure in place to capitalize when Square happened to strike platinum and made PSX RPGs an international boom (they also had Devil Summoner on the Saturn, giving them the infrastructure to capitalize on the fad for RPGs on two platforms! Sure, the Saturn didn’t amount to much, but they must have felt like they were riding high!). Atlus would ultimately release four SMT spinoffs on the PSX, for some reason putting their flagship Shin Megami Tensei series on hold for an entire console generation. Those games include Persona 1, Devil Summoner 2: Soul Hackers, and not one but two distinct “Persona 2″s, two halves of a common story. The first half was called Sin, and the second half, Punishment. Get it?

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