Capsule Review: Persona 4 Golden

A JRPG that is equal parts dungeon crawler, murder mystery, and life sim. You experience a year in the life of an ordinary high school student in a small Japanese town with a lot of ways to spend your time between plot beats, including a variety of jobs to take, hobbies to pursue, and people to befriend. The game has incredible use of place and a lot of depth in character arcs, resulting in both the town and many of its inhabitants feeling alive. I’m more attached to this cast and setting than those of basically any other game.

The “Golden” enhanced port on Vita is the definitive version of the game, incorporating some quality-of-life improvements to a few mechanics and making some additions to story and characters.

I Stopped Playing When: I finished the game and got the best ending.

Docprof's Rating:

Five Stars: Favorite. This is one of my all-time favorite games that made a significant impact on me or that I've returned to time and again.

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