I picked up the video game Persona 3 a few years back during a craving for something excruciatingly Japanese. Would I have picked the game up if it didn’t have a slightly embarrassing veneer of edgy teenage angst? Probably not. Would the game have been nearly as good without that nü metal sheen? Also probably not. The game tackles some really hefty topics – life is brief, death is inevitable, but the love and connections we share with the people we meet on this journey make the whole experience worthwhile even so.
Plus there’s a hot springs episode!