"Persona 3" was great on the PS2, and it's still great on the PSP! A wealth of new material - including new characters, new Social Links, some improvements carried over from "Persona 4", and the ability to play through the entire story as a female protagonist - all makes this portable rendition of the acclaimed RPG a must-have for series fans. The social aspect of the game seems a little less vibrant, just because you don't actually control your character onscreen during these segments anymore. Interaction with characters and objects is now conducted via a sort of point-and-click interface (move the cursor onto the character with whom you'd like to speak, and press the X button). Still, this does little to detract from the overall charm for which "Persona 3" is known.
If you've never played "Persona 3", this is as good a way as any to experience it. If you have played "Persona 3", there's way more than enough here to justify a return to the epic adventure.
This is my first Shin Megami game that i have played and I was able to jump right in. The story is very well told, but predictable at parts. The characters drew me in more like all good characters in games do. I am not that far in, but I definitely love how its going. The part that I think is the best is that you spend the game between the real world and "The Dark Hour". So you spend your time as a regular student leveling up your social links and making yourself stronger. Then at night you go and adventure. So far I have no complaints about this game. I would recommend this game to any one who is a RPG fan or someone who just wants to try something new and different.
This is my first Shin Megami Tensei game ever, and I gotta say, I loved it. A game where you can do whatever you want with your character. Make them smart, charming, or very couragous, make friends with whoever, use that to make new summons, and make your party however you want. It's how an RPG should be.