Persona 3 FES

Persona 3 FES

released on Apr 19, 2007
by Koei

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Atlus

Persona 3 FES

released on Apr 19, 2007
by Koei

,

Atlus

An expanded game of Persona 3

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES is an add-on disc for Persona 3 containing updates to the original game (referred in the game as "The Journey"), as well as a new epilogue story, The Answer, in which the player controls Aigis. The subtitle "Fes" is derived from the word "festival".


Also in series

Persona 3 Em
Persona 3 Em
Aegis: The First Mission
Aegis: The First Mission
Persona 3: The Answer
Persona 3: The Answer
Persona 3
Persona 3
Persona 3: The Night Before
Persona 3: The Night Before

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I will never mentally recover from what I felt hearing Memories of You at the end.

Just to preface, because I played Persona 3 in both it's Vanilla edition and Reload, I'm not going to cover The Journey again since my thoughts have been said there and there's not too many differences worth mentioning right now. I love The Journey though, so automatically I'd give this a 9/10 just like I did with Vanilla. Here, I want to talk a bit about The Answer. I felt like it was kind of... off? The writing didn't really feel like it was from the same team as The Journey's. It also felt too grindy for my tastes. With Persona, I'm here for the story more than I am the combat and such, so I wasn't really enjoying it as much as I did The Journey or Persona 4 and 5. It also just felt a lot more challenging in a way I didn't really like, so I just don't really want to continue with the actual gameplay. I either plan to wait for the Reload version or watch the cutscenes to get a general grasp, even though most of the story was kind of spoiled for me already as unfortunate as it is. Overall, The Journey is still great as it was in the other versions, but The Answer definitely has an off feeling to me and I don't plan to continue it at the moment.

Persona 3 FES is...certainly a game. It's one of the most important games in the series as it's the pioneer of the 'Neo-Persona' series as some people call it. As the third entry in the series that would go on to influence the rest of it as well as change so much about the game before in terms of story, characters, narrative progression, music, and so on...it's alright. I don't think it's exactly aged the best in a lot of ways but I understand what Atlus was trying to do at the time, this was their desperate attempt to keep themselves alive and it worked. The Social links in this game are kind of hit or miss, some of them are great, some of them aren't, and the music is pretty great in its own right even compared to Reload (which I can't comment on as I haven't played it yet nor do I plan to until I finished P5R and P5T first), the voice-acting, while iconic, is a bit of a mixed bag, the gameplay is...grindy, low-key a little bit repetitive, but can be fun when it's challenging. It's a mixed bag with a lot of things I like and don't like about it, but as it was (technically) the first game in the series and in the entire Megami Tensei franchise I played I'm glad to have finally finished it properly.

All in all, while P3 FES is undeniably important in Atlus's game catalog as well as for this series and JRPGs as a whole...this game's aged pretty roughly and I understand better now why Atlus chose to make Persona 3 Reload in the first place. If you're gonna play this version of the game today, please for the love of god use mods.

Pray for me as I play this game two more times with P3P for FEMC and Reload and see if I'm still singing the same tunes.

o memento mori não é real e não pode te machucar
o memento mori:

a gameplay eh bem frustrante as vezes, e o the answer eh muito bom em historia mas pior do que o jogo base em gameplay. Otimo jogo me fez chorar pakas

Me deixou em depressão por 1 semana.