Summary: Personally, I had never heard of the Persona series, nor had I really played any JRPGs, until a few friends introduced me. What I found was an expansive, engaging and, yes, challenging game, which cruelly punishes you for simultaneously being a non-Japanese person and a non-Japanese high school student. However, once you get a hang of the dating simulation mechanics and find a good balance between social links and exploration: the game really comes into its own.
Summary: Such a good surprise. I have never finished the game because I lost it somewhere but the concept is simply great. Design, music, characters, setting, story, all is coming nicely together to give a new direction to RPG and gaming in general. I wish they would do one which is not with high schoolers but older hero.
Summary: I've never played a persona game before but if you've played final fantasy before, the game system is quite similar. The storyline is quite interesting and the gameplay from school life to fighting 'shadows' in tartarus is diverse enough to keep my attention. Pretty good game, I haven't finished it yet but so far so good. Also the game arrived very quickly. It came within 3 days of ordering, great service!
Excerpt: "Persona 3: FES is an extended version of Atlus's 2006 Persona 3. The basic story of Persona 3 is that everyday at midnight, an additional hour (called The Dark Hour) occurs which can only be experienced by certain people (including the main character). During this hour, the local school also becomes a monsterous labyrinth called Tartarus. To fight the monsters, the player characters use a 'Persona', a summoned creature. The main character can change ...
Pros: Great story, music is nice,
Cons: Can get hard, The Answer even more so, Player AI can be rather strange at times
I wish school had been this fun for real, ok maybe no shadows though.
Digital Tiger, amazon.ca
28 August 2009
Summary: I missed Persona 3 when it first came out and I had kept hearing about it but was never willing to dish out the $100+ that it was being sold for. So when FES came out I preordered it and said for $30 what the heck I'll try it out. Well 4.5 months and 150 hours of game play later I can say I got my moneys worth and more. It's not the best game I've ever played but it's in my top 5. First, the game play is really good in some ways and not so good in others.
Mrs. Mavis Mcmahon "mave the game raver", amazon.co.uk
13 May 2009
Summary: having purchased persona4 and enjoyed it immensely i decided to give its forerunner a whizz. i wasn't disappointed. although the humour of the game was not as intense as p4, it is still a very enjoyable romp through explore/bash/improve/build relationships. i'm currently into 60+ hours and still battling on, and that's only on the first part of the game - so value for money is definitely not an issue.
Summary: Well here's a new one on me...RPG meets The Sims. Well not quite but it does mix RPG mechanics with a very heavy element of keeping up your social networking. The story of Persona 3 sees you as a young male student, new in town and joining a new school. You find out early on that something very odd happens to this school every night at midnight: a tower called Tartarus which is filled with monsters appears, and you (along with a few school chums) have been assigned to...
Excerpt: Plataforma : PlayStation 2. Idioma : ING. Género : RPG. Multijugador : No. Online : No. Precio : 59,95 euros. Fecha de salida : Japón: 13 de julio de 2006 (original), 19 de abril de 2007 (versión FES). Estados Unidos: 14 de agosto de 2007 (original), 22 de abril de 2008 (versión FES). Europa: 29 de febrero de 2008 (original), 17 de octubre de 2008 (versión FES). A las 0:00, el reloj se detiene.
Pros: Original, enganchante, extremadamente largo, personajes con carisma .
Cons: Gráficos desfasados, música que se repite, descuidos jugables, sin traducción al español .
Summary: I Persona 3 spelar du som en nyinflyttad student i staden Iwatodai. Han är en tystlåten karaktär med en mystisk bakgrund, en ganska klassisk RPG-karaktär med andra ord. Det ser till en början ut att bli ett ganska normalt skolår för honom, men han lär sig ganska snabbt om sina inre krafter, att framkalla en så kallad Persona. Han får även lära sig att det finns en gömd timme mellan dagarna, Den Mörka Timmen, där bara ett få antal är fortfarande vakna.