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DescriptionHaving lost your parents as a child, you lived in the suburbs with your relatives, until they decided to send you to a high school located on an island near the port city Iwatodai. But as you attempt to enter your new dormitory, you are attacked by a mysterious creature. As a result, you discover within yourself the gift to call upon a higher being, Persona, that grants you immense power. Your new ability makes you decide to investigate the strange world of shadows that has been plaguing the city every midnight, and to find out who or what is behind it.
This sequel in the Persona series, which is part of the Megami Tensei franchise, is not directly connected to its predecessors story-wise. The gameplay has also underwent significant changes, throwing an element of "school simulation" into the Megaten RPG formula. You get to live the life of a normal high-school student: you attend classes, talk to your friends, get homework, wait for the summer vacation, and so on. The game is divided into school days with their own schedule.
However, at midnight the real world freezes, and only you and your friends with the unique Persona abilities can feel the time flowing as they battle the shadows. The battles follow the classic Megaten model of demon-summoning. You can either attack with your weapons, or call a mighty Persona from within yourself. After the battle is won, you receive Persona cards, which can be fused to get more powerful Personae. Inspired by the system used in Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, you are able to hit enemies' weakpoints with your magic spells. Taking advantage of these weakpoints means that you can perform devastating combo attacks while the enemy is weakened.
- "女神异闻录3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Shin Megami Tensei: P3" -- Official abbreviation
- "Persona 3" -- Japanese title
- "ペルソナ3" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Games made into comics
- Games made into TV series
- Megami Tensei / Megaten universe
- Middleware: CRI
- Persona series
- Visual technique / style: Cel shaded
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The Press Says
|Gamer 2.0||Sep 10, 2007||9.7 out of 10||97|
|DarkZero||Mar, 2008||9 out of 10||90|
|GameSpy||Jul 25, 2007||90|
|HonestGamers||Jul 23, 2007||9 out of 10||90|
|Fragland.net||May 18, 2008||90 out of 100||90|
|RPGamer||2006||4.5 out of 5||90|
|Game Captain||Mar 26, 2008||85 out of 100||85|
|GameSpot||Jul 24, 2007||8.5 out of 10||85|
|PSX Extreme||Oct 04, 2007||8.4 out of 10||84|
|Entertainment Depot, The||Aug 22, 2007||6 out of 10||60|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Shouldn't be in the game to TV series group||1||Donatello (384)
Jan 08, 2013
Jul 15, 2008
|Gamespot's choice for "Best RPG"||19||DJP Mom (11121)
Dec 31, 2007
- 2007 – #2 PS2 Game of the Year
- 2007 – PS2 RPG of the Year
Related Web Sites
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Official Website -- Atlus' English website for Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3.
YID YANG (164501) added Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 (PlayStation 2) on Jul 17, 2006