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Persona 3: FES

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Platform: PlayStation2
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus
Players: 1
Format: 1 DVD5
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Atlus achieves what Square hasn't been able to do in decades

Classifying an RPG typically isn't a difficult task; after all, how many different genres can you successfully incorporate into an RPG? Atlus' answer? The sky's the limit. A true cult series, the Persona games have never enjoyed the popularity that the other JRPGs have come to command. Even if you've never played any of the previous games from this Shin Megami Tensei spin-off, Persona 3 is the best place to start. It is truly one of those rare games that defy convention and go beyond simply bending a genre. Even better is the fact that it doesn't fail miserably attempting such a feat, but instead provides a one-of-a-kind experience that is sorely missed in today's modern RPG scene.

You play the role of a rather emo-looking student, transferring to spend your junior year at your new school, Gekkoukan High. The story begins with an FMV detailing your seemingly mundane trip to the new dorm. Everything is peachy keen until the clock strikes midnight, when things get a little weird. You manage to make your way to the dormitory unharmed only to be greeted by a strange boy who implores you to agree on a contract. After signing on the dotted line, everything returns to normal and you are greeted by the dorm residents. You meet Mitsuru Kirijo, the daughter of a powerful family and the dorm's mistress; as well as Yukari Takeba, an attractive albeit visibly rattled junior. Despite the odd hour and all of the peculiar occurrences, the two act like nothing is out of the ordinary. Are they hiding something or are you having a psychotic episode? Your mind is too tired to make any sense out of it.

The pretense continues for a few days until one night when the truth comes busting out. The dorm is attacked by strange creatures at midnight and you are forced to fight back. The trauma caused by the conflict awakens your Persona, a hidden power that is your only weapon against the creatures of the night. The dorm narrowly avoids disaster and your dorm mates finally come clean. The Dark Hour is a phenomenon that occurs between midnight and the following day. When the Dark Hour takes effect, the whole city is transformed into a ghastly apparition of itself and at the center is Tartarus, a tower that stretches endlessly into the sky and believed to be the source of the Shadows and the Dark Hour. "Normal" people are blissfully unaware of the activities that transpire during this period, while Persona users remain mostly unaffected. Unfortunately, Persona users aren't the only ones that prowl during the Dark Hour, as Shadows roam about and specifically target those who are active during this time. Unless a Persona user can summon his or her Persona, they have little to no defense against a Shadow.

This is where the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad or SEES for short, comes in. Comprised by the members of the dorm, SEES is a group of Persona users dedicated to eradicating the threat posed by the Shadows, by actively exploring Tartarus with the hope of ending the Dark Hour for good. In addition to fighting the Shadows, they also seek out possible Persona users and at the very least train them to use their powers effectively, if they decide not to join the cause. They even possess a special device in the guise of a pistol that can be used to summon Personas at will; appropriately named the Evoker, feinting a self inflicted gunshot wound can apparently cause enough trauma to call out a Persona. Realizing the gravity of the situation, you join SEES and aid them in their struggle against the Shadows.

It's no big secret that this game is dripping with darkness and the supernatural. One of the things that make the story unique is its exploration of mystical and occult themes. The Personas themselves are styled after supreme beings from a wide variety of cultural pantheons, from Asian deities all the way to Marvel Comics. No, you don't need to be an expert on the paranormal to get the most out of the story. The game cleverly gets the player up to speed with the subject matter via short lectures while your character sits in class. At the center of the story is the Tarot and its 22 Major Arcana. Every Persona's abilities and origins are loosely based on the interpretations of the 22 different Tarot cards. Each NPC in the game also corresponds to the Arcana that most closely reflects their personality and state of mind. As you progress through the school year, you will be able to form relationships or Social Links with these NPCs. This is not just a novelty or a way to pass time, however, as strengthening these bonds will not only unlock more powerful Personas, but will also bestow experience bonuses to newly created Personas. One of the major themes of the story is the significance that others play in an individual's life and the writers have done an outstanding job weaving these themes into every aspect of the game.

