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Social Links are the Best Part of Persona 3

Persona 3 is one of the best JRPGs ever developed. The story was moving, the gameplay made turn-based combat relevant again, the music was a catchy fusion of jazz and vocals, and the social interactions, epitomized in the community links, exemplified its fresh take on the genre. That sense of community is what I feel… » 7/27/15 6:00am Monday 6:00am

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