Analyzing the Persona 5 Trailer

You've see the trailer. Now, let's dive in and see if we can parse what it all means, whether that's going through the obvious hints or deciphering the vague clues. » 2/05/15 9:30am 2/05/15 9:30am

Persona Dance Trailer Is 0% Gameplay, 100% Good Times

Well, this is new. A game trailer that doesn't have gameplay or live-action nonsense or cinematic puff. It's just...well, it's the perfect trailer for a Persona game that's about dancing your ass off. » 2/04/15 8:00pm 2/04/15 8:00pm

The Casts of Persona 3 and Persona 4, Ranked

The casts of Persona 3 and Persona 4 will soon be dungeon crawling together with the release of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. This is the perfect excuse to arbitrarily rank who has the best chance at making it out alive! ...Oh who are we kidding? » 11/25/14 9:30am 11/25/14 9:30am

Persona, I Am Ready To Dance my Ass Off

It's easy to forget that with a fighting game out soon, a 3DS RPG on the way, and Persona 5 after that, there's one more Persona game on the release schedule. » 9/21/14 8:51pm 9/21/14 8:51pm

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

What’s New in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax shares a lot with its predecessor Persona 4 Arena. When it comes down to the 2D fighting, they are largely the same game. However, outside of the fighting engine, there are a lot of new additions that make it worth playing—especially for Persona series fans. » 9/05/14 7:00am 9/05/14 7:00am

I Love Seeing the Persona 3 Characters All Grown Up

While it has “Persona 4” in the title, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is really a sequel to Persona 3 as much as Persona 4—especially as Ultimax now includes every member of the Persona 3 main cast we are likely to get. » 9/02/14 8:00am 9/02/14 8:00am

The New Persona Fighter Lovingly Reminds Me of the Arcade Days of Yore

Remember the days when you would go to an arcade, put a quarter into the machine of your favorite fighting game, and wait for a challenger to walk up, put in his own coin and fight you? So it goes with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. » 9/02/14 6:00am 9/02/14 6:00am

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 Bathroom Scenes in Gaming

Strange stuff happens in bathrooms, both in real life and in games. Bowels are a reminder that we are organic machines that need fuel, processing, and excretion. While games are full of strange foods, there aren't as many bathrooms and I've always wondered why so few RPGs have bathrooms when they're trying to… » 7/17/14 10:00am 7/17/14 10:00am

Fighting game Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena is being turned into a stage play. Film director Shutaro Oku, who previously directed the Persona 4 theatrical production, is helming the production. It will be written by Jun Kumagai, who wrote Persona 4: The Animation as well as the Persona 3 and Persona 4 » 6/27/14 5:01am 6/27/14 5:01am

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

Watch Us Play Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

Have you been wondering what a game filled with cute versions of your favorite Persona 3 and 4 characters plays like? Well wonder no longer. We’ve got you covered. » 6/17/14 8:00am 6/17/14 8:00am

Persona Q's Battle Music Refuses to Leave My Head

I played a lot of Persona Q this past weekend, but let me say, I loved every moment I spent in battle—though not because of the (perfectly adequate) battle system. What I really loved was the game's awesome battle theme. » 6/17/14 6:00am 6/17/14 6:00am

I Am Totally in Love with Persona Q’s Cute Character Redesigns

I’m a pretty big fan of Persona 3 and 4—especially of their dark color palette and creepy visuals. So, if you would have told me a year ago I would love the chibi character designs of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, I never would have believed you. …But they’re just so cute! » 6/13/14 5:40am 6/13/14 5:40am

New Fighting Game Character Spoils Popular JRPG