Of course, beefing up your Personas won't be the only reason to make new friends; after all, there's nothing wrong a little character development in an RPG and Persona 3 has it in spades. Every Social Link has 10 different levels and each will reveal a little more about each character's world. You'll get to know their inner desires and inhibitions, with your friendship eventually blossoming into a resolution to a problem in their life; a sort of mini-journey of self discovery. The only character that is seemingly ignored is your own; perhaps it's because the developers intended for him to really be an extension of yourself. Though you can't really control his overall appearance, the rest of his identity is entirely up to you. If you want him to be a wuss, you can always pick the most gutless response every time someone asks you to do something difficult. If you want him to be a hardass, then have him be as rude and offensive as possible with his friends. If you want him to be a pimp, then have him go out with several girls at once and only do damage control when necessary. This increased the game's immersion factor by quite a bit for me in particular because I was able to craft my hero to mimic my personality to the tee. In many occasions, I actually felt like he and I were one and the same person; as creepy as that sounds, it really is true. That's thanks in no small part to the excellent writing, the possible responses you can choose from cover every possible type of sentiment, but you'll often find yourself tempted to pick the most lowbrow replies just to see how the other characters will react!

In addition to your nocturnal activities, you must also balance a healthy academic and social life as you progress through your junior year in high school. To make the experience as authentic as possible, Atlus takes a seemingly backward step by introducing a linear, day to day progression as opposed to a more free-form approach, a la The Sims or Harvest Moon. Each day is split into four major parts: the morning, after school, evening, and late evening. For those blissfully unaware of the Japanese educational system, they have six school days per week; with Sunday being their only day off. On those six days, you will have school taking up the morning, leaving you to spend the rest of the day however you see fit. You can make new friends, burn time at the arcade, pray at a shrine, study, etc, the list goes on really. On your weekends, you can play an MMORPG for the whole day or hang out with people only available during non-school days. During evenings you can also choose to train at Tartarus instead of your usual wholesome activities and power level your way to supremacy. As you can see, even though you don't have by-the-minute control over your time, there's little to no hint of linearity. No two days can really be spent the same way unless you say so and the sheer variety of daily activities break up any possible monotony. That being said, this approach has its disadvantages as well. You may be truly free to spend your time however you like, but much like in real life, slacking off has no real rewards. If you decide to ignore your training in Tartarus, you may be in for a rude awakening. Scripted boss battles will come up with no particular pattern early in the game and if your party is not up to snuff, victory may not be possible. If you think you can get all of your grinding done in one day, think again. Once you characters' degrade to a Tired condition, which will happen quickly early on in the game, their effectiveness in battle drops significantly and the only way to improve their condition is to pass a day and let them rest. Only through several trips to Tartarus can their cardiovascular conditioning increase and allow you to spend more time in the dungeon before getting tired. My advice? Don't slack off on your grinding, do a level a day and be done with it; it's tough, but someone's gotta do it.

Grinding in Tartarus may be necessary, but it's easily the game's weakest point. Tartarus is pretty interesting for the first few hours, but once you discover it's just a generic dungeon with a ton of floors that exists for the sole purpose of providing a way to level up, it's a little disappointing. Even though the floor layouts randomize each time you enter, it doesn't take a genius to realize that floor 252, aside from the different "skin", looks exactly like floor 12. We all know that grinding is a unavoidable in most Japanese RPGs, but a little diversity in the venue really would have helped. Honestly, if it wasn't for the variety of other activities you could do to break the tedium of exploring Tartarus, the game would have fallen flat on its face right here.

Basic gameplay mechanics are standard RPG fare, with random encounters ditched in favor of selective encounters. This has two advantages; one is being able to consistently ambush your enemy giving your party one free turn and the other obviously is the ability to avoid combat altogether. Every monster and Persona in the game is governed by elemental and physical attributes. Most monsters have weaknesses and if they are exploited, you will score a knockdown which requires a turn to recover from or if you manage to knock down all of the targets, you can perform an All Out Attack, which is exactly as it sounds. Since your Personas are essentially extensions of your physical being, you will also share their strengths and weaknesses, which means that Shadows can and often will exploit your weaknesses. Karma's a pain, ain't it? Most weaknesses are fairly obvious; a Shadow spamming ice attacks will probably be weak against fire attacks, but this isn't always the case. Most bosses and stronger Shadows will not have any weaknesses at all, even if they appear to be of a particular element; so don't always rely on what you can see.

