44 episodes

A game-by-game journey through the Shin Megami Tensei and Persona series.

Megaten Marathon - A Shin Megami Tensei and Persona Podcast Megaten Marathon

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    • 4.5, 42 Ratings

A game-by-game journey through the Shin Megami Tensei and Persona series.

    Ep 43: Persona 3 (Part 3)

    Ep 43: Persona 3 (Part 3)

    It's the end of the world as we know it...no, we're not talking about real life, we're talking about the final third of Persona 3. Our heroes take on a death cult, a death god, while wrestling with existential crises, Junpei's love life, and a seriously dodgy new student.
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    Show notes
    Thoth Tarot Deck
    Nyx
    Persona 3 FES The Answer Cutscenes
    Persona 3 SEES World Wide
    Persona 3 wallpapers
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Ep 42: Persona 3 (Part 2)

    Ep 42: Persona 3 (Part 2)

    We take a deep dive into the middle months of Persona 3, in which the life and death stakes increase, we get some backstory on Mitsuru's troubled past, and most importantly, get the ultimate god boy Koromaru to join our team.
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    Show Notes
    Hachikō, the Best Boy ever
    Allisa on the Shin Megami Tensei Network podcast
    Persona 5 Royal Review — This Palace’s Treasure Gleams Even Brighter
    Persona 5 Royal Review Discussion — Here Are Our Thoughts
    Allisa talks about Persona 5 Royal on Combo Chain
    Alex on Twitter
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 41: Persona 3 (Pt.1) - FIX

    Ep 41: Persona 3 (Pt.1) - FIX

    When we decided six months ago to do a series of eps about a game about death, we didn't really expect it'd be released in the midst of a pandemic. That caveat aside, Persona 3 is a phenomenal game, the one that solidified the Persona formula as we know it all, while having an incredibly rich story and some of the most engaging characters the series has ever known.
    Few games succeed as well as this one at presenting an utterly compelling world while being so damn mechanically solid. Join us at the beginning of this three-part series about the value of life, the inevitability of death, and some truly surreal setpieces.
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    Show Notes
    Please consider helping Paul get his power and cell phone switched back on, and providing him with a bit more stability: GoFundMe campaign
    2012 IGN Review
    GameFaqs Persona 3 FES Review
    Version differences between the different releases
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep 40: Digital Devil Saga (Pt. 1)

    Ep 40: Digital Devil Saga (Pt. 1)

    Allisa, Alex, and Paul enter a post-dystopian world that has been separated into tribes, which can only subsist on demon (and human) meat. Enjoy as we get sidetracked into how many video games feature cannibalism while we delve into one of the oddest Shin Megami Tensei's entries yet. 
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    Show notes: 
    Digital Devil Saga for Beginners
    Wikipedia - Hinduism
    Combo Chain

    • 38 min
    Ep 39: Shin Megami Tensei 2 (Pt. 2)

    Ep 39: Shin Megami Tensei 2 (Pt. 2)

    As we close out our coverage of Shin Megami Tensei 2, we journey further into the dystopian Tokyo Millennium, take on the Messians, discover that Lucifer is an alright guy, and of course go to war with YHWH. Stephen Hawking and Aleister Crowley make surprise appearances, as does a well-placed Dril quote.
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    Show Notes:
    Hellscaper
    Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army
    Jack Parsons, Aleister Crowley and L. Ron Hubbard
    Aleister Crowley and Lam
    Dril on Twitter

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep 38: Shin Megami Tensei 2 (Pt.1)

    Ep 38: Shin Megami Tensei 2 (Pt.1)

    Ready for a break from the Tokyo Mirage Sessions and Persona spinoff episodes? Paul, Allisa and Fletch delve into the hellscape that is Shin Megami Tensei 2. In year 20XX, religious zealots have taken control of society, creating a utopia of bloodsports, brutal class divisions, and of course, demons. Join us as we explore a SNES game whose themes are far ahead of their time.
    Show notes:
    Shin Megami Tensei 1
    Allisa's writing on DualShockers
    Black Girl Gamers
    Paul's new JRPG podcast, Combo Chain
    Paul on Twitter
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

MiyuItai96 ,

Super enjoyable!

I’ve been a Persona/SMT fan for about 7 years but I just found this podcast and I’m only a few episodes in but I’m loving it!

oddlay ,

A tale of two podcasts

The early days of this show was fantastic. Unfortunately most of the original cast left, and the show took a nose dive in content and quality. Even the production suffered immensely, for example, sentences are cut off by cross fades before they end.

I started with SMT 1 and wanted to immediately continue with SMT 2, and I couldn’t believe the downgrade. Oh well.

UhhOkay ,

Informative and fun

Love to have the crew of funny and informative hosts take us through the SMT universe. An true Oasis in a drought of Atlus material!

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