|2D Fighting game; PS3/Xbox 360; Atlus/Arc System Works; 2012|
|"The despite fighting program amongst High School Students!"|
Once again, Atlus proves to be masters of writing and story telling. The story is great, far better than what you usually see in these tournament fighter games. I mean, the game made me cry. You have to be doing something right if my reaction to what is happening on scene is to cry (true, part of that was because they where playing "Living with Determination" but still). Of course one of the main problems with the story is that you are pretty much required to have played Persona 3 and 4 in order to fully comprehend the events in Arena. The game does try to keep required prior knowledge to a minimum with each character's internal monologue explaining necessary details and character relationships, but this just serves to bloat an already verbose story mode with even more information. If you are going to play Story Mode, be prepared to read... a lot.
|Another internet battle has been put to rest.|
|Meet the new character Labrys, and fall in love with her Kansei accent.|
In the end of the day, Persona 4 Arena is a 2D fighting game that even I, a non-fighting game player, thoroughally enjoyed. Any fan of Persona or of Fighting games should definitely check this out, for different reasons. Persona fans will get a solid entry into Persona universe that seem to open into a future storyline (Whether this is for Persona 4 Arena 2 or for Persona 5 that we all KNOW is going to happen eventually, we just don't know), while Fighting game fans will have a new and unique game made by one of the best in the industry. If you don't fall into one of those two camps, then there is probably too little here to catch your interest; however, if you do then this game is Highly Recommended.
Until next time.