Yes your teammates still comment
music is way more awesome than it was in P3, i have uploaded 4 tracks ripped from my DVD into filefront but I dont think I can post links here :>
The gameplay is almost the same, yet better...for example if you use mabufu on 5 shadows weak to it and it will hit 3 out of 5 you still get 1 more, while shadow or 1 of your mates is down and they get hit by 2nd in a row attack on their weakness they faint and loose 1 turn. Overally difficulty is harder than it was in P3, even FES which is nice. I am playing on normal tho and I still was destroyed by 1st additional boss in 1st dungeaon (AOE physical hit that hits your team for 300-400 ea while you have 250 hp tops
). Sadly my JP skills are weak, even tho that 90% of ingame scenes are voiced which is another improvement comparing to P3 i have problems understanding the plot, so I so wait for December and US release >.>
Btw another cool feature is social links affecting battles, from S.Link lvl 3 your teammate can do special attacks randomly, for example i have Chie (that girl with short hair and shorter skirt - tomboy!) on lvl 3 and her special attack is a kick that makes an instant kill....very random, very op, works on mini bosses (full bosses dont count).
Well if anyone has questions about P4 gameplay I can try and answer.....game is awesome so ya
worth waiting for US release.
PS: Yukiko in JP VA has the cutes laugh ever haha xD and she always laugh at Chie, which leads to funny scenes
PS2: Oh 1 thing worth mentioning is that in P4 player can choose what relationship will have with girls, you can have 1 romantic and rest friends relationship, depends on how you answer in S.Links events...
Oh also, it feels like the game was designed to manually control your team....I had trouble winning harder fights with AI, its just hard....And since we can control all party members in P4 than why not?