beat
01-24-2009, 06:04 AM
Oh yeah, baby. PERSONA 4 has got to be one of (if not) the best game I played from 2008. Love everything about it and I'm not exaggerating.



The story is top-notch. It's one huge murder mystery that just has so many twists and turns. You are a transfer student from the city who just happens to arrive to the small town of Inaba and already this seemingly boring town has ANYTHING but BORING written all over it. SOMEONE WAS MURDERERERED! And not just that...the body was found hanging on an antenna on top of a roof. WTF? First day of school in a peaceful town and this shit happens? Let the story begin. Seriously, I loved it.

The characters? Maaaaan, no sweat. This cast of characters is a blast to be around for oh 70+ hours. Lol, yeah that's about how long it is. Really tho, the characters are so well developed that you really feel like you know them. ATLUS and crew really did a great job. Maaaaad props to the English vocal cast as well, for being excellent. They mix so well and made for lots of funny moments that had me lmao a lot of the time.

Gameplay? Psh, do you have to ask? It's social simulator/dating sim + RPG. Apart from key events, you get to go to school, interact with schoolmates/party members to improve your social links, work at a part time jobs to earn money and raise social statistics such as courage and knowledge. When it's time to get down to business, you and you party members enter a TV world where all the battling takes place. Battling is where this game hits or misses, but it hit the bullseye. Truly fun to play. Think of POKEMON! I know...I had to say it, but it sorta is like that. Elemental weaknesses play a big part in it. All in all, gameplay is awesome.

And finally...the Soundtrack? Man, Shoji Meguro is one of the best composers out there. I gotta say...he really outdid himself here. Catchy guitars, nice hip-hop elements and just plain awesome tunes.

I never thought this could be better than Persona 3. Don't get me wrong...I really liked P3, but it didn't make want to put it on my top ten games of all time. P4 just may very well be up there and this game just solidifies the Shin Megami Tensei series of games as a one of the best.

So if you ever want to pick up a Persona game...P4 would be the bee's knees.

ALSO: I meant to place this in the RPG section. Whoopz.

doomjockey
01-24-2009, 08:27 AM
One of the better JRPGs I had the pleasure of playing, beat.

I'd like to add that I really enjoyed the battle system more than the previous P3 specifically because they've dispensed with fatigue which makes managing a decent party less of a chore. Achieving such a balance takes a lot of stress off the player when you can feasibly level to your heart's desire. At least I feel less worried about those deadline boss fights. Also, the after battle bonuses are usually kick ass.

beat
01-26-2009, 06:41 AM
Yeah, they really tweaked the battle system for the better. Also, the fact that you can actually control your party members this time is a great help.

Just sucks I didn't max out all my social links.

execrable gumwrapper
01-26-2009, 09:52 AM
Best this year? Fuck, it's only January, calm down.

RikkuYunaRinoa
01-26-2009, 11:58 AM
He said the best game he's played this year.

What do you want him to do? Go forward in time and play Killzone 2? (I can't wait to kick your arse on that game!)

beat
01-26-2009, 11:31 PM
Best this year? Fuck, it's only January, calm down.

There, noskill. I actually meant to go back and correct that eventually.

I meant 2008.

iceberg325
01-27-2009, 08:23 PM
I've been meaning to pick this game up when it launched. I've read great things about it. There's just too many games at the moment. Ill probably just buy it and play it later on down the line

Varen
01-30-2009, 03:59 AM
It's a good game, but it's not my favorite RPG I've played which came out last year, that would be Tales of Vesperia. I'd like it a lot better if they didn't force you to do all those goofy social links and run through those poorly designed dungeons.

Lord Brimstone
02-07-2009, 04:35 AM
This is a must game get for me, but wait, isn't Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abbadon coming out real soon too? damn! now I'm torn.

vffare
03-18-2009, 05:09 AM
Is it really that good? i haven't fancied turn based RPG's in a while but i want to buy both P3FES and this.

beat
03-19-2009, 04:35 AM
Yes...it be good, sir. If you start playing FES though...you should probably cut all ties with your family and friends cause it's gonna consume your life. Well, not really. It's just really long. They probably don't deserve you anyway.






