I have always wondered why you have to pay real-life currency (more specifically in japanese yen) to fuse personas in persona games, what are the Velvet Room residents are even going to do with that money?
Following the footsteps of an old successful title is an easy recipe of disaster, as what's considered top quality 5 years ago are now the norm nowadays. You gotta put it at least twice the effort to expect the same results.
Not going to lie, now that business is picking up again after the whole pandemic lockdown.... these 50+ hour work weeks are really slowing down game dev work. It's a good thing I have basically no life, else I'd never have time to do this.