Why play Persona4Golden ???

#1 Posted by goldenphallus (11 posts) -

hey duders

first post. i just bought a vita and have been playing Spelunky and Zero Escape VLR and i keep getting all this pressure to play Persona4Golden. I've never played any of the persona games and i know it's a long one. Why immerse myself into this universe ???

#2 Edited by believer258 (11631 posts) -

Because it's fucking great, that's why. Great characters, great gameplay, gre... Ok, the plot isn't great, but the characters involved and music and everything about it deserves your attention. Buying a Vita pretty much means owning Persona 4 Golden, so get to it.

#3 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1352 posts) -

ITs pretty much the perfect JRPG. It doesn't get any better than forming social links and fusing a monster that looks like a penis with with an awesome chariot. Everything is indeed well done.

#4 Edited by ViciousBearMauling (897 posts) -

Why wouldn't you play it? The only problem you'll have is losing your real social life, but it's totally fucking worth it.

Gameplay is satisfying and fun. The characters have these disgustingly charming personalities that keep you smiling like a dummy the whole way through. Music is catchy as hell! (New Days is my alarm for the morning)

The plot isn't amazing. Persona 3 had a better story, but P4G's story is good enough to keep you going. Even then, all the great character interactions make up for the formulaic story.

You would be fucking NUTS to own a Vita and NOT play this!!!!

#5 Posted by MB (11969 posts) -

Moved to the P4G forum. Also disappointed, first posts usually have far more question marks.

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#6 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5222 posts) -

I'd say watch a few episodes of the Persona 4 endurance run Jeff and Vinny did several years ago, and you'll see why it's so beloved. Here's the first installment.

#7 Posted by Zeik (2222 posts) -

It's a great game, but if you have to ask this then it might not be for you. No reason to feel obligated just because other people praise it.

I mean, it's probably in my top 5 RPGs ever, but it's not a game for everyone.

#8 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7049 posts) -

It's about as close to flawless as JRPGs have ever gotten, in my opinion.

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#9 Edited by Zeik (2222 posts) -

@mariachimacabre said:

It's about as close to flawless as JRPGs have ever gotten, in my opinion.

I think that's a bit overselling it. I love the game to death, but I could make a list of flaws a mile long for that game. (Some more notable than others.) It's a great game, but far from flawless.

#10 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7049 posts) -

@zeik said:

@mariachimacabre said:

It's about as close to flawless as JRPGs have ever gotten, in my opinion.

I think that's a bit overselling it. I love the game to death, but I could make a list of flaws a mile long for that game. (Some more notable than others.) It's a great game, but far from flawless.

Fine. Whatever. Let me edit my statement.

It's one of the only JRPGs that was fun enough, charming enough, and interesting enough that I was able to very easily look past it's flaws for the ~100 hours I played of it.

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#11 Posted by Berserker976 (323 posts) -

@zeik said:

@mariachimacabre said:

It's about as close to flawless as JRPGs have ever gotten, in my opinion.

I think that's a bit overselling it. I love the game to death, but I could make a list of flaws a mile long for that game. (Some more notable than others.) It's a great game, but far from flawless.

Fine. Whatever. Let me edit my statement.

It's one of the only JRPGs that was fun enough, charming enough, and interesting enough that I was able to very easily look past it's flaws for the ~100 hours I played of it.

The original game had a lot of flaws that were fixed in P4G, I would actually say it's pretty close to a flawless jrpg.

#12 Edited by Kraznor (1578 posts) -

Oh, I thought this was "Why would I play Persona 4 Golden when they went and messed up Chie's voice?"

#13 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7049 posts) -

@kraznor said:

Oh, I thought this was "Why would I play Persona 4 Golden when they went and messed up Chie's voice?"

It wasn't really up to them. The original voice actress retired.

And, personally, I thought the new voice actress did a great job, given the circumstances.

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#14 Posted by ViciousBearMauling (897 posts) -

@kraznor said:

Oh, I thought this was "Why would I play Persona 4 Golden when they went and messed up Chie's voice?"

She was bad in the Animation, she was pretty okay in Golden, and her voice was perfectly replaced in Arena.

#15 Posted by Turambar (6675 posts) -

Because the Valentines day event is fantastic.

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#16 Posted by Zeik (2222 posts) -

@mariachimacabre said:

@zeik said:

@mariachimacabre said:

It's about as close to flawless as JRPGs have ever gotten, in my opinion.

I think that's a bit overselling it. I love the game to death, but I could make a list of flaws a mile long for that game. (Some more notable than others.) It's a great game, but far from flawless.

Fine. Whatever. Let me edit my statement.

It's one of the only JRPGs that was fun enough, charming enough, and interesting enough that I was able to very easily look past it's flaws for the ~100 hours I played of it.

The original game had a lot of flaws that were fixed in P4G, I would actually say it's pretty close to a flawless jrpg.

