About the Product
- Fully re-translated and featuring all new musical compositions from Shoji Meguro, famed composer of Persona 3 and 4, SMT: Persona is the perfect example of how a remake should be done
- This definitive version includes content never before seen in North America
- Reformatted to take advantage of the PSP hardware, this remake includes a new widescreen aspect ratio, redone music and sound, and all new animation, presenting the story better than ever before
- Long known for its daring, often morally-charged stories, the SMT series has established itself as one of the premiere RPG series in terms of plot and characters, and SMT: Persona is no exception
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What I didn't expect was just HOW different Persona would be from the standard JRPG, such as the Final Fantasy games. With a good localization and a user-friendly interface, the game could have helped me to overcome the initial culture shock that I experienced and enjoy a deep and unique role-playing experience.
Unfortunately, the translation/localization was beyond shoddy, and at times even offensive (one of the characters' ethnicity was changed to African-American for the US release - a change that was not handled with much tact), and the already intimidating interface was hampered by convoluted menus. Needless to say, the game didn't click with me at the time, and it wasn't long before I banished it to the back of my closet.
Fast forward over a decade, when after playing through Persona 2 and Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (both EXCELLENT games), I decided to give the original Persona another shot. Although I was much more open-minded going in this time - and dedicated to finishing the game no matter what - the game's faults still stood out and made for a very frustrating experience. I got much further than I did when I first purchased the game, but I was still turned off by the horrible interfaces and clumsy translation.Read more ›
Then, as you get farther in, the combat just gets better and the amount of attacks are astounding (compared to P3 and P4 all of the personas have a lot more diverse attacks instead of bufu/ ice and buffula/ med ice and then bufaga strong ice etc. the point is theres more than just elemental attacks in this game, but don't get me wrong P3 and P4 are awesome games as well) Overall, this game is great because it sucks you into the story if you can get past the crappy graphics and the first 6 hrs of "easy" dungeons it really becomes a blast. After a while, it just becomes fun and i cant wait to see where the story goes I know this is a game ill play until the end :) Hope you decide to experience this rare treasure of a game as well.
The whole part about collecting demons to use as your personas would be cool but they don't add very much to battles. At least not enough to stir interest to experiment extensively with. I feel this aspect had a lot of potential to further customize the gameplay that simply wasn't utilized anywhere near to its full capability. You will spend a LOT of time going through mazes of blank, unremarkable hallways that all look exactly the same no matter what building you're in.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Story wise the game is barebone and the later games really do workout better story telling and better character development... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Julio Mora
It's a good game for its platform and time period. Fun to play but easy to get stuck in an unwinnable battle where you have to quit the game or click a thousand times to get to the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
The best version of the game that started it all. For an old game, it is chock-full of content, including 2 main scenarios with 2 endings (true and alternative) each, plus 2... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Man
I would have liked it but i didn't receive the game i asked for, instead i received persona 3 portable. Makr sure your buying the right gamePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well I'd like to give a review for this game...but when I received it the wrong game was inside the case...Published 11 months ago by nick
To lead in, this isn't necessarily a bad game, I just didn't like it. It's a dungeon crawler through and through, with minor JRPG elements. Read morePublished 18 months ago by BlackBiblio