Summary: Great game! For those moving backwards from 3 or 4: It doesn't have the whole day by day high school simulator, you obtain persona's differently. You interact with the monsters in the fashion of the other SMT series entries. I feel like it aged rather well if your a fan of turn based gameplay.
Summary: Ok, so this here is P2. As you've guessed, it's the second entry into the Persona series. With major improvements from the first Persona game, it feels less like a dungeon crawler. A great SMT title in and of itself, if you have the will to pick it up and play.
Summary: This game is very subjective, if you're a persona fan, or a fan of 90's RPGs, you'll like it, but if you aren't, be aware that this is a slow paced old game. That being said, I loved the game. The battle system is quite good, the characters are likeable, and the story is intense and interesting.