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Persona 3

Postby Clerria » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:27 pm UTC

Is no one else out there addicted to this?

It's the most phenomenal PS2 game I've ever played. In that it has school life sims type interactions mixed with anime mixed with dungeon-style gameplay.

There are tons of great reviews out there. I'm just surprised that I haven't really heard anyone mention it here yet.

I realize it just came out a few weeks ago, but I expected a bigger fanbase I guess. I usually end up cheating my way through certain types of games but I've played this one solid from the start, and can see myself beating it soon if I had enough hours in the day.

Is anyone else playing this?
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Postby Ketzerei » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:55 pm UTC

Wait, isn't this the game with the high school kids who shoot themselves in the head to attack enemies?
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Postby Jack21222 » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:36 am UTC

Never played Persona 3, but I did play either 1 or 2... can't remember. It was fun until I got completely stuck in an area. After wandering around this dungeon for 3 hours, I gave up on it.

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Postby Narsil » Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:29 am UTC

Ketzerei wrote:Wait, isn't this the game with the high school kids who shoot themselves in the head to attack enemies?

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Postby Clerria » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:26 am UTC

Yeah I guess I forgot about that part. Shooting yourself in the head has become a pretty mundane everyday activity.
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Postby I Zimbra » Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:17 pm UTC

I picked this up last weekend, but haven't had much time to play it (I'm less than 5 hours in). So far the gameplay seems pretty great, and I love the presentation. The story I'm not so crazy about; a little too much anime goofiness for my taste. I'm hoping it gets better as it goes along.
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Postby Zohar » Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:05 am UTC

I love it. I've clocked about 25 hours so far.

I was so stressed over not completing everything that I got an FAQ for the whole social links part of the game. I still enjoy it a lot. Some parts are certainly... weird. But good weird, mostly.

Unlike Devil Summoner, where I'd just fuse demons to get the most powerful ones I could use, this time I'm conserving them to match my social links. Also, spell strength is a lot less important now, what's important is the spell elements.
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Postby Serrin » Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:15 pm UTC

I love this game more than life itself. Same goes for Nocturne.

On the other hand, I keep trying to ironman the game, or parts of it, and I'll be kicking some ass, and I'll eke out a victory against a boss, because of some awesome combination of skill and tactics and pure luck in having the right moves available on a Persona with some relevant strength, or no important weaknesses, and I'll be like "awesome, I just killed that boss on my first try without looking up his movelist or anything", and then I'll be climbing the tower and wearing the best armor available, and get in some random encounter and the enemies are new so I don't know their moves, and in the one turn they get before I scan and kill them, and one of them does some physical move that does random hits to a single target, and of course they pick my main dude, and it scores maximum hits, and even though I'm at full HP, I die, and the game is over because none of my dudes are smart enough to be able to revive me unless I'm still alive and able to tell them to revive people. Which is such crap because at least in Nocturne, your demons are bound by...I don't know, magic, or contracts or stuff. Naturally if you die, they stop giving a damn. But your classmates/friends/girlfriend/whatever? I think they should use a god damn revival bead if you go down.

So. Yeah. Best game ever. It hates me so much.

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Postby Zohar » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:05 am UTC

I agree with the no revival thing. However, I chickened out and went for the easy mode...
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Re: Persona 3

Postby Maurog » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:23 pm UTC

Rats. If I ever buy a PS2, it's because of this game. I played Persona 2: Eternal Punishment and really loved it.
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Re: Persona 3

Postby Nobody Important » Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:33 pm UTC

Persona 3 is the only RPG I've ever seen that, when it advertised "70+ hours of gameplay", it actually delivered. I think the playclock at the end was actually a little over 100 hours, but that's with a lot of unnecessary leveling and doing all the optional quests and such.

At the risk of incredibly slight spoilers, Koromaru's little dialog box before the All-Out Attacks is the single greatest piece of dialog I've ever seen in a game:

Koromaru is a dog. So his dialogue box just says "Woof Woof!", with the "Accept" and "Reject" options. It never stopped being hilarious. Ever.

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Re: Persona 3

Postby luxera » Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:46 pm UTC

I dunno, Disgaea had about infinite amounts of gameplay if you lvled your items. I really want to play persona 3. Damn you TF2!!
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