History VideoGame / Persona4Arena

14th Sep '17 12:37:10 PM SeptimusHeap
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''Persona 4: Arena'', or ''Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena'' in Japan, is a fighting game sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' and, to a lesser extent, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', developed by ArcSystemWorks under the supervision of {{Atlus}}' [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Team Persona]]. The gameplay is similar to ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' with the stand system from ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture''.

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''Persona 4: Arena'', or ''Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena'' in Japan, is a fighting game sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' and, to a lesser extent, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', developed by ArcSystemWorks Creator/ArcSystemWorks under the supervision of {{Atlus}}' [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Team Persona]]. The gameplay is similar to ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' with the stand system from ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture''.



** Continuing ArcSystemWorks tradition, the game has instant kills in the form of "Mortal Blows" (localized as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Instant Kills]]). Not counting the original Guilty Gear where you could spam them as much as you want until the opponent failed to counter one and allowed you to win the entire match instantly, they have the most lenient requirements out of any ArcSystemWorks fighters: while they require 100 SP to perform and they can only be performed if doing so would win the match, your opponent does not need to be have low health for your insta-kill to work (like ''Guilty Gear'') and there's no permanent cost associated with performing them such as disabling your Persona or Burst for the rest of the match like in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': thanks to the Offensive Burst, which completely fills the SP gauge, you even can do things like using them twice in rapid succession.

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** Continuing ArcSystemWorks Creator/ArcSystemWorks tradition, the game has instant kills in the form of "Mortal Blows" (localized as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Instant Kills]]). Not counting the original Guilty Gear where you could spam them as much as you want until the opponent failed to counter one and allowed you to win the entire match instantly, they have the most lenient requirements out of any ArcSystemWorks Creator/ArcSystemWorks fighters: while they require 100 SP to perform and they can only be performed if doing so would win the match, your opponent does not need to be have low health for your insta-kill to work (like ''Guilty Gear'') and there's no permanent cost associated with performing them such as disabling your Persona or Burst for the rest of the match like in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': thanks to the Offensive Burst, which completely fills the SP gauge, you even can do things like using them twice in rapid succession.
19th Jul '17 1:42:04 PM santos32
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* HubLevel: The Central Shopping District serves as the main menu, and has three different versions which randomize every time:
** Yu, Chie and Yukiko can be seen during the day with New Days and Your Affection as the background music.
** Yosuke, Teddie, Kanji and Naoto hang around sunset with Heartbeat, Heartbreak and Signs of Love playing.
** Aigis, Mitsuru and Akihiko lurk around the evening; appropriately enough, their BGM is taken from ''Persona 3'': Iwatodai Dorm and When The Moon's Reaching Out Stars.
28th Jun '17 3:01:53 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: At the end, [[spoiler:Mitsuru tells the former Investigation Team members to be aware of the enemy out to get them, but to leave the job to the Shadow Operatives instead of abandoning their normal lives for it. Yu, unwilling to let someone else take responsibility, makes a subtle sign to his friends to concede the point, and reinstates the Investigation Team the next day. Mitsuru, however, realizes what he's doing immediately, and admits to Naoto that there's little she could have done to dissuade them anyway.]]
4th Jun '17 1:13:24 PM Berrenta
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** Kanji. He's slow, has limited mobility and is one of the most poorly designed grapplers in recent memory. That being said, playing him patiently makes him completely and utterly unstoppable, as his entire game revolves around taking advantage of the opponent's mistakes. On top of that, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZebQUBz57s as this dude demonstrates]], he can hit confirm into his [[ForMassiveDamage command grabs]] pretty easily with the right combos.

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** Kanji. He's slow, has limited mobility and is one of the most poorly designed grapplers in recent memory. That being said, playing him patiently makes him completely and utterly unstoppable, as his entire game revolves around taking advantage of the opponent's mistakes. On top of that, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZebQUBz57s as this dude demonstrates]], he can hit confirm into his [[ForMassiveDamage command grabs]] grabs pretty easily with the right combos.



* StandardStatusEffects: Also carried over. Certain attacks can inflict [[DamageOverTime Poison]], [[InterfaceScrew Confusion]], Silence[[note]]prevents use of Persona attacks[[/note]], [[ManaDrain Charm]], [[ForMassiveDamage Fear]], [[AttackAttackAttack Rage]], Paralysis[[note]]prevents normal movement[[/note]], or Freezing[[note]]prevents all action except for rapid joystick wiggling[[/note]]. Yukiko also has the [[UnblockableAttack Fire Break]] spell. In Ultimax, Elizabeth can inflict [[DamageIncreasingDebuff Negative Penalty]] (normally only inflicted through running away for too long) on her opponents.

