The deepest story and characters of the entire series (yes, including the persona 2 duology too). This game revolutionized Atlus at the time, introducing so many new gameplay aspects never done before in the original release, including the new art and soundtrack direction, gameplay, and sim aspects. Unlike it's successors however, persona 3 truly complemented these new aspects in the most meaningful ways tied into it's story. The story has the most beautiful commentary on the fear of not living to the fullest vs fearing death I've ever seen in fiction. The game also, unlike future installments, had a cast that really had human flaws like jealousy, and laziness; a cast that DIDN'T want to follow you around everywhere, and had their own growth developments outside of the main character's presence. This game pulls no punches when it comes to characters dying, and it can feel like a big emotional punch in the gut, sometimes even bringing tears out of it's players. This game is sometimes a bit slow, with the movement in the overworld feeling clunky especially, however beneath lies a life changing story that everyone should experience.
P.S. Persona 3's been adapted into 4 continuous movies; yeah FOUR. They're INCREDIBLE though, and arguably go deeper into the story than the GAME does... needless to say, I binged all four back to back, and I think they're an incredible way to experience this story in 6 hours rather than 90!
If you're after a challenging and engaging game that'll reward you with a huge well of gameplay with polished style, and - we'll just say it - you're not afraid to nerd out, Persona 3 FES is an all around quality title that it'd be a shame to miss.
Persona 3 FES lacks the memorabilia, but packs more in-game content at a cheaper price. The newer version offers a chance for Atlus to recruit new MegaTen fans and should be enticing enough even for those that picked up Persona 3 last year.
Just want to say this first but I find it so stupid that metacritic considers a 7 mixed or average, it should be part of green aka good as well cause a 7 is not mixed or average it's good!
Anyways I just wanted to say that first, Persona 3 Fes has a fantastic story a many fantastic, charming and interesting characters and the gameplay while fun is not nearly as refined as polished as it sequals which definitely hurts the experience a little, the combat is clunky and not as well refined as its sequals, the fusion of personas has some issues that were fixed in the sequels and the social links having a reversing mechanic is dumb
But overall I still really love this game! And I'm excited for Persona 3 Reload!
great music and a revolution in combat and combining simlife with jrpgs. but is literally unplayable. the only persona game that does not lets u control your party. u can use a tactics system that barely works. no character development. horrible pacing
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