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"Persona 4 Arena Thread & Spoilers" , posted Thu 1 Mar 21:01:post reply

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Console exclusive character Labrys(image@SRK)
Labrys is actually in the arcade version. Check spoiler below.

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The whole story takes place in a TV world created by Labrys (or more precisely, her Shadow). She's the sister model of Aigis and she went missing, which is why the P3 characters are in the game-- they're there to retrive her.

Labrys has emotions, so she unconciously created a Shadow of herself. She basically hated having to fight against her fellow mates and having to be a killing machine. Her subcontious wanted the students in the game to see what that feels like, which is why her Shadow held the tournament.

The Kuma/Teddy in the General's outfit who's been featured in all the trailers is actually Labrys' Shadow in disguise. The real Kuma is having fun participating in the tournament, being his usual mindless self. The Rise who's doing the commentator is also fake: the real one is kept hostage in the announcer's room by General Kuma.

After the 7th or 8th stage, you fight a match against Labrys. When you beat her for a round, General Kuma shows up and turns to his/her true form: Labrys'es Shadow. Then you fight the Shadow and its dark Persona as the last boss.

In the ending, Labrys accepts her Shadow and gains her Persona (this part is done in hand-drawn anime). Then, it turns to a cutscene where you see your main character and Rise smiling at Labrys, saying that they'll all return home together. But suddenly, they notice something behind Labrys and look surprised. The screen fades out and goes into Staff Roll.

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"Re(1):Persona 4 Arena Thread" , posted Thu 1 Mar 21:18:post reply


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Videos:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/naka-joy-stream
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17122098 - Nico
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17124816 - Nico Aegis Instant-kill



Day 1 impressions

Note: I haven't been following the beta tests. Stuff written below should probably be old for those who've been reading about the game.

Very fun game, it feels like a hodgepodge of a bunch of fighting game systems. It has KOF's AB roll, 3rdStrike's leap attack, Final Fight Invincible-but-HP-depleting attack, Burst attack, etc etc.. Seems so far to be ground combo based game, not aerials.

Smashing A button automatically does a chain combo > special> super. Mindlessly easy for beginniners in that sense, but it doesn't do that much damage, which sort of justifys things.

Naoto is hard to use. I'm sticking with Mitsuru. She has a 3rd/rare victory pose where she throws her coat at the opponent and wobbles a bit. Don't know the conditions to get it out.

Haven't tried Kanji yet, must play him.

They had a LOT of outsourced animators for the sprites, mostly overseas contractors apparently from China. I was wondering how they got the game done in such a short time span. The spritesworks are very good, and same with the backgrounds. I hope HQ vids make their way around soon.





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"Re(2):Persona 4 Arena Thread" , posted Fri 2 Mar 01:27post reply

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I'm sticking with Mitsuru. She has a 3rd/rare victory pose where she throws her coat at the opponent and wobbles a bit. Don't know the conditions to get it out.

Mitsuru makes me think of what a complete redrawn Charlotte would look like, so I'll be excited to try her out.

This game is looking fantastic! Glad to hear it's fun to play as well. Now I'll just have to manage the long wait til a console version, since none of the arcades near me will ever get this!






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"Re(2):Persona 4 Arena Thread" , posted Fri 2 Mar 03:15post reply

Thanks for the post Professor! I know less than zero about Persona, but the style of this game is cool.

Quick question for those who know, is the GBA version of the first ShinMegamiTensei good? They have it on iPhone for 14 bucks... I'm wondering if I should take the plunge. Who knows, maybe it'll be the gateway drug into Persona. :)





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"Re(3):Persona 4 Arena Thread - Day 2 vids" , posted Fri 2 Mar 17:11:post reply

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17128794 - Nico
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17128992 - Nico
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17129141 - Nico
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17129236 - Nico

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"Re(4):Persona 4 Arena Thread - Day 2 vids" , posted Sat 3 Mar 03:10:post reply

What are the cards below the lifebar? It seems like when one disappears, there is a big cutout of the character's face, reminiscent of Hokuto no Ken...

