This was supposed to be such a great game. It took an hour and a half before it even became a game. Then after only one simple fight it throws you into a boss fight when you don't have hardly any experience with the combat system, and then when you die because you don't know how to fight a boss after only one simple fight, there are no continues and you have to go back to your last save which was forever ago. After two frustrating attempts I am sending it back. If I owned it I would break the cartridge.
I like JRPGs but this just wasn't my cup of tea. The game is beautiful and the sound is awesome. But progressing Personas through the social link system made me cringe. The 4 hour tutorial was a little much even though it eased me into the game. But if you like building relationships with people in general you'll have a blast.
+ Great Graphics.
+ Great Style.
+ Good Battle system.
+ Traditional JRPG.
- Lots of Loading and while brief it is frequent and annoying.
- Annoying English Voice Actors and could not find an option for Original Japanese Voices.
- Not for Everyone despite reviews saying otherwise.
I have only played the original Persona on PS1 and remembered liking it ok so when I got a new Vita and was looking for games to rent I saw the rave reviews and gave it a rent. I will say it is not a bad game just an average JRPG with a cool setting. The dream sequence battle scenes were the highlight and pretty fun. The rest of the game is a cel shaded version of high school life. The voice actors are really annoying and a couple of the girls wil make you want to turn off the game they are so bad. Also the loading times are very frequent. Most are not very long thankfully but do happen way too much. If you love JRPG's then you will probably like it and have a good time. If you don't then try the demo first since despite reviews claiming it the greatest game ever, it is for genre fans only. Good game but not for everyone.