Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is a fighting video game developed by Arc System Works and Atlus. It is the direct sequel to Persona 4 Arena, which is itself a follow-up to the role-playing game Persona 4. The game was originally released in Japanese arcades on November 28, 2013, and later ported to home consoles. Unlike the previous game, it is not region locked.
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i love how weird this game is, with all the status effects and how almost every character is kind of a puppet character with the personas (not really), and how hectic and fast the movement can get. i kind of bounced off of it because of some initial friction with the controls and mechanics, coupled with how i'm spreading myself thin between at least three other fighting games already, but it's so fun to watch and it's quite fun to play too.
"Gostei de Persona 4 Arena como um fighter, mas odiei ele por conta do modo história"
Essa frase vai ficar carimbada no topo da minha review.
Jogo de luta padrão, mas com alta qualidade voltada na estética visual, trilha sonora e conteúdo secundário. O competitivo é decente e o multiplayer é okay, joguei na versão de PS4 com aqueles lobby´s e tudo mas.. de certa forma envelheceu mal para os dias de hoje.
Seguindo para modos de jogo, temos o clássico versus, arcade, multiplayer, campanha principal e um outro um tanto peculiar chamado de Golden, onde é meio RPG, com sistema de andares, níveis de personagens e afins.
As mecânicas são de fácil aprendizagem e o título recebe de braços abertos qualquer jogador casual, com facilitadores como smart combos, inputs simples e diversas mecânicas que impedem de você ficar preso no canto da tela com um arrombado te rushando no 50/50 toda hora no online.
A campanha é dividida em 4 partes: Persona 4 Arena, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (que são 2 rotas) e por fim um episódio especial do Adachi; totalizando mais de 35 horas de pura.. 𝗩 𝗶 𝘀 𝘂 𝗮 𝗹 𝗡 𝗼 𝘃 𝗲 𝗹.
Pra começar, os cara me junta visual novel com jogo de luta, onde nele você fica lendo por mais de 40 minutos até chegar em uma luta que dura UM ÚNICO FUCKING ROUND e depois advinha? Mais uma hora de leitura. O duro senhores é que a história nem é tão interessante, a narrativa do P4 Arena por exemplo conta com 12 rotas sendo que 10 delas é um What if da vida totalmente repetitivo e cansativo de acompanhar. A história do Ultimax no entanto tem aquele senso de continuidade, mas também não é nada de mais, aquele Sho Minazuki não convence nem a própria mãe sobre ele ser o vilão da parada; e o episódio do Adachi é só uma encheção de linguiça; o fan service entre os personagens do Persona 3 e 4 é agradável mas infelizmente não consegue se sustentar o suficiente até o final do game, já que ele é bem longo.
Quando finalizei o modo história dei graças a deus e simplesmente decidi abandonar o jogo, como um fighter é excelente, mas como uma continuação de Persona 3 e 4 (é canon senhores, infelizmente) é puramente medíocre. Só recomendo esse título pelo gameplay divertido.
Ps: Sinceramente? Persona 4 Dancing foi bem melhor.
This is a very solid Persona fighting game that is filled to the brim with fan service. The gameplay isn't groundbreaking or anything but I think the translation of RPG elements into a fighting game is really well done. The matches are chaotic as hell and it's always fun whenever I hop online. There are a shit ton of characters and all of them play vastly differently from each other and are incredibly satisfying to use. For someone who has never played an anime fighter before I found the game to be pretty beginner friendly. There are a plethora of quick to the point tutorials and challenges which really help ease newcomers into the game. I sunk some time into the other single player modes as well; they are all pretty standard but are enjoyable nonetheless. Also this game just looks really fucking good. The animations are all very fluid and I love the art style. The OST is also awesome. I pretty much like all of the new tracks and the song selection from the previous games is great.
But the main reason many Persona fans would pick up this game is probably the story mode. I think the P4A story was quite decent. Labrys was an enjoyable character enough and it develops some of the old cast further. Unfortunately it heavily suffers from the way the story is presented. Every main character has a story with all of them being about 2-3 hours long. This would be fine but every character's story shares a lot of the same plot points and events so you're gonna see the same scenes a lot which can get very repetitive very quickly. There's also way too much internal monologue which hinders the flow of the plot a lot. I suggest you just play the story of some of your favorite characters, Labrys’ and Elizabeth's. Overall it's still a pretty good story but I definitely don't recommend 100% completing it.
Sadly I didn't enjoy the P4AU story as much and just found the whole thing to be very very meh. The way the story is told is definitely an improvement. They went for a more linear story and there's also less boring internal monologue. Episode P4 was by far the worst. It starts off kinda interesting but it gradually gets worse as it goes on. The stakes are way too high for me to take the plot seriously and Sho is such a disappointment and genuinely feels like someone's shitty OC. These fuckers just can't shut up about the power of friendship to the point where this actually made me despise like half of the cast. The final boss is incredibly forgettable too. I completed the story yesterday and I already don't remember his name. Episode P3 is an improvement for sure but I think some of the P3 characters are treated kinda poorly and are dumbed down a lot. It was still cool to see the whole P3 cast older though. Adachi's story is by far the best one and the only one that I actually recommend. It helps humanize Adachi and we get a good look into his mindset and how he grew as a person after the events of Persona 4. And you know, it's Tohru Adachi.
Overall this is still a very fun game that I absolutely recommend. But if you're only really interested in the story and don't really care about the fighting game stuff, watching it on youtube is probably a better option.
I'm not a huge fan of fighting games, but I am a huge fan of both Persona and Labrys, so I was happy to finally get to play this thanks to the remaster.
Overall, just as fun as Persona 4 Arena, but with a new story with a great setup, but somewhat lackluster finale. I'm not a huge fan of the villain personally, but we worked really well when paralleled against Labrys and Adachi. Once again, my favorite aspect of the fighting games is seeing the best girl in all of Persona, Labrys, kick ass. Everything involving her and best boy Adachi were tons of fun.
I tried playing through the other modes in the game, but honestly, outside of the story I just couldn't get into the game that much. I only played through arcade roughly four or five times before it got too annoying and repetitive for me, and I'm nowhere near skilled enough to even bother with online.
Still a fun game overall, but most of my love comes from Labrys and the interactions between characters. Fun if you're a Persona fan and probably even more fun if you're a fighting game fan.