48 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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    • 4.4 • 53 Ratings

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

    Ep 47: Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (Pt. 1)

    Ep 47: Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (Pt. 1)

    Alex, Allisa, and Paul venture into hell in our first episode about the equally infamous and beloved Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. In this ep, we focus on the fascinating backstory behind its development, and the game mechanics it introduced that soon became Shin Megami Tensei (and Persona) staples. 

    Show Notes
    1up.com: In Character: The Art of Kazuma Kaneko
    1up.com: Interview with Kazuma Kaneko and Kazuyuki Yamai
    Black Girl Gamers
    Combo Chain

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    • 55 min
    Ep 46: Persona 5 Royal

    Ep 46: Persona 5 Royal

    It's been a very long year, so in the spirit of the holidays, let's close it out with a visit to our old friends the Phantom Thieves. In this bonus episode, Allisa and Paul look at this year's reimagining of Persona 5—what's new, what's improved, and what the base game's merits and flaws look like with a few years' perspective. 

    Thanks for listening and supporting the show, see y'all in January with our first episode on Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne!

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    Show Notes
    Allisa's review of Persona 5 Royal for Dualshockers
    Combo Chain - A JRPG Games Club Podcast
    Black Girl Gamers

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 45: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (Part 2)

    Ep 45: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (Part 2)

    Would you trust a shady government organization, a cult, the cops, a bereaved dad, or a gigolo with the power to summon demons at will? We ask these questions ourselves as we conclude our coverage of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor, a game for quarantine times if there ever was one.

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    Show Notes

    Interview with the Devil Survivor localization team
    Wikipedia: Bel mythology
    Surviving a lockdown with Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
    Black Girl Gamers
    Allisa's writing on DualShockers
    Combo Chain - A JRPG Games Club Podcast

    • 55 min
    Ep 44: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (Part 1)

    Ep 44: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (Part 1)

    A quarantine, lockdown, and an untrustworthy government...but at least we don't have demons to worry about (yet). Allisa, Paul, and special guest Ethan try our best to ignore our own death countdown clocks as we cover Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor. It's a tactical RPG-meets-visual novel where the pervading sense of doom feels very appropriate for the time. 

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    Show Notes

    Surviving a lockdown with Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
    Combo Chain - A JRPG Games Club Podcast
    PAX Online: What We Want To See From Persona 6 -Dualshockers
    @Vernatio on Twitter

     

    • 38 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 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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