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The Persona series is set in modern-day Japan but with extraordinary events happening in otherwise normal locations. Along with social and psychological themes, the games focus on the collective unconscious. For example, a recurring location is the Velvet Room; a place between reality and unconsciousness. This eroding of the barrier between life and death is extended in the recurring motif of the Masks characters wear, that need to be dis-guarded to develop their abilities.
Because of this, the main cast are seen to live dual lives. As you progress there is a chance to become your true self in different ways. Sometimes through combatting the effect of rumours, sometimes understanding depression or sometimes even addressing gossip and the media's influence.
As you explore real and fantasy locations, you encounter enemies to battle. These fights take place in rounds. You and your party attack, then your opponents counter attack. This includes selecting which physical and magical abilities to use. As the series has developed, the system has evolved although the central play mechanic remains the same.
Personas extend these fights. They are physical manifestations of a characters psyche and subconscious and give you special powers. Your team start with an initial Persona, but this is evolved through story events and social interaction.
Establishing Social Links allows you to grow and develop. As well as offering a novel way to advance characters it also powerfully ties the narrative interactions and character stories to the battles in the game.
The main series of Persona games are:
- Revelations: Persona (1996) PlayStation, PlayStation Portable
- Persona 2: Innocent Sin (1999) PlayStation, PlayStation Portable
- Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (2000) PlayStation, PlayStation Portable
- Persona 3 (2006) PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable
- Persona 4 (2008) PlayStation 2, PlayStation Vita, PC
- Persona 5 (2016) PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
Persona 2 / Persona 3 Portable Bundle
Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Persona 3 And 5 Bundle + Megaverse Costume Pack
Persona 3 Portable
Persona 3: Dancing In Moonlight
Persona 3: Dancing In Moonlight Demo
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Persona 4 Golden
Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Persona 5 Royal
Persona 5 Royal Deluxe Edition
Persona 5 Royal Ultimate Edition
Persona 5 Strikers
Persona 5 Strikers Digital Deluxe Edition
Persona 5: Dancing In Starlight
Persona 5: Dancing In Starlight Demo
Persona 5: Ultimate Edition
Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
Persona Q: Shadow Of The Labyrinth
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