posted by Dualmask (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Aug 11, 2014
Member since Apr 2008
Many others have already stated what's awesome about this game in great detail, so I'll just co-sign it.
It's an epic RPG with a compelling story, great characters and well-paced gameplay that treads a fine balance between dungeon-diving with battles and social interactions with story. Rarely have I played an RPG where interacting with the characters and seeing what the next Social Link had to offer was just as fun as fighting enemies and leveling up. The only possible blemish on this title is the fact that it doesn't offer the brilliant Persona 3 Portable's female viewpoint storyline option (which made the game feel almost like a brand new experience).
But this game sets and raises the bar for gaming on the Vita...go through this game and most of the rest of the system's library simply won't do.
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.