Episode 35: Persona 4 Golden—You are Yu!

Episode 35: Persona 4 Golden—You are Yu!
Platform: PS Vita
Release Date: JP: June 14, 2012, NA: November 20, 2012, AU: February 21, 2013, EU: February 22, 2013
Difficulty: Medium
Pricing: $19.99

Podcast: Download, iTunes, PodOmatic

He was so sad, he couldn’t make a bear pun.

The Good

  • Teenaged characters that feel like real teenagers instead of adults in high school.
  • Randomly generated dungeons that aren’t a cakewalk, but also don’t drag on forever.
  • A good balance between the dungeons and the social aspects of the game. Need a break from dungeons? Do some socializing. Sick of Yosuke and Teddie’s perverted antics? Run some dungeons. Without them in the party.
  • You have to do some planning when it comes to deciding how to spend your time. There are a lot of options—social links, making lunches, studying, working part-times jobs, and oh, yeah, rescuing people from the dungeons before the fog comes. There won’t be the opportunity to do absolutely everything.

The Bad

  • Nothing, this game is perfect.
  • Okay, fine, almost perfect. Teddie could have been less annoying and less obsessed with finding out what a hot stud is.
  • Getting the good ending involves a lot of places where it’s easy to misstep and make the wrong choice.

The Ugly

  • The quality of education these kids are getting. There’s the teacher who uses sock puppets, the one who thinks she’s an ancient Egyptian, the one who’s more concerned with how sexy she is…And the exams that test you on things that are random trivia, like Napoleon inventing glass jars, or things you would hope a high school student already knows, like what an atlas is.
  • This Thing: 

 

Not even the most disturbing Persona you’ll get

The Lowdown: This is easily one of the best RPGS I’ve played. I love the characters (expect for Teddie and the murderer), I love the storyline, I love knocking the enemies out with an elemental weakness and the skull of dust that appears as the party members pile on to kick ass.

Music Credits
RPG Roundup Theme Song: “Video Game Theme,” J. Arthur Keenes Band. Creative Commons Attribution License.
Persona 4 Golden OST

 

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