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PlayStation Store Sales This Week Include Persona 4 Golden, Free Resident Evil Revelations 2 Episode

With Sony deciding not to do a PlayStation 4 birthday sale (there’s still hope for a Flash Sale this weekend), there are only some light discounts on the PlayStation Store in North America this week.
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eyeDEVOUR1042d ago

Can persona4 be understood and enjoyed without playing any previous titles?

Kal-V31042d ago (Edited 1042d ago )

Absolutely! Go for it, its fantastic.

Every Persona game is different from each other. Only real thing that crosses over is Igor and the Velvet room and they serve the same purpose in every game. Stories and characters never cross over. Only in Persona Q for 3DS do they cross but its more a fun fan-servicey thing and isn't cannon to either P3 or P4.

itsjustexuma1042d ago

Yes, every game has different characters and locations

gprime1042d ago

The stories of the persona games seem to be pretty much entirely independent of each other (with very minor exceptions, and persona q: shadow of the labyrinth being a cross-over of 3 and 4). I played 4 before any other persona game and never had any issues. Also, it's a fantastic game and I can't wait for persona 5 next year.

the_dark_one1042d ago

yes, and its worth every penny and second on it

eyeDEVOUR1042d ago

Downloading it now tho i am skeptical especially since theirs a p4 dance game(not my kinda thing)that has great reviews as well. With the exception of the souls series i havent liked jrpgs since the classic ps1 era. Oh well, ill give it a shot.

DarXyde1042d ago

I have Dancing All Night.

Story is weak, but that's a given for a rhythm game. Otherwise,I love playing through the soundtrack. It's a fun game but playing Golden makes all the difference they're.

Don't knock Persona spinoffs just yet, mate. Arena is technically a spin-off and it's a great game.

WildArmed1041d ago

P4G is probably the easiest persona to get into.

It's turnbased action, so if that's not your thing...

P3P is also fantastic (persona 3 portable). Most of the time you make decisions on how to spend your time, which can be interesting or boring to you. It really makes your combat more interesting when you start linking how your world interactions affects your combat.

DarXyde1041d ago

To improve WildArmed's suggestion, I would recommend the PS2 version on PSN of Persona 3 FES. From what I hear, the exploration aspect is cut out of the portable version.

Kyosuke_Sanada1042d ago

If you like Persona 4, I HIGHLY recommend Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne after you are done.

SatanicEyeJesus1042d ago

The only thing you have to worry about buying Persona 4 is with your social life. This game is 101% addictive!

eyeDEVOUR1042d ago

No social life for me so were good there. ;)

Get_A_Job_Foxtrot1042d ago

Persona 4 has nothing to do with previous games. At most it has a cameo of a very minor character from P3 who doesn't spoil the story of p3 or anything. Get this game. P4 is possibly the greatest game ever made up till now.

Sly-Lupin1042d ago

Why do so many people ask this question?

If *any* media cannot be enjoyed independently of other works of media, it's not worth enjoying in the first place.

cpayne931042d ago

Some works of fiction that are very story/character driven would leave the reader/player/viewer confused if they jumped in the middle of the plot. Sometimes you just need to start from the beginning.

Notice he used the word "understood" in his comment.

Sly-Lupin1042d ago

The same applies. If you can't understand one story without reading another, than it's not a well-written story in the first place.

This is basic, writing 101 stuff. If it can't stand by itself, it can't stand at all.

cpayne931041d ago

That's like saying The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers is a bad story because you won't understand what's going on if you don't read the first book. Some stories are just that complex, or are to be considered continuations of the work that came out before them and not standalone pieces of fiction.

"This is basic, writing 101 stuff. If it can't stand by itself, it can't stand at all."

Not at all, it depends on what the writer is going for. Not sure what classes you've been taking, but something that is a continuation of a story is not always meant to stand on its own, nor should it have to. Nor would it make sense to experience the story out of order. It would make even less sense to expect to understand everything when you aren't starting at the beginning.

Of course you can obviously understand the bare bones basic plot of anything when jumping in the second arc. But motivations of characters, the intricacies of how the universe works, and the full complexity of the plot can sometimes only be understood with going in from the beginning.

"If you can't understand one story without reading another, than it's not a well-written story in the first place."

Understand its not always two different stories, but sometimes just the same story continued. And that isn't "bad" per se.

Sly-Lupin1040d ago

Have you read The Two Towers? It does a perfectly adequate job of explaining everything the reader needs explained. Is it better to read Fellowship first? Of course it is. But it's not necessary. Two Towers stands perfectly well by itself.

The same is true of something like The Empire Strikes Back. Yeah, it's better to watch Star Wars first, but it't not necessary because the media is fully capable of standing by itself.

If something cannot stand by itself, it is poorly constructed. Again, this is Writing 101 stuff.

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MannGamer1042d ago (Edited 1042d ago )

Best JRPG I have played in the past 5-6 years. Now I am playing Persona 3, then I m going for 2. I can't believe as a big RPG fan, I didn't know about this serie.
@eyeDevour, I have felt a big letdown with the JRPG from last gen, but this game gave me such a satisfaction.

DarXyde1042d ago

It's like Final Fantasy where themes and very few characters recur, but that's it.

Persona 4 Golden is, in my opinion, reason enough to buy a Vita. I sank over 100 hours on my first play through (it was on Very Hard, so if you go for a lower difficulty,I imagine it won't take as long).

Regardless, totally a fantastic game, highly recommend.

jznrpg1041d ago

Yes it is awesome . It has it's own story as every iteration does. I own P4G digitally and physically , it is that good. Can't wait for P5.

Taero1041d ago

Holy crap, I got P4G a couple of years ago, I like story based games and I'd heard that this one had lowered the 'omg you have to do X on this day only or you're screwed' level so I went for it. I got to a certain part of the game and thought "Oh this must be the end" and then BAM another 40 hours of gameplay...I think I spent 80-90 hours on that game, it just never seemed to end and NOTHING is really filler.

Without spoiling something though, the ending of the game is not straightforward, if you make the wrong choices (super easy to do) then you are going to miss out on about 10-20 hours of stuff. Keep a few saves as you go or just look up the plot point if that stuff doesn't bother you, I normally get really pissed off at spoilers but I was glad that I saw that.

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Eiyuuou1042d ago (Edited 1042d ago )

@eyeDEVOUR

Yes, though I recommend playing 3 first. There are some cameos in 4, and having played 3 first makes it all the greater.

Sly-Lupin1042d ago

It's also hard to play 3 after 4, due to the number of improvements in 4.

fei-hung1042d ago

Is this an action rpg, jrpg or fighting game?

Sly-Lupin1042d ago

Traditional turn-based combat of the Dragon Quest mold.

blackblades1042d ago

Doubt there's a flash sale this Friday considering black friday is next Friday so yeah I doubt but who knows but them.

eyeDEVOUR1042d ago (Edited 1042d ago )

Well the first hour was terrible(P4g). Bunch of jpop and bad voice acting. SOOO glad i didnt pay full price. Ill play a little longer with the voice acting turned off. I guess its just not my generation of jrpgs(im 35) so... glad theirs atleast the option to turn the voiceovers off unlike ff10hd with tidas's whinny ass.

Heyxyz1042d ago

I've played a majority of the Persona games, and they all had slow starts. Persona is like my second favorite game franchise, but even I have to admit it's hard to get into.

Then again this game may not be your cup of tea. That's fine, I'm just glad you didn't pay full price.

MegaRay1041d ago

The game start after the 3rd hour, and you should give the VA another chance xD

jznrpg1041d ago

I am 40 and love it. To each his own.

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