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  • Summary: In P4AU, the characters from Persona 4 and Persona 3 once again find themselves teaming up to face off in the P-1 Climax, a series of battles which must be won before the world ends. The original cast of characters from Persona 3 and 4 are back to discover the mastermind behind the wholeIn P4AU, the characters from Persona 4 and Persona 3 once again find themselves teaming up to face off in the P-1 Climax, a series of battles which must be won before the world ends. The original cast of characters from Persona 3 and 4 are back to discover the mastermind behind the whole tournament, while a few new faces join the fight, including Junpei Iori, Yukari Takeba, Rise Kujikawa, and more. But standing in their way is the dual katana-wielding Sho Minazuki, a huge threat to everyone involved in the P-1 Climax. Worse yet, there's a Sho lookalike who can wield a Persona... Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Sep 30, 2014
    91
    Its irresistible sense of style speaks for itself, but given how much I love its predecessor, the biggest compliment I can pay it is that it’s 100% the sequel that Persona 4 Arena deserved.
  2. Nov 21, 2014
    90
    Not only is Persona 4 Arena Ultimax a must play for Persona fans, we'd go as far to say that it's a must play for fighting game fans as well.
  3. Dec 23, 2014
    90
    With a brand new story, new characters, new game modes, and other minor and major changes, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is a great way to expand the previous fighting game born from the cooperation between Atlus and Arc System Works. The combat system has been studied to grant a good challenge for both experienced players and newcomers.
  4. Sep 30, 2014
    85
    Atlus and Arc System Works have succeeded in creating another solid fighting game. Ultimax makes small tweaks to the fighting system, but it also keeps things fresh with new characters, an intriguing story mode that Persona fans will adore, and plenty of modes to keep you busy.
  5. Oct 10, 2014
    82
    Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is a stellar follow up to Arc System Works’ 2012 offering.
  6. Sep 26, 2014
    80
    Much as Persona 4 Arena was a great fighter in its day, Ultimax immediately renders it obsolete. Whether you're a fan of fighting games or just want another chance to hang out with the familiar faces of the Inaba region, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax has you covered and then some.
  7. Dec 15, 2014
    80
    Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is a nice, frenetic and adequately deep fighting game. If you're a Persona fan, you should give it a chance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 1, 2020
    9
    The good: Excellent fighting game (the bombs are still there but you can no longer be espamendo all the time). The graphics are beautiful. TheThe good: Excellent fighting game (the bombs are still there but you can no longer be espamendo all the time). The graphics are beautiful. The image gallery is perfect for gamerpics or background. Six “new” characters directly extracted from Person 3 and older with respect to the characters in their student facet of Persona 4 are attached, and three more direct from Persona 4 Adashi, the cause of all the mess and the events of the previous game in addition to Rise "Rissette". The history of this new tournament occurs a few months after the end of the original Persona 4 Arena. The story mode is divided into the point of view of the characters of Persona 3, those of Persona 4 and Adachi's particular story. The shadow version of the characters allows another dynamism to the fighting. The differentiation between "normal" characters and "shadow" characters allows more dynamism and prevents spam from auto-combos. The new Golden Arena Mode is included, which are towers where you face enemies with ascending difficulty, while gaining skills and leveling up

    The bad: Three of the new characters are via DLC (Margaret, Adachi and Marie) and add more achievements. Many of the achievements are to make online, but the game was overshadowed by the generational jump and there were not many players when it came out and currently this game is just a myth. It is not backward compatible with Xbox One

    The Meh !: came out in 2013 in full generational change and this game was lost in time. The final boss is bi-polar and his good part is painful.
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  2. Apr 13, 2020
    8
    Played on XBOX 360.
    Gameplay: GREAT.
    Story: GOOD.
    Graphic: GREAT.
    Music/Sound: GREAT.
    Dialogue/Voice Acting: GOOD.
  3. Jul 17, 2015
    8
    Solid game for the dying Xbox360 (kind of...). Before reading my review, I recommend ignoring the current User Score, because there are likeSolid game for the dying Xbox360 (kind of...). Before reading my review, I recommend ignoring the current User Score, because there are like (at this time of writing) NO other reviews being written for this version. There aren't really any differences between this and the PS3 version (maybe sony fanboys trolling? idk doesn't matter), so you're getting the same thing you're getting with the PS3 version, with small differences in the trophy system and online system. Anyways - about the game; it's a solid sequel to Arena that does everything better, putting Arena to the pits. I found the music to be great, especially hearing the new tracks and old ones mixed so well together (though there wasn't too much in terms of new soundtracks, other than the main themes for new characters and some other ones). The graphics are smooth, great, and the gameplay is fluid and fun. Although I'm not a big fan of 2D fighters, the gameplay was easy enough to learn, meaning that even a noob can pick this game up and have fun. The story mode is great, but only transcends 'your average story' if you've played through at least 1 or 1.5 of the games (part of P3 or part of P4). The menus are really stylish, character portraits are beautiful in HD, the extras are nice albeit a bit tricky to view at a quick pace. Overall, the length of the game isn't that long, but the high amount of replayability from the Golden (straight battles 50+ in a row with rpg dungeon-like stats), Arcade, and Online modes + 2 player local helps extend the length of this game to a great extent. Highly recommended from me, and once more - ignore that hideous user score this game has (only on the X360 version)!

    Gameplay: 9.5/10
    Story: 9/10
    Music: 9/10
    Presentation: 8.5/10
    Length: 8/10
    Overall: 8.5/10
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