Modern Final Fantasy vs Modern Persona

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Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) 4 years, 2 months ago

Poll: Modern Final Fantasy vs Modern Persona (26 votes)

Modern Persona 81%
Modern Final Fantasy 15%

While both are old franchises in terms of age, Final Fantasy and Persona both underwent a significant change of direction around 2007 and are currently very different from what they used to be.

My question to you is, do you prefer the modern incarnation of Final Fantasy more, or the modern incarnation of Persona?

Just so we are clear, this is what 'modern Final Fantasy' includes:

Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

And this is what 'modern Persona' entails:

Persona 3
Persona 3: FES
Persona 4
Persona 3 Portable
Persona 4 Golden

So, which of these two franchises in their current incarnation do you like more?

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#1 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn >>>> Every Persona Game >>>>>> Final Fantasy XIII/XII-2/Lightning Returns

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#2 Edited by inb4uall (6564 posts) -

Final fantasy became shit the second was released.

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#3 Posted by lundy86_4 (48887 posts) -

Persona, by far. I love how the arcana play into the game, and how it progresses many of the characters. FF is heavily story dependent, whilst having a rather mediocre battle system (not influenced by outside factors).

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#4 Edited by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

Modern FF titles blow while the old ones ruled. Exactly the opposite for Persona games.

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#5 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn >>>> Every Persona Game >>>>>> Final Fantasy XIII/XII-2/Lightning Returns

I love A Realm Reborn, but ell oh fucking ell

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#6 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (29702 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn >>>> Every Persona Game >>>>>> Final Fantasy XIII/XII-2/Lightning Returns

You must play with a lot of friends.

Cause I seriously doubt XIV is better than any Persona game.

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#7 Edited by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Sweenix said:

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn >>>> Every Persona Game >>>>>> Final Fantasy XIII/XII-2/Lightning Returns

I love A Realm Reborn, but ell oh fucking ell

Persona is amazing, but it's held back by it's shitty and tedious combat.

While persona has better characters and a better story than Final Fantasy 14, it's gameplay is vastly inferior. I sometimes wish persona was a highschool dating sim without combat. Would be a much better game IMO

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#8 Edited by Capitan_Kid (6700 posts) -

This topic is stupid though. Where do you decide the cut off of modern Final Fantasy? If anything, it would be 10 or 11 to now. Those are modern and 11 is ongoing. To answer the topic, I pick Final Fantasy games over Persona games anyday of the week.

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#9 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -
@LegatoSkyheart said:

@Sweenix said:

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn >>>> Every Persona Game >>>>>> Final Fantasy XIII/XII-2/Lightning Returns

You must play with a lot of friends.

Cause I seriously doubt XIV is better than any Persona game.


If persona had a better combat system, i would be inclined to agree with you.

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#10 Posted by Roler42 (1067 posts) -

Persona, hands down, none of the FF games have offered me the quality gameplay from the Persona games, say what you will about the combat, but it's simple and it works for me, better than the convoluted mess I have found in the FF games

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#11 Posted by chessmaster1989 (30204 posts) -

Honestly I tried to get into Persona 4 but just couldn't, stopped after 10 hours.

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#12 Posted by Pffrbt (6612 posts) -

Persona has far better music, art, and stories. I really don't remember the gameplay really. The games are brought down by amazingly fucking boring and tedious social sim aspects.

Final Fantasy is convoluted, has awful characters, awful character designs, and terrible writing. The music and gameplay aren't too bad though, and it doesn't have a social sim aspect dragging the entire game down.

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#13 Posted by mbrockway (3560 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Sweenix said:

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn >>>> Every Persona Game >>>>>> Final Fantasy XIII/XII-2/Lightning Returns

I love A Realm Reborn, but ell oh fucking ell

Persona is amazing, but it's held back by it's shitty and tedious combat.

While persona has better characters and a better story than Final Fantasy 14, it's gameplay is vastly inferior. I sometimes wish persona was a highschool dating sim without combat. Would be a much better game IMO

I love Persona combat. Its a dungeon crawler. You crawl dungeons to make the numbers go higher. You don't have to grind to beat it though, good players can exploit the crap out of the extra turn and gang up system by using elemental weaknesses. Play on hard you pretty much have to. I usually try to beat the dungeon section the first day so I can use the rest for the sweet sweet skits. The dungeons pay for your fun time, though I happen to like the grinding.

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#14 Posted by finalfantasy94 (27400 posts) -

While I enjoyed the recent FF games I have no trouble saying I like the recent persona games more. Though whats the big differences between persona of old and of new?

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#15 Edited by mbrockway (3560 posts) -

First person dungeon crawling, and high school mostly. The DS games are pretty close to the old ones style wise.

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#16 Posted by Jag85 (11378 posts) -

Persona, hands down. Modern FF doesn't come close.

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#17 Posted by PyratRum (778 posts) -

What exactly dictates modern?

You have Persona 3 listed up there yet Final Fantasy XII isn't despite being released 4 months prior.

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#18 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@pyratrum said:

What exactly dictates modern?

You have Persona 3 listed up there yet Final Fantasy XII isn't despite being released 4 months prior.

