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Persona 4

ペルソナ4

Developer

Atlus

Genre

Role-Playing

Other Versions

PS3

Release Dates

12/08/08 Atlus
07/10/08 Atlus
03/13/09 Square Enix

Community Stats

Owners: 398
Favorite: 64
Tracked: 2
Wishlist: 12
Now Playing: 18
 
9.3

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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2) > Opinions (116)

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Darashiva posted 16/01/2016, 02:29
Just finished the game for the first time. Love the story and characters, but the dungeons get really frustrating at times. The gameplay itself is quite good, but some of the dungeons just feel too long.
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Lynx_7 posted 05/04/2012, 03:51
After having finished P3 FES recently, I gotta say I still prefer this game. The gameplay is better and there are more things to do after you finish a dungeon, not to mention the pacing of the story is better. Granted, the ending of P3 is superior in every way, but P4 was just more fun to play overall.
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Lynx_7 posted 10/11/2011, 12:54
Well, I really liked the story of this game, it was the strongest point for me. Maybe because I liked the atmosphere and I'm a sucker for mystery story sort of things. I haven't played P3 yet but I plan to, so I can't say which one is better for now.
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MRKs posted 30/09/2011, 02:50
It's a matter of taste, the story in this game wans't appealing to me and got bored of the story pretty fast (Dungeon 4) Also, i agree the characters are more realistic but I couldn't stand most of them. Persona 3 is more Shin megami tensei and the characters are more...interesting. Just my opinion here
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BroFe posted 10/09/2011, 10:19
MRKs, that's probably because, actually this game is better that P3 in every aspect (yes, including characters and story)
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ishiki posted 13/08/2011, 01:47
I liked Persona 3 more... but I wouldn't call this trash XD.
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ishiki posted 13/08/2011, 01:47
I liked Persona 3 more... but I wouldn't call this trash XD.
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MRKs posted 11/08/2011, 09:04
Agreed with Xen, compared to P3 this game it's pretty weak in terms of story and gameplay (because it's the same in almost everything) but by itself it's a great game. Shame this sold better than P3 and it's more worldwide known than P3
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Xen posted 29/07/2011, 02:29
Trash versus P3, but fine by itself
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BroFe posted 26/12/2010, 09:07
Best RPG since Skies of Arcadia!!
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Yamaneko22 posted 11/12/2010, 11:11
Shame it sold so poorly in Europe:( At least I contributed with mine PAL P4...
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Heat posted 08/11/2010, 05:41
My favourite game ever!!! Wish Europe was more into the Persona series though...
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Ali-Kharazi posted 06/11/2010, 05:29
The best story you will ever hear come out of your PS2.
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postofficebuddy posted 25/10/2010, 02:55
One of the greatest games on the PS2. I noticed it got a small boost in Japan recently. Perhaps anticipation for Catherine.
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VivaLaWiida posted 27/05/2010, 01:27
Dojima-san is by far one of the most interesting character I've met in a video game.
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gustave154 posted 27/04/2010, 08:23
i desperately need a persona 5!!!
i hope it gets released on the PS3 though xD
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Spedfrom posted 08/04/2010, 02:24
I'm currently playing this and loving it. It's quite different and refreshing. Welcome Atlus, I hope you like your JRPG throne.
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invetedlotus123 posted 22/03/2010, 12:17
This is one of the best games i ever played and one of the bests ps2 games out there.
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whatz3rname posted 25/12/2009, 03:00
GOTY (yeah, it was released this year in EU).
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VivaLaWiida posted 23/12/2009, 10:12
can't wait to play this. I loved Persona 3 so this was just a matter of time when I'm going to play this
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pariz posted 13/12/2009, 02:50
Persona 4, I am so happy destiny put you on my way. Thanks.
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shuckille posted 29/11/2009, 08:17
best ps2 game to boot in a while.......looking forward for persona 5 ps3
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Soriku posted 03/11/2009, 11:40
Amazing game.
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reaver_x posted 26/10/2009, 02:52
a game this epic deserves a million sales
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Soriku posted 13/10/2009, 08:25
+1 sale.
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HelloMotto posted 07/10/2009, 07:08
sold 110k in america according to atlus??
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outlawauron posted 06/10/2009, 11:56
Poor Persona. This is going to be adjusted big time in America.
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ShadowSoldier posted 28/09/2009, 09:26
600k YES
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VivaLaWiida posted 13/08/2009, 12:15
But 0.84 is still NOT bad or a flop.
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outlawauron posted 13/08/2009, 12:35
@ Viva

