Story The story for Persona 4 isn’t the best, it’s about a bunch of high school kids trying to solve a series of mysterious murders, and as they get closer, new kids join up with them.It’s not a bad story, it certainly has it’s twists and turns, but it’s also a fairly bland story, it’s simple and the various twists aren’t hard to figure out.The real appeal of the writing comes from the improved Social Links.
They didn’t fix the problem of “If you want to date multiple women, just max out each social link one at a time”, you can still do that, but they added a platonic option for the women Social Links, so you don’t have to romance them if you don’t want to, which I actually love.
The writing is in general a lot better, all the characters you can interact with feel very real.
With improved Social aspects, brings weaker dungeon mechanics.
Persona stems from the Shin Megami Tensei series, a title known for it's very difficult and remarkable battles, but Persona 4 pulls away from it's origins with very basic combat and improved social links.
I honestly like Persona 4 as a whole, but it appeals more to people who aren't familiar with SMT, and are more interested in the Social Links mechanics.