I was taking 2007 as the cut off date; if I am not wrong, Persona 3 is a 2007 game, Final Fantasy XII is a 2006 game.

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#19 Posted by glez13 (9793 posts) -

I don't understand what's so great about recent Persona games. The structure is so restricted and mechanic. I preferred the Persona 2 duo with it's more standard approach than 3 and 4 with their school life, "dates" and dungeon crawling adventuring. Only the music I liked on the newer Personas. With Final Fantasy I would say the modern ones start with X, and the only one I really liked was XII, so almost by default Final Fantasy wins but that's not saying much. Been disappointed with both franchises lately.

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#20 Edited by Seabas989 (13205 posts) -

Easily Persona.

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#21 Posted by WitIsWisdom (4784 posts) -

Persona easily gets my vote because "modern FF" isn't FF at all....

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#22 Posted by PyratRum (778 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@pyratrum said:

What exactly dictates modern?

You have Persona 3 listed up there yet Final Fantasy XII isn't despite being released 4 months prior.

I was taking 2007 as the cut off date; if I am not wrong, Persona 3 is a 2007 game, Final Fantasy XII is a 2006 game.

Persona 3 - July 13, 2006
Final Fantasy XII - March 16, 2006

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#23 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (35549 posts) -

Never played Persona, though it wouldn't take much to beat out the disappointments that are FFXII and FFXIII.

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#24 Edited by ShepardCommandr (4939 posts) -

Persona obviously

Every ff game released after 10 is terrible

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#25 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@pyratrum said:

@charizard1605 said:

@pyratrum said:

What exactly dictates modern?

You have Persona 3 listed up there yet Final Fantasy XII isn't despite being released 4 months prior.

I was taking 2007 as the cut off date; if I am not wrong, Persona 3 is a 2007 game, Final Fantasy XII is a 2006 game.

Persona 3 - July 13, 2006

Final Fantasy XII - March 16, 2006

Interesting, I swear it rele-

Of course, I was on EU release dates back then, I still hadn't switched over :P

Okay, chalk that down to an honest error, I had no intention of making it at all.

Of course, with FF12 in there, my decision would have been made harder, but it would ultimately have turned out the same lol

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#26 Posted by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -

It's sad to see Final Fantasy XIV ARR to be associated with the XIII trilogy. It deserves so much better, even if it did drastically fail on its first attempt.

On topic: go Modern Persona. I cannot find myself to get into the retro Persona titles. on the contrary, go retro final fantasy, the modern games suck (save for FFXIVARR)

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#27 Posted by PyratRum (778 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@pyratrum said:

@charizard1605 said:

@pyratrum said:

What exactly dictates modern?

You have Persona 3 listed up there yet Final Fantasy XII isn't despite being released 4 months prior.

I was taking 2007 as the cut off date; if I am not wrong, Persona 3 is a 2007 game, Final Fantasy XII is a 2006 game.

Persona 3 - July 13, 2006

Final Fantasy XII - March 16, 2006

Interesting, I swear it rele-

Of course, I was on EU release dates back then, I still hadn't switched over :P

Okay, chalk that down to an honest error, I had no intention of making it at all.

Of course, with FF12 in there, my decision would have been made harder, but it would ultimately have turned out the same lol

Eh, it happens.

I guess it keeps the list fair. If FFXII was on there, then International Zodiac Job System would be as well (since you listed FES, Portable, and Golden) and those two trump any Persona game by a mile.

Then again, I'd hate to see FFXII/IZJS bunched up with XIII so I think you should leave it as is lol.

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#28 Posted by Ballroompirate (25954 posts) -

Persona wins no contest, the only decent FF games since 2000 were FF12, FF14 ARR and FF Crisis Core.

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#29 Posted by jg4xchamp (61470 posts) -

Modern bad game vs modern good game.

Charizard, the goat thread creator.

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#30 Edited by 93BlackHawk93 (8491 posts) -

Modern Xeno series! :P

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#31 Posted by yokofox33 (30774 posts) -

I've loved every Persona game that has come out this gen. FF is garbage, although I haven't played 14 and probably never will.

Persona 4 is my favorite game ever.

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#32 Posted by MlauTheDaft (5189 posts) -

Old FF > Old Persona and Modern Persona > Modern FF.

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#33 Edited by sakaiXx (2563 posts) -

Persona series over modern final fantasy any day. just better plot/character/traditional JRPG gameplay and it even got dating sims ! P3FES and P4G : WIN

but if you count modern FF as from X the list would be like this :

XII >persona > XIV ARR > XI >FFXIII/2/3 > X2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>X

I love yuna but god I hated X so much !

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#34 Posted by fend_oblivion (6732 posts) -

Persona.

What SE did to the Final Fantasy brand is disgusting.

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#35 Posted by deactivated-5acbb9993d0bd (12449 posts) -

I don't understand this fascination with Persona... I played 3 and 4 ... neither are particularly clever games.... rubbish stories.... class-room weeaboo nonsense. that being said, combat was decent, music was often great.... but damn tlak about a game aimed purely at teenages ... not a big issue... but jesus.

I enjoyed both, but B-grade RPG's at best. and talk about unbalanced combat system.... Persona 4 becomes so broken you dominate everything.