Edit: oh wow, in the second video at about 1:35 there is a one hit kill move!





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"Re(5):Persona 4 Arena Thread - Day 2 vids" , posted Sat 3 Mar 13:38post reply

quote:
What are the cards below the lifebar? It seems like when one disappears, there is a big cutout of the character's face, reminiscent of Hokuto no Ken...

Edit: oh wow, in the second video at about 1:35 there is a one hit kill move!



In this game, you have Personas (something like the stands in Jojo's Bizzare Adventure) that you can use for attacking. If your persona gets hit when it appears on the screen to do an attack, you lose one of those tarot cards. Lose all 4 and you can't use your Persona until the tarots recovers/refuels with due time.

The cutout appears when you're down to about 1/3 life. You gain some free meter and your meter's max limit goes up from 100%>150%. You also gain the ability to do an additional super attack.

Everyone has an insta-kill in this game, very awesome. You can do it in the last round with 100% meter. In that video, Naoto did a raw burst right when the round started. It luckily hit and gave her full meter.





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"Re(6):Persona 4 Arena Thread - Day 2 vids" , posted Mon 5 Mar 07:17post reply

quote:

In this game, you have Personas (something like the stands in Jojo's Bizzare Adventure) that you can use for attacking. If your persona gets hit when it appears on the screen to do an attack, you lose one of those tarot cards. Lose all 4 and you can't use your Persona until the tarots recovers/refuels with due time.

The cutout appears when you're down to about 1/3 life. You gain some free meter and your meter's max limit goes up from 100%>150%. You also gain the ability to do an additional super attack.

Everyone has an insta-kill in this game, very awesome. You can do it in the last round with 100% meter. In that video, Naoto did a raw burst right when the round started. It luckily hit and gave her full meter.



Great info, thanks! This system really is a hodgepodge of a bunch of different fighting games. I wonder if the instakill moves will actually be relevant.





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"Re(7):Persona 4 Arena Thread - Day 2 vids" , posted Wed 14 Mar 16:11post reply

Hard Edge's youtube channel has been uploading a massive amount of matches.

In other news, I should be sleeping or rather, I should be working (it's 4am over here). Life is so cruel.






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"Re(8):Persona 4 Arena Thread - Day 2 vids" , posted Thu 15 Mar 14:19post reply

quote:

In other news, I should be sleeping or rather, I should be working (it's 4am over here). Life is so cruel.



It is, but hang in there friend. I have just learned something from the concluding monologues in Yakuza: Dead Souls, which is kind of a slog with stretches of tedious zombie killing but pulls itself together for and end game with some really entertaining sequences and boss fights.

Life is difficult, but we just have to give it our all and keep on living. Or something to that effect.





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"Persona 4 Arena - Elisabeth footages" , posted Tue 3 Apr 04:16:post reply

(Newly Unlocked Char) Elisabeth footage including insta-kill
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17436802 - Nico
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17420364 - Nico
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17434687 - Nico

Misc tournament footage from Nagaoka Tecnopolis arcade
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17434389 - Nico
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17434489 - Nico
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17434539 - Nico
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17434607 - Nico





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"Let them eat Teddie Cake" , posted Fri 6 Apr 10:07post reply

http://www.p4a.jp/news/index.html#n256145
http://www.patisserie-swallowtail.jp/modules/pico/index.php?content_id=84

I didn't realize this until now, but a Persona 4 shop is running in Tokyo right now and they have some really odd stuff there like a Teddy cake and macarons with character print (edible). That Teddy necklace looks cute though.





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"Re(1):Let them eat Teddie Cake" , posted Mon 9 Apr 23:40post reply

Official site updated with nice vocal bgm
http://p-atlus.jp/p4u/

that, and Shadow Labrys in the characters section as well. But damn, they're still not adding in any new icons that's usable for the tierchart maker, grr'.