Battles are turn based, but you only have direct control over the main character; all of your party members are managed by the computer AI. Your only influence is in the form of Tactics, where you can instruct your cohorts to follow certain strategies, like focusing on healing the party or restricting them to physical attacks only. It may sound like a recipe for disaster, but the party AI is surprisingly adept. If an enemy's weakness is exposed either randomly or through scanning the enemy, the party AI will exploit that weakness to knock the enemy down in order to set up an All Out Attack. They also seem to realize that the death of your character will result in the gaming ending, so naturally they will tend to your wounds first before anything else; unless you tell them otherwise, of course! As impressive as the party AI is, it's still far from perfect. Party members will repeatedly use skills that are particularly useless instead of doing damage or choose to fully heal one character, when it's obvious that the entire party is at the cusp of death. All faults aside, I actually enjoyed seeing some intelligent activity rather than having to manipulate every action during a battle; it makes the characters seem more lifelike and spontaneous, not to mention make everything feel smoother.

While the visuals are dated according to today's high definition standards, this is game is still very appealing to the eyes. As expected, everything is in full 3D and the character models are faithfully rendered according to their concept art. The anime and manga inspired presentation is really what stands out and catches your eye. The art is provided by Shigenori Soejima, whose work you may recognize from an even lesser known PS2 game, Stella Deus. The character art is simply stunning and the varied expressions displayed during dialogue makes them that much more pleasing. The Persona and Shadow designs are particularly intriguing, with styles ranging from dignified to downright terrifying. The anime cutscenes were a nice touch as well, but as always, it could have used more! It's not just all about the art, however, as the presentation is equally as important. From the opening anime FMV to the roll of the credits, the game so closely resembles a well crafted anime series that I found it hard to believe it wasn't based off of one to begin with. Make no mistake, Persona 3 isn't the first game to offer anime cutscenes or anime-style character art, but nothing has come this close to capturing the look and feel of Japan's other wildly popular export.

A feast for the eyes for sure, but what about the ears? The soundtrack is composed by Shoji Meguro, with lyrics provided by Yumi Kawamura and Lotus Juice and is simply put, out of this world. Nowhere else will you find such an unusual selection of tracks in an RPG. It's a mix of electronica/techno infused with slick rhymes with some hip hop thrown in for good measure. It's undoubtedly going to hit or miss for some people, but the soundtrack's catchy beats and off the wall style will certainly never fail to get you snapping your fingers or stomping your feet. Though the aforementioned genres of music are normally associated with the loud, party and dance atmosphere, the composer has managed to give it plenty of life and emotion. As the seasons and the mood change in the game, so does the tone of the music as it becomes more somber and melancholy as the game winds down to the climax. As a fan of electronica and rap, the soundtrack proved to be a huge hit and at the very least was a refreshing change of pace from the typical orchestral arrangements we've all become accustomed to. It may be assault on the ears for some RPG fans, but give it a change and it will grow on you.

As for the voice acting, it's definitely in the upper echelons of quality. Most of the voice talent mesh well with their characters with the exception of a few; Fuuka for some reason sounds too much like an older lady as opposed to a high schooler and little Ken is slightly on the inconsistent side. It's never easy voicing a really young person like Ken, but he doesn't have very many lines so most people will probably never really notice the shifts in his voice. Everyone else though is just so pleasing to the ears; even the main character! He never actually speaks in the game, but his battle noises are very appropriate for a person his age. Extra praise has to go to Karen Strassman, who did a wonderful job voicing the self aware killing machine, Aigis. Early in the game, Aigis has little to no emotions and her voice reflects her stoic disposition. After she develops her emotions by interacting with her human companions, her voice slowly begins to sound less robotic and beautifully comes together at the very end of the game. I have to say, Aigis' catharsis at the end had me choked up and ready to burst into tears. As anyone who knows me personally will attest, that is a damn near impossible thing to do and for that I really must say bravo; I almost felt like I awakened some of my own emotions at that moment.

