Summary: Great game, I love the new character I love the characters that came back from P3 but the game did not have a real ending. I know this is an Arc Systems game mostly but I expect Persona games to have endings not sequel hooks. I played it for the story and not the gameplay so I can't really comment on the combat, but it was a really stupid move to not have a retry button after you lose a fight.
Summary: The game plays a lot like an anime fighter plays. Well, I guess that's because it is an anime fighter haha. If your a fan of the fighting games from Arc System Works (ASW), then you'll feel the game mechanics takes a lot from several of their past games such as Guilty Gear and BlazBlue. The game makes it easy for casuals with the easy 'mash A' combo system, but has room for true fighting gamers out there with pokes, juggles, cancels, and etc.
Summary: So before I write this let me say I am a HUGE SMT: Persona fan, having been with the series since the original Persona game. When I heard that the mix-up brawling game for P3 and P4 was coming out, I had a fangasm and dreamed of how it would look. It was better than expected, yet there were things that I was annoyed about. So here's my Pro's and Cons list for you: PROS: -Replay Ability is top notch.
Summary: Gameplay: 4/5 The fighting mechanics in this game is solid. Each character is unique while at the same time keeping the basics of the game. That means that picking up a new character is a breeze. I only have two complaints about this game. The first is that the inputs are VERY strict for players (like me) who use the analog sticks.
A must buy for Persona fans, a recommendation for fighting game fans
M. George, Amazon
2 February 2013
Summary: The Megami Tensei series goes way back, with the first game coming out all the way back in 1987 in Japan. The series itself continued to grow and expand itself into spin-offs and side stories set in a tangled web of time periods and even alternate universes. Yet with Persona 4 Arena it only uses characters, settings, and systems from the popular Persona 3 and Persona 4 JRPGS.
Summary: It uses a lot of gimmicks (reversed controls, making you unable to move, etc.), but it's easily worth 20 bucks even if you're only interested in the plot. Dual audio and remixes of old songs are great too. Pretty challenging until you get the hang of it though.