The 10 Best Persona Characters

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The 10 Best Persona Characters

The Persona series has introduced us to many interesting characters over the years. The casts of the last three mainline entries games are all memorable in their own way, and spin-offs such as Persona 4: Dancing All Night and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth have given some of them more depth, nuance, and charm. With a month to ruminate on Persona 5 and its characters, we've updated our rankings of the best personalities the series has to offer.

Entries by Kimberley Wallace and Suriel Vazquez.

10. Maya Amano (Persona 2)Maya stands out for being the first female main protagonist in the Persona series, but she also left an impression for her optimism. In the world of Persona, not many people are chanting things like, "Let's think positive!" especially as things escalate to worse circumstances. It was this very attitude that turned her into a great leader to raise her team's spirits and get them through the darkest times. She's also just someone you want to be around, because she's always looking on the bright side, never bringing you down with negativity.

Get Ready For Our Prey Livestream Today

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Get Ready For Our Prey Livestream Today

If you followed our month of coverage on Arkane Studios' Prey, you know why we're especially interested in this immersive sci-fi game from the creators of Dishonored. Today we're finally getting a look at the full game beyond the first hour and we want to share the experience with the community. Starting at 4pm Central, Game Informer's Andrew Reiner will be playing past the one-hour mark and journeying into the great unknown of the game's early areas. There will be wrenches, mimics, and probably a jump scare or two. 

You can watch the stream on Twitch or Youtube, or just tune in here using the embedded video below.

Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (May 4, 2017)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (May 4, 2017)

I'm surprised to see all the game of the year talk this early in the year, but it is a testament to the quality of games we've seen released before the summer. Overall, this is a great week of blogs, and there is something for everyone!

Community Blogs For April 28 – May 3:

A Return to Form? Or Just Another CoD? What's the Difference? Brendon Curzio starts out writing about how everyone reacted more favorably to the reveal of Call of Duty: WII than other recent entries. But he finishes the blog by saying it has been the same game for 10 years. I disagree, and loved the space-age theme of the previous game, but I get what he's saying: The gameplay typically stays largely the same. For me, however, it's the tiny tweaks and bombastic set pieces that make the games great.

Star Wars

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Watch Us Creep Through Scanner Sombre's Spooky And Inventive Intro

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Watch Us Creep Through Scanner Sombre's Spooky And Inventive Intro

Scanner Sombre is a neat little first-person horror game from Introversion Software, the makers of Prison Architect and DEFCON. I reviewed it and dug it quite a bit, so we decided to show off the first 15 minutes of gameplay to give you a sense what this eerie little game plays like.

Joining me is Suriel Vazquez as we spelunk through the dark caves and talk about what makes Scanner Sombre so special.

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How The Heck Isn't The Hunger Games A Video Game Yet?

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How The Heck Isn't The Hunger Games A Video Game Yet?

Two intrepid G.I. editors discuss all the reasons triple-A publishers are blowing it by ignoring this obvious game idea.

Jeff M: So Cork, there's no shortage of gamers on the Internet who think they've got a brilliant idea for a video game, despite having zero programming or game design experience.

Jeff C: Such as, "Smash Bros., but with fatalities"?

The Virtual Life – Taking On Death In What Remains Of Edith Finch

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The Virtual Life – Taking On Death In What Remains Of Edith Finch

One of the hardest truths of life is that dying is inevitable. I’ve touched on how video games handle death before in the first installment of The Virtual Life over a year ago. However, What Remains of Edith Finch from developer Giant Sparrow fixates on death so firmly that I thought it would be worthwhile to touch on the game’s unique approach to the subject.

Just a warning: from this point on, I’m talking full-on spoilers for this narrative-driven game. If you haven’t played What Remains of Edith Finch yet, I urge you to close this browser, purchase the game, and play it for yourself before returning because I’d hate to spoil something as fantastic as this.

What Remains of Edith Finch is dedicated to exploring death, not just as a terrible looming thing that will swallow you in time, but also as something we see happen to other people and how that affects us psychologically. Finch also takes care to try and present Death in as many ways as possible: classically somber, darkly humorous, and even as a roaring escape from the tortures of our crumbling mental states.

What The Heck Is This? Episode 1

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What The Heck Is This? Episode 1

We cover a lot of big, well-known games here at Game Informer. Thanks to these efforts, you (hopefully) know all about the next big franchise, or the highly-anticipated new game from that notable indie developer, but what about those random games that fly under the radar? The one among the hundreds that release every day on Steam? Or that Xbox One game with the weird title? This new video series is an attempt to highlight those games – for better or worse.

Andrew Reiner and I see these type of games all of the time. The game that we look at and say, "What the heck is that?" This is our chance to play them and decide, on the spot, if we want to keep playing them, or move on to to something different.

For our first episode we look at two games. Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom on Xbox One and Kamiko on Nintendo Switch. Stick around to the end to hear if we want to keep going, or if it's time to move on.

Science-Fiction Weekly – Guardians Of The Galaxy, Aliens 5, The Dark Tower

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Guardians Of The Galaxy, Aliens 5, The Dark Tower

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theaters on Thursday night, and the chatter from early screenings and critics alike is Marvel has another hit on its hands. This James Gunn-directed sequel currently holds a "fresh" rating of 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a few points lower than the series' debut of 91 percent. I read a few of these reviews and it seems like the common takeaway is either "great action and humor," or "too much action and humor." Sounds like this space-faring journey offers action and humor.

You can get a taste of Guardians of the Galaxy's humor in the clip below, which is pretty damn great. You can never go wrong with raccoon humor, in my opinion. Chris Pratt delivers it with style.

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Opinion: Tales From The Borderlands Is Telltale’s Best Game

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Opinion: Tales From The Borderlands Is Telltale’s Best Game

I’ve hardly been quiet about my love for Tales From The Borderlands. One of the first things I did when I joined Game Informer was declare it my personal Game of the Year for 2015, to the skepticism and dismay of my fellow editors. Now that the game is available free to PS Plus members starting today, I thought I’d take some time to lay out why I think it’s the best game that Telltale has released (yes, even better than The Walking Dead) and why it’s worth your time.

Let’s get to it.

You Don’t Have To Play Borderlands To Understand ItThough Tales From The Borderlands takes place after Borderlands 2, explicitly references events from that game, and features characters from the series, you can play Tales without having ever touched a Borderlands game. Basically, all you need to know is that Pandora is a deadly place and that Handsome Jack is a selfish, maniacal butthead, and you’re good to go.