I jest.

vffare
03-21-2009, 01:09 AM
Yes...it be good, sir. If you start playing FES though...you should probably cut all ties with your family and friends cause it's gonna consume your life. Well, not really. It's just really long. They probably don't deserve you anyway.






I jest.

Lol....this forum has a sense of humor..i like, anyway

I always look into my games before purchase and saw that there was some bonus content in FES called the answer...which is apparently long enough for its own game and rivals the length of most RPG's

glasskyut
03-23-2009, 01:29 AM
great game i think....since in PS2 already not realase new game

Denny
04-02-2009, 01:32 PM
Bought it on Play.com for 12 pounds. I was going to post the link but they bumped it back up in price.

I'm very much looking forward to it after quite a nice review by Edge.

Clint
04-17-2009, 06:47 AM
I'm not a fan of Persona series, and i'm really hate P3 (that was my first acquaintance with this series) for some reasons, but I really enjoed P4. All in this game are great (imho, of course), and i'm really can call this game "one of the best jrpg, which I ever played...on PS2 ) ".

vffare
05-10-2009, 01:59 PM
I bought this and FES for $40 all together

I'm 10 hours in P4, and 5 minutes in FES

I bought them a month ago and haven't touched them, not because i don't like them...but i have papers to and i can't enjoy games when i have school work bugging my conscience

Adachi Tohru
06-24-2009, 08:56 AM
Probably one of the best JRPG's i've played. Probably (one of) the last games i'll pick for PS2.

I like the new features improved from P3 to P4; Arcana chances, controlling the whole party, and the fact you don't need to wait 1 turn to get up, etc, etc.

Despise all improvements made in this one, I still prefer P3 over this one. The dungeons are much wider and you can send your team do teh dirty work for you. I'm also biased towards the P3 cast, I didn't grew too much attached to the P4 Cast.

Keiser
06-30-2009, 04:35 PM
I played that game through 3 times getting all the persona's fucking classic/legendary/super. a lot of lol all the time.
wish my schoolin days where like that.
persona 2 was good when the dungeons where in first person too

YouDontKnowMe
07-04-2009, 06:55 AM
Well Persona 4 is very good. I especially liked the op song, the music and the scenes of the characters (I never skipped them every time I played it) go pretty well together. The illustrations are much better than P3 for my taste.
I also enjoy seeing the contrasting speech boxes on screen, the orange and the black are suitable for the eyes' comfort. Not to mention that the game itself has top notch plot.

However, nothing can be perfect. I always get sleepy once I battle, because that's all there is to it... Pressing the same buttons all the time. Personally I prefer Tales of series battle system, or KH because they require you to move the charas around. And there are still so many flaws made for the dungeons.

Nevertheless, I like Shin Megami Tensei series. And P4 is the favorite. <3

Naoto Shirogane
07-06-2009, 04:49 AM
My friend showed me this game, and I'm in love with it now! It's awesome-as-hell, though I haven't finished the game yet (I don't have it). I'm looking to buy it somewhere soon though, so I can play it through fully (only like 8 or so hours in).

Best JRPG I've played, and my favorite game currently. xD

Aret
07-10-2009, 09:01 PM
I still need to play through my save plus data so I can do all the stuff I didn't do the first time around. Like max every possible social link, and beat the optional end boss. I loved the game though. Didn't see the end coming AT ALL.

Anyone else wish the Main Character didn't always have such stupid hair in the Persona games though? P1 was oddly tall and thin (due to editting, I understand), P2 has a tulip head, P3 has an emo flop and P4 has a bowl cut. Yikes.

youzankiel
07-20-2009, 05:20 AM
I haven't played P3 yet, but I really like P4. Very enjoyable. There's a lot of funny moments.

