So P5 is coming out less than a week. My question is which romance is the most rewarding? (Both story wise and gameplay wise.)
Anne of course. 8U (there are times where I think the game kinda leans towards her tbh, not force as you can interpret it as either “Otp” or “brotp” but they give her moments). Like all the girls get a moment, but I dunno….Anne had a few that were like “Woah! The gave it to her?! O_O I’m mean I’m happy, but man…is this favoritism? I feel like it might be 8U” (I don’t think I’m too insane for thinking Atlus likes Anne, due to the fact she gets pretty much the same amount of promotion as the MC with crossover games and such, as well as the two very shippy stories in the anthology manga fan (?) created or not)
I’ve heard Haru’s is good too (very romance-y from what I hear). And Futaba (for people who could get over the “little sister” feel) is good too? I’ve heard good things about Sadayo, how it’s a nice and mature (or they go about it maturely) romance (I’m assuming this is basically means it’s not boiled down to “hur hur hur i’mma bang a teacher” but it’s like a down to earth romance).
I’ve heard from Makoto fans that they didn’t feel her CoOp was very rewarding (esp compared to the other girls), that being said, like the other’s the Christmas and Valentines day events were good (just not the CoOP). A lot seem to think it has to do with her arc vs the other’s teammates arcs, and that’s why her CoOp got a little shafted, I feel bad for her fans tbh. ;w;
Gameplay wise…hmmm….Anne and Futaba for combat, Sadayo for non-dungeon activities (when you can use it that is), I guess? :’D
This is a sort of silly message, and a late one, but I wanted to say I appreciated a lot your answer about disliking Sauron/Morgoth because of negative characterization associations. This has nothing to do with that particular pairing, but I sometimes feel silly about really disliking certain headcanons or pairings simply because they put me in mind of fic or discourse I hate, but it's something really hard to get out of my head so I guess I'm glad I'm not alone.
Yeah, I get you anon, it feels annoying to find yourself being put off things for reasons that really have nothing to do with canon? But it’s hard to avoid, especially when the canon’s so open to interpretation - I have like 500% more feelings about some characters because other people were doing such cool things with them, so, like the inevitable inverse of that, I suppose.
…I have yet to feel as if fandom discourse has actually spoiled my enjoyment of anything important to me, but then spite is great motivation for making fanfic happen >_>