Summary: As Destructoid's resident JRPG critic and a vocal fan of Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei franchise, I get questions about the Persona series all the time: 'Where do I start?' is the question I get most often. And I usually reply with something along the lines of 'any of them are fine.
Excerpt: Okay... Persona 4 Golden (P4G) is almost perfection on the PS Vita and is easily one of the best Japanese RPG titles in quite some time. It's also one of the strangest stories to grace the PS Vita with its Matrix-like story that would make any anime writer proud and it's definitely not for kids.
Persona 4 Golden Review – Reinventing the Gold Standard for RPGs
New Gamer Nation
22 January 2013
Conclusion: All in all, Persona 4 Golden is a solid JRPG. You don’t need to play the other games in the series to be able to appreciate what this game is trying to do. It paints a beautiful and intriguing world, full of characters that you are going to care about.
Conclusion: Persona 4 Golden is, as far as I’m concerned, is the PlayStation Vita’s killer app. Atlus has done a great service to the platform by not just porting a four year old game but adding a great deal of content that makes the experience seem fresh and new fro those who’ve already played through the...
Conclusion: It's not everyday that a remake of a game goes so far above and beyond the original to make it a must-play game in two separate generation, but today is that day. Truly, this is the RPG for people who don't care for RPG's.
Excerpt: It should come as no surprise to anyone that Persona 4 Golden is a terrific game. It would take an unprecedented failing on virtually every level to screw up what has become one of Atlus's most beloved gems.
Excerpt: Between a full regimen of daily classes, after-school activities, friends, and a part-time job, most kids don't have time to also juggle a secret life as a dungeon-delving monster slayer. Not so, in Persona 4 Golden, a portable HD update of one of the PlayStation 2 era's most epic JRPGs.
Conclusion: Persona 4 Golden is more than a retread of past glory. It takes the core story and formula of the original Persona 4 , but it builds on it in myriad brilliant ways â€” from the much more welcoming combat mechanics to a story whose few plot holes have been filled.
Excerpt: Developer and publisher Atlus originally released Persona 4 for PlayStation 2, and the JRPG has since turned into one of the most loved role playing games of all-time. While the game seems unimpressive to the untrained eye, you'll quickly learn the game has plenty of great content to offer players...