Summary: This is a Persona game made by Persona fans for Persona fans and not for fighting game fans. While the fighting system itself is pretty decent, the main draw of this game is to give a detailed epilogue to P4:Golden. If you have not played P4:Golden, specifically that version of Persona 4, and Persona 3, you will not get the maximum potential that is brought to the table with this game.
Summary: Better than P4A, but still quite flawed. An entertaining fighter to be sure, but the lackluster story mode drags on and it adds nothing of worth to the Persona series. Golden Arena mode is an excellent idea, though, and gives the game a single player mode that's actually fun. I'd recommend this game to ASW fans, but not Persona fans.
Summary: I am going to admit right now, that I am not at all good at fighting games. Nevertheless, I bought this game knowing full well I was going to be spamming moves or just button mashing to progress the story. To my utter surprise however, I found myself caring about the moves I was making. I tried to learn them, pulling up the move list for each character so I could see just how amazing they really are.
it is apparent that there is a good amount of depth to the system with many moves ...
Adel Chowdhury, Amazon
24 November 2014
Summary: A very enjoyable fighting game. The lack of simultaneous presses and few distinct moves initially gives the impression of a simple game, but after hours of gameplay, it is apparent that there is a good amount of depth to the system with many moves being cancelable and most fighters having some sort of gimmick that keeps the matches fresh. The story is quite good, and I feel that it is a worthwhile conclusion to the story set by the original Persona 4 arena.
Summary: This was definitely better than the last game. The story made more sense because it did not go by different characters experiencing the same thing. It felt like real progress. The final boss was cool because too and had great gameplay. The battle system has improved too and some of the characters have better mechanics than the last game. The lobby is definitely one of the best features of this game.
Decent fighting game; Fanfiction level story writing
13 November 2014
Summary: As a fighting game, Ultimax does alright. However for the Persona fans looking to buy the game for the story behind it (like I was) don't; you'll be sorely disappointed. The quality of writing is terrible, and laughable at times, as it had a friend and I cracking up in almost tears. It took forever to actually get to the battling parts of the story mode, and for every 5-10 minutes of play time I'd get another "To be continued..." down at the bottom of the screen.