Reviews and Problems with Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
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Great story and characters, but hard, hard, hard
Richard Baker "Gaming Guru", Amazon
28 March 2012
Summary: The Good: Great story, interesting battle system, decent voice acting, beautiful anime cut scenes The Bad: Generally the same, woeful graphics, loading...... I heard all the hoopla about Persona 3, but the next gen craze side tracked me from it. I finally rented the game and I have to say I am very impressed. I'm tired of the same old random battle JRPG with cliché stories, characters and battle systems. P3 tries to do something different with practically every element.
Definitely worth the $30 - Solid 4.5 out of 5 stars
Pratyeka "Pratyeka", Amazon
11 February 2011
Summary: I'm going to try and boil this down to the basics, because this game has at least 100 hours of gameplay in it if you really put some effort into leveling, and that's a lot of review material. So on the consumer reports scale - Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor - here are the following categories: Gameplay: Excellent. Day-to-day activities including some cutscenes.
Summary: It had been a long time since I've played a RPG, so I was wary when I bought this. This blew me away. The story, the characters, the combat. It puts your character in a (Japanese) high school setting, dealing with everyday life of a student in the backdrop of trying to save the world from shadows. I'm 20+ hours in and I'm not even at the halfway mark yet.
Summary: STORY- [The Journey] This is the 'main' part of Persona 3, in which you play as a silent protagonist (unofficially named Minato Arisato, in case you're interested) who has come to the city to attend high school. He is supposed to stay in a dorm with other students, but upon his arrival his experiences a strange phenomenon known as the 'Dark Hour' - a time during which most normal people are put into a comatose state and strange creatures called 'Shadows' roam the...
Summary: This is a thinking mans game and the last of the best for PS2. The whole series of these games were little known at first but more gamers are discovering them. Amazon has them all at great prices.
Summary: Persona 3: FES was my first ever experience with any game in the Persona/SMT series and prior to playing it I had already heard most of the hype surrounding it (lengthy gameplay, Emo characters and storylines, demon fusion based combat, etc) so I thought I had a fairly good idea on what to expect.
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...
Summary: I must say that for the price, you are essentially getting 2 great games for the price of one. The original Persona 3, and a sequel called the Answer. Also, a few things have been added to the original to mix it up a bit for those who played it already. The game is very well done. The story is slightly above average, the music is solid, and the battles are quite enjoyable, and challenging. The only complaint about the battles is that you only control your main character.
Summary: Being someone who has personally played through Persona 3 (the original) and Persona 3 FES (the remake), I can honestly say that buying the FES version was definitely worth it. It has everything the original had, but with so much more added! More anime cut scenes which help move the story along as well as extra elements within the game to keep yourself occupied.