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Hola! Elias here. We’ve been joining the Kiss Me Sweet Facebook page and spreading the word across forums to spread the word about our cause. We hit 80 followers the other day, and while some people may say that’s a drop in the hat compared to something like Operation Rainfall, I say it’s a number I’m proud of. So proud, I think it’s time we start discussing further plans.
I’m a big fan of the Shin Megami Tensei series, and I’m not the only one. People in America love them; it’s the best-selling thing Atlus offers in North America, in fact. And you know what? The Persona sub-series of that franchise, the most popular aspect of it, is a social dating-sim RPG hybrid. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? A little bit like Sakura Wars?
And that’s my angle. Persona is infinitely more complicated than the Sakura Wars games, what with the game mixing up daily school life, relationships, friendships, etc, with an intricate RPG system to create a very unique experience. Now, the SW series is like a more simple version of that, and in fact, it came first in Japan if I’m not mistaken (before Persona, not before the entire SMT franchise, which dates back to the 80’s.)
If Persona is popular here, then why wouldn’t a more simple, easier-to-get-into version of it be just as desirable? This is an angle we need to use to approach interested parties. This could be what it takes to get our goal accomplished.
If you have any questions or concerns, post them on the FB page. :)