Posted 24 January 2007 - 02:06 PM
Anyone ever played any of the Persona games? The plots sound fantastic.
"The first Persona game, known in Japan as Megami Ibunroku Persona: Be Your True Mind, focused on the main character and his friends at St. Hermelin High School in the city of Lunarvale. After playing a ritual-like game called "Persona", the hero and company end up passing out. While asleep, they meet a man who calls himself Philemon, represented with a golden butterfly. After waking up, the youths eventually discover they can summon other "selves", or Persona, with incredible powers. Meanwhile, Guido Sardenia, head of the powerful SEBEC corporation, has invented a machine to create and allow passage to an alternate dimension using electromagnetic waves. These waves end up coming from the mind of Mary Sonomura, a frail bedridden girl and friend of the main character's. Confined to a hospital bed, Mary has trouble interacting with others, and holds a fantasy world in her mind which is nearly identical to the real world save for her being healthy. While visiting Mary in the hospital, the main character and his other friends are inadvertently transported to Mary's "ideal world", where they must contend with leagues of demons and three different aspects of Mary to find their way back to their own world and save the real Mary."
"A few years after the events of the first title, Tsumi occurs in the fictional Sumaru City. The main focus of the game is the subjective nature of reality, with rumors holding the power to literally alter the face of reality and change the world itself.
The protagonist of the story is a young High School student, Suou Tatsuya, whose path becomes intertwined with two other students, Mishina Eikichi and Lisa Silverman, as they encounter the enigmatic, rumored Joker-sama, a mysterious being who will appear before anyone who calls themselves on their own cell phone, and offers to grant their deepest wishes. Anyone who fails to tell Joker-sama their wishes, either because they lack one or do not wish to tell, will have their life energy stolen, turning them into Shadow People. Upon meeting the three students, Joker-sama is angered that they do not recognize him, as he claims they have done something horrible to him in the past. Swearing revenge, he departs, leaving the three students confused, and eager to investigate about this Joker-sama, after they have released their Personae and met with the enigmatic Philemon."