Who is getting Persona 4: Arena this Tuesday?

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#1 Posted by MethodManFTW (25605 posts) -

Hey duders,

I've been on the fence about P4:A for quite awhile now.. I didn't particularly enjoy BlazBlue, and I haven't played Persona 3 or Persona 4.. However the fighting game community has been pretty hype for P4:A so I've been watching a lot of footage and the game just looks beautiful, very accessible, and most importantly really damn fun. Reports are that the whole single player will take around 30 hours to complete as well, which sounds off to me (like claims Borderlands 2 takes over 50 hours to complete) but I'm still excited for that element of the game none the less.

What do you guys think? Any of you guys planning on getting the game day 1? If so, feel free to post up your PSN tag here and we can all play some games once it comes out. :)

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#2 Posted by Madmangamer364 (3589 posts) -

Chances are that I won't be picking this game up on Tuesday, but it is most definitely on my radar. Much like you, I didn't really take to Blazblue as much as I would have liked to. In fact, both the Blazblue and the Guilty Gear series have felt very foriegn to me in terms of the fighting game experience they offer, and while I can appreciate those games in terms of what they offer, I just didn't enjoy playing them nearly as much. That being said, Persona 4 is one of my all-time favorite RPGs, and I'm hoping that the familiarity of the P4: Arena's cast and a seemingly somewhat simplified system compared to the game's spirtual predecessors can allow me to get into it a little more.

My only worry is that between the fighters that I'm currently playing (mainly SSF4: AE and VF5: Showdown) and Dead or Alive 5 (a game that will no doubt occupy the majority of my gaming time) coming out, how much of a rush I should be in for this game. Still, I can probably make a little room for it from a gaming perspective, and it is a game I do want in the collection, at least. :P

#3 Posted by Texas2089 (16444 posts) -
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#4 Posted by Texas2089 (16444 posts) -
I actually wouldn't be surprised if the story mode did take that long to finish though. I think it took me a good 25 hours to get the True Ending in BlazBlue CS so ASW definitely knows how to build a meaty SP mode.
#5 Posted by anime_gamer007 (6142 posts) -
Definitely. It has a cast of characters I already love and a good wealth of single player content so, I'm basically sold. Also, since the story is actually a sequel to Persona 4 I'm very curious has to what happens story wise which is an odd thing to say about a fighting game.
#6 Posted by Gxgear (10425 posts) -

Waiting for a sale on a fight stick, then I'll dive right in.

#7 Posted by MethodManFTW (25605 posts) -

Waiting for a sale on a fight stick, then I'll dive right in.

Gxgear
Oh man, they were having some insane deals during Evo.. Whenever the next major is I'm sure there will be some good discounts. I'm a pad player myself but I was watching my man Renic's stream, and since he is moving he is selling most of his stuff insanely cheap.. TE Sticks and other stuff were going for as low as $25.. Almost made me want to try stick again. :P
#8 Posted by Gxgear (10425 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gxgear"]

Waiting for a sale on a fight stick, then I'll dive right in.

MethodManFTW

Oh man, they were having some insane deals during Evo.. Whenever the next major is I'm sure there will be some good discounts. I'm a pad player myself but I was watching my man Renic's stream, and since he is moving he is selling most of his stuff insanely cheap.. TE Sticks and other stuff were going for as low as $25.. Almost made me want to try stick again. :P

Yeah I was eyeballing it the whole time, was still hesitant then, wasn't able to pull the trigger.

#9 Posted by esgallad (100 posts) -

Preordered this 2 months ago. Finally, it's around the corner. Always loved playing fighting games, so when I heard my favorite RPG series is going fighter, I was definitely hyped. Local multiplayer is going to be fun too, because I have two cousins who preordered this as well.

PSN is esgallad, but I probably won't be playing online until I master the characters I'd be using. I'm way to competitive.

#10 Posted by MethodManFTW (25605 posts) -

Preordered this 2 months ago. Finally, it's around the corner. Always loved playing fighting games, so when I heard my favorite RPG series is going fighter, I was definitely hyped. Local multiplayer is going to be fun too, because I have two cousins who preordered this as well.

PSN is esgallad, but I probably won't be playing online until I master the characters I'd be using. I'm way to competitive.

esgallad
What's esgallad mean?
#11 Posted by esgallad (100 posts) -
[QUOTE="esgallad"]

Preordered this 2 months ago. Finally, it's around the corner. Always loved playing fighting games, so when I heard my favorite RPG series is going fighter, I was definitely hyped. Local multiplayer is going to be fun too, because I have two cousins who preordered this as well.

PSN is esgallad, but I probably won't be playing online until I master the characters I'd be using. I'm way to competitive.

MethodManFTW
What's esgallad mean?

No idea. Egg salad? :P
#12 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

Nah I don't like the graphics....plus I have not bought a fighting game since Tekken 2.

#13 Posted by MethodManFTW (25605 posts) -
[QUOTE="MethodManFTW"][QUOTE="esgallad"]

Preordered this 2 months ago. Finally, it's around the corner. Always loved playing fighting games, so when I heard my favorite RPG series is going fighter, I was definitely hyped. Local multiplayer is going to be fun too, because I have two cousins who preordered this as well.

PSN is esgallad, but I probably won't be playing online until I master the characters I'd be using. I'm way to competitive.

esgallad
What's esgallad mean?

No idea. Egg salad? :P

I still don't get it. :( The netcode is fantastic for P4:A on PS3.
#14 Posted by DealRogers (4567 posts) -

I'm not sure... I fell in love with Persona 3 but most of the cast is from Persona 4 which I haven't played. Plus, I'm almost sick of fighters right now, having played a lot of SSF4 and MK lately.

#15 Posted by Legolas_Katarn (15592 posts) -
I have it preordered on Amazon.
#16 Posted by Lunarblade0 (24 posts) -

Have it preordered and picking it up tomorrow! I'm so excited to get beck into this series even though it's a combat game. I had no idea it was a sequel to Persona 4:shock:

Feel free to add LunarBlade if you want a contender. I'm a bit rusty with fighting games so it may be a while before I participate in an online session. Glad to hear a lengthy single player campaign. :D

#17 Posted by VitaBz (37 posts) -
I am going to wait a few days to see some reviews.
#18 Posted by Bigboi500 (29417 posts) -

I'll wait for it to go on sale.

#19 Posted by Terrencec06 (3471 posts) -

So, I'm a complete Persona Noob. It's going to have a Campaign and MP?

#20 Posted by anime_gamer007 (6142 posts) -

So, I'm a complete Persona Noob. It's going to have a Campaign and MP?

Terrencec06
It's a fighting game, so yeah.
#21 Posted by benleslie5 (7786 posts) -

Pre-Ordered mine but have to wait til the end of the month for the UK release :(

#22 Posted by sukraj (22308 posts) -

No i'm not getting it.

#23 Posted by SonicNextGen2 (3426 posts) -
Me! PSN: sonicboom4321
#24 Posted by LP4EVA2005 (8585 posts) -
the way it plays looks like blazeBlue and i dont really like that game so i might pass on this
#25 Posted by Conjuration (3538 posts) -
#26 Posted by Zidaneski (8452 posts) -

I really enjoyed Blazblue and CS, and while I do like the art style I don't think I could handle another competitive fighting game. Too many things to keep track of from the looks of it

#27 Posted by Threesixtyci (4285 posts) -

Eh... I'll get it when it's 25 bucks. My full price buys are reserved for Xcom Enemy Unknown for the PC, and Way of the Samarai 4 for the PS3. One's due on the 21st and the other is due October 9th.