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GF Rating
7.6

531 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
1

Horrible

Ruined a great series

posted by Astronskas (AUBURNDALE, FL) Feb 24, 2013

Member since Sep 2008

What a complete let down. I loved the Persona series of games and thought this would be a new title in the series. I was completely stunned to learn that it was a fighting game instead of a role playing game. Unfortunatley, it wasn't even a novel fighting game. The graphics reminded me of Street Fighter 2 from the 90's. If you're a true Person series fan don't waste your time on this because it is Persona in title only.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

ugh REGION LOCK

posted by ronald162 (NEW YORK, NY) Jan 25, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

had to send it back because i have a japanese console -__-

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Terrible netcode, bad balance. Impossible to like.

posted by Gray (HOUSTON, TX) Jan 14, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

I really tried to like this game, but like the past 3 fighters released, including SFxT, it obviously wasn't tested very well. Online input lag is up to an entire second with a "perfect" connection (Might be your lag-switchers as usual), one character is god tier, while most others are in the same tier, but another 2 are above them, making it a Holy Trinity in terms of combat ability.

The game does very well in story mode and offline, but could definitely use a few animation tweaks, since a lot of the frama data and hitboxes interacting with each other seems bugged (whiffs on things that obviously connect, etc)

Now, the ugly. Any character can dragon punch with a single button, making rushdowns impossible unless you are the online host (see-lag). One char to rule them all-Mitsuru at SS+ Tier. Should be tourney banned, but isn't. No option to "ban" certain chars online, which is a much needed addition to fighting games.

Its much better than recent fighting games, which have, for the most part, all been trash that should be broken, beaten, and burned. Sadly, that means its really just an average game offline, and a horrid one online.

I really tried my best to like the game, but it's just not possible with the paltry effort put towards riding on the coattails of one of the most successful JRPG franchises out there.

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