Persona 4 Golden
Persona 4 Golden is the jRPG and the remake of the Persona 4, released four years after the original. This is the fifth part of Persona series which is at the same time a sub-series to an even bigger franchise called Shin Megami Tensei. The remake is released exclusively for PS Vita handheld.
There is a similar pattern to all Persona games: the gameplay is divided into the usual school life and the underworld dungeon crawler part. During the first sections of the game, the player controls the protagonist and examines the city, transits between location and forms Social Links with the other students. The underworld part includes distorted location from the common life which the protagonist must explore with his squad. During the exploration, there are multiple random encounters and boss battles involved.
The story takes place in Inaba — fictional city. The main characters explore the serious of murders bizarrely to find out, what happened and who is behind those killings. During their investigations, the team comes across a unique ability to summon their inner selves called personas.
The new character —Marie with the individual story arc was added into the expanded version as well as an internet connection allowing one to get help in the battles. Also, minor improvements were introduced into anime videos and lines in the game.