Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
A slight downgrade on the original but still a fun crossover that works as a crash course in the joys of both Persona and Etrian Odyssey.
Whether it's the adrenaline rush from a hard-fought boss encounter or the thrill of watching the characters bond, this is a delightful journey in and out of battle
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth offers more than enough fun, fan service-filled story and engaging exploration to make it a fitting encore for the 3DS.
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth hinges on a few hefty qualifiers. You have to dig JRPGs for one, and be willing to accept random battles in 2019. You also have to not be sick of Persona 5's characters, which for some, is a tall order. For everyone else, there's plenty of fun to be had. It also gets major points as one of the potentially final big 3DS releases from a major publisher that is best served on the 3DS platform. As stylus-based touchscreens are phased out, Persona Q2 is one last rallying battle cry.
Even if you’re not huge on dungeon exploration Persona Q2 is a great game. It contains plenty of fanservice and references for fans of the main Persona titles and has a complex and rewarding combat and exploration loop that makes it worth playing even if it’s your first Persona game ever.
Persona Q2 is, very likely, one of the last big Nintendo 3DS games, a great J-RPG that unites the Persona games gameplay, social links included, with Etrian Odyssey`s dungeons. So if you love those games, you'll love it... even with its flaws: you have to grind a lot, dungeons are a little uninspired...
Review in Spanish | Read full review
This isn't a blockbuster title and will likely slip under the radar for a lot of people, but Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is a unique take on an entertaining if niche genre of games. It looks great, sounds great, and even with teething issues to the battle system, it's worth the price of admission.
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is a solid sequel which doesn't change its formula and still works out at the very best.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Persona Q2 New Cinema Labyrinth improves the formula seen in the first episode, despite a few concessions.The game offers attracting aesthethics, a very good gameplay and intuitive mapping. We regret a quite high difficultyand english subtitles only, but the mix between Personna and Etrian Odyssey still works well. The lovers of the two franchises can buy the game without hesitation. It's a very good work for what is for sure the last game made by Atlus for the Nintendo 3DS. The handheld console deserves this great game.
If this is the swan song for the Nintendo 3DS, then it is for sure a quality one. Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is a quality, portable title for all gamers, whether it is the last the 3DS has to offer or not.