RPGFan


Overall Top 20 Editor's Picks
#20-18
#17-15
#14-12
#11-9
#8-6
#5
#4
#3
#2
#1
Andrew Barker
Neal Chandran
Eric Farand
Patrick Gann
Sam Hansen
Derek Heemsbergen
John P. Hussey
Josh Lewis
Abraham Ashton Liu
Liz Maas
John McCarroll
Stephen Meyerink
Kyle E. Miller
Dennis Rubinshteyn
Michael Salbato
John Tucker
Kimberley Wallace
Dave Yeager
The Hall of Shame
#4 - Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2)

Modern-day rural Japan is not a setting often used in video games, but Persona 4 not only dared to use it, but captured that setting beautifully. People who have spent time in the inaka (Japanese countryside) say that Persona 4's depiction of that setting is quite accurate. This unique setting is what makes this game more than just a mere evolution of what Persona 3 started, but the improved mechanics based on Persona 3's ideas make for a far more refined experience. And true to form, the storyline features believable characters, heavy themes, and fantastic dialogue. The graphics are stylish and lend honest atmosphere to the setting, and Shoji Meguro delivers another fantastic soundtrack. Persona 4 showed us an RPG setting players had rarely, if ever, seen before, and perhaps future RPGs can take a page from this book and try playing outside the more conventional sandbox.

<< #5 | #3 >>


Back



Coming Up on Twitch

Darksiders II
June 26 • 9:00am PDT/12:00pm EDT

Wild Arms 2
July 3 • 9:00am PDT/12:00pm EDT

Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Continues!
Every Monday • 5:00pm PDT/8:00pm EDT

Grandia II Continues!
Every Wednesday • 2:00pm PDT/5:00pm EDT

Featured Content
E3 2016 Complete Coverage
Complete Coverage!
E3 2016
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Review
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
Review
Dreamfall Chapters Review
Dreamfall Chapters
Review
Final Fantasy XIV Producer/Director E3 Interview
Final Fantasy XIV Producer/Director
E3 Interview
Batman - The Telltale Series E3 Preview
Batman — The Telltale Series
E3 Preview
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II E3 Preview
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
E3 Hands-On Preview
RSS Feeds & More
Complete Feed
Reviews Feed
Media Feed
Random Encounter
Rhythm Encounter
Retro Encounter