Personally for me, my adjustment period for her VA was in Arena, and having watched up to Episode 12 of the anime on Eng dub, I'm accustomed to her voice by now!
I did go back at one point about a few months ago for another playthrough of this and definitely noticed a difference! But I must say this new VA does have her moments that I do prefer over the old Chie, and some over the other.
P.S- OMG, if any of you watched the anime, Naoto's new VA for it? Absolutely.God.Awful omg :(((((( THANK GOD her voice stayed the same for the game...as far as I've been told and from what I saw in Arena!
I love Erin Fitzgerald here, and did even more in Arena. She actually sounds like a uppity and actiony gal. It's brill compared to her old voice, and I really hope she gets more work using this voice.
I like anime Naoto, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn did the gender thing much better than Game VA Naoto., however by the end of the day...I'd still prefer the Game VA.
The only voice i'm worried about is Marie. Haven't gotten to her yet. Teddie is surprisingly much better here, as I warmed up to Regal abit in the animation, and now he sounds perfect here. Very pleasant.
Did not know they changed the va in Arena never played it. So far I like her voice have only played Persona 4 golden for about an hour so far. Definitely notice a difference in her voice but it has been so long since I played Persona 4. So far the new va sounds a little whiny to me. The original chie va did not sound as whiny and little more confident. But like I said have only played for about an hour so will save my final decision on which va actor I like better. Wonder why the original va did not reprise the role.