Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 : PlayStation 2 Description
Expanded Description The paranormal Persona role-playing series continues on PlayStation 2 in this fourth installment. Building on the acclaimed third chapter of the freaky franchise, Persona 4 features a similar presentation and premise: you must balance daily life as a high school student while battling demons and other supernatural forces at night. The new storyline is set in Japan, in the pastoral town of Inaba, which has been upended with news of a ghastly murder. After more bizarrely staged murders take place, the protagonist and a few of his closest friends begin to investigate those responsible for the serial slayings. In between the sleuthing, the lead character will have to attend classes, build relationships, and complete part-time jobs.
The most significant change in Persona 4 is the combat interface. Instead of controlling one character and watching the computer AI guide the remainder of your party, you now have the option to issue commands for each teenager during the turn-based battles. The locales are also new, with television airwaves serving as the conduit to an alternate dimension. Once inside the shadowy realm, players can freely explore each area without having to worry about the time restrictions found in Persona 3. An estimated 60+ hours of content is included, with the decisions you make during your dual life influencing the type of ending you'll receive. As a special bonus, each retail copy of Persona 4 includes a soundtrack CD from Japanese composer Shoji Meguro.
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Game Special Features
Two-disc set includes full game and soundtrack on CD
More than 60 hours of compelling gameplay
Manage daily activities to improve characters and solve mysteries
Investigate a rash of bizarre murders
Control a team of character who must work together to win
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
ControlInstruction CONTROLS: FIELD/DUNGEON CONTROLS; Left Analog Stick or D-Pad = move character; Right Analog Stick = rotate camera; L1 or L2 Button = rotate camera left; R1 or R2 Button = rotate camera right; Start Button = toggle mini-map view (only in areas with mini-maps); Circle Button = move camera behind character; X Button = examine, talk, confirm, use weapon; Triangle Button = open the command menu; Square Button = change tactics, talk to party members, display menu help, display location menu; BATTLE/COMMAND MENU CONTROLS; Left Analog Stick or D-Pad = move cursor; L1 Button = analyze an enemy; R1 Button = confirm order of action; Circle Button = cancel selection, cancel auto-battle; X Button = confirm; Triangle Button = toggle rush (auto-battle) on or off; Square Button = display help menu (tactics, skills, personas, items)