14 thoughts on “Should I Play Persona 4 in 2018?”

  1. I love the Shin Megami Tensei. I think Persona is the best in the franchise. I actually played P4 before P3, and I was surprised how much grinding is involved in P3. I often die being over confident and fighting an enemy that hits your weakness. I t also happens in P4, but it’s easier to strategize. The stats are harder to grow in P4 as well, but I am a massive grind lover, so I finish a dungeon in 1 week and I use the rest of the week discovering the links and building the stats.
    I love the characters in both games, especially the links. The death arcana as a small grandma is a nice touch though
    I think the story is kinda predictable, since you kinda knew who the culprit is after the first case. The only thing I hate is that the only time you make an important choice in the game is at the very end where the 3 choices = the 3 endings so you really need to pay attention, lol.
    I wish I could play P5 but I have no money to buy the console. haha

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    1. Yeah, that’s true. Persona 3 is way more grindy than Persona 4 because all leveling is done in the same tower. However I found Persona 4 more difficult than Persona 3 (at least in hard). Also, contrary to Persona 3, if you end up with low health you have to go out of the dungeon and come back another day which makes you lose way more days than Persona 3 where I would continue fighting even if they were tired as heck xD

      I think links are better in Persona 4 than Persona 3 and to be honest I think that the main characters also have more time to grow (And I just LOVE Kuma xD). However, when it comes to story I think Persona 3 is way better! As you said, the story in Persona 4 is predictable if you are the minimum attentive xD

      loool that happened with me with all PS3 games and it’s a bummer bah! What I can say is that Persona 5 brought the best of Persona 3 and Persona 4, combined them and made a masterpiece xD However, the story is also a little predictable when it comes to finding the bad guy 😛

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      1. oh yeah, you have to befriend the fox before getting healed in Persona 4. I actually complained a bit that P3 was a bit too easy, lol since I played P4 first.

        I haven’t finished P3 yet. I’m playing the PSP version and the lack of visuals kinda take me out of the gaming exp, but P3’s story does feel more tied together.
        and omg, yes, I love Naoto to death, lol. what do you think of Kanji??

        i’m fine with a predictable story like P4 as long as the characters are greater in P5, including the links. and yeah lol, i’ve been saving for a current gen console dsince forver. haha

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      2. Oh yeah…. Persona 3 for the PSP does not have half of the enjoyment… Not being able to explore the city map just takes a lot out of the game! Although when it comes to fighting in PSP you can control your teammates which is a GREAT help, specially if you are playing it in the hardest difficulty! 😛

        I love Kanji ahahah He is so fun! A really badass who loves cute things! Only the idea is matter of laughing xD

        Yeah… It’s not cheap at all… I bought mine in Black Friday so I got a decent discount! Although it’s 500Gb Normal one, not the pro or with 1TB xD

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      3. yeah, it is annoying not to control your characters but I do miss the bulky characters in my screen too.

        Kanji and Naoto is my OTP, but for weird reasons hahaha

        we don’t have black friday here T.T
        but I know I’ll get one in the far far far far far future hopefully, maybe xD

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      4. For a second I didn’t know who had written this post ahah You can’t just change your avatar like that! Just kidding eheh

        Kanji and Naoto… Now that I think about it they really seem to work well with each other xD

        Hope you do since there are many games that you just need to try out for PS4!

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      5. this is legit the only time I’ve changed avatar. I’m sorry. some people confuse me as a girl, for some reason, so I changed my avatar to a dude.

        yes, my OTP. but Kanji is the girl and Naoto is the overly possesive and aggressive guy. Seeing Naoto over power a gangster like Kanji has so many fun potentials, lol

        oh, for sure. I mostly want to re-connect with the FF series, since I stopped at 12. I like 12, but I wanna b*rch about Enix ruining my childhood.

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    1. You cannot talk about grinding when you like Tales of Berseria! Isn’t one of the trophies get to lvl 200? xD Just kidding ahah

      I think what it really makes the game stand out (or games) are the great stories from the links you need to make with second characters 😛

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  2. Persona 4 is my favorite game of all time. I don’t know if I can sum up how I feel about the game in one comment but I just love everything about it – the gameplay, the narrative, the atmosphere, the music, etc. It easily got me into the Megaten franchise and JRPGs.

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    1. Have you played Persona 3 or 5? 😀

      Persona 4 stands in my top20 for sure. Nevertheless I think from those 3 is the weakest link (inside of all being masterpieces of course xD) The only thing that really makes me say that is the background music where there are many times which is complete silent (when it really didn’t need to) and the story is also not the strongest xD Nevertheless, is one of my favorite games ahah I’m just comparing with other 2 masterpieces, so basically all of them are just GREAT!

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      1. I own the Premium Edition of 5 but I haven’t been able to play it because of college. Persona is one of those series where I get completely absorbed in it so I’d rather have the time to kill.

        I’ve played Persona 3 FES for the PS2 which I did like a lot but having your teammates controlled by the AI was rage quit inducing. I read that P-Studio made that decision in order to make your teammates feel like other people who are in control of their own lives. Considering the main theme of death and resolve, it fits…..it still made me yell at the TV constantly. One of theses days, I hope to get Persona 3 Portable since it lets you command everyone in the party.

        I actually had no problem with the use of silence in Persona 4. I’m one of those people who feels that silence can have strong purpose in game design and in 4, I feel like it either captured the mundane atmosphere of Inaba perfectly or it reflected the gravity of the Fog. Again, I would love to go in great detail about Persona 4 but if I did, this comment would end up being a essay.

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