OG Persona 4 is where it's at. Golden and P5 are disappointments imo.
I have the original Persona 4 for PS2 but never bothered playing it. I could emulate it instead of playing Golden which I already have on PC and just bought again for Switch.
I actually disagree, the new voice suits Chie.CALL ME PETTY BUT I JUST CANT GET OVER CHIE'S VOICE IN GOLDEN, IT SOUNDS SO BRATTY AND WHINY FFS LMAO. IN OG IT WAS PERFECT, PERFECT MIX OF CUTE AND TOMBOYISH.
and what T Teslerum said
I thought it was a consensus that P4G is better than vanilla P4. NeoGAF always delivers.I have the original Persona 4 for PS2 but never bothered playing it. I could emulate it instead of playing Golden which I already have on PC and just bought again for Switch.
Why is 4 better than Golden?
I'm emulating P3FES on PC right now so I might be convinced to play P4 next instead of Golden.
Im LOVING P3 portable, after never playing it until now. Music is outstanding and the point and click stuff, while different, isnt hurting the experience for me at all!
It's better to fuse your personas together to get stronger ones. You can always re-summon a persona from the compendium should you need it.I been playing up to the Bathouse boss fight on Persona 4 Golden, this is my first game in the series after i heard so much praise apparently its pretty popular, decided to try P4 first since the premise sounded interesting and i remember watching the Anime.
Its pretty solid, i just have some issues:
. The characters and murder mystery are cool, but i don't like when the protagonist is silent, and here he sticks out because of that, feel like it brings the plot down a little, as i don't care so much about his relationships with others when he is a robot
. The famous 'social' features become annoying quickly, the events themselves are fine (most of the time) in reality its just repetitive tasks, how you spend your day doesn't matter much since you can only do a few things before going to sleep, wich makes the days feel 'short' compared to other sim games with a similar system also a lot of the same dialogue repeated, the gameplay loop
. Music is fun although i wish it was more diverse, there is like one tune playing on town(unlike say TWEWY)
. Dungeons unfortunately are weak, confusing on purpose with filler floors
. Boss fights, combat is pretty good, i like that you don't even have to control all characters in battle if you don't want to, still not sure if im supposed to change Personas quickly or level up the ones i have also i never get tired of the party ganging up on enemies when they are down!
. I wish the small town was a little bigger, however there is a great cast and premise here, and the events are charming , the TV channel gimmick is not something you see every day. I enjoyed the game more at the beginning when it was setting the cast and the plot, before the gameplay loop became what it is. It was like a visual novel
Persona 3 has a dancing spin-off, a 3DS spin-off, 3 re-releases, and FOUR movies. I’m sure another re-release or a remake will come eventually. And that’s exactly why I didn’t bother with buying this P3P port. Especially since I want a version of Persona 3 with anime cutscenes.It looks like they didn't have any better quality assets than what was originally released on PSP, because P3P looks really bad on the Switch. It's like in the old days of emulators when you were upscaling with pixel doubling and then smoothing the result.
Persona 3 was always the best of the "modern" Persona era, all the Personas after it were progressively worse. Don't @ me with your wrong disagreements. It's sad that it seems like they'll never do a proper remaster of P3 and combine the PS2 and PSP versions in a way to create a more definitive version of the game.
And four stage musicals.Persona 3 has a dancing spin-off, a 3DS spin-off, 3 re-releases, and FOUR movies.
It's better to fuse your personas together to get stronger ones. You can always re-summon a persona from the compendium should you need it.
So I should use them until all 8 skills have been unlocked? Registering them as they level up?If you're trying to maximise what you have you would generally be looking to fuse once each persona involved has learned all their moves. The level of each persona used in a fusion is less important than the outcome, and generally you should be looking for results that make a new persona (as in something that hasn't already been registered/in your party).
I just don't understand how Persona 4 Golden can be so good, it defies understanding
Eurogamer has not aged very well... for a very long time now.Lol
The moral insights of game journos are outdone only by their ability to die in tutorials
if creeps like that hate it that just makes me more enthused to play it for like the 7th time
Golden is an improvement in every way how is the OG better? Persona 3 FES vs Portable I agree but 4?
Totally agree, and yet it sucks to go back to the PS2 version because there are the gameplay improvements to P4G.
I wouldn't call Golden a disappointment (because gameplay improvements), but the added content in the Persona special versions usually just makes the story worse. P4 especially, becauseand you had to go by process of elimination and think about it. P4 constantly spoils it like its a jackhammer. The whole Marie+ storyline is also meh personally.Adachi was a surprise in P4 when you were figuring out the killer
Nice to know I'm not the only one that thinks that way.
FES will truly test your patience even on Normal difficulty. The final boss was one of the hardest fights I’ve ever pushed myself through in a JRPG. I remember having to grind an extra +15 hours to get through it (even though I wasn’t under-leveled), plus sit through a long-ass 45 minute battle with unskippable sequences. Brutal stuff.I've gave up on FES for now because I am dying all the damn time!! Tartarus is a bitch. I wasn't feeling the game for the first few hours but settled in and was having fun.
Got to the second block of Tartarus and getting my shit rammed back in again. I rushed to the portal just before the 3 table boss and took my time fighting enemies on floors 14+ to get stronger but I feel like it's down to luck. I can kill enemies without too much trouble and then next time they destroy me. It didn't help I couldn't always sneak up on shadows. I know what I am meant to do (I done it flawlessly in P5) but something feels off in this. I could feel myself getting stronger but I still died three times in a row!
I think I picked Normal difficulty and so I'm stuck with that unless I start a new save. I got just after the exams finish so maybe end of May?
So I've started Portable again and playing it on Easy lol. This is way more enjoyable for me plus there are a lot of nice QoL changes which says a lot when I hardly played any more than 10 hours of FES.
Maybe I'll go back to FES at some point but fuck that shit right now. The lack of cutscenes and exploration with a 3D model doesn't bother me because I felt like FES is too tedious without fast travel. Portable feels a lot quicker paced and it's easier to get around.
Framerate shuttering too.There is some artifacting and it clearly not HD but it's okay.
Just like a DVD being Upscaled on ya TV.
Looking back on it now, this is probably why it's one of my favorites. I put this above Persona 5 in terms of story and characters.I’m not surprised that journos find P4 problematic these days. A lot of the character arcs are refreshingly non-progressive. Instead of the ‚be yourself‘ stuff you hear everywhere these days, the moral of the story in P4 is more like ‚the world doesn’t revolve around your narcissistic desires, and living up to society‘s expectations isn’t always a bad thing‘. That‘s not the kind of message that goes over well in our current age of infantilization.
For the most part the story and characters are just silly fun, but there is something deep there about facing yourself and admitting the hidden side of yourself that you tried to deny is real, and can be pretty dark.Looking back on it now, this is probably why it's one of my favorites. I put this above Persona 5 in terms of story and characters.