I need some purchasing advice.

#1 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

I absolutely love Persona 3 and 4, and have been quite interested in this game, however, I'm not super huge into fighting games, I know how to throw fire balls and all of that, but i never get that deep into them. I just have a few questions to ask before i decide to buy it.

First, the story mode is pretty fulfilling/ interesting/ lengthy for a fighting game, right?

Second, the ps3 version is the ideal version to get right? The netcode is better there or was the 360 fixed? I kind of dislike playing fighting games online because of my experiences with lag during Street fighter, and everyone being better than me. Will the GB community still have tourney's now an then?

Third, what are the chances that this game will go up or down in price by the end of the year. Borderlands 2 is coming out in a month, and other than that i don't plan to buy any other games. Just the thought of spending $60 then a month later it being $30 would be a bummer.

#2 Posted by Irvandus (2818 posts) -

PS3 is the version you want.

The fighting in the story mode is so easy you don't have to get super into it to enjoy. Plus their are very few fights per story.

The story mode is very full and lengthy for a fighting game.

I don't see a price drop in the near future.

#3 Posted by Hailinel (23875 posts) -

@Nottle said:

I absolutely love Persona 3 and 4, and have been quite interested in this game, however, I'm not super huge into fighting games, I know how to throw fire balls and all of that, but i never get that deep into them. I just have a few questions to ask before i decide to buy it.

First, the story mode is pretty fulfilling/ interesting/ lengthy for a fighting game, right?

Second, the ps3 version is the ideal version to get right? The netcode is better there or was the 360 fixed? I kind of dislike playing fighting games online because of my experiences with lag during Street fighter, and everyone being better than me. Will the GB community still have tourney's now an then?

Third, what are the chances that this game will go up or down in price by the end of the year. Borderlands 2 is coming out in a month, and other than that i don't plan to buy any other games. Just the thought of spending $60 then a month later it being $30 would be a bummer.

Yes, the story mode is incredibly long, and the fights within it are very easy.

The 360 version has already been fixed. I don't know which version is more popular.

Atlus releases tend to be limited in quantity and do not drop in price quickly at all.

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#4 Posted by musclerider (588 posts) -

The story mode definitely adds to the Persona 3/4 universe but it's really 3-5 hours of story total and then a lot of the same thing from the perspective of different characters. You can get through the story mode by just spamming one button pretty much.

They fixed the 360 netcode to be actually usable.

As for price drops it's an Atlus game so it's probably not going to drop anytime soon. Catherine is still $40.

#5 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (954 posts) -

The only difference between the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions at this point is a larger playerbase on the PS3 because anime games.

Though I have the 360 version myself and haven't had any problems joining or getting a full 8-player lobby set up since launch. Can't say it'll be the same in a month or two, but that happens with every game.

#6 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1026 posts) -

I usually tend to go "If it's a japanese game it runs better on the PS3" since it usually works that way.

#7 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

Alright. Sounds good. I may just convince myself to get it.

Also seems like arc system works other game Blaz blue is still around 30 and thats been out for a while. I have a few things I want to sell just so i feel like i hav more money but I'm new to ebay, so i can only sell 1 thing at a time.

#8 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2450 posts) -

Story mode is essential if you're interested in continuing the P4 story. And you can literally get through story mode by just pressing the Square button.

#9 Posted by Xymox (2065 posts) -

S... quare? Not X? It's like a whole new game.

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