Among the last who walked in, I was the first one to get it. I have finally exacted my REVENGEANCE!
Well, I’m not quite sure where to begin ‘cause I feel like a kid in a candy store when I talk about a game I really like, and this is definitely one of them. Let’s just hope I can keep a steady train of thought.
The first thing I noticed is that you can hear a few overworld songs form Persona 3 and Persona 4 right on the main menu, which I thought was really cool and a nice nod back to fans of the Persona series. In a way, this game is just a big love letter to the fans yet it still manages to spread out to a wider audience. The music in this game is all-around enjoyable, my favorite character theme is Yukiko’s and I have no problem listening to it over and over. Same goes for the character select song which is an upbeat pop version of The Poem for Everyone’s Souls.
As far as the gameplay goes, it has managed to remain pretty solid while still being very welcoming to people new to the fighting game genre, and the fact that it has both a Lesson Mode and Challenge Mode is incredibly helpful. After completing Narukami’s Story Mode and playing a few matches against actual people, I fell in love with this game. In general, I find it fun to play even while still learning.
My experience with Network Mode can only be described as awesome. The fights flow just as if playing against someone sitting right next to you and the only lag I’ve encountered so far is during the fight intro, which can be completely skipped.
If anything, my only complaint would be that Story Mode is a little too long simply for the dialogue and story explanation. People not interested in it may want to keep mashing a button for a while until the next fight begins. Most of the animated cutscenes are great, though!
All in all, Persona 4 Arena is a must-own for anyone who calls themselves a Persona fan and it’s definitely worth trying out for any fighting game enthusiasts out there.
It’s way more fun than I thought it would be and it can get pretty fast-paced, too!
Fuck, I love this game!
At one point Rise even says, “Let’s get hyped!”
Also, the online mode runs so smoothly. The worst that it gets is laggy battle intros, but the actual fights so far have been just as if I were playing right next to someone.
It’s beyond sweet.
Played this at Bryce’s place. I’m totally okay with all the characters and their English voices, especially Fenrich. Fenrich is the best character. Also, the battle animations are awesome.
Pram confirmed as a downloadable character for Disgaea 4. <3
I need this game in my life right now. :c
… I also need a PS3. D:
This is how you make an RPG on the PS3.
Notice how there’s actual towns and cities?
See how the maps aren’t set on one linear path?
Realize the battles look fun and fast-paced, and not boring?
Final Fantasy XIII can fuck off.
Asagi = instant reblog.
Fun Fact: I will have seen this over 100 times by the time this game comes out in North America.
Summer 2011 can’t get here fast enough!
Brb, ejaculating until the end of time.
I am seriously going to save up for a PS3 JUST to play this game.
inb4 PS3 has no games.
- The whole game is completely linear until halfway through [approximately 20 hours].
- There are hardly any towns.
- The party is always fixed. The whole game just repeats the movie-battle sequence over and over [In fact the progression is closer to movie-run-battle-run-movie-boss-movie-run-battle…].
- There are rather a lot of movies.
- Moving around is like a long marathon.
- The whole game system is just a clone of FF10.
- You can’t flee battles [You can’t avoid most battles either as there is no sneaking past enemies, including weak ones].
- Your party is completely healed after each battle.
- If the main character in your party dies it is game over [There are only ever 3 characters in battle, often less, and often fixed].
- The best tactic is almost always endlessly attacking. There is next to no strategy or skill involved.
- The summons’ transformation scenes are a joke [i.e. Odin turning into a horse].
- The story is rubbish… [Spoilers omitted, but complaints centre on Snow’s constant and cringe inducing insistence that he is a hero and will “protect” whatever it is the antagonists are menacing this time]
- Shopping is only done at “online” shops on save points, with no proper shops to be found.
- However, this doesn’t matter as you hardly ever get any money [and you can never buy anything more powerful than what you already looted].
- There have been next to no changes from the demo.
- The status screen displays no real information.
- There are only 8 items usable in combat [For that matter, there are hardly any weapons or accessories, and the “crafting” system mostly consists of spending drops to upgrade their 2 stats].
- There are no levels.