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#61 Sonne

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:17 AM

I hate, hate JRPGs. I used to say that for all RPGs, but I'm playing Borderlands and Book of Memories at the moment over my usual fare, and enjoying it. So things do change. I'm wondering whether or not to give this a shot to see if I can get into this realm as well.

#62 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:37 PM

Persona 3 Portable is a cheaper way to see if you'd be into that style of game.


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#63 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:48 PM

The first thing I noticed when starting up P4G is that there's a TV Listings mode that offers a lot of supplemental video/audio content for the game. There are places for music and animation from the game that you'll unlock as you play more, but they also offer stuff about the Persona series as a whole, some Persona live concert stuff, and something about Jungian psychology that is a central theme behind the series. It's really neat to see that sort of bonus content when some of these HD remakes/remasters are more barebones than they should be.

Also, P4G supports PBS:
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Edit: I'm surprised by how much they've changed the intro to the game:
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Edited by FriskyTanuki, 01 November 2012 - 12:13 AM.


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#64 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:28 AM

I've played a few more hours since I last posted, enough to get more of a free reign on the first dungeon and my first taste of night exploration. They've made some interesting changes to the game.

Combat is basically the same as before. You wander around floors of the dungeon, try to hit enemies that you come across for a player advantage, and then take advantage of their weaknesses for easy victories. So far, Shuffle Time is less shuffle and more like they give you a few cards to choose from that feels more like what they did in Persona 3 (or maybe it's just in Portable) with Coin, HP/SP recovery, weapon, and Persona cards in the mix. P4 just had Persona, blank, and penalty cards from what I remember, so these can help extend your stay in the dungeon than before.

Camera controls are a little weird from my experience. You can choose between using the shoulder buttons or right stick, but one is inverted while the other isn't. There's an option to invert/uninvert them, but that just reverses the situation. The camera control works fine, but that odd quirk bugs me when it's not the same for both.

They just introduced costumes with the introduction of the night town exploration, which features a little segment where Morooka calls you to meet him at the gas station so he can give you a package. This seems to be like Persona 3's armor that sometimes changed the character model in dungeon/fights but this stuff is just a visual look without stats attached to them at the moment.

They've also tweaked Personas a bit so that there are now skill cards that you can use to enhance a Persona's abilities like in Persona 3/Portable.

From what I've seen of the trophy list, anybody that gets a platinum would need to put some serious time into the game to get everything they require.

There's an interesting new feature making use of the new network functionality that lets you see what other players have done on that same day. On the first day that this is available when you first get the option to do whatever, about half go into the TV and the other half spend time with Marie, the new S. Link character.

You may notice a trend in this post, as Persona 4 Golden so far seems to be a mix of the best parts of Persona 3/Portable and Persona 4 with some further enhancements beyond that.


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:46 AM

From what I've seen of the trophy list, anybody that gets a platinum would need to put some serious time into the game to get everything they require.


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#66 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:59 AM

I know there are trophies for maxing all social links, reading all of the books, max out all of your social stats, complete the Persona Compendium, and some other stuff like that.


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#67 blackjaw

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:50 AM

I know there are trophies for maxing all social links, reading all of the books, max out all of your social stats, complete the Persona Compendium, and some other stuff like that.


Hopefully its over multiple playthroughs...I hate using guides to get shit like this...I like to discover/play at my own pace.

#68 slidecage

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

I've played a few more hours since I last posted, enough to get more of a free reign on the first dungeon and my first taste of night exploration. They've made some interesting changes to the game.

Combat is basically the same as before. You wander around floors of the dungeon, try to hit enemies that you come across for a player advantage, and then take advantage of their weaknesses for easy victories. So far, Shuffle Time is less shuffle and more like they give you a few cards to choose from that feels more like what they did in Persona 3 (or maybe it's just in Portable) with Coin, HP/SP recovery, weapon, and Persona cards in the mix. P4 just had Persona, blank, and penalty cards from what I remember, so these can help extend your stay in the dungeon than before.

Camera controls are a little weird from my experience. You can choose between using the shoulder buttons or right stick, but one is inverted while the other isn't. There's an option to invert/uninvert them, but that just reverses the situation. The camera control works fine, but that odd quirk bugs me when it's not the same for both.

They just introduced costumes with the introduction of the night town exploration, which features a little segment where Morooka calls you to meet him at the gas station so he can give you a package. This seems to be like Persona 3's armor that sometimes changed the character model in dungeon/fights but this stuff is just a visual look without stats attached to them at the moment.

They've also tweaked Personas a bit so that there are now skill cards that you can use to enhance a Persona's abilities like in Persona 3/Portable.

From what I've seen of the trophy list, anybody that gets a platinum would need to put some serious time into the game to get everything they require.

