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Old 2012-08-20, 01:05   Link #681
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I recently saw the Portable version for quite a nice price and I was wondering if I should pick it up to give my PSP some use on the daily commute to work. Hows the story like for the female MC?
The plot is the same, of course. The social links are a lot better, ditching some of the more annoying side characters for the teammates that didn't originally get links. There are a couple I kind of missed, but I guess you can't have everything.

Since the game was originally balanced for a male character, some of the events suffer; Operation Babe Hunt in particular. I also think they took the cheap way out of the setup to the Shirokawa Boulevard boss battle.

Oh, one more thing. In the PSP version, you don't walk to go places (except within Tartarus), you move the cursor to where you want to navigate to. That's not such a big a deal, but they completely did away with the little 3-D models for the characters outside of battle. I missed watching them act out and throw tantrums.
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Old 2012-08-20, 06:16   Link #682
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The plot is the same, of course. The social links are a lot better, ditching some of the more annoying side characters for the teammates that didn't originally get links. There are a couple I kind of missed, but I guess you can't have everything.

Since the game was originally balanced for a male character, some of the events suffer; Operation Babe Hunt in particular. I also think they took the cheap way out of the setup to the Shirokawa Boulevard boss battle.
Hum... I may wait for a better deal then but I should have known. You win some (control of the team-mates in battle), you lose some (3D models outside battle).

What I'm finding a bit disappointing about P3 is the Social Links. Some of them are borderline offensive considering how uninspired they are (Transfer Student comes to mind).

It's still a great game though. I would love it if atlus made an HD collection with Persona 3 and 4 for the PS3/Vita with full team-mate control + the answer. I would snag that up in a heartbeat.

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Oh, one more thing. In the PSP version, you don't walk to go places (except within Tartarus), you move the cursor to where you want to navigate to. That's not such a big a deal, but they completely did away with the little 3-D models for the characters outside of battle. I missed watching them act out and throw tantrums.
Oh... but that's one of the best parts of P3
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Old 2012-08-22, 17:44   Link #683
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Oh... but that's one of the best parts of P3
It really is. They try to make up for it by keeping the VN-style character portraits expressive, even adding new faces here and there, but noting beats seeing the characters all inhabiting the 3D space. This to me is actually the biggest loss in the PSP port, more so than The Answer, which is worth looking up the net, but I could take or leave actually playing it.

I'm sure folks will disagree, but I find other than the 3D models outside of Tartarus, P3P is pretty solidly my favorite version of the story, primarily for the FeMC route. You can tell they learned a lot about how to craft social links and a more interesting protagonist from having worked on P4, and the new route benefits from it tremendously. You get to focus more on getting close to your teammates through social links, and you get more agency in how FeMC responds to parts of the story. You can really make her into a character in her own right, which can give the final act greater impact. That's what I found anyhow.
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Old 2014-04-05, 22:38   Link #684
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Favorite Character in Persona 3?

I'm just curious because there's such a diverse cast XD
Weirdly, mine is Natsuki Moriyama...anyone else love her, by the way? lol
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Old 2014-04-06, 06:03   Link #685
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Junpei. I ship him and feMC. Seriously, dude is just a bro with a big heart.
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