Reviews and Problems with Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
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Impression: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
15 April 2010
Excerpt: If you've not played Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 , stop reading this and go pick up FES before it's gone forever and you have to hunt eBay for the best deal on it. I'm not going to say the game is perfect for everyone, but for me, someone that really didn't see the hype when it was first released,...
Conclusion: Concept: Take Persona 3, tweak some mechanics, add a chilling new story, and you've got another sequel
Graphics: Stylish visuals can't completely mask the fact that you're playing on outdated hardware
Sound: Despite a lot of repetition, the musical score is evocative.
Conclusion: Experimentation is both a bumpy experience, and the only way to get better. With that in mind, I hesitantly present to you the first effort toward our earnest attempt to make reviews part of a serious content solution, rather than something you’d just as soon not read.
Excerpt: series, an offshoot from the long running Shin Megami Tensei franchise, has long been the doyenne of the JRPG fan. Offering an experience removed from more famous Japanese RPG's such as is a fast-paced and rewarding character driven tale with a refreshing aesthetic.
Summary: From the hours-long introduction to the experience grind necessary to progress through the randomized dungeons, Persona 4 is a massive trial of patience. Your reward is a well-written and engrossing tale that mixes the realities of adolescent school life with a surreal dreamscape coming of age...
Excerpt: In 2006, Atlus shocked the world with Persona 3. While the game's departure from its predecessors in terms of artistic direction, gameplay and music were unexpected, it was a title of the highest quality.
Excerpt: I'm really tempted to just write, " Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is just like Persona 3 but better," but I don't think the powers that be would let that through the editing process, so I'll have to tell you why it's better and one you need to play.
Excerpt: Each character is a tragic hero, and yet, they are at their core nothing more than ordinary people thrown into extraordinary situations. Because of this, we can relate to them, progress with them, live the adventure that is Persona through them.
A fascinating, but dark mature RPG full of horror & sadness.
Common Sense Media
30 April 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that while this game feature high school students as protagonists, this is an M-rated game intended for those 17 and up. The game contains a dark storyline, and is full of cussing, references to alcohol and smoking, along with occasional partial nudity.