Summary: The Persona series has some of the best games ever made. Persona 3 and 4 manage to recreate the life of a Japanese high school student over the course of a year while also keeping the player entertained with monsters and summons. The level of immersion is quite impressive and social gaming gives you the impression that you are actually in charge of his life. Unfortunately, this social gaming is exactly what's lacking here as it was first incorporated in Persona 3.
Summary: One of the most underrated franchises from the PS2 era. Fortunately, they have been brought over the big pond and localized for we Americans on the PSP. Fantastic story, fun and relatively simple combat.