If you felt the ending left too much to the imagination, then the FES version should fill those voids in your soul. FES is essentially the complete version of the original game released in 2007. It adds a few bonuses to the original game; like new Personas, Social Links, and a host of core gameplay tweaks. The biggest addition is the epilogue episode, appropriately named "The Answer". This new episode takes place directly after the events of the original game (The Journey) and serves as its name suggests, an answer to all of the questions left after finishing The Journey. As the former members of SEES say their final farewells to the dorm, they experience an anomaly that prevents time from moving forward. This time, Aigis plays the lead and SEES is once again reformed to find out more about their current situation. You'll also meet Metis, another cybernetic killing machine who claims to be Aigis' sibling and serves to be your guide in The Abyss of Time after some initial hostility against the party. The members later realize that they must come to terms with the regrets of the past if they wish to ever leave the dorm and move their lives forward.

The Answer is pretty much a stripped down, condensed version of the original game. Your old data does not transfer over and all of your characters begin at level 25, though their Personas retain their "final" form. Grinding plays a much bigger role in the new episode, in fact, it's the only thing you can do since Social Links as well as all of the other day to day activities have been done away with. The Abyss of Time is basically the new Tartarus; grind through a few floors, face a boss and then get another piece of the story. Players who had a hard time with Tartarus will find no solace in the fact that The Abyss of Time is much more difficult than its predecessor. You'll still find Shadows with weaknesses, but they're often paired with other Shadows with a different weakness or no weakness at all, preventing you from wiping them out in one turn. The boss battles are exceedingly tough as well; the AI is much more ruthless and will not hesitate to take you to the cleaners if you're unprepared. The good news is that your characters will no longer tire even after hours of grinding and fusing the higher level Personas can now be achieved with just a Triangle Spread; yes, even the ones that need Elizabeth's Request Items! It's not easy to get through the first few hours, but the new revelations contained within The Abyss of Time are well worth the tedium and experiencing the complete ending to an already excellent game is nothing short of fulfilling.

For a game to come together so well like this, it really brings me back. It brings me back to a time when RPGs could take over your life and the best part was they didn't have to be massively multiplayer to do it. They did it with an unwavering dedication to a vision of another world that's so well done that it effortlessly draws you into it. Such feelings were thought to be lost long ago, but playing Persona 3 made those fond memories come flooding back and made me start thinking more positively. The genre is still moving forward, there is still hope for surpassing the achievements of the past, and that popularity is not something you can command, it's something you earn. It's my hope that other developers take notice at what Atlus has been able to do with this game on a platform that should have been dead several years ago and that they too will be inspired to elevate our favorite form of entertainment. Honestly, if it weren't for Fallout 3, this is easily the best RPG of 2008.


