Reviews and Problems with Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
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An excellent portable version of a punishing time sink that will appeal most to existing fans of the Megami Tensei series
15 September 2013
Summary: The story and characters are great and the world is as imaginative and deliciously dark as always. Unfortunately, so are mudo, hama and a save system so broken that you'll be in tears by the 30 hour mark. The Good: -It's an excellent port that reduced graphical quality minimally and simplifies the relationship system a bit more than the fun, more graphically intense, but overwhelming open exploration down-time areas in the PS2 version.
Female Perspective Refreshing, if a Little Unpolished
Emily O'Leary, Amazon
19 July 2013
Summary: I really enjoyed the addition of a female protagonist in this revamped version of Persona 3. While there were a few bugs/inconsistencies along the way that made it feel a tad unpolished that is something you would expect when adding a large amount of new "routes" in the life simulation aspect of the game. The female protagonist's warmer personality is a welcome change over the original.
Summary: I have been a long time fan of the Persona series for years and have been very excited to get my hands on the Persona 3 Portable. The Addition of a Female Protaganist with it's own unique Social Links was a huge appeal for me. I had sunk easily 130+ Hours into the original game, so the addition of this new angle was very refreshing.
Summary: I heard so many good things about this game series, so I finally decided to try it. This was the first time I have played any Persona game. I was not disappointed! Though not the genre I usually prefer, this game is set in a modern high school with seemingly accurate portrayals about Gods and Demons. It feels like there is a time limit, but really- you get more than enough time to do everything in the game- and it's a very long game.
Summary: Having played Persona 3 FES beforehand, I was very excited to learn that it would be available in a PSP format with new content. The game is excellent and very addicting, just as you would expect from the Persona franchise, and I must say that overall I do not regret my purchase and that this game has a high replay value.
Summary: It's surprising how much they were able to fit into this game. It's basically the entire P3 game - including a separate story for a female lead. The only down side is - the PS2 version is the way you should play this game with it being fully voiced (this game seems to be voiced at about 95%), and it's more interactive than the portable version.
Summary: Having spent some time with the game, I'm gonna have to be honest. I am a bit disappointed that the cutscenes were replaced with photos and text narration; the original cutscenes from the previous incarnations presented the story in a way that could not be conveyed in any other way. Also, replacing locations with a map and cursor interface, although reasonably well done, gives the game a kind of "Dumbed down for handheld" feel.
Summary: This is a fun game, make no mistake about it, but it's also somewhat disturbing. What else can you say about a game that has the characters repeatedly put objects that look like guns to their head? The themes of suicide and self-sacrifice run heavily through this game. The battle/dungeon crawl is challenging enough that you'll probably die a few times, but not so bad that you should find yourself unable to progress the story.
Summary: Before I write this, I would like to give an honest suggestion that people only buy this if they don't have a PS2, or if they want play as a female main character, if you don't want to do either of these things look at the Persona 3 Fes game on the PS2 and never come back. Basically because the UMD(PSP Media format) can not hold as much data as a DVD(The format the PS2 uses), Atlus Japan have ripped out every bit of 3D from the game except for when you're in Tartarus.
Summary: Initially, I thought it was going to be a pretty lighthearted high school JRPG and I only played it because of its high reviews. I was kind of wrong about the lighthearted part, since it has a pretty dark edge to it. What was even more surprising is that the grind was actually fun. I highly recommend this game to fans of JRPG who are bored with the old "sword & sorcery" genre.