'Persona 5,' 'Nier: Automata,' and the Evolution of Japanese Games (Ep. 26)

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion report the results of a survey designed to reveal their gaming motivations, then bring on their colleague Justin Charity to discuss his spoiler-free impressions of newly released Atlus RPG 'Persona 5' and Square Enix action RPG 'Nier: Automata' (1:00). Lastly, Ben, Jason, and Justin talk to Kotaku features editor Chris Kohler about the hallmarks of Japanese games, the end of auteur developers, the convergence of Japanese and North American game-design philosophies, and his book, 'Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life' (21:45).

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