Persona 4 Arena is out in Europe!

#1 Posted by LostDonuts (21 posts) -

At long last, we have waited a bloody long time for the release of this game!

#2 Edited by ThomasG666 (154 posts) -

Yes!!! Can't wait to play it!

#3 Posted by cutyoface (544 posts) -

Yeah finally. I picked up my copy earlier.

#4 Posted by Neurotic (632 posts) -

Finally being able to take it online is nice.

#5 Posted by EthanML (455 posts) -

Question! Does this spoil the P4 story in any significant way/s?

#6 Posted by PK_Koopa (583 posts) -

Got it a day early and I'm loving it! Just got beat by a guy called "Space Luchadeer" too.

#7 Edited by alternate (2696 posts) -

I hope to snag a copy over the weekend. Hopefully the supermarkets are carrying it.

#8 Posted by alternate (2696 posts) -

@ethanml said:

Question! Does this spoil the P4 story in any significant way/s?

Dunno, it is set after. My bet would be at the very least the killer is mentioned by name. A bigger question is if the plot will make any sense at all without familiarity with the characters.

#9 Posted by sionweeks (647 posts) -

Finally I have it!

#10 Posted by Chibithor (574 posts) -

@ethanml said:

Question! Does this spoil the P4 story in any significant way/s?

Dunno, it is set after. My bet would be at the very least the killer is mentioned by name. A bigger question is if the plot will make any sense at all without familiarity with the characters.

I played through the story and the name was not mentioned. I didn't play through every character but they seemed to deliberately keep the P4 talk vague for those that haven't played it yet. To answer the original question: I don't think so, but I'm less sensitive so spoilers than some.

I think being familiar with the cast will add to the experience, but it's not required. You won't get some of the references, but ultimately I'd say P4A's story works on it's own.

#11 Posted by DocHaus (1325 posts) -

@ethanml: Only in the sense that you'll find out exactly which characters will join your team as PCs from Persona 4 (and some of 3), but other than that they keep it mostly vague for those who haven't played those titles yet.

#12 Edited by EthanML (455 posts) -

Thanks for the responses - but yeah I know mostly everything about the characters etc, watched a lot of ER and played a significant amount myself, just don't want any major spoilers from say the last third or so if i can avoid it.

#13 Edited by sionweeks (647 posts) -

I don't like Chie's new voice actor very much :(

#14 Edited by Make_Me_Mad (3068 posts) -

I feel like this needs to be mentioned to anyone who still doesn't know: The pre-match intro where it shows off the stage and the characters walk in? The game takes that time to match up the connections and resolve lag. Please wait for it to play out at the beginning of each match instead of skipping it, as it'll greatly reduce the amount of laggy matches you have to suffer through. Thank you.

#15 Edited by IrrelevantJohn (1060 posts) -

I feel like this needs to be mentioned to anyone who still doesn't know: The pre-match intro where it shows off the stage and the characters walk in? The game takes that time to match up the connections and resolve lag. Please wait for it to play out at the beginning of each match instead of skipping it, as it'll greatly reduce the amount of laggy matches you have to suffer through. Thank you.

What he said.

PLEASE DON'T SKIP IT!

#16 Edited by BIGJEFFREY (4947 posts) -

i was playing this game alot the last 2 months, glad to see that almost a year later you dudes get it.

I just left the title screen on idle most of the time.

Prepare to actually read.

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#17 Posted by cikame (992 posts) -

I got my copy today :D

I never cancelled my pre order which was placed 24/7/2012.

#18 Edited by Herk (189 posts) -

Damn... that Labrys storyline is a LOT of text.

#19 Edited by FlipperDesert (2083 posts) -

Aw man, I was hoping to main Kanji as I felt bad about never using him in P4, but I can't play him at all. :(

Charlie (which will always be his name to me) and Chie are fun to play though.

#20 Edited by cloudymusic (1104 posts) -

Finally. I'm glad for you guys.

#21 Posted by LostDonuts (21 posts) -

I'm enjoying it, the fighting really plays second fiddle to the story which is what I am playing it for. I mean the fighting system seems ok but not the kind I like to spend my time playing. I'm really happy with the amount of story there is though, I wasn't expecting this much.

#22 Posted by natedawg_kz (234 posts) -

I pre-ordered it but l can't be bothered to go and pick it up.

#23 Edited by eccentrix (1545 posts) -

I was thinking about it before, but it's been so long that I don't think I'll bother. Maybe when I get through P4G I'll pick up a copy.

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