Using examples as old as 11 years are not very good when talking about a current state of the market.
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VivaLaWiida posted 10/08/2009, 08:37
@outlawauton

FFVII, VIII, X sold far more then a million and 0.84 for Final Fantasy XII ist still pretty good and not bad.
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outlawauron posted 06/08/2009, 08:59
@ Viva

Not really. FF12 didn't even sell a million.
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chrono_kazumi posted 05/08/2009, 12:17
Also, Dragon Quest VIII was a success in Europe, it sold even more than in the US region. SMT isn't really popular here, unfortunately, due to lack of non-english translations and this series only appeared in Europe in 2005.
Anyway, just bought this masterpiece, though I haven't played Persona 3 yet.
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VivaLaWiida posted 01/08/2009, 06:38
Xen, it's not. Final Fantasy (for an example of a RPG) is selling well in Europe, because it's translated into the different European languages.
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Xen posted 31/07/2009, 04:52
VivaLaWiida, don't be silly. Europe is a pirate-infested casual market. That's the only reason it can't sell.
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VivaLaWiida posted 31/07/2009, 09:37
Don't be stupid. If a game like this is only translated into English, who is going to buy this game (except for the hardcore fans) ?

When I will be finishing Persona 3 FES, I'm gonna buy this immediately.
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routsounmanman posted 29/07/2009, 07:35
don't be; they only know about PES anyway....
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SMT posted 24/07/2009, 12:46
I feel bad for those countless Europeans who won't get to enjoy this masterpiece.
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SHMUPGurus posted 20/07/2009, 12:40
Wow, it saddens me to know that not even a million people played the game... out of billions on Earth I mean! xD
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shuckille posted 19/07/2009, 01:08
sales are great because it's a great game.........wonderful experience for any gamer
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sabby_e17 posted 07/07/2009, 06:49
This game released quite late for the PS2.
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outlawauron posted 29/06/2009, 06:57
Hmm, did we ever get NPD for this game?
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Mad55 posted 06/06/2009, 01:58
Wow those sales are pretty impressive.

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tombi123 posted 01/06/2009, 12:26
The best JRPG I have ever played. I recommend this to everyone!
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NoCtiS_NoX posted 28/05/2009, 11:33
@gordonfreeman
Go get it now, I command you. LOL
Yes, if you are a fan of JRPG. This a great game.
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GordonFreeman posted 28/05/2009, 05:33
is this game worth getting?
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invetedlotus123 posted 21/05/2009, 10:41
Many people already imported or pirated this game, so EU numbers are just the normal for an 1 later realese.
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Xen posted 15/05/2009, 12:34
Impressed? meh.

Thank god for the UK. Otherwise, they would've sold just 7.
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Christhor posted 29/04/2009, 04:29
I'm actually pretty impressed with the Europe numbers, JRPGs are reeeaaally niche in Europe and this is a niche JRPG. Not even Final Fantasy is sure to sell a million in Europe.
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Xen posted 28/04/2009, 06:32
Incredibly pathetic others sales.
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Gnosis posted 10/04/2009, 09:59
It was a long time before you actually get to play properly in the game, but the introduction was highly enjoyable and waiting was well rewarded with what has so far been an awesome game. I don't understand what some stuff like Arcana means, but I'm sure I'll eventually get it.
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Son1x posted 08/04/2009, 09:46
Finaly started playing it 3 days ago. And its really good, I love it. The first day, I almost did a nighter, but then remembered I had school the next (well same actualy) day.
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Xen posted 08/04/2009, 03:39
101th... with an artbook... is me =D
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tombi123 posted 07/04/2009, 07:13
100th owner on vgchartz!!!!!11one
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Son1x posted 02/04/2009, 08:52
No one knows about Persona in Europe. Wasn't Persona 3 the first that came to Europe? Not to mention it came last year or something... This had an ugly delay too.
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ookaze posted 02/04/2009, 08:17
These games will stay niche in Europe as long as they're not translated.
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Zlejedi posted 31/03/2009, 10:35
I paid 15 becouse stupid play.com doesn't want to send to Poland :(

