posted by BlackDove58 (LONG BEACH, CA) Apr 30, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
I have to admit this is my first real experience with a JRPG and I have to say I just love it. The fights are fun the story is absorbing and it's easy to figure out the game play without sitting through long boring tutorials. There's a lot of stuff to discover and do and it just doesn't get dull. What's nice about the Vita Version is that you can get online tips on what to do and when to do things and even help in dungeons if you get stuck.
Word of warning though is that there are some points where you will be sitting through 10-15 minutes of cut scenes for one reason or another. It's a very story heavy game but if you like that sort of thing (like me) then it's not a problem. Most of them are funny or heavy plot oriented and a joy to watch. If you're new to the persona games that's not a problem either as the game is pretty stand alone with only a few persona 3 references thrown in.
Anyway I'm just blown away by this game. It's the first game to make me actually lose track of time because I'm so engrossed with it. I'm even starting a second play through already. It's just that fun.
Best JRPG I've ever played. Actually one of the only ones I've ever liked. I'm usually just into the action RPGs. The only turn-based RPG I've played recently was Pokemon, but the story of this game just drew me completely in. I never had played a Persona or even a Shin Megami Tensei of any kind before, but after this one I'm going to have to play some more of them.
posted by austereavenue (CONCORD, CA) Mar 20, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
I'll start off by saying that the original Persona 4 is hands-down one of my all-time favorite games. Having clocked in almost 200 hours on it has seriously drilled the story and characters into my memory. I love it THAT much.
I was not disappointed in the slightest with P4G. They take the original P4 and build on it to make it even better - new characters, new cutscenes, new Personas, new endings, new options to play with. It's not overkill, mind you. Everything ties in and captures the overall 'feel' of the original P4.
Don't doubt this title. Not even for a second. It will strike a chord within you and as you progress into the game, you will feel a true bond with the cast, as is typical for the Persona series. Nonetheless, this game is incredible.
The main reason I bought a Vita, in fact.
It's THAT good.
If you're a long-time RPG fan, this should be a no-brainer for you. Rent it. Play it. You know what, honestly - I'll bet you're going to want to buy it. Seriously.
If you're a newcomer to RPGs, go ahead and give it a try. You're bound to find something you like, whether it be the characters, gameplay, storyline... it won't disappoint.
I'll keep this part short and simple. They took a near-perfect game (Persona 4) and added on to it to make it perfect (Persona 4 Golden).