One Paragraph Review: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
by Meghan Watt
Persona once again tells a tantalizing tale about a group of innocent high school students summoned to an eerie, supernatural world. Student by day, fighter by night (or more accurately, mid-afternoon), you must battle every teenage and ghostly evil that comes your way. With a new set of Social Links, Personas and dungeons, Persona 4 plays almost exactly like its predecessor. Sure, there are a few added conveniences, (for example, your team doesn’t tire from dungeon-crawling and the Social Links are easier to max), but the game simply isn’t as enthralling as Persona 3. The pacing is lopsided, the characters uninspiring, and the story isn’t as intriguing. And of course, a few of the not-so-beloved trademarks return: most notably, level grinding. Some people like it, others don’t. Personally, I couldn’t get to the final boss without watching episodes of “Chuck” on the side.