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I think with its recent price cut, coupled with the future promised connectivity to the PS4, the Playstation Vita may soon see a bump in sales. I recently purchased one for myself and I was faced with an interesting decision. I was unsure whether or not to purchase Persona 4 Golden. Everyone seems to rave about how great the game is, but I wasn’t sure if it was for me. I love RPGs, but I am a fan of fantasy settings like The Elder Scrolls, the Souls series, or D&D. On the other hand, I am not a tremendous fan of modern-day settings or anime. I also recently played Disgaea, and while loving tactical RPGs, I couldn’t get hooked. So you can see my dilemma.
Considering the possibility of a spike in Vita sales, there may be some consumers out there that are in my exact position. It is tough to know whether you will enjoy a game that isn’t in your wheelhouse, regardless of how positive the response is. So I was hoping to give the perspective of someone who may have some reservations about the game, but is looking for a real time-sink for the Vita.
Well, I am here to tell you that after finally deciding to take the plunge, this game is everything I was hoping and more. I really enjoy everything about this game, in spite of all of my mentioned concerns. Deciding how to spend every day, i.e. what stats (including social links) I want to work on, is very addictive and has a Civilization quality to it. Meaning, just one more click. Or, in this case: just one more day. The battle system is really enjoyable and I find the dungeon structure to be simple but highly effective. The story is very intriguing and all of the characters are interesting and well-voiced. To round it all out, the music in this game is wonderful. There are dramatic tunes, up-beat pop songs, and rock anthems to listen to while you play away the hours. The variety is very good and none of them wear out their welcome.
So, I hope that if anyone out there has similar tastes to mine, they will consider this gem of a game, even if it seems off-putting at first. Were any of you facing the same decision? Or do you disagree for any reason? Just let me know!