Persona games are among the most beloved JRPGs in the world. Now that modern Persona games are coming to PC, and the new Soul Hackers game is on its way, it’s a good time to take a look at the grander Shin Megami Tensei franchise – of which Persona is a spin-off. Strangely, the other SMT games were never able to capture the imagination and attention of westerners like Persona did. Regardless, many of them are just as excellent and innovative as the famous series. So, in this list, we’re going to take a look at some of the best Shin Megami Tensei games.
Modern Persona games, historically a Sony-exclusive series, are coming to Xbox and PC. Although, it may not be that shocking; SEGA works hard to bring its titles to PC, and Persona 4 Golden is already available on that platform.
The original PlayStation was full of timeless turn-based RPGs; to this day, the likes of Grandia HD Remaster get very positive feedback on Steam. Here, I’d like to revisit the ten best turn-based RPGs on the original PlayStation. Keep in mind that this list, much like any, is subjective, and my taste in games might differ from yours.
It is quite lovely to see how JRPGs have transitioned to mainstream in the West. JRPGs at the time, were seen as “weird” or even “boring”, especially those with turn-based mechanics. With the immense success of: Persona 5, Dragon Quest XI, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses, it cannot be said to be the case anymore. It’s great to see Western gamers becoming ever more interested in the madness of turn-based JRPGs.
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