Highs: Gripping story, deep character development, inventive gameplay, hip soundtrack, stunning visual presentation
Lows: Grinding feels too much like a grind, Tartarus is a bit boring
Bottom Line: A game that truly borders perfection; we could very well be witnessing the birth of a new JRPG juggernaut.
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She sparked rumours of an engagement back in February when she was apparently seen proposing to girlfriend St Vincent in Paris. And Cara Delevingne continued to fan the flames as she sported a giant diamond on her ring finger whilst promoting Sucide Squad on Monday. Sharing her co-star Jared Leto's snap on Instagram, the 23-year-old model turned actress made no reference to her dazzling bling, but pointedly posed with her hand the focus of the snap. Scroll down for video Tease: Cara Delevingne continued to fuel rumours she is engaged to St Vincent as she sported a giant diamond on her ring finger in an Instagram snap promoting Sucide Squad on Monday Clad in a navy jumper and baby blue trousers, the starlet was seen reclining on a private jet after attending Comic-Con on Saturday with Jared and Margot Robbie. Cara, who is believed to have begun dating St Vincent 16 months ago, has notoriously kept quiet about her love life, but previously credited the singer with making her 'so happy'. MailOnline have contacted a representative for Cara for comment. Cute couple: Cara, 23 , is believed to have begun dating St Vincent - real name Annie Clark - 16 months ago, and has notoriously kept quiet about her love life whilst continuing to fuel engagement rumours Gushing over her girlfriend - real name Annie Clark - Cara told Vogue: 'I think that being in love with my girlfriend is a big part of why I'm feeling so happy with who I am these days. 'And for those words to come out of my mouth is actually a miracle.'perruques cheveux naturels Speaking about coming out as bisexual she added: 'My sexuality is not a phase. I am who I am.' Proposal in Paris?: Cara sparked engagement rumours earlier this year after she was seen getting down on one knee at the Eiffel Tower with St Vincent at her side Cara sparked engagement rumours earlier this year after she was seen getting down on one knee at the Eiffel Tower with St Vincent at her side. An eyewitness told The Sun: 'As my group got out of the lift I could see Cara on bended knee, clearly proposing to her girlfriend. 'It was really touching. Cara obviously likes to do things traditionally.' The tourist added it wasn't clear if Cara was joking or was serious, but St Vincent was seen flying back from France with a giant diamond ring. Jet set style: Cara's ring snap was taken after she jetted back from Comic Con in California with her Suicide Squad co-stars Jared Leto and Margot Robbie. She plays Enchantress in the upcoming movie

Cara's ring snap came after she attended Comic Con in California to discuss the hotly anticipated Suicide Squad - where she plays Enchantress. Clad in a navy cropped jumper with aquamarine stripes, the Vogue covergirl looked effortlessly glamorous whilst simultaneously flaunting her enviably toned abs. Ensuring her neverending legs were also on display, she donned a pair of baby blue trousers that aided in elongating her lithe limbs and hugging her pert posterior. Adding yet more height to her statuesque frame, she wore a pair of towering patent black stiletto heels as she teetered along the platform. Glamourzon: She decided to let her modelling career take a backseat to focus on acting. But Cara still looked every inch the pin up girl as she headed into Comic Con in California on Saturday Check her out! Cara - who plays Enchantress in the upcoming movie - certainly lived up to her character as she dazzled whilst making her way to the stage Leggy lady! Ensuring her neverending legs were also on display, she donned a pair of baby blue trousers, that aided in elongating her lithe limbs and hugging her pert posterior Terrifying: Cara portrays June Moone and her villainous alter ego Enchantress in the upcoming film Wearing her golden locks loose and tousled, the Paper Towns star oozed glamour, whilst her glossy tresses were styled in a centre parting to frame her pretty face. Keeping with her colour scheme, the blonde beauty also bore a slick of navy eye shadow that made her hazel coloured peepers pop. Ensuring her bold trousers were the main focus of her ensemble, she kept her accessories simple with just a myriad of silver rings acting as the glitz in her outfit. Ouch! While the outfit looked great, it seems Cara was suffering from some sort of reaction Can't hold her back" The model turned film star did not let her hives slow her down, with Cara making sure to sign as many autographs as possible While the outfit looked great, it seems Cara was suffering from some sort of allergic reaction. The cropped top revealed a number of angry, red welts all over her midsection. The model turned film star did not let her hives slow her down, with Cara making sure to sign as many autographs as possible. Signature looks: The oddball star pulled some classic Cara faces as she tried to throw a pen back to a fan The oddball star pulled some classic Cara faces as she tried to throw a pen back to a fan. The star clearly missed her target and looked horrified as she threw the pen up into the air. Cara portrays June Moone and her villainous alter ego Enchantress in the upcoming film.perruques cheveux Besties: Cara and Margot kept themselves very amused by posing up for silly selfies In a teaser clip released on Wednesday, showed the model looking virtually unrecognisable as she transformed into character. The 36-second clip released on Wednesday opened with June standing in a grey suit with her blonde hair in a bun as she whispers an incantation. June placed her milky hand on the desk and it was clasped by an emerging all-black hand that turned her watch and suit sleeve into dark tattoos and a chain bracelet. Dangerous driving: Cara found herself behind the wheel and put on an energetic display The transformation finished quickly as Enchantress dramatically looked up with her stringy jet black hair and burning red eyes. Suicide Squad stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as Joker and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. The Warner Bros Pictures film is due out on August 5 in the US and UK. Making the rounds: Cara ensured she spent some time with the adoring fans outside the event Trying to focus: The starlet couldn't keep a straight face as she signed comic books for fans

