Denial of the Self: Queer Characters in Persona 4

Posted on Mar 11 2013 - 11:12am by admin

Persona 4 is full of fascinating, psychologically complex characters. But when it comes to issues of sexuality and gender identity, the game fails to face the truth.

Persona 4

Let me state one thing up front: in many ways, Persona 4 is an outstanding game. As its story has progressed over the course of a school year, I’ve formed a much closer connection to its cast of high school students than I have to the characters in most games. It has repeatedly made me laugh out loud, sometimes made my pulse race, and occasionally moved me, as its heroes have formed happy memories together and faced great challenges together. They confront these challenges in both the real world that every high school student must navigate, and in that other world they have the power to enter, a world where manifestations of the thoughts and feelings that reside in our subconscious take shape.

 

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  1. Paco April 30, 2013 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    Vita doesnt need a price cut, all it needs are a few good games. The main raeosn why Vita sales jumped is due to the release of Persona 4 in Japan and Gravity Rush in Europe. This Christmas the Vita will receive Little Big Planet, Sounds and Shapes, Assasins Creed 3 liberation, Call of Duty Black Ops Decassified and Soul Sacrifice in Japan and maybe Monster Hunter as well.

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