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« on: November 21, 2012, 12:23:33 AM »

Although my overall experience with the Persona series has been underwhelming (I played P3 Portable and thought it was 'meh'), the gushing reviews for Persona 4 Golden were too much to pass up.  Besides, it's been ages since I played a JRPG that really hooked me.  While I adored P3's story, characters, and social interactions, the combat and endless dungeon were mind-numbingly boring.  Hopefully the combat is a little more compelling this time around.

Will dig in over the long weekend and report back later. 
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 12:48:17 AM »

got it in my Gamefly queue, so I'll either get it that way or whenever it might show up on PSN plus biggrin
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 10:49:36 AM »

Best.game.ever.

I'm a Persona whore, so YMMV. But this is the definitive version.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 08:32:10 AM »

Its an absolute shame that Persona 4 Golden has absolutely no traffic on this site. One of the best games on the Vita, and we are up to 4 posts.

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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 02:32:53 PM »

I made the mistake of starting to watch Sons of Anarchy this weekend on Netflix.  I've got 4 brand new games collecting dust because I simply cannot turn it off.   crybaby

The little I've played (the first couple hours) seems quite good, although the combat and Persona mechanics feel like a carbon copy from Persona 3.  That will probably be a good thing for most, but I felt that was the weakest part of P3.  We'll see...
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2012, 05:43:47 PM »

I have it and it looks great.  Still in the intro phase so no combat yet, could be awhile.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2012, 04:47:14 AM »

Quote from: Dante Rising on November 25, 2012, 08:32:10 AM

Its an absolute shame that Persona 4 Golden has absolutely no traffic on this site. One of the best games on the Vita, and we are up to 4 posts.

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Too busy playing this awesome game to post.
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012, 01:46:06 PM »

I'm playing off and on but haven't had a lot of time lately. Just got to the first "there and back again" TV segment.
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2012, 09:22:37 PM »

I have about 5 hours into the game and it's a lot of fun. I didn't play much of the PS2 version because I couldn't get over the graphics on my big screen. On the Vita it's gorgeous. I can't believe it takes 2 1/2 hours to get going, though.
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2012, 03:41:25 AM »

Not crazy about how you do absolutely nothing but dialog for the first 2+ hours, then the game suddenly dumps everything on you at once and says "Good luck!"

I'm sure I'll figure it out, but I can't help but feel like I'm gimping myself by not really understanding what the hell I'm doing.
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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2012, 02:54:16 PM »

Yah, just got through my first bout of combat last night and by "got through" I mean "got killed by".  disgust  icon_wink

I seem to remember the other Persona games having turn-based combat, this one doesn't. Am I... misremembering?
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2012, 05:05:57 PM »

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on November 27, 2012, 02:54:16 PM



I seem to remember the other Persona games having turn-based combat, this one doesn't. Am I... misremembering?

It is turn-based in that each character has a turn (including monsters). By default, you only control your character, but you can hit square while out in the world and change the battle tactics to have them all control manually (which I personally would hate).  Maybe that is what you are remembering?
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« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2012, 05:36:57 AM »

Quote from: The Grue on November 27, 2012, 05:05:57 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on November 27, 2012, 02:54:16 PM

I seem to remember the other Persona games having turn-based combat, this one doesn't. Am I... misremembering?

It is turn-based in that each character has a turn (including monsters). By default, you only control your character, but you can hit square while out in the world and change the battle tactics to have them all control manually (which I personally would hate).  Maybe that is what you are remembering?

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« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2012, 06:19:43 AM »

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on November 27, 2012, 02:54:16 PM

Yah, just got through my first bout of combat last night and by "got through" I mean "got killed by".  disgust  icon_wink

Wow... thank goodness for 'fast forward'.  icon_cool
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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2012, 12:58:24 AM »

The page goes down a few times a day, but there is some great information here for first-time players of Persona 4. He gives lots of bullet points and what to do and not do:

www.beforeiplay.com/index.php?title=Persona_4
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« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2012, 09:35:06 AM »

I want to buy this silly Japanese game.  paranoid
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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2012, 12:23:14 PM »

I hear Atlus added a direct "FSTEAK" callout to one of the new S-Links in Persona 4 Golden.

This might be a good time to mention that anyone playing through this story for the first time should absolutely not read the "Himdaisy Persona 4" comic until they've finished the game.  Seriously: there are major endgame spoilers right off the bat, and as funny as the strips are to fans, they won't mean anything to someone who hasn't played the content already.

Look it up after you're done.

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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2013, 04:04:40 AM »

So, I'm back in the Persona groove with this game. I finished up Persona 3 FES a while back, and that's after watching the Giant Bomb guys play P4 in their Endurance Run videos. I decided to play this new version for myself after I picked up a cheap used Vita.

Anyone else a persona fan? I'm kinda hoping Persona 5 is announced and released this year.
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