In 1999, Atlus released the original Persona 2 for the PlayStation. Subtitled Tsumi (Japanese for Sin), It was the first game in the duology, but did not receive an English translation. Its sequel, Batsu (Punishment) did, however. The game was released in Japan and North America in 2000, revitalizing Atlus’ USA division.
Eleven years later, Atlus remade Sin and Punishment for the PSP, and this time, Sin got an official translation.
Rikku: “This Al Bhed girl formed the Gullwings together with her brother. While the spheres they hunt may reveal a frightening past, Rikku does not avert her eyes from the truth, striding forward and bringing hope to Paine and Yuna despite all.”
September 28, 2014: I unlocked a new song from Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon! I wonder what it is… “Raffaelo Battle”? Well. So much for that plot twist.
Raffaelo started off as a baby, but he grows at an unnatural rate as Chocobo explores more of the dungeons of Lostime. The more Raffaelo grows, the less normal he feels, and admits to having dark thoughts sometimes.
NARC: A side-scrolling shooter designed by Eugene Jarvis, NARC utilized violent action, seedy themes and digitized graphics way back in 1988. You control Max Force or Hit Man through several stages of trashy fun as you bust drug lords with dozens upon dozens of minions. You can shoot or bust perps. Some of the enemies are downright surreal, especially the final boss, who… is a giant head that shoots tongues at you? One of my favorite games in the collection.
NARC is one of Midway’s old properties that they tried to reboot in the mid-2000s. The reboot was released at a budget price point and received mixed reviews.