There's an interesting new feature making use of the new network functionality that lets you see what other players have done on that same day. On the first day that this is available when you first get the option to do whatever, about half go into the TV and the other half spend time with Marie, the new S. Link character.

You may notice a trend in this post, as Persona 4 Golden so far seems to be a mix of the best parts of Persona 3/Portable and Persona 4 with some further enhancements beyond that.


so best to play persona 3 before attempting this ... still on the fence about keeping mine preorder or canclling
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#69 SynGamer

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

so best to play persona 3 before attempting this ... still on the fence about keeping mine preorder or canclling


All of the Persona games are on sale on the PSN store. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable (now: $9.99 original price: $19.99)

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#70 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:29 AM

Wow. Persona fusion got two big upgrades that I wasn't expecting to see. The first is a Persona Search option that just tells you what Persona you can make based on the current crop you have. The second is the ability to actually choose which skills to pass down from the fusing Persona to the new Persona, which is kind of a huge deal to me.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

Wow. Persona fusion got two big upgrades that I wasn't expecting to see. The first is a Persona Search option that just tells you what Persona you can make based on the current crop you have. The second is the ability to actually choose which skills to pass down from the fusing Persona to the new Persona, which is kind of a huge deal to me.


something like Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor ??


dont know to buy this or Ragnarok Odyssey
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#72 luxuria

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

something like Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor ??


dont know to buy this or Ragnarok Odyssey


P4G. I've heard Ragnarok is hit or miss.

#73 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

something like Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor ??


dont know to buy this or Ragnarok Odyssey

While I have the 3DS version of Devil Survivor, I don't think I've gotten far enough to know how they do demon fusion there.

The search just tells you all of the possible outcomes for fusions based on what personas you have in your party, so it streamlines that process quite a bit. You can see the different ways you can make a certain persona to see if there are benefits to fusing one way or the other.

The skill inheritance shows red slots on the persona screen where you can pick which of the inheritable abilities to give to the new persona so you don't have to back out and reselect those persona to see if you can get an ideal set of skills, which is a biggie for me since that's been one of those "it would be nice if they did it this way" nitpicks that I never expected to see added at any point.

Edit: I also forgot to mention that once you find the stairs to the next floor, you can explore the rest of the floor and warp up to the next floor from anywhere.

Edited by FriskyTanuki, 09 November 2012 - 08:21 PM.


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#74 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:21 PM

Atlus has uploaded 28 gameplay videos showing off the game and some of the new stuff they've added:

Persona 4 Golden: Extras: Vox Populi


Persona 4 Golden: Extras: Difficulty Settings


Persona 4 Golden: Extras: Weather


Persona 4 Golden: Extras: TV Shows


Persona 4 Golden: Extras: Home Gardening


Persona 4 Golden: Personas: Shuffle Time


Persona 4 Golden: Personas: Special Fusions


Persona 4 Golden: Personas: The Velvet Room


Persona 4 Golden: Personas: Persona Compendium


Persona 4 Golden: Social Links: A Plethora of Bonds


Persona 4 Golden: Social Links: Ranking Up


Persona 4 Golden: Social Links: Bonding for Battles


Persona 4 Golden: Battles: Simultaneous Attacks


Persona 4 Golden: Battles: 1 More


Persona 4 Golden: Battles: Costumes


Persona 4 Golden: Battles: Summoning Personas


Persona 4 Golden: Battles: Bike Chases


Persona 4 Golden: Battles: All-Out Attacks


Persona 4 Golden: Battles: Cheer Up


Persona 4 Golden: Dungeons: Requests


Persona 4 Golden: Dungeons: Investigation


Persona 4 Golden: Dungeons: Ask for Help


Persona 4 Golden: School Life: Hit the Town


Persona 4 Golden: School Life: Part-Time Job


Persona 4 Golden: School Life: Clubs


Persona 4 Golden: School Life: Classes


Persona 4 Golden: School Life: School Events


Persona 4 Golden: School Life: Let's Go Play!


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#75 SynGamer

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:32 PM

I have half a mind to report that post...

EDIT: all those videos :-P

Edited by SynGamer, 11 November 2012 - 07:19 PM.

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#76 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:47 PM

For what?


