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Persona 4 Arena
9.0 out of 10

Persona 4 Arena

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Overall 9

Expert Review

20 March 2015
  • Summary: Persona 4: Arena is obviously a great treat for longtime Persona fans, but the best thing about it is that you don't have to be a die-hard fan of the previous games to enjoy the heck out of it.
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Xbox 360 Review: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Video Games Reloaded
18 December 2014

Bore -sona

16 October 2014
  • Conclusion: It's obvious the pillars are going up , not down.
  • Pros: That intro really got me pumped to play.
  • Cons: I have absolutely no recollection of who Marie is.
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Overall 8
Playability 8

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Review

Xbox 360 achievements
10 October 2014
  • Conclusion: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is a stellar follow up to Arc System Works’ 2012 offering. Not just a shameless cash-in, Ultimax continues Arena’s story with a lengthy conclusion, delivered in classic Persona style with some dazzling cutscenes.
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Overall 9

The Best Of Both Worlds

Game Informer
30 September 2014
  • Conclusion: Concept: Bring back the fighting tournament to continue the story along with six new contestants Graphics: The hand-drawn anime scenes are impressive, and the vibrant colors still look great Sound: Fans will love the songs from past Persona titles presented alongside strong voice acting Playability:...
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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Game Revolution
26 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Of FES, Golden, and Ultimax. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax may sound like a remake for the original fighting Persona spin-off released in North America on August 2012, but it's more of a direct sequel that expands the underlying story, the number of available modes, and the size of the character roster.
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Overall 10

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3)

12 August 2013
  • Excerpt: When the name Shin Megami Tensei is mentioned, two responses usually crop up: “Oh, I love those games! But they're so long...” or “Huh?”. For those of you in the latter category, some background might be needed. The rest of you can jump ahead.
  • Pros: Great fighting mechanics; intriguing story
  • Cons: Story is confusing if you don't know the Persona games; controls have a very steep learning curve
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Overall 10

Persona 4 Arena

18 May 2013
  • Conclusion: Thus, Persona 4 Arena is a standout game; it marries theme and mechanics closely, and through its apparent simplicity allows a total novice to enjoy it all while layering on levels of strategy for advanced play based on positioning and timing rather than specific dexterity at inputting attacks.
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Persona 4 Arena Review

7 May 2013
  • Summary: Although Persona 4 Arena may initially seem a little inaccessible to those who haven’t played any of the Persona titles in the past, the variety of game modes and their different approaches to the canonical story help ease in the uninitiated.
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Overall 2

Decent fantasy fighting game, but filled with swearing.

Common Sense Media
11 January 2013
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Persona 4 Arena is a fighting game set in the surreal fantasy world of the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona video game franchise. Players battle a series of characters and monsters from the previous games in the series, along with their partner known as a "Persona.
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