But really they should make it simultaneous release as almost everyone who liked P3 already imported US version.
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sjhillsa posted 31/03/2009, 02:20
So did I :)
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Beoulve posted 28/03/2009, 10:53
I just bought this at Play.com for a measly 9.99 £ :D
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Z1D4NE_TR!84L posted 21/03/2009, 08:15
I'm from Germany. I bought P4 this week... It's great.

btw, the fist week was short, so perhaps the 2nd week might be better. My copy will be counted in the 2nd week, i hope.
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memory2zack posted 21/03/2009, 12:51
I bought it the 2nd week, so my copy isn´t counted yet.
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Cyan_Up posted 20/03/2009, 09:03
I started playing it and i am so into it, even at work i can't get it out of my mind. What a hauntingly great game it is!!!
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oliist posted 19/03/2009, 06:24
If the TV commercial situation is the same as here in Germany (i.e. Zero) for the rest of Europe, it's no surprise that the sales are relatively low.
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nomorehalo posted 19/03/2009, 06:17
Glad it got into Europe. Though this doesn't show signs of further Atlus support there :(

Still sitting on the shelf of "Games I have to plow through in the summer"
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Zuhyc posted 19/03/2009, 12:01
EU sales are actually pretty good for such a niche game.
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Son1x posted 19/03/2009, 08:22
Yea, only 9k? wow.
Well, I've bought it, so I've done my part.
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shinyuhadouken posted 19/03/2009, 02:13
major flop in europe
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Jalocin posted 18/03/2009, 10:23
Already died two times in the first real dungeon. Guess you're not supposed to complete a dungeon in one day. Awesome game so far though.
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Jo21 posted 16/03/2009, 09:26
I LOVED IT

it took me around 115 hours to finishid it.

i wanna due second play but it would take too much time :(
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HanzoTheRazor posted 16/03/2009, 01:18
10/10 and another killer Persona!
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ShadowSoldier posted 15/03/2009, 06:59
Honestly this game made me into an Atlus Fanboy... I do think its better than Persona 3
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Aiemond posted 14/03/2009, 10:01
This game is really the goty. I can't say enough how good it is. It puts pretty much everything released in 2009 in its place and will prolly be better than anything coming out in 2009. The writing is excellent, characters are realistic, the gameplay is fun and the social link system, which is awesome in 3, is improved. Anyone who does not think this is goty either has not played it or hates rpgs.
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C_Hollomon posted 09/03/2009, 08:44
This game is real good.
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mexitalrish posted 09/02/2009, 02:34
i don't play rpg's but i have a huge amount of respect for this game. i bought it for my brother for christmas because i knew he'd like it. he wasn't sure at first, but now he is hooked. this game should have got more attention and it is unfair that it got overlooked in many goty events.
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superbeast1370 posted 29/01/2009, 04:26
it's about to Pass P3's US sales.
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ShadowSoldier posted 28/01/2009, 05:35
1.5M when its released in Europe
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RPG_Fanatic posted 05/01/2009, 05:32
GOTY. 110 Hours in 10 days :).
Teddie is by far the most awesome character I have seen. The music is great. The story and characters make me want to keep playing to see what happens next. Almost everything seems like an improvement over Persona 3
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haxxiy posted 03/01/2009, 10:31
GOTY. Teddy is awesome.
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zexen_lowe posted 29/12/2008, 03:20
At last, I finished it. Best game of the year, probably best game ever made for the PS2, etc, etc.
In short, this game simply rocks. Period. 10/10
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BroFe posted 29/12/2008, 03:03
Just started, but it seems better than P3, and P3 was incredible.
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xxHoshiko posted 28/12/2008, 10:01
You got to be a crazy not to like this game! 20 hours in and man... this is just pure awesomeness!
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Arawn-Deathlord posted 23/12/2008, 12:36
This game should get ps2 GOTY. The only thing I miss about persona 3 fes vs persona 4 is the lack thereof fusion spells.
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Cactus posted 23/12/2008, 04:24
Oh man, I'm at the November dungeon, and zexen, I agree with you that this is GOTY. Not many games have me hooked to the point where I happily sacrifice sleep to play them.
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Riachu posted 21/12/2008, 03:35
@outlawauron
That's if the game does appear on the NPD Top 10 but that is unlikely because the charts will be filled with games that have sold atleast 250K+.
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Barozi posted 21/12/2008, 09:41
Are there any PS3 B/C left ?
If yes I would buy this game immediately
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outlawauron posted 21/12/2008, 09:31
Not to be Devil's Advocate, but I'd wait for NPDs to come in. We have overtracked every single JRPG released in America in the past year.
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zexen_lowe posted 21/12/2008, 04:12
Great first week, it did more than the first week of P3 and FES combined. I'm sure that the fantastic game that P3 was created a very good fanbase, and the 94 at Metacritic sure is making it's part too.

