Okay, so I don't know if anyone around here has noticed, but I really like Shin Megami Tensei.
Kidding, I think everyone knows.
My love is not to the exclusion of other RPGs, mind you, but I would say as JRPGs go its defined the last decade for me in the way Final Fantasy VI and SNES/Game Boy RPGs defined my teen years. SMT has been around about as long as Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy have been, but really didn't touch western shores in a big way until just over nine years ago on the PS2
Before that, we just had the PSX Persona games and The Demon Slayer on Game Boy Color, which were placed under the "Revelations" banner. And the PSX Persona characters were deeply Americanized and laughably localized by the folks at Tecmo. Let's positive thinking!
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About Whispering Willowone of us since 2:32 PM on 12.21.2012
Member of the Destructoid community team, moderator, hunter (or is that hoonter?), part-time Roegadyn and fae regent.
My favorite weapons are the claymore, the Mk. 22 tranquilizer pistol and the banhammer.
For other things and stuff about me you can read here, here and here. You will learn of my origins, my trials and tribulations and how I became a Level 80 superpixie!
Some of my favorite games:
Super Metroid Metroid Prime Metroid Zero Mission Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Shin Megami Tensei IV Digital Devil Saga Devil Summoner 2 Devil Survivor Persona 3 Portable Persona 4 Golden Final Fantasy VI Final Fantasy VIII Final Fantasy X/X-2 Final Fantasy XI The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Shenmue Shenmue II Jet Set Radio Jet Set Radio Future Ico Shadow of the Colossus Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Dishonored Deus Ex Deus Ex: Human Revolution Fallout: New Vegas The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Freedom Wars Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Dissidia Duodecim Soulcalibur II Shovel Knight Hades The Binding of Isaac Dead Cells Gris Ghost of Tsushima