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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 Innocent Sin

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sci-fi role-playing game features anime and some violence.

Game PSP 2011
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The only reason Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 Innocent Sin was released in the United States is because the game's original Japanese release in 1999 managed to receive such a cult following from gamers who can't even speak a word of Japanese that the publisher decided to translate and localize it. That speaks to the captivating, unique nature of the game. It is bizarre at times, and even those who have an unwavering focus on the story can become confused at the winding twists and turns. But there is a certain appeal to the way the game and story unfolds. In addition, the turn-based battle system is extremely well executed. Turn-based role-playing games are falling out of favor, and fans of this style will appreciate that this game still manages to capture the cerebral and strategic appeal associated with turn-based battles. While it is certainly not for everyone, those who enjoy surreal science fiction and Japanese anime will likely become instantly entranced with this game.

Game Details

  • Platform: PSP
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Release date: September 20, 2011
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: T for Drug Reference, Language, Mild Blood, Sexual Themes, Simulated Gambling, Violence
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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