It's Getting Harder For Me to Play Games About Teenagers

I had this realization earlier this year when I was playing Persona 5 which was, it's getting harder for me to play games about teenagers. This thought occurred to me as I was making the final decision about which teenage girl I would be setting my teenage protagonist up with. It felt too intimate a decision for me, an adult to be making on an emotional basis. I felt too old to be, that, involved in teenage romance.

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The Sterilization of Queer Characters in the Persona Series

As the Persona series bursts forth into, nearly, every list of the best JRPGS out there from the momentum of Persona 4 and now Persona 5, more than ever, I think it important to think back at the series' treatment of Queer characters or more applicable, mistreatment. The series has a history of flirting with Queer storylines and characters and then at the last moment, un-Queering the narrative. This has happened multiple times over the course of every modern Persona game and each situation is uniquely troubling. Today I'll be looking at the situations of Aigis, Kanji, Naoto Yusuke, and the protagonist in every single entry.

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