Indeed, and I do love the vibe of the game but it was a bit too old school for me. Well, I should say for my vision; I loved the game and it was great to tide me over till SMTIV, but given that it was a remake and fairly old fashioned, it wasn't as I hoped it'd be (granted, of a game that never came to the US, but given my geek infused life, of course
I had briefly played the Japanese version as a kid (with the help of my fluent cousin)).
But yeah it was a great start
to what I'm thinking, but not exactly executed as I'm picturing. I'd love for them to move more into the realm of a true 3D environment ala Nocturne but updated; and with the style of Soul Hackers but not as old fashioned...that would be a dream come true.
I think Persona 5 is gonna have me giddy enough for a while though. Hell, for as much as I've played SMTIV (90 hours and counting), I still have a bit to do and am still having fun with it. I'm also just now realizing that there's DLC for this game, which is both awesome and saddening. In the past, these demons would've been in the game without a hitch...now I've gotta get them through DLC. Luckily they might as well be free, they're so cheap; and that is awesome. But it pains me to know that this stuff would have without a single doubt been in the game anyway if DLC had a stigma instead of being the next big thing that it's become, but it's so rampant these days that..."why not"? I'm not complaining, it's awesome to get some amazingly cool demons, but being the aging gamer, there will always be the kid in me that says "MAN, THAT STUFF IS POOP"!
I suppose that's the double edged sword of growing up...lose your innocence...gain more macca to spend on useless shit.