She impressed audiences with her gorgeous legs as she flirted with Leonardo DiCaprio in Wolf of Wall Street. And Margot Robbie’s pins were on display as she strolled around New York City in a short black slip dress paired with a long pink Kimono, on Wednesday. The 26-year-old showed why she is tipped to be the next Bond girl, showing off her slender physique in the eye-catching number from Spell & The Gypsy Collective. Scroll down for video Stepping out: Margot Robbie’s trim pins were on display as she wafted around New York City in a short black slip dress paired with a long pink Kimono on Wednesday The oriental-inspired garment featured broderie anglaise in elaborate flower patterns on the sleeves, shoulders and back, and flowed behind her as she strolled around downtown NYC. Leaving a Tribeca hotel, the Australian actress smiled behind oversized round metallic sunglasses with her blonde locks tied back in a bun. The Hollywood starlet’s complexion was characteristically flawless all over, but years in the Northern Hemisphere appeared to have erased her Australian tan. All smiles: Leaving a Tribeca hotel, the Australian actress smiled behind oversized round metallic sunglasses with her blonde locks tied back in a bun High fashion: The 26-year-old showed why she is tipped to be the next Bond girl, showing off her slender physique in the eye-catching number from Spell & The Gypsy Collective Good taste: The oriental-inspired garment featured broderie anglaise in elaborate flower patterns on the sleeves, shoulders and back, and flowed behind her as she strolled around downtown NYC She enhanced her look with natural-look makeup and subtle pink lipstick and carried a small black leather handbag to run her errands. Margot had been at a fitting for the upcoming NYC premiere of her new film Suicide Squad on Monday night. Tinseltown is abuzz with rumours that the blonde beauty will appear in the next James Bond film as a Bond girl, following a long line of glamorous actresses. Flawles: The Hollywood starlet’s complexion was characteristically flawless all over, but years in the Northern Hemisphere appeared to have erased her Australian tan Going natural: She enhanced her look with natural-look makeup and subtle pink lipstick and carried a small black leather handbag to run her errands Looking her best: Margot had been at a fitting for the upcoming NYC premiere of her new film Suicide Squad on Monday night Online polls have revealed the 26-year-old stunner is at the strongest odds to fill the role, sitting at 12/1, while Emily Blunt sits at 16/1, according to Paddy Power. Others sitting at promising odds to star as the much-desired female character are American model and actress Emily Ratajkowski, who sits at 22/1, with Brit Emma Watson further down the line at 40/1. The Gold Coast girl found her big break in 2013 opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street as the feisty and seductive, Naomi. Plenty to smile about: Tinseltown is abuzz with rumours that the blonde beauty will appear in the next James Bond film as a Bond girl, following a long line of glamorous actresses Adoring fans: Margot caused a stir with passersby as she stepped out in NYC Well made: The beautiful garment had an elaborate rose pattern on its back More recently, she starred alongside Alexander Skarsgård in The Legend Of Tarzan as Jane.lace front wigs As well as the blockbuster, Margot has various other projects in the pipeline, including Suicide Squad, in which she plays Harley Quinn. Other females who have starred as the prestigious Bond girl include talented beauties Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike and Eva Green. Next big thing: Online polls have revealed the 26-year-old stunner is at the strongest odds to fill the Bond role, sitting at 12/1, while Emily Blunt sits at 16/1, according to Paddy Power . In demand actress: As well as the blockbuster, Margot has various other projects in the pipeline, including Suicide Squad, in which she plays Harley Quinn Following in footsteps: Other females who have starred as the prestigious Bond girl include talented beauties Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike and Eva Green Although the buzz around who will land the role of Bond girl is growing, the film is not expected to be released until at least 2018. Producer Barbara Broccoli has two other projects firmly underway and is said to be keen to tempt Daniel Craig into reprising his role as the titular character for the fifth time. Holding her own: Her breakout role was as DiCaprio's feisty wife, Naomi, on Wolf of Wall Street, which her portrayal earned her international acclaim - and showed off her gorgeous legs to the world