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* StandardStatusEffects: Also carried over. Certain attacks can inflict [[DamageOverTime Poison]], [[InterfaceScrew Confusion]], Silence[[note]]prevents use of Persona attacks[[/note]], [[ManaDrain Charm]], [[ForMassiveDamage Fear]], Fear, [[AttackAttackAttack Rage]], Paralysis[[note]]prevents normal movement[[/note]], or Freezing[[note]]prevents all action except for rapid joystick wiggling[[/note]]. Yukiko also has the [[UnblockableAttack Fire Break]] spell. In Ultimax, Elizabeth can inflict [[DamageIncreasingDebuff Negative Penalty]] (normally only inflicted through running away for too long) on her opponents.
19th May '17 10:14:47 AM Basara-kun
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* CrissCrossAttack: Yosuke Hanamura's [[FinishingMove Instant Kill]], "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0MsPtBQWH8 Brave Blade]]", has him use his [[FightingSpirit Persona]] to send the opponent airborne with a [[BlowYouAway tornado]], before slashing them from all directions with his kunai, and finishing by throwing two shuriken at them.
14th Apr '17 9:35:46 PM aureolindays
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** Regardless of difficulty setting, characters will not block or evade Instant Kill attacks in story chapters.

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** Regardless of difficulty setting, characters will not rarely block or evade Instant Kill attacks in story chapters.chapters and Score Attack.


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* If you're fighting Labrys and Shadow Labrys, regardless of the difficulty you have it on, they will repeatedly use All-Out Attack. Even in situations that seriously don't call for it. Even if they're on the other side of the screen.
2nd Apr '17 12:22:27 PM nombretomado
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** Anti-Shadow weapons can understand dog talk, just like Aigis in ''{{Persona 3}}''.

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** Anti-Shadow weapons can understand dog talk, just like Aigis in ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''.



*** Yu: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Ky Kiske]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna the Bloodedge]], [[{{Persona 3}} P3 Protagonist + Orpheus, Ryoji Mochizuki]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Nanako Dojima]]
*** Yosuke: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Chipp Zanuff]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Jin Kisaragi]], [[{{Persona 2}} Eikichi Mishina + Hades]], [[{{Persona 3}} Jin Shirato]], [[VideoGame/Persona4Arena Junpei Iori (Ultimax costume)]]
*** Chie: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Jam Kuradoberi]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Makoto Nanaya]], [[{{Persona 3}} Yukari Takeba + Io, Fuuka Yamagishi]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Marie]]
*** Yukiko: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Anji Mito]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Carl Clover + Nirvana]], [[{{Persona 3}} Chidori Yoshino + Medea, Yukari Takeba]], [[VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth Rei]]
*** Kanji: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Potemkin]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Iron Tager]], [[{{Persona 2}} Baofu + Odysseus]], [[{{Persona 3}} Akihiko, Theodore]]
*** Teddie: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Faust]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Taokaka]], [[SeriesMascot Jack Frost + Pyro Jack]], [[{{Persona 3}} Koromaru]], [[{{Filler}} No one in particular]]
*** Naoto: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear May]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hazama]], [[{{Persona 2}} Yukino Mayuzumi + Durga]], [[{{Persona 3}} Ken Amada]]
*** Mitsuru: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Axl Low]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Litchi Faye-Ling]], [[{{Persona 2}} Maya Amano + Artemis]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Margaret]], [[VideoGame/Persona4Arena Yukari Takeba (Featherman R costume)]]
*** Akihiko: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Slayer]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Bang Shishigami]], [[{{Persona 3}} Takaya Sakaki + Hypnos]], [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Takaya alone]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Chie Satonaka]]
*** Aigis: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Justice]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue v-13]], [[{{Persona 3}} Metis + Psyche, Labrys, Fuuka Yamagishi]]
*** Labrys: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Baiken]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Lambda-11]], [[{{Persona 3}} Aigis + Palladion, Female P3 Protagonist, Yukari Takeba]]
*** Shadow Labrys: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Sol Badguy]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Mu-12]], [[{{Persona 2}} Eriko Kirishima + Nike]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Marie, Yukiko Amagi]]
*** Elizabeth: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Dizzy]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Relius Clover + Ignis]][[note]]Elizabeth and Carl also share [[Creator/MiyukiSawashiro the same seiyuu]][[/note]], [[{{Persona 2}} Joker + Joker-Nyarlathotep]], [[{{Persona 3}} Shinjiro Aragaki]], [[VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth Nurse Elizabeth]]

