Persona 4 Golden PlayStation Vita

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  • Summary: Persona 4: The Golden is a remastered version of PS2 classic Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 61
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 61
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  1. Jul 30, 2012
    100
    The young Persona 4 hero thought he would spend a peaceful year, far from his parents, when he was transferred to that small Japanese town... But murders, spirits, mysteries and RPG are never far away when Atlus decides to make a new Persona game. Persona 4 The Golden is undoubtedly the most exciting and baroque adventure on PS Vita, fully packed with brilliant ideas that will let you experience a totally awesome school year.
  2. Dec 11, 2012
    100
    It's the tightest, best-written, and most must-play game Atlus has ever created. Persona 4 started as a strong, singular RPG; with Persona 4 Golden, it is a masterpiece.
  3. Apr 2, 2013
    100
    Persona 4 Golden is so much more than just a mere game, it’s a wonderful experience that grabs you by the beard hairs and drags you in, dominating your spare time and idle thoughts until you have reached that ending.
  4. Nov 14, 2012
    94
    Golden is technically the fifth iteration of a formula established with Persona 3 but it feels just as appealing and engaging now as it did four years ago. No one else (literally) is making games like this and if you've somehow avoided a modern day Persona title you owe it to yourself to give Golden a shot. It's sweet icing on a delicious cake.
  5. Apr 18, 2013
    90
    Persona 4 Golden is part detective novel, part teenage simulation and part asian RPG – all being important pieces which combine to create some of the most memorable and entertaining moments I’ve ever had with a JRPG.
  6. Feb 19, 2013
    90
    Persona 4: Golden is the perfect example of a well-done remake. Atlus expanded the already awesome original experience, enhancing the graphics and adding high quality extra contents. This is one of the most interesting PlayStation Vita games.
  7. Nov 29, 2012
    80
    As much as I found myself groaning through the parts I knew I would dislike-namely, the grinding and overwhelming sense of repetition that emanates from combat and time management-I grew to respect Persona 4: Golden. I can't say I completely enjoyed my time with the game, but I'm not the kind of person who would be interested in buying it. Those who are will find an admirably polished JRPG and a welcome addition to their burgeoning Vita library.

