I’m extremely excited to announce that this coming Tuesday (August 7, 2012)! I will be getting Persona 4 Arena!
Persona 4 Arena is a fighting game that uses characters from mostly the Shin Megami Tensei Persona 4 but you will see some characters from the earlier game as well.
Many of you might be asking, what is Persona?
Persona is a JRPG (Japanese Role Playing Game), it reminds me a lot of a mature version of Pokemon. The main protagonist and his/her friends have the power to summon personas (either by shooting themselves in the head, I’m not kidding, or crushing a card) that help them fight shadows that are trying to destroy the world. I’m just pretty much explaining 3 and 4… We aren’t going to talk about the dancing with personas to see if they will join their party… It’s annoying. Usually the protagonist can have more than one persona and his/her friends can only have one. Battles are turned based just like many JRPGs, this means that one person attacks, then another, then another, etc.
Besides fighting to save the world, you have to go to school. AND yes the teachers do ask you questions and you have exams to complete. I always end up googling for the answers because they are pretty hard… No lie. There was one where they ask, Which of the following is the highest mountain in the solar system? Don’t say Mt. Everest. That is the tallest mountain on Earth. It’s Mt. Olympus on Mars! They are totally trying to screw you up a lot. You have to reread the questions a lot.
Also, another big part about the Persona games is that you have to establish relationships your friends, classmates, or people around town. It can get quite annoying sometimes because they will call you asking to hang out, get mad at you if you are seeing other people, or say the wrong thing to them. Well then again it is like real life.
So… Persona 4 Arena uses the characters and their personas to help fight. I know there is a story behind this one but I don’t know anything about it. I didn’t want to spoil it for myself!!
There is a long character list and I found a really good website that explains the characters and gives pictures! Who doesn’t love pictures?
Remember the game comes out August 7!!