Why You Should Care: Persona Q2

Why You Should Care: Persona Q2

An informative, spoiler-free, and easy to understand guide on why you should care about Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth! I was hesitant going into Q2, given that the original had loads of issues, but this game ended up being my favorite Persona spin-off to date.

Review copy provided by Atlus USA.

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  1. David Larkin on May 1, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    I know not many people will see this, but that’s okay. I just finished the game today, and my goodness, was that worth every penny. It was so enjoyable, to the music, to the battles, to the character interactions. It was enjoyable to see all the characters, and Hikari was a very good character, especially with her development. Though, I can’t deny it did lack nostalgia, and Persona Q was better to look back upon. It felt more rewarding. But Q2 improved from the original in so many ways, and finally completing it made me happy, but also sad to know that was the last big send off for my favorite console of all time.

    Thank you Persona Q2, and hello to anyone reading this, thank you for coming to my random rant I just typed as I went.

  2. neao SMT on May 1, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Persona Trinity soul should be in the next pq game

  3. Oubliette1949 on May 1, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Cinematic Tale is such a fucking bop

  4. Mona on May 1, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    I need to take teddie (kuma) away from any and all doorknobs

  5. Tommy Hickin on May 1, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Can’t wait for Q3 after persona 6

  6. H on May 1, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    lol ur dumb who even cares about """UI"{""" jyust play video game u stupid scrub also this game looks like pee LOL

  7. Kirber Burgy on May 1, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    It is DEFINITELY not the best looking game on the 3DS. That goes to Kid Icarus: Uprising.

  8. Firenze 64 on May 1, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Do wish that there was English voice acting though.
    Surprised that you didn’t mention that.

  9. Teeler on May 1, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    The soundtrack in this game is phenomenal. I really hope it gets a switch re-release.

    (Also here’s hoping to pq3 with the p1 and 2 characters)

  10. Hakaytypebeat on May 1, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Thank you, this game was a beautifull experience

  11. Jan Feeder II on May 1, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Its on my play list after i finish 4 gold and last dungeon in PQ 1.

  12. milkflavoured on May 1, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Thank you for convincing me to go back to this game now that I’ve come down from P5R ✨

  13. Ihsan Syafiq on May 1, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Can I play PQ2 without playing P5? I mean, will it disturb anything?

  14. Marcy Mars on May 1, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Unpopular opinion: People say that this game should have been on the Switch, but I think this was an absolutely great sendoff to the 3DS system, I still play on that handheld a lot, and it’s especially a miracle that this game got localized when it was dying out. Even if that fact is the reason why it is so unpopular and why it doesn’t have an English dub.

    I still like this game a lot. I’m happy Altus gave FEMC a chance to shine, I love her so much. And the opening is an absolute bop not gonna lie-

  15. A n d y S on May 1, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Don’t forget, Persona Q2 officially revealed to us that Futaba is a Redditor

  16. Philip Hunt-Bull on May 1, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    The answer in one sentence:
    The game is really fucking fun.

  17. Bigt413 on May 1, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    I have the limited edition, still unopened. I will have to buy the game digitally so I can play it.

  18. Fes Yuki-kun on May 1, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    The true question is?
    Did they give haru more screentime?

  19. issac thompson on May 1, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    I still remember this game. After I completed it I gave it to my brother but still. The 3DS went out with a bang.

  20. bigjake360t on May 1, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Well you have convinced me.

  21. davidv2002 on May 1, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    why you should care? because it’s the game that got joker in smash

  22. Biker on May 1, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    I would love to but cant find a working q1 and q2 is $75 to $500

  23. goro akechi on May 1, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    I hope persona q3 happen with persona 5 improve gameplay and with persona 5 graphics

  24. Kirby lover on May 1, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    this isn’t the best looking game on 3ds

  25. CARNO on May 1, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Why on a 3ds though?? If Altus released it on the Switch, I believe alot more people wouldve gotten into this

  26. Glitchless on May 1, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    The game looks like art, but in my book Fire Emblem Echoes is the best looking game on 3DS.

