ORIG POST JANUARY 15:
This last (presumably–it’s Shido) palace is a ridiculous sort of victory lap. Overconfident in the interest the player has in running around trying to find the right background NPC with a dialog box to talk to, and then BAM! hits you with a chance to ogle the female cast in their swimsuits in some half-hearted attempt to condemn a rich old dude as a gross pervert. Good lord.
Oh well, at least I’m in a relationship with Hifumi the shogi master now.
EDIT JANUARY 20 2019 BECAUSE I’M NOT ALLOWED 3 CONSECUTIVE POSTS
I’m finally at what must be the lead-up to the actual final boss fight, and I’m very glad the game suddenly feels a lot more SMT-ish. Fighting the archangels on a bone bridge to a tower in the middle of Shibuya with pulsing Meguro guitar, fuck yes.
Bullshit this game doesn’t let you fuck Ryuji.