The Persona series, and Shin Megami Tensei in general, is pretty popular, no doubt about that one. Many of our writers here are familiar with the entire series in one way or another. Many of our readers are pretty familiar with Persona, as well. Unfortunately, I’m probably the least familiar with the entire series of the staff, as all the Persona I have under my belt are a few hours of Persona 3. Pretty neat hours, but still just a few. I hate backlogs.
So it might seem a bit weird that the least Persona-versed writer is talking about a Persona title. However, Persona 4 Arena is special, in that it tries to court two different audiences. The first one, and probably the most apparent one, is the RPG crowd. Specifically, fans of the Persona and other Shin Megami Tensei games. The other crowd is the fighting game crowd. Continue reading »