Persona 4 is the fifth game in the Persona series. It has many new features and is often recommended to first-time players. Persona 4 enthusiasts may still find value in the original version as Golden re-did certain enemy stats, dungeon aspects, voices for Chie and Teddie, etc. As with Persona 3, the game is a turn-based RPG akin to most games of the Shin Megami Tensei series, although this game’s plot is rather unique compared to other games in general and in its series as it is based off a murder mystery. Persona 4 follows a group of high school students dealing with a mysterious TV channel dedicated to distorting and exaggerating the truth of who they are and their identities.
A string of bizarre murders related to the TV channel begins shaking their once peaceful town. They explore the mysterious world inside the TV and perform rescue missions in order to save its victims from death. Note: This plot summary only covers the content in the original Persona 4. Golden-exclusive plot content such as Marie is not listed here. First 30 minutes of Persona 4. Inaba from the big city, since his parents are working abroad.
On his first day arriving in town, the protagonist has a strange dream that teaches him to use a Persona, specifically his first one Izanagi, in battle. Inside the TV, the protagonist and Yosuke find that there is a pathway to an area resembling Inaba. There, in this realm created by the true feelings of Saki called the Twisted Shopping District, Yosuke’s repressed feelings of how he was not really liked by Saki, whom he harbored an unrequited deep crush on, manifest into a clone-like figure of himself. Eventually, a shadowy figure begins to appear on the Midnight Channel, which is feared by the group to be Chie’s best friend Yukiko who just made a recent appearance on the news, though she is still present in the real world. Unfortunately, Yukiko is kidnapped eventually, and afterwards clear and vivid images of her appear on the Midnight Channel.