Summary: Persona 4 has spurned all manner of spin-offs since its first PS2 release in 2008, including the dungeon-crawling Persona Q on 3DS, the upcoming rhythm title Persona 4: Dancing All Night on PS Vita, and a fighting game in Persona 4 Arena on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Summary: Sometimes game series take an interesting turn with new entries. Take the 'Persona' series, for example. As a subseries of the dark 'Shin Megami Tensei' series, 'Persona 3' and 'Persona 4' brought Atlus' flagship series to an entirely new level of popularity.
Excerpt: Persona 4 Arena developer Arc System Works has a habit of pouring new content into their fighting games and rereleasing them as sequels. This can be a questionable way of doing things sometimes, but it has worked out well here in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax , the update/sequel to 2012's Persona 4 Arena...
Summary: Chances are that if you're interested in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (P4AU), you fall into one of two camps of players: the folks who cherish competitive fighting games and their intricate mechanics, or the crew who adores the characters and intricate storyline of the Persona role-playing games.
Pros: Solid fighting engine with a lot of depth, Sharp visual style and great music that the series is known for, Offers some satisfying resolution to Persona 3 and 4 character stories, Really cool bonus modes like Golden Arena and the PS3-exclusive "arcade" lobbies
Cons: Still not as beginner-friendly as it could be, Lengthy, sometimes plodding story mode is a bit of a letdown
Summary: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax doesn’t drastically alter the formula laid out by its predecessor, but it does everything a good sequel should by adding several improvements to the engine, an addictive new mode, and two extensive storylines.
Excerpt: Any other developer would call it a sequel. As with the latest edition of BlazBlue, subtitled Chrono Phantasma, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is an iteration that does far more than one would expect an iter
Review: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Sony Playstation 3)
1 October 2014
Excerpt: Arc System Works, as a fighting game developer, has been doing some of their best work with the Persona 4 Arena series at this point. The original was structured in a way that made it significantly more accessible than many of the other games, taking the lessons learned from Battle Fantasia and...