Have you ever played JRPGs before? Then you at least heard of the Persona series. Yes, many fans of the genre claim it to be one of the greatest examples for RPGs, period. What do I think of it? Well, this may shock you... But I DESPISE it. I can get that the series has some sort of appeal, but I can never get into said series... I dunno... It really bothers me a lot. For starters, both the first and second games aged really horribly..... Especially the first. First person dungeon crawling, bad battle system, and random encounters completely ruins the game. The second is basically a third person view of persona 1. For the modern ones, comes 3 and 4. And let me tell you I really, really, really, really, REALLY HATE PERSONA 3. It's an early version of Final Fantasy XIII (but not completely). Bad battle system, no guard, awful fusion spells, terrible story, terrible music, terrible characters, linear and boring dungeon, and VERY bad A.I. Surprisingly, I enjoyed 4 (though, I may need to replay it, but I'll just tell you all my thoughts beforehand). The god awful battle system from three is fixed, no more fusion spells, the characters isn't 3 emo, music is pretty good, the dungeon tries to add variety, and is overall more polished..... However, what flaws this game has comes from it's predecessor. If your main character dies, it's game over.... This trend started since 3 and is actually affecting most other RPGs. It doesn't matter if your allies are alive, you die and you start all over. So much for team work.... The dungeons... The cosmetically mask the dungeons with colors and hoped to pass it off as "game design..." Well, it backfired completely. It's just going on a pathways until you find the stairs. Another thing that drags this game down is that it's more visual novel than actual RPG. The worst thing in the game is that there's mandatory High School segments that has absolutely nothing to do with the actual game. It might've been ok if it was sidequests, but the game forces the player to deal with these situations. So those are my experiences with the series. What is your experience and what do you think of the series as a whole?