Persona Q

If you act quickly, you can pick up one of our favorite games of 2014 at a rare discount. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is currently 40 percent off on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, and it hasn't been discounted nearly as often as other games published by Atlus on the 3DS.

$29.99 is a steal for the amount of game this delivers. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is just as long and deep as the main Persona games with a huge cast of characters and countless demons to fuse. You can never get enough of hanging out with the Persona 3 and Persona 4 cast!

The difference is that this was taken up by the Etrian Odyssey team, Atlus' other RPG franchise. That brings a first-person exploration style to the mix, not to mention a bone crunching difficulty. Persona Q stars maybe one too many characters for my liking, though. Where as Etrian Odyssey tasks players with forging five really strong characters, Persona Q asks that you spread that love across nineteen!

It's a bit much to chew.

Still, it's a minor complaint for one of the Nintendo 3DS' best games. Be sure to snag it up for the discounted price which wraps up on July 20, and play through it during the empty summer weeks. If you like it, check out Etrian Odyssey II Untold later this summer as well. Persona Q could be your perfect entry point into that wonderful series as well.

Man, I haven't fired up the battle theme Light Up the Fire in the Night in a while. Here it is!