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  • Summary: Inaba—a quiet town in rural Japan sets the scene for budding adolescence in Persona 4 Golden. A coming of age story that sets the protagonist and his friends on a journey kickstarted by a chain of serial murders. Explore meeting kindred spirits, feelings of belonging, and even confrontingInaba—a quiet town in rural Japan sets the scene for budding adolescence in Persona 4 Golden. A coming of age story that sets the protagonist and his friends on a journey kickstarted by a chain of serial murders. Explore meeting kindred spirits, feelings of belonging, and even confronting the darker sides of one’s self. Persona 4 Golden promises meaningful bonds and experiences shared together with friends. With an overall Metacritic score of 93 and a multitude of awards, fan-adored Persona 4 Golden stands as one of the finest RPGs ever made, delivering on enthralling storytelling and quintessential Persona gameplay. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 100
    Persona 4 Golden is a genuine, bona fide work of art, and one of those games that show the potential for the video game format to offer more than cheap thrills. It's one of those games that you get the feeling will be remembered as a masterpiece well into the future too. With most AAA blockbusters falling out of the public discourse just a few months after release because they offer nothing but passive entertainment, it's games like Persona 4 that we continue to discuss. Even in comparison to its own sequel, it seems to have the combination of characters, narrative, and ideas that help it to continue to be worthy of thought. We'll still be talking about Persona 4 fifty years from now, and hopefully, it remains as accessible as this new PC release has allowed it to become.
  2. Jun 13, 2020
    100
    Atlus' classic Japanese role-playing game makes a surprise jump to PC, bringing with it the Carl Jung-inspired story and exciting monster-slaying action that makes it a beloved series entry. If you missed Persona 4 Golden's original PlayStation Vita release, or simply wish to revisit the game, you can now enjoy the masterpiece in its best form.
  3. Jun 13, 2020
    95
    Persona 4 is still one of the best JRPGs of all time, and this port only further proves that while clearing up your vision of Inaba and adding a new control scheme with which to Face Yourself. With this PC version bringing along the enhancements and new features of Golden, there’s never been a better time to Reach out to the Truth for newcomers or for veterans to Make History.
  4. Jun 13, 2020
    90
    Persona 4 Golden, by all accounts, is still one of the best JRPGs that you can play right now, which speaks volumes given that the original game is over 10 years old. Whether you’re a longtime fan looking for a reason to return to Inaba or you’re someone who has had an eye on P4G for years but just never had the means to play it, this new PC version of the game is definitely worth snagging. Hopefully, Persona 4 Golden will be the first in a long string of new ports from Atlus, and in time, we can start to see the full series become more accessible on modern platforms.
  5. Jun 15, 2020
    85
    Persona 4 Golden is an honest port of the beloved classic Atlus released years ago on PlayStation Vita. As much as it aged, Persona 4 Golden retains all of its charm.
  6. Jun 13, 2020
    80
    Twelve years later, and the dreary little world of Persona 4 Golden is as captivating as it's ever been. Having it on Steam is a wonderful boon to its accessibility, given the limited range the Vita and PSTV had, and this port more than does it justice. The elements unique to the expanded rerelease may not add much to the experience, but there's no doubt that this should be on everyone's list of must-play RPGs.
  7. Jun 13, 2020
    60
    Its occasional pizzazz, including Shoji Meguro’s blissful J-pop soundtrack, is undermined by how hard it often is to actually look at the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 117
  1. Jun 16, 2020
    10
    Persona 4 Golden is an amazing game that can now be played on PC. The game was released a long time ago, so I do not dispute that there arePersona 4 Golden is an amazing game that can now be played on PC. The game was released a long time ago, so I do not dispute that there are more "technically and graphically cool" games. But Persona 4 Golden is a nice game to play. The game draws attention to acute social problems. Shows how important it is to accept other people and yourself. If you want an amazing story and characters, Persona 4 Golden is for you. Gameplay can be set up incredibly easy(for those who only care about the plot) and very hard(for those who like to test themselves). Play Persona 4 Golden for the sake of enjoyment, not just for the sake of what would pass. Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2020
    10
    Persona 4 Golden is one of the best JRPGs of all time. Don't let its graphics deceive you it is an awesome game with nice gameplay
  3. Jun 22, 2020
    10
    Probably one of my favourite RPGs of all time. So happy the definitive edition of this game is no longer trapped on the PSVita.
  4. Jun 20, 2020
    10
    The best version of one of the best JRPGs ever made, for just 20 dollars. Just buy it.
  5. Jun 14, 2020
    10
    I’m about 8 hours in right now and am absolutely stoked that this game has FINALLY hit PC. Just rescued a certain princess and completed theI’m about 8 hours in right now and am absolutely stoked that this game has FINALLY hit PC. Just rescued a certain princess and completed the first arc. I have had no issues with the game crashing or no sound as I’ve seen some reviews on steam have. Only thing I’ve noticed was slight hiccups in the anime cutscenes and when doing an All Out Attack, there are stutters in the animation when the enemy falls and everyone gathers around. Other than that it has been perfect for me. I cannot wait to put another 150-200 hours into this game yet again. Thank you so much Atlus and I hope this game succeeds so we can see you release other Persona titles or even SMT titles on Steam! Thank you sooooooo much for this you have made this horrible year all the better with this release and P5R!!! Expand
  6. Jun 23, 2020
    9
    Honestly I was really impressed by the murder mystery, it was well done. Moreover the cast was really well put together, each character feltHonestly I was really impressed by the murder mystery, it was well done. Moreover the cast was really well put together, each character felt unique and like they could be real people. The amazing voice acting really drove it home. This is a fantastic coming of age story, unique to JRPGs in that it gives you choices that were usually only to be found in Western RPGs. When everything was said and done, I found myself wishing for a part 2 a later years, where my PC stayed friends with the cast, and married his sweetheart Naoto Shirogane.

    The gameplay was good enough to stay interesting, enemy weaknesses added a tactical element to gampley, but like most JRPGs the combat got a little repetitive. Dungeons were similar to old school rpg dungeons, like the original Elder Scrolls, and were of a rather dated design, with only two really standing out with any sort of uniqueness. I'd say that the dungeons were the down side. Being someone who grew up with the low-poly era of gaming e.g. FF7, Metal Gear Solid 1--the graphics didn't bother me that much, the models are lower end PS2 looking graphics, but there is still a nice anime art style that gives the characters a lot more life. Also ATLUS did put work into the back grounds, to make them HD.

    Really this is a game with a lot of heart, I recommend it even to people who don't really like JRPGs as this one has much more character driven agency--similar to Mass Effect, which also means that there is a lot of value coming from replayability.

    In a screwed up world, where we are getting game like The Last of Us 2, which are wholly nihilistic, with violence only included to make pretentious 'suffering porn', this older game shows us that you can have a darker themed game with a lot of light in it. With the sales and response to this game on Steam, I think ATLUS should think about bringing the other titles to the PC as well. I think this game is a solid 9/10.
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  7. Jun 22, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Ainda não zerei só depois irei ver se merece mais que um grande zerooooooooooo Expand

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