REVIEW: It’s Persona 4 Golden

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Persona 4 Golden, to be quite honest, is the best role playing game I’ve played in a long time.  I sunk a good 100 hours into the original Playstation 2 incarnation, not knowing quite what it was I was doing, muddled my way through it and came out the other side a better person.  Thus birthed my Persona interest and moving swiftly in reverse, sprung Persona 3 FES out of its seal and began to sink maybe close to 150 hours into that as well.

Now I don’t know about you, but I have found it difficult to re-ignite that original spark you get from playing a RPG for the first time.  I look at great games sat on my shelf that I’ve already beaten and think…..can’t play that again, or if I do, I lose interest relatively quickly because there isn’t that carrot on a stick story telling to keep me interested because I know full well what will happen.  Now.  I know full well what happens in say Final Fantasy VII and yet this game never seems to age.  Persona 4 Golden, has exactly the same feeling.

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Persona 4: The Golden

It has arrived.

For everything you need to know about this game just follow my Twitter or see “My Vita View” to the right as I will be screenshot-ing my way through this gem of an RPG.

If you haven’t played or heard of, and, you are interested in quality RPG gaming on the PS2 or more recently the PS Vita, then pick up Persona 4 Golden when it drops in Europe next year or alternatively import it as I have.

This game will be carrying me through until Ni No Kuni in January.

I have however literally just finished Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker as part of the HD Collection released earlier this year.  I was skeptical because of the handheld controls but rest assured it transfers well on to the big screen and controller.

Peace Walker is a full fledged Metal Gear Solid game in its own right and introduces characters Paz and Chico, mentioned and seen in the Metal Gear solid Ground Zeroes demo also shown off earlier this year.  If you want to know a bit about their back story, work your way through Peace Walker. It’s going to take you roughly 12 hours give or take side missions etc etc.

Requests Anyone?

 

Sadly the above picture doesn’t come close to what I have or even what I would like to achieve in my lifetime, although I’d like to think my collection has some significance.  I’ve posted a few pictures of my bits and bobs before and have even compiled a video game database to keep track of what I have and what I’m missing.

Rather then throw out opinions on the new blockbusters hitting the shelves, I thought it would make a change to take a look back at the games I have in my collections and why they are there.

Feel free to comment a letter, game or genre and I’ll pick something from the collection to write about.

Here is a list of my current collection

What Are My Top 10 Games

This morning while making bacon sandwiches and listening to Lara’s video game theme covers got me thinking about what my favourite games of all time are.  If you haven’t seen Lara in action then do that now, then come back ad read this.

So what are my favourite games of all time?

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