Persona 4 Golden
Every Day is Great At your Junes!
Persona 4 Golden is the JRPG that Vita Owners have been waiting for! Combining A calendar based combat system, with dating sim elements such as Social Links. The Network Features really help out newer players with situations in dungeons and outside the TV World. The story-line is fun, engaging, and the game play is HIGHLY addicting. The anime cutscenes are a true visual treat on that Awesome 5" OLED screen!!! P4G is a Must own for any gamer!
Only reason to buy a Vita
Seriously this is the only game you'll need for your PersonaStation Vita. Not Wonderbook compatible, unfortunately.
I HAVE BEEN WAITING SO LONG FOR THIS!!!
I love the Persona franchise and i must admit this is the most anticipation i've ever had, cant wait
Anticipation doesn't even do this justice.
I am in awe, shock, and can't wait 'till school starts now just to play this game on my vita!!!!!!!!
The F.E.S. of the Persona 4 story.
This new release incorporates all of the amazing features of the original persona 4 but with the updated graphics, enhanced battle system, more personas, improved and extended story with additional voice acting from the original cast! This game is sure to meet and exceed everyones standards!
This game is essentialy the F.E.S. of the persona 4 game. Added features, etc. While they didn't extend the story to the point that FES did with The Answer they have added in many new story events and expanded social links to increase the playability. Also included is the feature to be rescued by someone while your in dungeons via the internet if you hooked up to wifi, while me being a hardcore persona fan and playing through on the hardest difficulties and beating "Death" and the other penultimate boss who i won't name for those who haven't played i feel that this feature merely appeals to the non-hardcore gamer!
Eitherway this game truely is a 10 out of 10 and is one of the few games I own the Vita for. Enjoy!!
THE JRPG'S FAN REASON TO BUY A VITA!!!
Just as the title states above! If youre into jrpg's or the Shin Megami Tensei's Series called Persona, then this is the portable that you've been waiting for. Deep, intricate storyline, meshed with a cast of unforgettable characters and over 80 hours of gameplay, what more could you want? Even if you've never played a Persona game let alone the original Persona 4, picking it up and mastering the learning curve is simple, yet fun and addictive. And After I heard that P4G was being released in JPN I know that sooner or later it would make its way to the US. This game and Gravity Rush are the prime reasons I got a Vita. Im just happy there is a release date! I knew Atlus wouldn't let their NA fanbase down. This Friday, i will not only pre-order it but pay the bad boy off. These are just the "must have" titles that the Vita needs to gain some serious momentum. Now as soon as we get a decent Resident Evil and Kingdom Hearts project, the VITA WILL BE UNSTOPPABLE!!
The only reason why I will buy a Vita
For me, Persona 4 was and still is my all-time favorite JRPG and PS2 game. Though I did find it a bit lacking in cool features compared to those in Persona 3. Well, in Golden, they seem to have fixed all my very minor complaints. It seems you can dress up The Protagonist and the rest of the investigation team with different costumes. Ranging from weird and comical spiral glasses, the one's with the fake nose. To wearing a cool looking suit and tie. Weapons may differ from just a regular katana for the protagonist, in a screen-shot somewhere I saw the protagonist wielding a freakin broom. Also, I really missed the fusion spells from P3, they may have also brought them back, more or less. Furthermore, the new social links and new member of the investigation team is a very cool addition indeed. So yes, I will buy a Vita just for this game. October can't come soon enough. :D
Persona keeps getting better and better ;>
Atlus has been on a role lately... No, more like the Persona Team has... All five Persona games have now gotten porten and re-hashed from their orignal consoles with the release of Persona 4 Golden, not to mention the Atlus Persona Teams' recent Persona 4 Arena and kinda (sorta) recent Catherine! It's like Golden is the icing on the cake, and what I've seen, read and heard about Golden... Let's just say, "dis gon b gud". Regarding Golden, some might think "Atlus is milking Persona 4 for all it's worth." I can see where they come from saying that. With Persona 4 the Animation recently aired in Japan (and currently being officially translated into English), an animated movie showing the true ending not aired in the anime coming out August n Japan, Persona 4 Arena, and now Golden... it does seem Atlus has followed Square's lead in never letting a game to rest (FFXIII, anybody?). Atlus, however, hasn't depleted Persona's resources, though. The anime was great, Arena is amazing, and the Golden... Well, we know my opinion on this... Atlus is doing their thing right, I tell ya! (P.S. For the fans who don't know, there's an anime movie of Persona 3 coming out!)
