posted by jayprime (BOYES HOT SPRINGS, CA) Feb 2, 2014
Member since Feb 2012
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.
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 my RPG's to be grand adventures. Sweeping tales of world spanning struggle culminating in hard won and much celebrated victory. Throw in solid combat, equipment and crafting systems and I will devote weeks of my life to exploring that world.
P4G has the combat, crafting and equipment down cold. Which combine with the 'create your own adventure' way that your daily decisions essentially write the story as you go to earn a 7. It really is very good at what it does. But, at the end of the day, absolutely nothing happens in this game. The story begins with kids jumping into a tv to fight monsters after school, and that's exactly how it ends.