  27. BitchChill on May 1, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    It’s on a dead console that I have no interest in buying, and it doesn’t have an English dub, so no

  28. Dominus Grey on May 1, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    PQ2’s currently on sale on the 3DS right now! This vid sold me on it.

  29. YPhoenix on May 1, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    PQ2 should get an HD remake on the Switch

  30. The Superthingymabob on May 1, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    just to clarify, I don’t need to have played Q1, right?

  31. YoshidoBombido on May 1, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Yeah, I’ll agree. This WAS the best Persona spin-off, but now we have Strikers.

  32. GamingWith Joseph on May 1, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    I actually bought a 3ds so I can’t wait to buy this and persona q

  33. Pablo CL on May 1, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    "A hear dead-er than the great seal to not feel anything"
    that one hurt-

  34. Zak .T.E.G on May 1, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Before I got this game I made sure I played a demo for an Etrian odyssey game to make sure I wouldn’t waste my money even though I was sure i would love it

  35. Tip Top Spider on May 1, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Thank you for creating this video 😁

  36. Lord Gaynondorf on May 1, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Dude Q1 is way better than Q2 one. Also for the most part Q1 labyrinths have better designs. Like seriously don’t tell me the weird dinosaures and musical were nice. Q2 have nice quality of life improvements though but they drastically cut the puzzles difficulty. The lack of dub doesn’t in Q2’s favor either. Imo they both great games definitely worth playing. Q1 is just more engaging story wise especially after the big reveals.

  37. KevenLC on May 1, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    the game is obviously using the Etrian Odyssey engine.

  38. Spartan 8676 on May 1, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    13:07 that looked so wrong at first…

  39. Kirby lover on May 1, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    and the premium edition (I think that is what it was called) came with a bunch of cool stuff like pins a plush playing cards and other stuff

  40. Joe H. on May 1, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    huh ive only played persona 5 and persona 5 royal. half way thru persona 4 golden right now. i do have a 3ds maybe ill check this game out after p4g. great video!

  41. Mhico Rivera on May 1, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    but they put emphasis on joker and dont do what they did in pq when you can choose the leader and putting favoritism in this game

  42. Brayan Cedeno on May 1, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Is it on PlayStation?

  43. Inkblup Dubs on May 1, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    actually,honestlt the best looking games on the 3DS Are RE Revelations 2 and Minecraft

  44. Martin Gustavsson on May 1, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Grabbed it since it’s on sale currently on the eShop! The music is boppin’ for sure.

  45. John Greek on May 1, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    The quality leap between Q1 and Q2 is big. But it is even more bigger between Q2 and Scramble. The level of coolness for the last spinoff is so high, that it feels almost the same good as main games in Persona series. It is a Real possibility that P6 will be less good in terms of story and character development than this Scramble spinoff. It is hard to beat masterpiece. Especially if we know that creators of P3-4-5 left series

  46. What m8 on May 1, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    I haven’t played this game, but from watching various moments of characters hanging out (like 4 hours worth which I know in total would be nothing with how much is here) it’s a freakin dream. I love it. The premise of the story is also great. I don’t know it all. But I watched the ending and I got in all the feels. Especially after seeing characters resolve issues in this game, only to find out that they will then forget everything.
    Like Ken deciding to do his attempted murder, or Akechi lamenting about betraying Joker and stuff now, and oh so much more.
    Persona never fails to touch my soul and make me feel all the feels. The only thing stopping me from playing this game myself, is mainly because my 3ds is in my attic hidden somewhere in a box.
    I could emulate it. But that would feel disingenuous. I emulate Pokemon games, but only the ones that i’ve actually bought and played in the past.

    So if I did play this game, I would want to buy it from an actual source to support it.

  47. Solino_Oruki on May 1, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Im actually happy this isn’t dubbed. I hate the english voices and in Q1 you couldn’t switch to the Japanese voices.

  48. UnicornQueen YT on May 1, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    9:56 – 10:00 i loved the scenes in these so much

  49. Primal on May 1, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    I really want this game but it’s way too expensive now

  50. Jhon on May 1, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    i’ve rly come to love your channel + you got me hype to play this game even in 2021!

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