Persona 4 Arena
The Masterpiece Series Revamped!
I've been waiting for this for quite a while and can't wait for it to release, I've played all the persona games except P4 which I'm waiting for the vita to release, but I did watch they whole anime and it was great but to date my favorite persona game is P3, but I haven't played P4G so let's see XD also anyone who wants to add me my psn is pinky-12345 disregard the username I chose to cherish my deceased dog, anyway can't to play P4A with all of you!
Reach Out To The Truth
The collaboration of Atlus and Arc System Works is definitely a deadly alliance if there ever were one. Status alignments were something I didn’t expect to come across. But they are a fun feature that not only keeps you the player on your toes but also allows you to use some nefarious tactics when playing against a friend or computer. If you're a JRPG or fighter fanatic with even a hint of interest in the other genre, P4A is an absolute a must buy.
An excellent game for 2D fighter enthusiasts
A lot of people's gripe seem to be that this isn't an rpg. Well, it's not. It is, however, an excellent 2D fighter. Persona 4 is an old school JRPG and this 2D fighter adaptation is excellent in way I didn't expect. I assumed it would be a good game due to it's pedigree, but I didn't think it would have many ties to the original game. The game includes an SP (magic points) gauge, rush attacks, and even status effects. The art and animation is really beautiful and actually really exciting. It looks like a cartoon you want to watch. The only problem in my opinion is that story mode is real long for each character. The story is not conveyed to you in a partcularly interesting way and there is a lot of text. Also, unlike Capcom's recent successes, this game does not have a pickup and play style. Real enjoyment will only be had if you spend hours practicing. Totally worth it, though, if that is something you enjoy.
It's like BlazBlue, but not!
I picked up my pre-order of Persona 4 Arena yesterday afternoon, and didn't stop playing til midnight... Persona 4 Arena is by far my favorite fighting game. Hear me out first, though! It may seem like I'm being bias, giving this game a perfect score... But I have my reasons. I've played a ton of fighting games, but have never found one to keep me interested for more than a month. The only fighting game I ever really came back to was BlazBlue... I sucked at it (and still do), but the art, the characters, the music; those games are amazing. Now, the team who is behind series such as BlazBlue, Guilty Gear and Arcana Hearts has teamed up with my personal-favorite RPG company and created a perfect fighting game to fit my liking... Arc System Works and Atlus joined forces and created Persona 4 Arena. What makes Arena so amazing is, well... everything. Unlike BlazBlue, the fighting system is simple enough for noobs (like me... Even though I've been playing games in the genre for years) but still has the hardcoreness for the hardcore arcade fighter fans. And yes, BlazBlue is crazy difficult, by the way... Regardless, the controls in Arena are amazing, allowing easier combo chains and those over-the-top and explosive attacks we love from BlazBlue to be executed without having to practice each one 1,000,000 times on dummies. Then, we have the art... Anime fans will love it, but people who are less into anime may not enjoy it. Nnetheless, it's beautifully done, as to be expected from Arc. Characters are all amazing, too. You don't have to play the original Persona 4 (and P3, being that there are characters from it in here) to love these characters. Without playing P4 or P3, though, you won't understand a lot of references (or any, for that matter). That would be the only problem for people who don't like JRPGs... Anywho, the music is absolutely fabulous-max. Shoji Meguro, the composer of a crapton of Atlus games, outdoes himself again, giving us a slew-full of remixed J-poppin' Engrish tunes to jam to while making your way through the game! Not to mention, while we have a lot of new or remixed versions of older songs, there are also a bunch of songs returning from P4 anf yes, P3! No dreads will be burned, but you will hear songs like the battle song from P3 ("Baybeh baybeh baybeh bayheb ahhhhhhhhwwwww yea-yea-yea-yea") and the that one song from P3 ("Dance, I'm gunna put chu in a tranceeee"). Then, we got songs like "Reach Out To The Truth" and "Heartbreak Heartbreak" returning from P4! Persona fans rejoice! Oh, and fans of Persona stories, also rejoice! Arena takes place two months after the Midnight Channel's end, and there is indeed a story (one greataspect of Arc is that they love giving fighter-games stories)! Last thing is that I know I will be playing this game much longer than a month... Only thing I want is some good DLC in the future! Playable Shadow characters of everybody would be cool (kinda like how you can play as the Unlimited versions of characters in BlazBlue). So would characters from the other Persona games, but that may be asking too much... Anywho, final verdict is that the game is simply amazing, and any fan of BlazBlue or Persona will enjoy this title!
An Amazing RPG and Fighting Game Combined
Persona 4 Arena takes gamers to a genre that many have not played. An RPG AND a fighting game, all wrapped in one. I am very pleased with Atlus's work in the past, and they have not disappointed at all. Usually when playing a fighting game (MvC3, SFXTK), there is no story. You play these games merely for tournaments and fun, I suppose, but they do get boring after time, and there is no goal to them. You're not really playing for anything. Atlus's new masterpiece intertwines a traditional fighting game and infuses it with the classic Persona story, featuring an All-Star cast that we all know and love. With over 40 hours of Story Mode, you can finally have a purpose to play a fighting game. And boy is it worth it.
As a Persona fan, I feel that it's most important to mention the story. It's a great continuation to the story of the characters from two Persona games. It's presentation isn't going to appeal to everyone though. The story mode is long and well written, accompanied by Alus USA's great English dub as well as the original Japanese cast which is great too but, the story is styled as a static visual novel with a couple cut scenes throughout each character's perspective and that might turn people other than fans of the series away. The gameplay feels pretty good too, as someone who doesn't play fighting games much. I found that the characters' moves weren't too difficult to use and the use of personas made combat with your opponents feel different from other fighting games I've seen. This is a great game that feels well worth it's price.
I'm always excited for anything Persona related! I'm not to sure how this game will turn out, but I hope it'll be good :) I really hope Atlus decides to make an official announcement of Persona 5 sometime soon!
At first i thought this is a silly idea of making a JRPG into a fighting game, but this looks alot more interesting. I love the persona series and being made into a fighting game? Id love to own it. But there's something i think is missing on this, not to be greedy but recently PS3 games usually gets exclusives. Remember Assassin's Creed Revelations Ps3 version gets Assassin's Creed 1 completely for free on 1 disk? And Dead Space 2 with Dead Space Extraction? I just though since Persona 4 was on the PS2 4 years ago id thought it Persona 4 would come completely for free like all the other recent exclusives in the PS3 library. But yeah this year is the year of the fighting game genre. And I'm happy to see Persona is now showing off their creative fighting game engine. Here's hoping to see a possible Persona game for the current gen in the near future.
I just moved to Japan and I couldn't stop playing this game in the Sega Station Arcades. Elizabeth is my favorite character, I cannot wait until it comes out on console.
Played this at EVO today... lives up to the hype.
Played this game at the Atlus EVO booth today. It definitely lives up to the hype.
Add on to the fact that I also have the option of changing to my favorite Japanese voice actors? Take my money already!