Anyone here played any Persona games?
I just started Persona 3 (PSP version) a few weeks ago. I'm enjoying it a lot more than I thought. It's pretty quirky. A Persona is a representation of your psyche or inner self (something like that) which you can manifest with an Evoker. In Persona 3 it looks like a gun, so to use it you shoot yourself in the head. It looks really whacky but I like it for being pretty off-the-wall.
In 3 you're trying to fight the Shadow menace which is causing Apathy Syndrome. Shadows only appear during the Dark Hour, which is between midnight and 1AM. Almost everyone turns into a coffin during this time and has no idea what happens during the Dark Hour. Some people are gifted and won't turn into a coffin (so of course that's you the main character), and you can fight the Shadows.
I guess you could describe it as an RPG dungeon crawler mixed in with a dating sim? The dating sim part is more for building relationships which power up your Personas, and the relationships are not just romantic. Some people might not enjoy that part of the game I imagine.