Next week will see the conclusion of the 12th season of The Bachelorette, as Joelle 'JoJo' Fletcher gets engaged to either Jordan Rodgers or Robby Hayes. And according to a new report, there's set to be a dramatic break-up ahead of the romantic proposal. Us Weekly claims that JoJo comes to the difficult decision of choosing between the two suitors after one of them makes a big mistake with her parents Joseph and Soraya. Family matters: Joelle 'JoJo' Fletcher apparently picks her fiance in next week's Bachelorette finale after one of the men makes a big mistake with her parents Who will it be?: Jordan Rodgers (L) and Robby Hayes are the two men left in the competition, and one of them allegedly gets sent packing after failing to ask JoJo's parents for her hand in marriage The runner-up gets dumped after failing to ask the 25-year-old's parents' for her hand in marriage, and during the emotional rejection, JoJo confesses that she wanted things to turn out differently. 'JoJo was sobbing,' a source told Us Weekly. 'She told him, “I wanted it to be you.”' The insider added: 'It was important to JoJo that the guys get her parents’ permission before proposing. JoJo viewed it as disrespectful that he didn’t.' Us Weekly claims that JoJo's family liked both of the finalists, but thought that the man she eventually picks was better suited to her. Favourite from the start: Jordan received the First Impression Rose and his relationship with JoJo has gone from strength to strength ever since Not true: The 27-year-old former quarterback has denied that he cheated on his last girlfriend 'Everyone thought he was husband material,' a source said. 'Later, they told JoJo that they liked the other man too, but they thought the second would be more loyal and a better fit.' And speaking about the family's meeting with the runner-up, the insider revealed: 'After he left, Soraya said she thought he was a player.' It seems that JoJo did make the right decision however, as she is apparently still very happily engaged to the winner. She likes what she sees: JoJo has also fallen in love with former competitive swimmer Robby, 27 Denying the rumours: Robby has refuted claims that he dumped his girlfriend to appear on the show Former quarterback Jordan, 27, has been a favourite to win the show from night one, when JoJo presented him with the First Impression Rose.cosplay wigs Show secrets: Us Weekly revealed details of the dramatic finale And while on Monday's episode of the show he was seen telling the real estate developer that asking her father's permission to propose would be very important to him, a clip for the finale showed JoJo asking if he is ready to get down on one knee. Both of the finalists have faced rumours about past relationships, with Jordan's ex Brittany Farrar claiming that they broke up because she cheated on him. He denied this to JoJo on the show. The footballer is estranged from his famous NFL star brother Aaron, whose girlfriend Olivia Munn is close pals with Jordan's ex-girlfriend. Aaron finally addressed his younger brother speaking about their fraught relationship on the show during an interview with WISN on Tuesday. 'As far as those kinds of things go, I've always found that it's a little inappropriate to talk publicly about some family matters, so I'm not going to speak on those things,' he said. 'But I wish him well in the competition.' Meanwhile a friend of Robby's ex-girlfriend Hope Higginbotham has claimed that he dumped her in order to go on The Bachelorette, something which he denied during last week's hometown dates. The Bachelorette finale followed by the After The Final Rose special will air on ABC on Monday. She made the right choice: JoJo is apparently still happily engaged to the winner, who popped the question in May. The finale airs on ABC on Monday