Reviews and Problems with Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
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PSP Review - 'Persona 2: Innocent Sin'
24 September 2011
Summary: In a world in which rumors are becoming reality, an unlikely team of citizens must discover and harness a hidden power dormant within each of them if they're to have any chance of getting to the bottom of this dangerous phenomenon and stopping it before it gets out of control.
Persona 3 Portable Review: An Aging Formula Revived By Improvements
13 July 2010
Conclusion: Concept: Update a respected 2007 game with a few important improvements
Graphics: Worse than they originally were, but not detrimental to the experience
Sound: The new music for the female protagonist fits right in with Persona 3’s catchy soundtrack
Playability: Gameplay tweaks heighten an already addictive premise
Entertainment: For those that enjoy Persona’s unique style, there’s 80+ hours of fun to be had
Summary: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable is a great port of one of the best Japanese RPGs to come along in quite a while. Another 80 hours of Persona 3 may be a bit much for series veterans, but it's the perfect opportunity for those who never played -- or finished -- the original game.
Pros: One of the few quality PSP ports on the market, Female campaign is substantially different from the original, Still a unique, mechanically complex RPG
Cons: Your mileage will vary when it comes to the adventure game interface, Music isn't quite as catchy in the female campaign, Series veterans may find another 80 hours of Persona 3 to be a bit much
Excerpt: It's been a pretty sweet couple of years for Atlus's Shin Megami Tensei series. With several critically acclaimed, internationally successful titles like Persona 4, Devil Survivor, and Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon, the brand's stock has been on the up for some time now. Taking a page from Square Enix, the company has responded by remaking and re-releasing classic titles, beginning with Revelations: Persona back in April.