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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

RPG for the PlayStation2 released by Atlus

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Blow the dust off your PS2 and play the best RPG to come along in some time.

  • Feb 9, 2009
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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is the latest RPG to released for the PS2...and though the system may be old...this might be the best RPG in 2008. Much like the earlier games in the series...you control a group of teens...and the social responsibilities that come with it: school, social life, and battling monsters in a strange world inside their TVs that involve some gruesome murders...you know, all the typical aspects of an ordinary teenager. The battle system is the typical turn-based RPG system, but it does add stylish presentations, so it doesn't get tiresome. When you are not battling monsters, your time is spent developing strong social bonds that will strengthen you Personas later in the game....keep this in mind as Persona 4 is rather difficult...even from the start.

The story is rather simple. You begin the game as a teen that just transferred to a new school. It doesn't take you long to discover something is amiss in this small rural town...your TV is a portal to another world where bad things happen to those who cross into this dimension. Okay...nothing new here, right? Just your typical RPG...this is where Persona 4 separates itself from the rest. Personas grant the user powerful magical attacks and using them wisely and discovering the enemies weaknesses is key to progressing the game. And unlike part 3, now you have the ability to control all your characters and develop social links between them - developing social links will grant the user some new and more powerful abilities...so bind those ties. The game is very detail-oriented, with beautiful graphics and a fast game pace...all combine to make Persona 4 a must have game for the PS2

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review by . February 21, 2011
posted in Siliconera Bounce
What happened in the three hours of the game?   You begin by arriving at your uncles home Nd you adjust to your new life. You begin going to school and virtually get to know the main character and the people your going to be going through the game with. The actions picks up pretty quickly though.     What was the most challenging part you completed?   Definitely working my way through the ever changing dungeons. The dungeons in this game are random every time …
review by . March 02, 2011
posted in Siliconera Bounce
What happened in the three hours of the game?   Those first few hours were retaining the relationship system that I got used to in Persona 3. I got used to the intriguing characters as well, personal favorite being Chie. The premise of the story is as bizarre, dark, and interesting as most SMT titles.      What was the most challenging part you completed?   Beating the "climax" boss. Goddamn him.     What was the best part of the …
review by . July 19, 2010
posted in The Gaming Hub
A Unique Dungeon-Crawling RPG
I am a gamer by heart (amongst other things, I am also a dvdholic, I like Attack of the Show, spiders, blogging, dark graphic novels, etc.)  What's hot on my PS2 console?  (Yes, I own a PS3 but nothing can replace my ps2.)   Well, after almost 2 monthsof playing, I just finished Shin Megami Tensei Persona 4).  This game came out in 2008 but for some reason I just got my hands on it recently.   I also played Persona 3 prior to this and I can't help but compare that …
Quick Tip by . February 22, 2011
posted in Siliconera Bounce
I say a lot of things about a lot of games, and I use a lot of superlatives, but when I say that Persona 4 is the best of the best, easily one of (if not the) greatest RPG experiences of all time, I mean it. With a thematically-relevant, gripping, pulse-pounding soundtrack that's combined with stylised, beautiful Soejima visuals, the most believable, human cast of characters in any contemporary or classical video game, and a plot that, while occasionally predictable, throws curveballs to the …
review by . March 27, 2009
posted in The Gaming Hub
Sometimes, being a good girlfriend means sitting on the couch and watching him play a game or playing a game together. I'm a moderate gamer, the new controls are generally more complicated than I'm willing to commit to. He is a hard core gamer. Some games are easier to watch than others, and some are easier to play. This review is not for the hard core gamer. This review if for the girlfriend (or boyfriend, who am I to judge?) that sits on the couch and watches.    Persona 4 …
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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4is a console role-playing game (RPG) for Sony's PlayStation 2. Chronologically the sixth installment in the Persona series,Persona 4is a suspenseful countryside murder mystery with multiple twists and turns in the plot that will have you guessing all the way to the end.



Chronologically the sixth installment in the Persona series, Persona 4 is a suspenseful murder mystery. View larger.

The silent male protagonist wields a two-handed sword weapon. View larger.

Using Mayonaka TV, you can phase into the television set and enter a shadowy world. View larger.

game play and style are similar to Persona 3, but there are plenty of new twists and additions. View larger. Myth and Occult Mixed with Contemporary Japan
Megami Tensei was originally based on the novel series Digital Devil Story by Aya Nishitani. A major franchise in the RPG genre, MegaTen games take place in the contemporary or near-future Japan, mixing occult and cyberpunk elements. The games feature mythological references from multiple mythologies, and the player is often asked to make moral or philosophical choices that affect the game's storyline and ending.

The silent male protagonist who represents the player in Persona 4 attends Yasogami High School with Chie, Yosuke, and Yukiko. His entire personality and name is decided and portrayed by the player's in-game actions and decisions. He wields two-handed sword type weapons, but unlike Persona 3, he doesn't use...

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Publisher: Atlus
Console: PlayStation2
Genre: RPG

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