Persona 4 Arena User Reviews

7.0

Atlus and Arc System Works deliver a quirky and memorable timesink

The good:

- Varied and balanced cast of all-star members of the series
- Extremely fast-paced combat with plenty of depth as per Arc System Works standard
- The combat has a learning curve, but it's manageable and the combat is easy to get into
- Atlus-quality story
- Plenty of unlockables

The bad:

- Extremely boring telling of the otherwise great tale
- Spamtacular AI
- Blatant sequel hook
- Bland backgrounds

Summary:

I'm not very experienced when it comes to fighting games - my experience is limited to the PS1 Mortal Kombat game and the newer ones my brother brings to play when he visits from time to time. Despite my wetness behind the ears (a fine euphemism if I've ever heard one), I find myself seriously enjoying Persona 4 Arena. This game is more appealing to fans of the other Persona games, who may be skeptical of the transition from turn-based JRPG to 2D fighter - I know I was. From what I understand, Atlus did the writing and made the characters and such, and Arc System Works was responsible for t...

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