Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Nintendo 3DS review)

20823568_personaq_storytrailer_ign-1411409542284Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is quite easily the dream game fans have been wanting to see for a long time. We’ve seen the two series clash in Persona 4 Arena and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, but now the two will need to work together to survive as you create the ultimate team.

Take everything you’ve known about the two series and toss it out the window, since Persona Q could be best described as the ultimate fan-fiction game. You start the game selecting which team you want to follow. This will impact the intro of the game and who your leader is for the rest of the game. That’s right as you can once again play as the main character from Persona 3 and Shinjiro.

Persona-Q-Shadow-of-the-Labyrinth-Combat-Gameplay-550x309If you ever played Persona 3 and 4, you will feel right at home with the battle system, which is a turn-based combat system that allows your characters to use their personas to fight. However in this strange new place, things aren’t as they were as now even your main characters’ Personas can no longer be switched. Player can gain persona monsters after battle and even fuse them to create stronger and powerful monsters.

Atlus has a very interesting take on the game by adding the map/exploring system from the Etrian Odyssey series. Players are now responsible for creating their own maps as they explore each floor of the dungeons, revealing hidden paths, locations and even events while also keeping track of clues for puzzles which can get very tricky. In the end the way your map will look is all up to you.

Persona-Q-Shadow-of-the-Labyrinth-Koromaru-Shinjiro-Aigis-Ken-550x309Complete with anime cutscenes, full voice acting from the original voice actors from both games, and an amazing soundtrack, this game is definitely one of the best game released for the Nintendo 3DS in a very long time. Players can find hours of fun and even use the online street pass system to share their strongest fusion with other players to help them in their gameplay.

persona-q-shadow-of-the-labyrinth-77_ico_hir_cNot a game to miss if you enjoy adventure, fun and action on your Nintendo 3DS.

Rating: 5/5 Atoms

NR 5 Atoms - A


Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Developer:  Atlus
Publisher:  Atlus
System: Nintendo 3DS
Price: $39.99
Available: 11/25/ 2014

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