As for the game, 35 hours in, still my GOTY by a wide margin, still completely amazing
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Riachu posted 21/12/2008, 02:19
Nice first week sales. I was "only" expecting 50K first week sales but my expectations were surpassed. What also suprises me is that the game is selling better than The Last Remnant, a high profile S-E JRPG. This proves that getting univeral praise can do wonders for a game's sales. I guess it also benefits from the fact that Persona 3's impact still being felt.
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zexen_lowe posted 12/12/2008, 01:26
9 hours in...AMAZING game....simply outstanding. My personal GOTY without a single doubt, and I haven't even played one fifth of the game. You've done it again, Atlus, you've done it again.
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zexen_lowe posted 07/12/2008, 01:29
Just a couple more of days till the best game of the year releases...
About predictions, I think first week will be around 100K. 250-300K LTD in Americas. Hopefully more
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Soriku posted 06/12/2008, 12:24
Persona sure seems to be a hit series now. Not as big as it deserves to be though, probably. Would like this to hit 1 mil. Oh, and do want.
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memory2zack posted 05/12/2008, 03:05
If it gets published in Europe 750k are sure since the game should outsell (already in Japan) the sales of Persona 3 (I don´t mean combined with FES since together they sold 1m copies).
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Riachu posted 04/12/2008, 09:56
I think 500-800K WW TLD is probable
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Gearbox posted 02/12/2008, 05:40
predictions any1?
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superbeast1370 posted 28/11/2008, 08:29
less than 2 weeks away.
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elzumo posted 21/11/2008, 07:42
Getting closer...
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zexen_lowe posted 17/10/2008, 02:46
Atlus keeps sending me mails hyping me more and more for this game. I want to play it, damn it!
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Bagaren85 posted 20/09/2008, 04:01
Damn! That was some huge second week drop.

RPG of the year 2008, candidate
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Bagaren85 posted 20/09/2008, 04:01
Damn! That was some huge second week drop.

RPG of the year 2008, candidate
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segajon posted 19/09/2008, 10:28
@NYANKS
I think it can hit 1 million, but only if it is released in europe.
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As of: July 31st, 2009

Opinion (116)

Darashiva posted 16/01/2016, 02:29
Just finished the game for the first time. Love the story and characters, but the dungeons get really frustrating at times. The gameplay itself is quite good, but some of the dungeons just feel too long.
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Lynx_7 posted 05/04/2012, 03:51
After having finished P3 FES recently, I gotta say I still prefer this game. The gameplay is better and there are more things to do after you finish a dungeon, not to mention the pacing of the story is better. Granted, the ending of P3 is superior in every way, but P4 was just more fun to play overall.
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Lynx_7 posted 10/11/2011, 12:54
Well, I really liked the story of this game, it was the strongest point for me. Maybe because I liked the atmosphere and I'm a sucker for mystery story sort of things. I haven't played P3 yet but I plan to, so I can't say which one is better for now.
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MRKs posted 30/09/2011, 02:50
It's a matter of taste, the story in this game wans't appealing to me and got bored of the story pretty fast (Dungeon 4) Also, i agree the characters are more realistic but I couldn't stand most of them. Persona 3 is more Shin megami tensei and the characters are more...interesting. Just my opinion here
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BroFe posted 10/09/2011, 10:19
MRKs, that's probably because, actually this game is better that P3 in every aspect (yes, including characters and story)
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ishiki posted 13/08/2011, 01:47
I liked Persona 3 more... but I wouldn't call this trash XD.
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