P4U2 Player Analysis – The Patient Defender

P4U2 Player Analysis – The Patient Defender
Date Published: 11 November, 2018

Defense is the emphasis on this iteration of Player Analysis as I take a look at how patience and being confident in defending is sometimes just as much of an advantage as being confident in attacking.

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Why I love Persona 4 Arena’s Sho Minazuki

Why I Love Persona 4 Arena’s Sho Minazuki
Date Published: 5 November, 2018

Although he somewhat operated behind the scenes in the Persona universe for quite some time, the reveal of Sho Minazuki was one that finally put all of the pieces of the narrative puzzle together.

The violence seeking, pun master isn’t the most recognizable character in the series, but his impact as a villain both in arrival and exit was one great enough that actually triggered cooperation of both members of S.E.E.S. (Persona 3) and the Investigation Team (Persona 4). Continue reading “Why I love Persona 4 Arena’s Sho Minazuki”

The MacSplicer Podcast #48 – Everything FGC ft. e4io and Roscoe G

The first ever two guests on The MacSplicer Podcast, as I’m joined by good fighting game friends and fellow FGC members, e4io and Roscoe G as we talked about the fighting game landscape as a whole, some specific likes and dislikes about various fighting games, and wrapping it up with some listener questions.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • The fighting game landscape in 2018
  • Modern fighting game design and direction
  • Fighting games and esports partnership
  • Listener questions

Why I Love Persona 4 Arena’s Labrys

Why I Love Persona 4 Arena’s Labrys
Date Published: 17 September, 2018

Despite not technically being a legacy character in the Persona universe, Labrys’ debut to the series is quite the memorable one. On the surface, Labrys is perhaps looked at as “Just another android in a school uniform”. However, as the main focus of the original Persona 4 Arena, Labrys proved she is no ordinary robot-girl.

Although she makes it clear she abides by many rules that include decency, respect, and of-course, righteousness. Two things are for certain when it comes to Labrys, she does not tolerate anyone who hurts her friends, and her strong character stacks up to just about anyone’s. Continue reading “Why I Love Persona 4 Arena’s Labrys”

Why I Love Persona 4 Arena’s Yu Narukami

Why I Love Persona 4 Arena’s Yu Narukami
Date Published: September 4, 2017

There isn’t anything fancy about him, relatively speaking, everything about Yu Narukami points to him being a fairly generic character. He’s not a physical specimen, nor a speed demon, nor does he hold an unorthodox fighting style.

Frankly, he’s not much for even opening up his personality if not bothered to. However, what makes Narukami such an icon within the Persona universe, as well as fighting games, is his calm and collected demeanor, combined with a traditional yet effective katana based fighting style. Continue reading “Why I Love Persona 4 Arena’s Yu Narukami”

Fight Commentary – P4U2 2.0 Okusan (Sho) vs. Tahichi (Margaret) Continued

Fight Commentary – P4U2 2.0 Okusan (Sho) vs. Tahichi (Margaret) Continued
Date Published: 
February 14, 2017

A continuation of the last Fight Commentary between these two excellent players. I enjoyed the first set between Okusan’s Sho and Tahichi’s Margaret so much that I decided to do another. 

A little less play by play commentary on this one with more random thoughts mixed in. Hope you guys enjoy!

Fight Commentary – P4U2 2.0 Okusan (Sho) vs Tahichi (Margaret)

Fight Commentary – P4U2 2.0 Okusan (Sho) vs Tahichi (Margaret)
Date Published: 
February 14, 2017

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax may be past it’s prime, but I still enjoy nerding out to old footage of high level players displaying all sorts of innovative character tech.

This fight commentary is a set between two EVO 2015 top 8 finalists—Okusan (Sho) and Tahichi (Margaret). The set between these two top players is perhaps the purest form of the Sho-Margaret match-up as both players are considered to be masters of their respected characters. 

Will Persona 5 Arena Happen?

Will Persona 5 Arena Happen?
Date Published: 
October 19, 2016

It was unexpected, but not out of the realm of possibility that another fighting game spin-off would happen with the Persona franchise. However, if Persona 5 Arena is in the works, there’s questions about how the fighting game would turn out compared the series’ preceding spin-offs; Persona 4 Arena and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. Continue reading “Will Persona 5 Arena Happen?”

Persona 4 Arena Review

Persona 4 Arena Review

Initial NA Release Date: August 7, 2012
Review Date: October 4, 2015
Reviewed on Xbox 360
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

Flow. Persona 4 Arena (P4A) has a special flowing nature to it that sets it apart from old school 2D fighting games.

Everything from the way the characters move, to smooth mechanics, to how the soundtrack fits perfectly in amping up the player to put up a fight. Everything just flows perfectly.

Spinning off from its JRPG roots, Atlus with the collaboration of Arc System Works brought us a fantastic fusion of the characters we loved in Persona 3 and Persona 4 but in a different setting we are used to seeing them in. This time instead of fighting shadows together, they are forced into the arena and are pitted against each other. Continue reading “Persona 4 Arena Review”

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