Oh man, why is the main character doesn't talk at all? he only make sounds in battles :(

Katzoe
07-20-2009, 05:22 PM
Mh, sounds interesting...
Haven't played it so far.

Is it released in europe?

Keiser
07-23-2009, 05:49 PM
all released in EU. just discreetly and in small numbers.

solidsnake999
08-18-2009, 12:01 AM
Persona 4 is great, it�s one of the best RPG i�ve ever played in my life

Rosencrantz
08-18-2009, 01:00 AM
After some discussions about this game with a friend and usually ending with me saying "I'll give it a try someday", one day said discussion was more decisive, ending with "I'll give it a try if I find it for sale here" (woeful European gamer).
On the very next day, while on my daily stroll, I happened to see it there in the shelves, in all it's reasonable price glory and I knew fate's hand was at work here.
Having never played an RPG before, I was somewhat reluctant but sorta "grew a pair" and decided to give it a shot. Many factors were influential, namely:
- firstly, the demonology and mythology aspects, as I just love that stuff (I think I fused and re-fused and re-re-fused the likes of Mother Harlot, Lilith and Helel until I accomplished nothing less than utter perfection)
- the overall colourful "happy-retro" look of the game. Seriously, when games nowadays are brown, black and grey, this was a complete breath of fresh air
- the cast, who I adored for their common folk simplicity (on the other hand I can't stand the P3 crew since most look like a bunch of stuck up rich kids). And as beat mentioned, props to the english voice actors. They've done an excellent job - not above average, not good, not great - excellent.
- some gameplay aspects such as the possibility to directly control all party members (another reason why I won't bring myself to play P3)

These were the "good things" I saw in the game. Others appeared, and those who played it know them - the compelling story, the great moments both humorous and dramatic (I still regard scenes like the school campout and field trip as some of the funniest things I've ever seen in any medium), the clever writing that never leaves anything to chance...

Alas, as every rose as it's thorns, I do think this game is not entirely free of criticism, though these are more nitpicks than anything else:
- difficulty: save a few specific battles, the game is something of a breeze after the second rescue (name withheld to avoid spoilers)
- was expecting more Personas, namely more Ars Goetia demons (the ones available are all low level)
- The Protagonist should have the ability to punch people in the throat. Seriously. Punch the teammates in the throat for bugging him 24-7 to go to the TV only to get there and start whinning that they don't want to be there. And especially punch Igor in the throat for ruining that Triangle Fusion we wasted 20m on to get that exact perfect set of 4 specific skills.

Well, these are my elongated 2 cents on the title. Here's hoping the rumoured Persona 5 will be as good. Personally, I don't mind if they keep the same cast.

ILL ViLLaiN
09-03-2009, 10:52 AM
Loved this game. What game lets you have a shit load of girlfriends at the same time?! I'm a two timing bastard in this game lol.

Keiser
09-05-2009, 03:21 PM
persona 1, is to be released for the psp this year cant wait.
Im currently playing P3 Fes, now I will know the proper ending.
The original P3 didnt have the ending, it left you with many Q's and no answers.

KurosakiSama
09-14-2009, 05:00 AM
havent played it yet sadly but i do love persona 3 so i have a feeling i will love 4 just as much
i love the music i just got the original ost's for P3 Fes and P3 and im enjoying evry bit of them

TranceDevotee
09-14-2009, 10:05 AM
Persona 2 was better IMO, that game was so wierd (story-wise) but the role playing action was intense

Red
10-01-2009, 11:18 PM
It's a good game, but it's not my favorite RPG I've played which came out last year, that would be Tales of Vesperia. I'd like it a lot better if they didn't force you to do all those goofy social links and run through those poorly designed dungeons.

Agh! Tales! Thank Christ they're remaking this with extra bonus content for ps3!

But yeah P4. I'm still playing it, and I fucking love it. I love the art and the story and the voices are other voices of my favorite game characters!!! Like Guy from Tales of the Abyss! x3

The voice acting was absolutely superb imo.

Goren
10-03-2009, 11:42 PM
Oh Eleni~

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