I can't really agree with that. Golden fixed very few of flaws that I saw with the game, and even introduced some new ones. (Namely in how totally unbalanced some of the gameplay additions were.) The other poster was right about the game being good enough that it's easy to overlook the flaws, but a flawless game would imply there's no room for improvement, and I'd argue there is plenty.

#17 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7049 posts) -

@zeik said:

@berserker976 said:

@mariachimacabre said:

@zeik said:

@mariachimacabre said:

It's about as close to flawless as JRPGs have ever gotten, in my opinion.

I think that's a bit overselling it. I love the game to death, but I could make a list of flaws a mile long for that game. (Some more notable than others.) It's a great game, but far from flawless.

Fine. Whatever. Let me edit my statement.

It's one of the only JRPGs that was fun enough, charming enough, and interesting enough that I was able to very easily look past it's flaws for the ~100 hours I played of it.

The original game had a lot of flaws that were fixed in P4G, I would actually say it's pretty close to a flawless jrpg.

I can't really agree with that. Golden fixed very few of flaws that I saw with the game, and even introduced some new ones. (Namely in how totally unbalanced some of the gameplay additions were.) The other poster was right about the game being good enough that it's easy to overlook the flaws, but a flawless game would imply there's no room for improvement, and I'd argue there is plenty.

But that's the thing, I never actually implied that it was flawless. My first post never said it was flawless. So...

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#18 Posted by Zeik (2222 posts) -

@mariachimacabre: I know, but I think even implying it is close to flawless is rather misleading. That kind of hype is what leads to false expectations and disappointment.

#19 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7049 posts) -

@zeik said:

@mariachimacabre: I know, but I think even implying it is close to flawless is rather misleading. That kind of hype is what leads to false expectations and disappointment.

*sigh* I give up.

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#20 Posted by Zeik (2222 posts) -

@mariachimacabre: I don't know why you're acting frustrated. I know what meant, I just don't want the TC to get the wrong impression. I've seen more than a few people come away from the game disappointed because they let people hype them into it to unrealistic degrees, and that's a shame. The main reason P4 has become what it has is because it was a pleasant surprise for so many people.

#21 Posted by Karmosin (210 posts) -

It's just overall a fantastic game in my opinion. I don't want to overhype you, but it's like my second favorite game of all time so it's hard to stay neutral. Like the others say, it's not perfect, but if you have even the smallest interest in the jrpg-genre, I'd say it's worth checking out.

#22 Posted by bigjeffrey (4778 posts) -

Buy it like right now

#23 Posted by PandaBear (1302 posts) -

Posts like this are so stupid. I'm sorry, but there's a thousand reviews out there, literally over a hundred hours of footage of this very game on this very site, tons of forum threads praising the game...

Yeah, I think it's worth checking out.

#24 Posted by Fattony12000 (7040 posts) -

#25 Edited by Akyho (1585 posts) -

Have you just progressed to showing off your Pokemon bed sheets to answer everything Fattony? I expect the reply to be in the form of pokemon bedsheet pictures.

Also P4 is really a great game. The character and the weird events pulls you along with a good JRPG/Pokemon battle system.

#26 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3700 posts) -

Haha I just bought a vita to play it if that tells you anything...

#27 Posted by Quemador (165 posts) -

I dont know man, just because people like it doesn't mean you need to play it. I bought it and.... Game is looong way too long, im like 20+ hours in and not even close to the ending.

#28 Posted by MentalDisruption (1618 posts) -

@quemador: 20+ hours? You're right about not being close to the end. Considering the average completion time, you've just gotten out of the beginning of the game I would guess.

#29 Posted by JasonR86 (9608 posts) -

Why do you think?

#30 Posted by AlisterCat (5481 posts) -

Give the Persona 4 Endurance run a quick watch. Like... 20 episodes?

#31 Posted by Hilbert (349 posts) -

hey duders

first post. i just bought a vita and have been playing Spelunky and Zero Escape VLR and i keep getting all this pressure to play Persona4Golden. I've never played any of the persona games and i know it's a long one. Why immerse myself into this universe ???

You need other people to tell you what to play?

#32 Posted by goldenphallus (11 posts) -

Thanks for all the feedback. I picked up a physical copy of the game from Amazon for $20 this week. It's the only physical vita game i own. I will probably play it for 20 - 40 minutes a day during my morning shit, hopefully I will be done by Persona5 release.

#33 Posted by Nightriff (4915 posts) -

You will start playing a little at a time but you will eventually get hooked and play for hours at a time. Don't worry it happens to all of us.

#34 Edited by GaspoweR (2800 posts) -

@mb said:

Moved to the P4G forum. Also disappointed, first posts usually have far more question marks.

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#35 Posted by Fattony12000 (7040 posts) -
@akyho said:

Have you just progressed to showing off your Pokemon bed sheets to answer everything Fattony? I expect the reply to be in the form of pokemon bedsheet pictures.

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