Persona 4 Review from a Non-fanboy
Let me begin by stating something here: most of the people that rate this game so high probably have owned it before. There is a lot of support from people like this that just don't give the game a true review for what it is. I feel like this game is overly hyped up by a lot of people and no one ever cares to share a differing opinion. I have had no prior experience with a Persona game, so I consider this to be an unbiased review. In fact, a lot of general fans of RPG's don't like this title according to similar reviews I've seen on Amazon however. None-the-less, I decided to give it a try.
1. It has outdated graphics. This is a port, not a new game. Sure it looks better than it did on the PSP or old PS2 ports, but it doesn't look as good on the Vita as Final Fantasy 12 did back on the PS2. The graphics aren't stunning, they are sub par for a system that has proven to be more capable. I suppose they are adequate at best. The design of the dungeons are pathetic. There was no care put into the design of the combat locations. It is basic, bland, unchanging and unimaginative. You essentially run around an easy maze with different floors while looking at the same poorly designed walls. They don't change much, and this is the world you explore. There is no world map, there is not a sense of exploration, and the whole experience is just plain dull. It feels more like a chore than an enjoyable experience. This is a solid over-encumbering dungeon crawler and it really feels that way. They could have lightened it so much by just having some type of distinction between dungeons and locations other than changing a few colors here and there.
2. Too much text, too little gameplay. This is perhaps the main problem. This isn't a game so much as an interactive graphic novel with slight gameplay elements. Many people have complained in other negative reviews that the game starts slow (you have 1 fight in the first hour). The truth is that it never gets past slow. It is tedious to read 20 pages worth of text for every 5 minutes of gameplay to advance the main story. The game is truer to an emotional simulator than RPG as a genre. Eventually you get the option to play more and read less, but the theme of the very game is modeled around intense story telling. If you like playing games over story lines, this is not the game for you. You spend as much time cultivating relationships as you do fighting monsters and to successfully max out the relationships, you'll have to read through all the text.
3. Gameplay isn't too bad. Turn based combat system works just like Final Fantasy type games. There is a lack of depth however. This plays to more casual gamers despite being more ideal for hardcore gamers. The battle system does have elemental weaknesses, but they aren't severe enough to really tell much of a difference. Often the most effective battle strategy comes from just using the basic commands. The enemies are limited in design, and there is nothing special about the system. You run around until you bump into an enemy (like Chrono Trigger). Then you fight a turn based command style battle. This part I liked. There just wasn't enough in the way of strategy for me to fully enjoy it. You use "Personas" which are kind of like summons and offer different elemental attacks status attacks, and party augments/buffs. Once again, this isn't new. But at least it is a turn based RPG and not the latest God-awful "action RPG" that has become the new norm in the genre of JRPG's.
4. Rinse and Repeat. This is the theme of the game as I see it. Things get so repetitive that I couldn't remember if I saved previous progress while working through the same dungeon when I picked the game up later. The enemies are monotonous, the levels are monotonous, the storyline goals are monotonous; nothing ever changes! This would be a good title for a cell phone or mobile app, but it is just too repetitive for me personally on a console.
5. Sound is average. Nothing special, nothing new.
6. Lasting appeal? Depends on your preference. I found the constant story intrusions into gameplay annoying enough that I put it down after forcing myself through the first 12 hours or so. I picked it back up again later (as many people have claimed to have done) and played another 3 or 4 forced hours and just decided it was too boring to continue. If you like the story part and like micromanaging relationships this will probably have a more lasting effect. I cannot stress how tedious and boring the gameplay is to someone that doesn't like that type of character management. It is crucial that one appreciates that type of gameplay to really get into Persona.
Bottom line: Get it if you are a fan of the series, but not of the genre. This is just too different from other turn based RPG's with the focus being on the relationships between the characters more than the combat. I really wanted to like this title, but it just didn't deliver. Had there been more of a world to explore and had the graphic elements changed more between dungeons I might have been able to overlook all of the other grievances. But as it is, this is just too boring, too story intensive, and too repetitive to enjoy.
I'm sure this review will get down-voted numerous times from people that just can't believe someone would rate their favorite game of all time with anything less than a 10. Truth is not many negative reviews exist because not many people play it without having some prior experience with the series, and very few people have reviewed it as a first time experience. I am an avid fan of what the RPG genre USED to be and I was happy to see a new release that had turn based combat. It just fails because of all the monotony.
My whole reason for starting to want a PS Vita was because I heard about the up-coming release for this game. I am so excited and pumped up for this game. I doubt Atlus will let us down!