Conclusion: I’m glad you enjoyed it, Damion. I hope all the reading from FES will improve your literacy and eventually cure your all-caps’ disease. On a separate note, I should really do some coverage of P3 Portable, since that’s by far the best rendition of this game.
Conclusion: Cool. Good to know The Answer promises to be as enjoyable as I’m finding the original game. Many thanks to both Chris and Christian for such exhaustive coverage of this title since its release (and re-release)!
Summary: Strangely, the Persona creature card system is like a dark version of pokemon in that you collect tarot cards which have certain powers and you have to level up to gain more skills in those creature cards. It is quite fun. I would not let a child play this game. I think for a teenager it would be okay. There is some profanity,but it is not bad. I've seen some PG-13 movies with worse content than what is featured in this game.
Pros: It's a modern set rpg with many plot twists. Beautiful animated cut scenes. The interface and the character design on both the heros and enemies is sleek. The voice acting can be pretty amusing as well. The storyline is interesting and makes you want to play the game until the end.
Cons: Your character is restricted to what he can do in a day's time. So if you looking for a game which has hardly any limits, this isn't it. Then again, the game follows a calendar schedule. The battle levels can get tedious. The second game,The Answer, is very difficult. It basically takes out the fun stuff of "The Journey" and makes it into a dungeon crawler. You slay monsters, hope your party doesn't get slain before you save and repeat. And there is only one difficult...
Conclusion: Jay: I should’ve figured. I wonder if they were behind the “americanization” of the first and the cropping of the Snow Queen quest too. Those no-good ruffians! Yes, you should skip on P3 and get FES. There are no real advantages to playing the “original” P3 over the revised edition. That said, Christian’s right that if you’re well into a game, you won’t miss anything really significant – just some nice tweaks and a bit more side-story.
Conclusion: According to Hardcore Gaming 101, it’s actually Sony America’s fault we missed so many games in this series and not Atlus’s. Chris, I have P3 but not this. Should I just not play P3 and get FES?
Summary: It's very, very long. This is good and bad. If you are a JRPG fan, you must try this game.
Pros: This game has it all. Great pacing, a great combat system, a great collectathon system, and a fun social simulator. It will hook you. The character design is the best I've seen in an RPG since Chrono Trigger. Incredible value, one long game and the expansion at a budget price.
Cons: Some would rather have direct control over party members. I personally liked the AI driven party members that could be issued strategies.