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#77 luxuria

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:05 PM

P4G: Solid Gold Edition unboxing:



Totally jealous. I wasn't thinking of buying a Vita, so I didn't bother reserving the LE. Now that I got one, I'm totally kicking myself for that now! @_@

#78 SynGamer

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:44 AM

This game seems overwhelming in the amount of content it provides, yet I have never really played a Persona game before. I've played an hour or two of 4 on the PS2 and 3 on the PSP, but that's it, never really went back for various attention reasons. Currently eyeing this as a Christmas hint for the wife :)

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

still trying to figure what i want

the SOLID GOLD at 69.99 what i have preorder off amazon

or

Normal what i have preordered offf newegg for 29.99



got 3 days left but probally going to cancell the amazon one .... 40 bucks for a pouch is insane in a way
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#80 luxuria

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:10 PM

still trying to figure what i want

the SOLID GOLD at 69.99 what i have preorder off amazon

or

Normal what i have preordered offf newegg for 29.99



got 3 days left but probally going to cancell the amazon one .... 40 bucks for a pouch is insane in a way


But it looks soooo freakin' good. ._.

#81 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:46 PM

Found another improvement in that they tell you how long books are before you decide on what to read along with telling you how long they are. The first book I got was two chapters long and you finish one chapter for each session. Before, they didn't tell you jack shit and it seemed like it took forever to finish books. They've added some more books about study and fishing tips that seem like they'll enhance certain attributes.


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#82 slidecage

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:30 AM

still trying to figure what i want

the SOLID GOLD at 69.99 what i have preorder off amazon

or

Normal what i have preordered offf newegg for 29.99



got 3 days left but probally going to cancell the amazon one .... 40 bucks for a pouch is insane in a way


was able to dump the soild gold on ebay for 107 bucks figure ebay will take 11 of that and paypal 2 or 3 of it .. knock me down to around 90

Paid 70
Got 90
20 buck profit
take that 20 put it towards the 30 buck normal one

end up with persona 4 for 10 out of pocket


EDIT PERSON NEVER PAID LISTED IT ON AMAZON AND SOLD IT FOR 129 say 12 to ship it Should end up with 115

so game free + 15 cash

Edited by slidecage, 19 November 2012 - 01:40 AM.

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#83 chriscolbert

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

So look, I too have never played any of the Persona games except P3P that I got on sale back in July to play on the Vita. I put in about five hours or so I guess but realistically I don't know if I will go back to it.

I have the Solid Gold edition preordered and am wondering if it's leaps and bounds better than P3P and I should go ahead and start it up right away or should I work on P3P more? It's all different characters, right? I know most of you are big fans of the series and will say I should play them all, but I just don't have the most time to spend with my Vita and want the best experience when possible.
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#84 Ryuukishi

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

I have the Solid Gold edition preordered and am wondering if it's leaps and bounds better than P3P and I should go ahead and start it up right away or should I work on P3P more? It's all different characters, right? I know most of you are big fans of the series and will say I should play them all, but I just don't have the most time to spend with my Vita and want the best experience when possible.

IMO Persona 4 is a giant improvement on Persona 3 in pretty much every way. Better story, more empathetic characters, better integration between the social and dungeon crawling sides of the game, much more variety, friendlier UI, etc.

Plus the PSP version of Persona 3 had to ditch the 3D exploration outside of dungeons and change all of the cutscenes into a visual novel style. So the gap is even greater between that particular version of P3 and P4.

And yeah there are some characters that cross over between P3 and P4 but you can come into P4 not knowing anything about the other game's story and be totally fine.

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#85 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:46 PM

So look, I too have never played any of the Persona games except P3P that I got on sale back in July to play on the Vita. I put in about five hours or so I guess but realistically I don't know if I will go back to it.

I have the Solid Gold edition preordered and am wondering if it's leaps and bounds better than P3P and I should go ahead and start it up right away or should I work on P3P more? It's all different characters, right? I know most of you are big fans of the series and will say I should play them all, but I just don't have the most time to spend with my Vita and want the best experience when possible.

P4G is leaps and bounds better than P3P, which was already a great game.


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

For anyone who is interested, most Frys now have this in stock for the Vita. There is no lock out date for purchase. You can check local store availibility thru their website. Sadly it's full retail, but you can get it early, so that's not all bad right?

#87 luxuria

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

wonder how newegg is going to handle them says UPS 3 days so i wonder if i get it by friday or next fucking monday


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waiting


waiting


waiting


though amazon was bad newegg fucks people over as well

: It will be shipped out after release date.

Please allow up to 3 to 5 days for the item to move from preorder to shipping then allow 3 to 5 days to move to shipping process then add in your shipping choice

WHAT THE


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#89 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:09 PM

Found a surprising new social link option today
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#90 handsomepete

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

wonder how newegg is going to handle them says UPS 3 days so i wonder if i get it by friday or next fucking monday


Not by any stretch a newegg apologist, but my experience has always been that newegg preorders are on my doorstep by Thursday/Friday of release week (with them usually shipping Monday afternoon).

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If I didn't know better, I'd think Katamari Damacy got a new sequel. That thing is exciting!