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  1. Negative: 4 out of 217
  1. Apr 15, 2017
    10
    The sole reason I and many others purchased a ps vita. Despite this being my first venture into the Persona series I knew it would beThe sole reason I and many others purchased a ps vita. Despite this being my first venture into the Persona series I knew it would be something special and that it would tick all my boxes for a great game, however, little did I know it would become my favourite game of all time (Maybe once I finish Persona 5 it will drop down to second though). The charm, charisma and depth the majority of the cast and story provides is incredible and by the time you finish this game you will feel as though you are saying goodbye to your real life best friends. This is largely thanks to the narrative driven core of the game as well as the unique social link system that was introduced to the series in Persona 3 and has been refined further in each main entry to the series since. This system allows you to become closer to various characters in the game and uncover their backstory and secrets whilst also granting you rewards that make the dungeon crawling aspect of the game easier and more enjoyable. Oh yeah, this game also has dungeon crawling which is sometimes easy to forget due to the game so heavily focusing on the story and characters. Whilst unfortunately the dungeons are usually quite barebones the persona fusion mechanic, the incredible soundtrack by Shoji Meguro and the unique shadow selves manage to still make it an enjoyable experience. The dungeons are found in the supernatural "TV world" and the design and boss of each dungeon give an interesting insight into the character who's psyche you are exploring. Essentially, by going into the TV world you are investigating the inner workings of someone who has been on TV a lot in the real world and who is stuck inside the TV world. It sounds complicated but it makes sense in the game, it's just hard to explain. It allows for a lot more unique and interesting dungeon themes and designs than most JRPG's however, with dungeons ranging from castles to strip clubs and each dungeon boss explores real world insecurities and fears, making the boss encounters and characters who's inner selves you are exploring relatable and engaging. Furthermore, akin to pokemon, you can collect enemy shadows and turn them into your own persona's which you can use to fight alongside you. You can also fuse multiple persona's together to make new more powerful persona's, creating an addictive drive to collect as many persona's as possible in order to see what new adorable or terrifying creatures you can make. Finally I will mention the battle mechanics. The persona and SMT series have a cool "1 more" feauture, meaning that if you hit an enemies weakness you are granted an additional attack. This allows for more strategy than a regular JRPG fight, especially since the enmies can use this "1 more" system too, meaning you have to both hit enemy weaknesses whilst trying to avoid your own teams weaknesses from being hit.
    Overall this is certainly a niche title which I can imagine people either falling in love with or despising but if anything I said piqued your interest you should definetely check it out, you won't regret it.
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  2. Jun 10, 2015
    10
    This was my first SMT game, it took me about two months to get into as I had been playing it on and off but once I really sat down and treatdThis was my first SMT game, it took me about two months to get into as I had been playing it on and off but once I really sat down and treatd it like a console game instead of a mobile game(most vita games are console games) I got sucked into the world of iniba and it changed my perception of what JRPG's were and what turn based combat is Expand
  3. Nov 20, 2012
    10
    A perfect recreation of an all time classic, with amazing extra features this is something you don't want too miss, defs the reason to own aA perfect recreation of an all time classic, with amazing extra features this is something you don't want too miss, defs the reason to own a vita for those yet to pick one up. Expand
  4. Nov 12, 2014
    10
    This game, without a doubt, is one of the best games I have ever played. The lenght of the game is extensive. The music is well crafted andThis game, without a doubt, is one of the best games I have ever played. The lenght of the game is extensive. The music is well crafted and uniqu to the game. The battle system is smooth and engaging. Where this game truely shines is in the voice acting and character development. Persona 4 Golden has the player (or at least me) truely caring and feeling for the various characters. The characters can be funny, dramatic, annoying, persistent and a vast arrary of other qualities. The development team produced well rounded protagonists with quite a bit of depth. Everything about this game shines and it deserves to be played. ATLUS is a company that has been producing quality and this is a fine example. Enjoy. Expand
  5. Oct 8, 2013
    10
    Persona 4 Golden is what i would call, is a game close to perfection (Yes, it is my favorite game of all time)

    I have not played any of
    Persona 4 Golden is what i would call, is a game close to perfection (Yes, it is my favorite game of all time)

    I have not played any of the early realises nor have i played the original PS2 edition. It was just a coincidence i brought it. I had a PS Vita, which was lacking good games, I saw that P4G got great reviews, and i thought why not? And I don't like playing Turn Based RPGs, i brought it from pure curiosity.

    P4G opened my eyes to something new, i now find turn based gameplay more tolerating and I've fallen got an bigger eye open for games and Anime from Japan.

    I was laughing with the characters, crying, and i even got true feelings for them. P4G is a emotional rollercoaster that keeps you attached to the characters and the world all the way towards the end.

    The Good:
    - Amazing visuals
    - Great voice acting
    - Best writing in gaming history
    - Easy gameplay
    - 100+ Hours of gameplay

    The Bad:
    - You lose your life (The real one)

    I know this review wont be convincing, but really i beg you to try it out. Its the perfect console seller, so buy a PS Vita just for this game!
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  6. Nov 23, 2012
    10
    I honestly can say that Persona 4 has to be of the greatest RPGS ever made if not the one of the best games ever created.... With that beingI honestly can say that Persona 4 has to be of the greatest RPGS ever made if not the one of the best games ever created.... With that being said I would have to put this up with any final fantasy ever made including FINAL FANTASY 7. So yeah I definitely think you should buy this game if you haven't already. Expand
  7. Nov 29, 2016
    0
    Quite possibly the worst JRPG in the history of gaming. Old outdated gameplay, very bad graphics (you might actually go blind from the awefulQuite possibly the worst JRPG in the history of gaming. Old outdated gameplay, very bad graphics (you might actually go blind from the aweful design. I do not recommend at all! Expand

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