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P3P is just plain amazing,
This review is from: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable - Sony PSP (Video Game)
Having first played Persona 3 FES I had to say when I heard they were making this I was beside myself with glee. I'm a huge Final Fantasy fan but there is just something special about the Persona games that made me fall in love with them and take over my free time for video games.
I know these games aren't for everyone. If you aren't into deep plots and lots of reading (basically just want to grind down some enemies, which there is nothing wrong with that) this and the other Persona games are not for you.
However, if you like interactive games with amazing plots and a string of well developed characters with a battle system even a n00b can handle, then yes! This game is for you. Honestly, I play games for plots, not battle systems. Sure, you still have to work at getting new personas and leveling them up; but, overall you don't need much skill to beat this game, which is a major plus for me. Add on top of that all the social links (you have to interact and react to other characters to progress your battle capabilities) and I was sold from the beginning. I'd never played a game where you got to interact so well with your supporting cast and other random characters and loved it to pieces.
I give persona a 10 out of 10 because even with how long it can take (50 hours for my first play through) I have come back and played it over and over again to max out all my social links and get things I missed in previous plays. The characters are great and the bonds built between them have kept me coming back to replay, especially now that you can play as a girl in P3P! I really have no complaints for this game at all and that's saying something for a very picky gamer like me. :) Honestly, Persona 3 is my all time favorite game and if you like longer games with great plots and lots of character interaction I can't imagine you not loving it as well!