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9.1 out of 10

Persona 4 Arena

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Overall 10
10

Persona 4 Arena

D+PAD
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. This much more strategic aspect is almost a way of translating RPG combat to a fighting game and changing the focus much more towards system mastery.
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Overall 2
2.0

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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Persona 4 Arena Review

GameSpot
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Fighting games generally center around two combatants squaring off one-on-one or in a tag-team format. Persona 4 Arena combines these styles, requiring you to control two fighters in harmony: your character and his or her persona, an imaginative creature that fights at your side. The mechanics are easy to grasp--while maintaining a level of complexity in keeping with Arc System Works' pedigree--and support a fully featured game with few setbacks.
  • Pros: Fighting mechanics balance accessibility and complexity, Gorgeous visuals and animations, Extensive narrative modes.
  • Cons: Inconsistent online play, Dry narrative presentation, Bare-bones tutorial mode, Problems with replay downloading.
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Expert Review

Kidzworld
29 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Pick your favorite Persona 4 character and take on other familiar faces in this brand new fighting game!
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Overall 9
9.0

Persona 4 Arena Review

Games Abyss
22 August 2012
  • Conclusion: : One of the best fighting games on the market today. Enough said.
  • Pros: While I have enjoyed many fighting games in my time, I have never been happier playing one than with P4A. The ultimate fulfillment of fun will be achieved by those who are fans of both the Persona series and fighting games. Addressing the game purely as a fighter however, it doesn’t get much smoother or enjoyable than this.
  • Cons: : Story-mode appeals only to the most hardcore Persona or RPG fans and even then it could use more player-controlled fight sequences and less repetition. Hit boxes can seem a bit odd at times, but are not difficult to get used to.
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Old Friends Return in a Most Unexpected Fashion

GameCritics.com
18 August 2012
  • Conclusion: I forgot how much I missed these characters until Arena reminded me.
  • Pros: Labrys' elegant, touching story.
  • Cons: The white story text can sometimes be hard to read.
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Overall 10
9.5

Persona 4 Arena Review

ztgd.com
17 August 2012
  • Excerpt: This fighting game delivers all the fan service Persona fans can handle. Read our full review.
  • Pros: + Simple concept with complex structures, + Amazing fan service, + Terrific story and acting, + Online works and works very well, + Accessible for new players
  • Cons: The story mode may not be for everyone, Matchmaking is off at times
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Overall 10
9.5

Persona 4 Arena

Auracore MediaWorks
13 August 2012
  • Summary: A well-made integration of Persona 4 mechanics and characters into a delightfully complex fighting system.
  • Pros: Excellent visuals; Arc System fans will feel right at home; new, canonical Persona storyline; complex fighting system that incorporates personae.
  • Cons: A little daunting for beginners; no easy-to-reference combo list; story mode is more visual novel than fighting game.
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Overall 9
8.9
Gameplay 9
9.0
Looks 9
9.0

Persona 4 Arena (PS3) - Review

VGChartz
12 August 2012
  • Excerpt: When you think 'RPG', Persona is one of the first words that comes to many a gamer’s mind. The Persona sub-series of Shin Megami Tensei captured the hearts of its players, with Persona 3 and 4 specifically being hailed as two of the greatest RPGs ever made. When you think 'Fighting games', you think Street Fighter , Mortal Kombat , Marvel vs Capcom and many others. But Atlus and Aksys want Persona to be the answer for that category, too.
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Overall 9
8.5

Persona 4: Arena

oxmonline.com
10 August 2012
  • Excerpt: With Persona 4: Arena , Atlus’ critically acclaimed Shin Megami Tensei sub-series finally makes its Xbox debut — in a completely different form. Instead of a modern-day JRPG that ruminates on the nature of life and relationships, Arena is a one-on-one fighting game. It’s an unusual departure for the franchise, particularly on a new platform, but this sequel has pedigree in its corner.
  • Pros: + Slick presentation with snazzy UI, character art, and phenomenal music, backed by a solid fighting engine., + Massive story augments the usual array of arcade, challenge, and versus modes.
  • Cons: ? Will
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