If you're reading this, you're no doubt a fan of Persona, Atlus' controversial demon-summoning school-sim dungeon hack. And that's part of the problem. See, after spending 10 hours with the recently released Japanese import, 1UP want to tell you how awesome Persona 4 is. The problem is that they don't want to tell you precisely why it's so awesome.
First things first, though: If you haven't already done so, 1UP suggests you read their recent interview with Atlus localizers Nich Maragos and Yu Namba to get up to speed on the latest info. The gist of the story is this, though: Persona 4 takes the franchise to the Japanese countryside, eschewing the (perhaps overdone) Tokyo-like setting of the previous game.