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Persona 4 Review (GameCyte)

GameCyte's Brendon Lindsey writes:

It's ironic that in a day and age where Square Enix is trying their hardest to make RPGs appeal to Western gamers, it's a completely and unapologetically Japanese RPG that ends up being the best (and most memorable) RPG in years. Persona 4 not only lives up to the expectations surrounding it, but surpasses them so handily that even I, a huge fan of the last game, was surprised.

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GameCyteSean3215d ago

Not quite a five-star masterpiece, but it comes as close as you can get for something only genre fans will appreciate.

Danja3215d ago

fair review...had this game pre-ordered for months now....3 more days....

ahnonamis3215d ago

I agree. I really do think the only drawback the last two Persona games have is how much of a time investment they require. They're masterpieces and everyone who likes RPGs SHOULD play them, but it's also incredibly hard to find time to devote to them when you work 40+ hours a week and have a family.

I'm still going to try each and every time a new SMT game comes out, though! :)

Danja3215d ago

I agree I haven't even finished P3:FES yet...and P4 is already here :(

callahan093215d ago

It's not ironic at all that the best RPGs of the year are the ones that wear their Japanese nature on their sleeve and don't try too hard to be American. People forget that the RPG lovers of the world loved them for what they were, and they were Japanese. RPGs largely helped spark the incredible Japanese obsession held by many Westerners, especially in America. We don't want our JRPG's to be Americanized, because that's a complete stray from the things that made us fall in love with the genre to begin with.

INehalemEXI3215d ago (Edited 3215d ago )

I been play testing SMT Imagine beta and it makes me want to go play Persona, Nocturne and other SMT games(when there are server issues). They always looked interesting but I never had the time to squeeze them in since I had/have so much on the back burner. Eventually I will expand my collection to contain the SMT essentials.

TheColbertinator3215d ago (Edited 3215d ago )

Yeah I am in the beta as well.I don't really like it but its a good experience