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  • Summary: Persona 4 Arena uses hand-drawn, high definition 2D anime-style fighters and colorful, over-the-top special effects to bring to life a roster of fighters from Persona 3 and Persona 4.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. May 11, 2013
    92
    Even though it's aimed at fans of the franchise, this title is an outstanding 2D fighting game, deep and fun that fans of the genre will enjoy too.
  2. Aug 24, 2012
    90
    With an absolutely stellar presentation, some of the most memorable tracks picked from the last game, an arsenal of modes to play, and one of the lengthiest stories in a fighting game, Persona 4 Arena has everything a fighter should have, plus more.
  3. May 16, 2013
    90
    Sporting satisfyingly deep, yet accessible fighting mechanics and a diverse range of gameplay modes, it’s hard to fault Arc System Works' intense entry into the Persona franchise. Persona 4 Arena is a focused and polished brawler that will appeal to both fans of the series and fighting aficionados alike, and has proven to be well worth the wait for European gamers.
  4. Aug 7, 2012
    85
    I'm not totally convinced that the copy of Persona 4 Arena that I'm holding in my hands is real, because the idea of a Persona-based 2D fighter actually existing still baffles my brain. For as long as it does exist as something that I can play, though, it's an elaborate yet engrossing fighter that packs a ton of content, charm, and competition for those willing to put in the time required to master its offerings.
  5. Jul 30, 2013
    85
    Persona 4: Arena is a great fighting game, able to conquer without much difficulty the hearts of the genre lovers.
  6. May 9, 2013
    85
    Persona 4 Arena is, without a doubt, a wonderful tribute to a great series that has been going strong for years. Fans will find many elements and features that are well known for the Persona franchise. The downside of this is that newcomers to the series will have a harder time to fully appreciate this beat 'em up spin-off for what it is.
  7. Hyper Magazine
    May 9, 2013
    70
    Better late than never, P4 Arena is a strange beast that is at turns both satisfying and terribly long-winded. [June 2013, p.76]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35
  1. Aug 7, 2012
    10
    A brilliant game from a brilliant studio, published by the best publisher currently. I love you Atlus, never stop making games.

    Persona 4
    A brilliant game from a brilliant studio, published by the best publisher currently. I love you Atlus, never stop making games.

    Persona 4 and Blazblue are my favorite games in the genre's that they're in. This fuses them. Holy crap.
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  2. Oct 20, 2013
    10
    it's just as good as persona 4, in it's own way. there is a story mode, which involve a lot of reading through dialogue, as well as yourit's just as good as persona 4, in it's own way. there is a story mode, which involve a lot of reading through dialogue, as well as your character's thoughts. it takes place two months after the true ending in persona 4 and is very well done. the game-play itself is also very good. it's simple to understand the basics, but difficult to master it there is also an arcade mode, which is a shorter version of story mode, online battling, a score attack mode in which the a.i. difficulty shoots up past 'hell' difficulty, and 390 total combo challenges between all the characters. Expand
  3. Oct 15, 2012
    10
    Atlus always making gold of what they touch.
    This game is amazing, not only the fighting but also the story that tells you what happened
    Atlus always making gold of what they touch.
    This game is amazing, not only the fighting but also the story that tells you what happened after Yu Narukami left Inaba.
    Is a great title if you want a guilty gear/blazblue fighting style game and a great title for gamers like me who love Persona 4 and want to know what happened next.
    Great graphics
    Great story
    Great soundtrack
    Great gameplay
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  4. Jul 19, 2020
    8
    Outstanding gameplay, excellent art and graphics and oozing with that P4 personality
  5. Nov 15, 2012
    8
    I normally hate fighting games like this, but I found this one oddly entertaining. The story was surprisingly pretty good and was a greatI normally hate fighting games like this, but I found this one oddly entertaining. The story was surprisingly pretty good and was a great follow up to Persona 4. This was the first fighting game I've found to be fun at all, good job Atlus. Expand
  6. May 1, 2020
    7
    How I rate games:
    Game-play, Music/Sound, Graphics & Visuals, Story/World-building, and Characters each get 0-2 points adding up to a score
    How I rate games:
    Game-play, Music/Sound, Graphics & Visuals, Story/World-building, and Characters each get 0-2 points adding up to a score /10. 0 is non-existent or bad, 1 is average or N/A, and 2 is better than average.

    Game-play: 0
    For a fighting game, the game play is very broken with some character being gods or having spam-able abilities while others are near-useless.

    Music/Sound: 1
    The music has some new tracks that aren't terrible memorable and some tracks from P4. None of the sound effects are too annoying or amazing.

    Graphics & Visuals: 2
    The graphics are a fun mix of drawn images for backgrounds and pixel art that keeps the artstyle from becoming dated with time.

    Story/World-building: 2
    Oddly enough, this is the strongest part of the game. The use of adding details from P3 and interrogating them with P4's setting works wonders expanding the world and creating a story that is appropriate for the series.

    Characters: 2
    It is mostly existing characters, but the new ones are stronger than you'd expect for a spin-off.

    TOTAL: 7/10
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  7. Jun 23, 2015
    0
    persona 4 arena is a very bad excuse for a fighting game. the only way anyone could get any enjoyment out of this game is if they are weaboopersona 4 arena is a very bad excuse for a fighting game. the only way anyone could get any enjoyment out of this game is if they are weaboo trash like Daniel mills. **** Expand

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