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  • Summary: Terrible creatures lurk in the dark, preying on those who wander into the hidden hour between one day and the next. As a member of a secret school club, you must wield your inner power--Persona--and protect humanity from impending doom. Will you live to see the light of day? MaximumTerrible creatures lurk in the dark, preying on those who wander into the hidden hour between one day and the next. As a member of a secret school club, you must wield your inner power--Persona--and protect humanity from impending doom. Will you live to see the light of day? Maximum Persona 3--The RPG that captured critics and fans alike achieves a new level of excellence. Built upon an enhanced version of the game, players will find numerous significant improvements, including the addition of Skill Cards, part-time jobs, a total of five difficulty settings (ranging from the newcomer-friendly "beginner" to the ultra-hardcore "maniac"), and most importantly, the ability to directly control your teammates in battle. Gain a whole new perspective--The choice of your protagonist's sex at the start of the game has a dramatic impact on the game's intricate social dynamics. Persona 3 veterans will get a kick out of playing through the story from a new female perspective, gaining new Social Links, special events, and unique romantic opportunities. Slick system enhancements--Improved playability permeates every aspect of the gameplay experience. One-button menu shortcuts, streamlined team equipment changes, incredibly short load times, and other tweaks and enhancements create an ideal pace for portable gaming. [Atlus USA] Expand
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  1. 100
    Despite being familiar with the game, Persona 3 Portable still managed to utterly consume me. When a game has such a profound effect on me, I believe it deserves nothing less than the highest praise I can lavish upon it.
  2. If you missed out on Persona 3 when it first came out, and skipped FES in 2008, then now is your chance to rectify that. Persona 3 Portable is one of the strongest games in the PSP catalogue, and a shining example of a role-playing game done right.
  3. This is the third release of Persona 3, and even for an excellent RPG, it's difficult to justify buying it again and again. However, Persona 3 Portable contains enough new features to make it a worthwhile purchase.
  4. While releasing Persona 3 for a third time might seem like a little much, P3P is more than different enough to be a fresh and interesting PSP title.
  5. Atlus has done an incredible job with creating a portable version of Persona 3, and if you are a fan of the series or are looking for a JRPG to add to your collection, then P3P is definitely worth getting.
  6. 85
    The only way you'll be disappointed is if you go into the game expecting a brand new game. For all those looking to play an enhanced version of an old favorite, there's no better way to do it than Persona 3 Portable.
  7. Play UK
    Jun 26, 2011
    78
    The story is absolute bobbins. [Issue#206, p.92]

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  1. Oct 17, 2010
    10
    My favourite PSP game yet, coming on the tail of Metal Gear and Kingdom Hearts (both of which I loved) that is a big call. I cannot recommendMy favourite PSP game yet, coming on the tail of Metal Gear and Kingdom Hearts (both of which I loved) that is a big call. I cannot recommend this game enough to RPG fans there has been proper care taken to make this PSP version as addictive and fun as the PS2 releases without making it feel watered down, and in my opinion it is the best version of all three. Expand
  2. Mar 4, 2020
    10
    My favourite game on the PSP, i am a great fan SMT series in Russia. This series steal my heart.
  3. Jan 8, 2023
    10
    so good cant wait for pc port. just 2 weeks left my bros and hoes eyooooooo
  4. Nov 10, 2020
    9
    Persona 3 portable is just Persona 3 FES but game-play wise better, you can control your party members, and you can play as a femalePersona 3 portable is just Persona 3 FES but game-play wise better, you can control your party members, and you can play as a female protagonist, the story for persona 3 is very strong, not as strong as Shin Megami Tensei Digital Devil Saga or Persona 2 but still very strong, my only complaint is that when you get to a high social link with a female you are forced to be there boyfriend, so you ether date every girl but have powerful persona's or max out one and not the others Expand
  5. Nov 9, 2010
    9
    Persona 3 Portable is basically a stripped down Persona 3 FES with added portability and a female main character. It's also the sole reasonPersona 3 Portable is basically a stripped down Persona 3 FES with added portability and a female main character. It's also the sole reason why my PSP isn't gathering dust.
    The battle system underwent a complete overhaul, now being more reminiscent of Persona 4 than its predecessor. This means that you can fully control your party, which is a very welcome addition. Mitsuru is actually useful now!
    The game is just as long as it was on PS2, clocking at around 70 to 80 hours on average. The additional Social Links and story events featured in the female path made the game feel just as fresh and new as when I played it for the first time on PS2, and this downscaled offering definitely survives multiple playthroughs.
    I recommend this to anyone who enjoys JRPGs, regardless of whether or not they've already played a previous version of Persona 3, which I have. This is essential! You mustn't miss this! You mustn't!
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  6. Jul 4, 2022
    8
    Persona 3 Portable is the third persona game I've played and i think it's great but there things I don't like about this portable version. ButPersona 3 Portable is the third persona game I've played and i think it's great but there things I don't like about this portable version. But to start with the good things p3p has some of the most iconic moments storywise and gameplay wise in the entire series. The main cast of characters are the most fleshed out they've ever been in the series so far and they aren't nearly as one note as future characters in the series. But where the game has low points is the vn like visuals that the port brings, weaker social links, and a more bland verson of p4's rpg gameplay. Now granted most of these issues are a result of just being inferior versions of much better systems in the future games but it still can't be excused. Overall, p3p is a great game and i'm honestly hoping for a remake one day. Expand
  7. Feb 7, 2022
    0
    **** masterpiece.The opening is fkin great.The combat system is far superior than that of the ps 2 version.The story is captivating.This game**** masterpiece.The opening is fkin great.The combat system is far superior than that of the ps 2 version.The story is captivating.This game is so good that i spent all of my time playing it instead of prepairing for my highschool entrance exam.Im glad to say that im proud to say that i failed getting into my dream highschool,for i was to play this masterpiece Expand

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#2 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2010
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#3 Most Shared PSP Game of 2010