Let's look at Persona 4 Ultimax as a Visual Novel, Not a Fighting Game

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, sequel to Persona 3, Persona 4, and Persona 4 Arena, is a fighting game. However, unlike many fighting games, it comes with a robust story in the form of a 14-hour visual novel. And since we've looked at Ultimax as a fighting game already, it's only fair we look at it as a visual novel as well. » 9/09/14 7:00am 9/09/14 7:00am

The Friday Morning Stream Plays Persona 4 Arena Ultimax [Done!]

Welp, I had so much fun two weeks back filling in for Fahey with the Saturday Morning Stream that I decided to do it again. Only this time, with the new Persona fighting game in my hot little hands, I just couldn't wait till Saturday. So join me as I play Persona 4 Arena Ultimax live for your pleasure this fine… » 8/29/14 8:00am 8/29/14 8:00am

7 Strangest Alternate Endings in JRPGs

Last days. Leaving places. I know all things end. But last Friday, after almost ten years, it was a goodbye lunch, farewells, an exit interview and then a final departure out of the parking lot. I never realized how much I would miss my company and the people in it until I was leaving, even though it was on the best… » 8/28/14 11:00am 8/28/14 11:00am

Persona Q is a Mixture of Old School Gameplay and Fanboy Joy

I love Persona 3 and Persona 4. They are easily among my favorite JRPGs. So a game that mixes together the characters of both games in an all new adventure seems right up my alley—which it is for the most part. But when it comes down to it, Persona Q lives or dies based on how much you enjoy being pandered to. » 6/24/14 8:00am 6/24/14 8:00am

The Original Sequel to Persona 3 is Better Than I Was Led to Believe

As I was recently watching the new Persona 3 movie, I remembered that before Persona 4, there was already a sequel to the hit PS2 game Persona 3 in the form of the anime Persona: Trinity Soul. However, only hearing negative things about it for years, I wondered if it was as bad as I had been led to believe. It isn't. » 6/20/14 6:40am 6/20/14 6:40am

Persona 3's Second Movie Reminds Me Why I Love Persona 3

Last fall, Persona 3's first movie hit theaters in Japan. Now the second film, Midsummer Knight's Dream, has made its Japanese debut, just eight months later. And while the first movie suffered somewhat from its limited scope as the story's beginning, Midsummer Knight's Dream is where the tale really hits its stride. » 6/09/14 4:30am 6/09/14 4:30am

Wanna Know What Happens After Persona 4? There’s a Manga for That

Is the wait for Persona 5 enough to drive you insane? Are you dying to know the fates of all your favorite characters from Persona 3 and 4—and Persona 4: Arena only served to whet your appetite? Well, you could always pick up a copy of manga Persona X Detective Naoto to get a teaser or two of things to come. » 12/03/13 6:00am 12/03/13 6:00am