Summary: So we come to the sequel to a game I never expected to exist. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is the follow up to Persona 4 Arena, the fighting game based in Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei: Persona universe developed by Guilty Gear dev Arc System Works.
Excerpt: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and the previous Persona 4 Arena, is a lot like Nintendo's Smash Bros. games, if you really think about it. Both games are tasked with taking tons of existing lore and somehow making it work as a fighting game.
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...
Excerpt: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is a sequel to the previous fighter, Persona 4 Arena . If you think that’s a silly name for a sequel, just be glad we didn’t get the title that Japan released the game with: " Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold .
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
Review: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Sony Playstation 3)
5 October 2014
Summary: : Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is the closest a fighting game can come to perfection outside of maybe Melty Blood: Act Cadenza ; it’s based on a colorful franchise, accessible to newer and diehard fans alike, and full of content that will keep you playing for a long time to come.
Summary: It's still tough to believe a fighting game based on the Persona series exists, let alone is any good, but Persona 4 Arena certainly came as a pleasant surprise. Atlus and Arc System Works are two distinctive studios known for creating very different types of experiences, but somehow managed to meld...
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