I was planning to write a thoughtful review/reactions post for Persona 4: New Days but it kind of turned me into a gross sobbing wreck so I guess I’m not going to be as eloquent as I want to be. But I want to say something now while the feelings are still so fresh, so here we go.
This is such a gift to the fandom. I knew it was something special when I first started and it made me tear up from how hard it hit the nostalgia button but now I’ve finished my first playthrough and I’m just overwhelmed.
This is the story that I love and the characters I love. Right here. What I got in New Days was so much of what I wanted, so much of what I filled in around the edges with headcanons and “what I wish had happened instead of this.” Canon let me down. This made up for ways that it let me down.
I don’t know what the p4 fandom did to deserve such an incredible thing. It’s such a full and complex game that fits into the source material so well with an amazing, emotional story that we should have had to begin with. Of course it’s about the dating routes the original game never gave us but it’s way more than that. It is emotional fanservice taken to the max. It means that much to me.
Thank you to everyone involved in p4newdays for what you gave us. I’m sorry I’m not able to find all the words I want to explain how important this is, but I hope I managed a least a bit.
All my followers who are p4 fans, if you haven’t played it yet, please, consider it. Even if this sort of game style isn’t your thing, at least give it a try. Because I got so much more than I expected, a sense of rightness and even a kind of emotional closure, and I want everyone else who would benefit from it to have that same chance.
Doodle dump. Some headcanon about Naoto’s childhood like having her normal long hair. She tried cutting it by herself when she decided to be a detective like her parents. Blegh, never really made any decent headcanon for her.
Totes adorbs baby Kanji and my usual middle school beaten up Kanji cuz it’s fun to draw *crais in the corner*.
Trying to draw my cinnamon rolls despite feeling so frustrated.