Shin Megami Tensei Persona 3 FES
|a game by||Atlus|
|Platforms:||Playstation 3, Playstation 2|
|Setting||Modern-day Japan, fictional Iwatodai City|
|Gameplay||Turn-based combat, dungeon exploration, time management, and relationship-building|
|Playable Characters||Members of the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (SEES)|
|Graphics||3D character models and environments, anime-style cutscenes|
|Editor Rating:||9/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||7.1/10 - 19 votes|
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|See also:||RPGs, Shin Megami Series, Persona Series|
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES is the enhanced and better version of Persona 3. If you ask me it is the third game in the series where this franchise really took off. Originally released on the PlayStation 2 back in 2008, I would go as far as to say that this is one of the best JRPGs the system has to offer and if you are going to play this game, the FES version is the one you need to play as it adds in a ton of extra content. The presentation on offer here is first-rate all the way. Even though this is a game that was made on the PlayStation 2 it has a very slick and high-quality look to it. The actual game is great, but the anime style cutscenes are truly remarkable stuff, this along with the voice acting really does get you invested in what is going on.
Beware The Shadows
I love most of the stories that have been told in the Persona series and this one is no different. The main character that you play as has recently moved back to the place he grew up as a child. He has no family so he has to stay in a dorm at the school. An evil entity/creature that is called A Shadow attacks him and this is where he discovers he has “powers” this leads him and some other quirky characters on a massive quest to save the day. The story in Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES really is quite fantastic and even if you have played the other version, Persona 3 FES adds in many new characters and story elements that more than make it worth playing through again.
Shoot Yourself In The Head
This is 100 percent a JRPG and one of the best on the system as I said before. While it is probably most famous for being known as the game where you shoot yourself in the head! This is a truly engrossing, challenging, and fun experience that is going to take you well over 100 hours to really see everything that the game has to offer. As this is a JRPG, you will be exploring, talking to characters, doing quests, and moving the story along as you would expect. There is a massive selection of Personas that you can get in this game and they all have their own look and strengths for you to use.
The battle system is fun, but for some reason, you only have direct control of the main character and not the other people who are on the battlefield with you. This can be annoying as they sometimes do not do what you want them to do! This is a very, very challenging game so make sure you are prepared to give it all your attention if you want to play it.
In writing this review I am getting the itch to jump back into the world of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES. This is one of my favorite games for the PlayStation 2 and it is one of those experiences that will probably stick with me forever. I would always advise that you skip the standard version of the game and jump into the FES version as it is a very substantial upgrade and a much better version of the game to play. It is a very hard game, but it is also a game you will get a great deal out of when you play it.
- The story is great
- Lots of interesting characters to deal with
- I enjoyed the social aspect of the game
- Lots of cool looking monster designs
- One of the best JRPG’s on the PlayStation 2
- The game can be expensive if you want a physical copy
- Being only able to control the main character in battles can be frustrating