King Abaddon, the brand's stock has been on the up for some time now.
Taking a page from Square Enix, the company has responded by remaking and re-releasing classic titles, beginning with Revelations: Persona back in April.
The biggest addition to the portable version is the new female protagonist.
Now players can choose at the start of the game if they want to be a guy—like in the original—or a girl.
The hour tally could easily reach three figures here.
Describing Persona 3 Portable as "half dating sim, half randomly-generated-dungeon-crawler" wouldn't be entirely inaccurate, nor would it come close to communicating the appeal of this terrific RPG.
WTF Yet another RPG with a dog as a playable character. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable (P3P) marks the third time I've played through one of the more popular titles in the Shin Megami Tensei universe.
If Sony wanted to make it all about the numbers, Persona 3 Portable might have been an even better shout; an already hefty runtime has been doubled with the addition of a female-fronted campaign, multiplying the replay value of a game that had plenty in the first place.Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable is the second revision of Persona 3.Released for the PSP, the game retells the story of the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad, or SEES, the group of Persona-using high school students investigating the mystery behind the Dark Hour and Tartarus.Additionally, the presentation of cutscenes that were animated using the game engine and character models in previous versions have been replaced with character portraits on top of a static pre-rendered background.The animated FMV scenes from previous releases have also been replaced.When I said I'd write this review I told Brad "I've played this game twice already—I'll just run through a few hours to see what's different and write it up." Famous last words as my game clock will attest.That plan to spend a few hours on it has expanded into 40 hours of playtime so far.Persona 3 Portable features a number of significant changes that distinguish it from its previous incarnations, the original Persona 3 and Persona 3 FES.Some of these changes were made due in part to the limitations of the PSP and the UMD format.The game was originally released in Japan on November 1, 2009, followed by North America on July 6, 2010.Both releases saw release as a UMD and as a download on the Play Station Network.