why would anyone play Pokemon when you could play Persona?

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#1 Edited by nero_rules (738 posts) -

it lets you collect monsters AND girls

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#2 Edited by Planeforger (17291 posts) -

Well, some of us have real girlfriends who'd like us to trade or battle with them.

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#3 Posted by Chickan_117 (16327 posts) -

But in Pokemon you can trade your girlfriend if she evolves into something you don't like.

I assumed your question in the topic wasn't serious. If I'm wrong then my answer would be "because they're different games" :) Aside from Japanese stylings, turn based RPG and the collection elements they're very different.

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#4 Posted by Lucky_Krystal (1390 posts) -

Because they're two different games with different merits and different styles.

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#5 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (12566 posts) -

I don't have a vita or PS2/PS3

I don't care for that series

I played Pokemon back in the Red/Blue and Gold/Silver generations so I have a nostalgic connection to Pokemon.

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#6 Edited by bad_fur_day (1988 posts) -

A guardian spamming Megadoleon over and over again and wiping your party with hours of level grinding to look forward too can kinda make anyone play Pokémon instead.

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#7 Posted by EnoshimaJunko (322 posts) -

Better idea: Play both

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#9 Edited by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

@nero_rules said:

it lets you collect monsters AND girls

You're cool.

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#10 Edited by sorata (32 posts) -

Why would you eat dessert instead of your meal? They're both delicious and filling in their own way, and some people just don't like dessert, or prefer dessert to a meal.

Same with Pokemon and Persona. Different tastes, themes and fulfills different needs.

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#11 Posted by mooooo99 (1251 posts) -

@EnoshimaJunko said:

Better idea: Play both

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#12 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

@mooooo99 said:

@EnoshimaJunko said:

Better idea: Play both

Best idea of all.

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#13 Edited by Eikichi-Onizuka (9052 posts) -

Because some people would rather focus on the monster collecting and not reading tons of dialogue. I like Persona more myself, just saying there are plenty of reasons to prefer Pokemon for many(trading, traveling different areas, different tone, etc).

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#14 Edited by scoots9 (3478 posts) -

Alright then, I'll just play Persona fi... oh wait I can't. That's why.

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#15 Posted by CG0014 (25 posts) -

Cause persona is garbage

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#16 Edited by t1striker (1549 posts) -

While I find Persona a much better game, even though they have a collect them all type thing going on, they are exceptionally different.

One cannot replace the other.

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#17 Edited by sorata (32 posts) -

@Bigboi500 said:

@mooooo99 said:

@EnoshimaJunko said:

Better idea: Play both

Best idea of all.

This is very much true.