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*** Yu: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Ky Kiske]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna the Bloodedge]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} P3 Protagonist + Orpheus, Ryoji Mochizuki]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Nanako Dojima]]
*** Yosuke: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Chipp Zanuff]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Jin Kisaragi]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Eikichi Mishina + Hades]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Jin Shirato]], [[VideoGame/Persona4Arena Junpei Iori (Ultimax costume)]]
*** Chie: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Jam Kuradoberi]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Makoto Nanaya]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Yukari Takeba + Io, Fuuka Yamagishi]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Marie]]
*** Yukiko: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Anji Mito]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Carl Clover + Nirvana]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Chidori Yoshino + Medea, Yukari Takeba]], [[VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth Rei]]
*** Kanji: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Potemkin]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Iron Tager]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Baofu + Odysseus]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Akihiko, Theodore]]
*** Teddie: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Faust]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Taokaka]], [[SeriesMascot Jack Frost + Pyro Jack]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Koromaru]], [[{{Filler}} No one in particular]]
*** Naoto: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear May]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hazama]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Yukino Mayuzumi + Durga]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Ken Amada]]
*** Mitsuru: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Axl Low]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Litchi Faye-Ling]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Maya Amano + Artemis]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Margaret]], [[VideoGame/Persona4Arena Yukari Takeba (Featherman R costume)]]
*** Akihiko: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Slayer]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Bang Shishigami]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Takaya Sakaki + Hypnos]], [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Takaya alone]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Chie Satonaka]]
*** Aigis: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Justice]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue v-13]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Metis + Psyche, Labrys, Fuuka Yamagishi]]
*** Labrys: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Baiken]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Lambda-11]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Aigis + Palladion, Female P3 Protagonist, Yukari Takeba]]
*** Shadow Labrys: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Sol Badguy]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Mu-12]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Eriko Kirishima + Nike]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Marie, Yukiko Amagi]]
*** Elizabeth: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Dizzy]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Relius Clover + Ignis]][[note]]Elizabeth and Carl also share [[Creator/MiyukiSawashiro the same seiyuu]][[/note]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Joker + Joker-Nyarlathotep]], [[{{Persona [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Shinjiro Aragaki]], [[VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth Nurse Elizabeth]]



* YouRemindMeOfX: The Shadow Operatives sometimes make references to the events of Persona 3, often comparing the Dark Hour and Tartarus to the Midnight Channel and the fake Yasogami High School. Mitsuru in particular notes similarity between Yu and the {{Persona 3}} protagonist, and Elizabeth also states that Yu heavily reminded her of Aigis.

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* YouRemindMeOfX: The Shadow Operatives sometimes make references to the events of Persona 3, often comparing the Dark Hour and Tartarus to the Midnight Channel and the fake Yasogami High School. Mitsuru in particular notes similarity between Yu and the {{Persona VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} protagonist, and Elizabeth also states that Yu heavily reminded her of Aigis.
30th Mar '17 7:55:50 AM Valen
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* RashomonStyle: Every character's story mode becomes irreconcilable with the others when the character enters the TV World. All tell the same basic plot of finding and saving Labrys - it's who exactly did it that changes. The only exceptions are Labrys' story, which is just backstory, and Elizabeth's, which doesn't focus on Labrys as much but still contradicts the others. It's not clear which story exactly is the canon one.

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* RashomonStyle: Every character's story mode becomes irreconcilable with the others when the character enters the TV World. All tell the same basic plot of finding and saving Labrys - it's who exactly did it that changes. The only exceptions are Labrys' story, which is just backstory, and Elizabeth's, which doesn't focus on Labrys as much but still contradicts the others. It's not clear which story exactly is the canon one.one, though the manga suggests Yosuke's story is the canon route.
5th Mar '17 1:37:59 PM SneaselSawashiro
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** Elizabeth's "Momento Mori" super was changed to "Ghastly Wail". The original Japanese name for Ghastly Wail was Mouja no Nageki (亡者の嘆き, lit. Dead One's Grieving).
2nd Mar '17 2:51:00 AM Shotoman
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* {{Deconstruction}}: It's a ''Persona'' game, so this shouldn't be too surprising. Interestingly, it deconstructs the Fighting Tournament setup that the FightingGame genre thrives on, particularly in regards to Fighting Game ''spinoffs'' that pit characters against each other that wouldn't normally fight. What would it take to do that, who would mastermind it, how messed up would they have to be to mastermind it, and could a friendship survive it? And that's on top of the Decon/Recon of the individual characters that continues from the previous games.
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