Persona 3 Reload

Persona 3 Reload

released on Feb 02, 2024
by Sega

,

Atlus

Persona 3 Reload

released on Feb 02, 2024
by Sega

,

Atlus

A remake of Persona 3

Step into the shoes of a transfer student thrust into an unexpected fate when entering the hour "hidden" between one day and the next. Awaken an incredible power and chase the mysteries of the Dark Hour, fight for your friends, and leave a mark on their memories forever. Persona 3 Reload is a captivating reimagining of the genre-defining RPG, reborn for the modern era.


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Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Persona 3 Social
Persona 3 Social
Persona Ain Soph
Persona Ain Soph

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This game is peak, from the characters, to the writing, to the music, this game is awesome. The only qualm I have is that the combat can be boring sometimes, but that's it. This was my first Persona game, and I've found it's a great gateway game to get into the series. I can't wait to play P4 Golden!!

Review PT-BR /// English

Persona 3 Reload: Uma obra de arte sobre a vida, morte e amizade

Carpem Diem...se for pra resumir Persona 3 em uma frase com certeza é essa. Carpem Diem pra quem não sabe é uma frase/expressão/ditado em latim que significa ‘’Aproveita o dia e confia o mínimo possível no amanhã’’ u seja...aproveite o máximo o presente porque nunca se sabe oque o amanhã pode trazer, é literalmente a mensagem que o jogo inteiro passa pra nós aproveitarmos ao máximo nossas vidas e nunca deixarmos de lado nossas amizades.

O jogo todo gira em torno do assunto vida, morte e amizade, de como a vida passa rápido(Its full moon again...crazy how time flies. E que nós devemos aproveita-la ao máximo, cada minuto, cada segundo, cada pessoa que passa por nossas vidas porque sabe-se lá quando elas(ou mesmo nós) vamos partir. Com certeza Persona 3 é uma das obras que melhor fala sobre o assunto não só no mundo dos games, mas das artes também ficando lado a lado de clássicos como ‘’Sociedade dos Poetas Mortos’’, ‘’O Setimo Selo’’, ‘’Em Busca do tempo perdido’’, etc...Enfim...pra quem curte uma boa histpria, com ótimos e cativantes personagens, esse jogo é obrigatório!

Mas estamos falando de um game, e só historia não faz um jogo, a gameplay de Persona 3 tambem é extremamente gostosinha, um dos melhores JRPGs que já joguei, com um dos melhores sistemas de magia/luta que tive o prazer de jogar, o jogo conta com um sistema de Personas(monstros colecionáveis alá Pokémon que são baseados em mitologias e lendas do mundo) que nos ajudam na batalha e nos faz capaz de invocar os mais diferentes tipos de magia, cada Persona tem sua vantagem e fraqueza assim como no clássico Pokémon(que foi muito influenciado pela franquia Shin Megami Tensei que era como se chamava persona antigamente). Alem disso temos todo um simuladorzinho de vida social escolar, na qual temos que estudar, fazer amizades, participar de clubes, ir bem nas provas, uma parte que poderia ser bem chatinha pra muitos mas que é muito divertida divertida de jogar graças a ótima historia e principalmente aos personagens cativantes, afinal...como não rir com as palhaçadas e piadas do Junpei? Como não se inspirar pelo esforço e perseverança de Sanada? O sacrifício de Aragaki? Se encantar com a doçura de Yukari e Fuuka? Cair de amores pelo fofo do Koromaru? Se preocupar com a Aigis? Se inspirar com o exemplo de dedicação da Mitsuru? Se impressionar com o prodígio do Amada? Etc...etc...isso que estou falando só dos personagens principais, mas os secundários também são um show de carisma.
Alem disso os gráficos também são bem bonitos estilo anime e a trilha sonora é MUITO boa(já virou a minha preferida da série Persona), as musicas literalmente grudam na cabeça, quantas vezes não me peguei ouvindo ou cantarolando Full Moon Full Life, Its Going Down Now, Mass Destruction, Iwatodai Dorm, e tantas outras do jogo. Uma das coisas fodas desse jogo é que mesmo as musicas não estão lá por um acaso, se você pegar as letras delas elas tem TUDO haver com a historia do jogo e passam belas mensagens também(Full Moon Full Life que o diga).
Sobre a acessibilidade, acho que esse é um dos(se não for o) mais acessíveis JRPGs que já joguei, contando com varias opções de dificuldade que vão desde Pacifico, até extremamente difícil, ou seja...é um jogo pra todos os gostos e que eu recomendo fortemente tanto pra veteranos calejados do gênero como para novatos inclusive é uma ótima porta de entrada pra quem esta começando no mundo dos JRPG’s.

Enfim...um forte concorrente ao meu GOTY pessoal de 2024, um jogo que com certeza eu nunca vou esquecer e que eu iria com prazer voltar a jogar um dia.

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English review

Persona 3 Reload: A masterpiece about life, death, and friendship.

Carpe Diem... if Persona 3 were to be summarized in a single phrase, it would undoubtedly be this one. Carpe Diem, for those who don't know, is a Latin phrase/expression/proverb that means 'Seize the day and trust as little as possible in tomorrow' – in other words, make the most of the present because you never know what tomorrow may bring. This is literally the message that the entire game conveys to us: to seize our lives to the fullest and never neglect our friendships.

The entire game revolves around the themes of life, death, and friendship, portraying how life passes by quickly ('It's full moon again... crazy how time flies') and how we must make the most of it, every minute, every second, every person who crosses our paths, because who knows when they (or even we ourselves) will depart. Persona 3 is certainly one of the works that best addresses these themes not only in the gaming world but also in the realm of art, standing alongside classics like 'Dead Poets Society,' 'The Seventh Seal,' 'In Search of Lost Time,' etc. For anyone who enjoys a good story with great and captivating characters, this game is a must-play!

But we're talking about a game, and just a story doesn't make a game. The gameplay of Persona 3 is also extremely enjoyable, one of the best JRPGs I've ever played, with one of the best magic/combat systems I've had the pleasure of experiencing. The game features a system of Personas (collectible monsters akin to Pokémon, based on mythologies and legends from around the world) that aid us in battle and enable us to summon various types of magic. Each Persona has its own advantages and weaknesses, much like in the classic Pokémon series (which was heavily influenced by the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, Persona's former name). Additionally, there's a whole little social life simulator aspect, where we have to study, make friends, join clubs, perform well in exams – a part that could be tedious for many but is very fun to play thanks to the excellent story and, most importantly, the endearing characters. After all... how can you not laugh at Junpei's antics and jokes? How can you not be inspired by Sanada's effort and perseverance? Aragaki's sacrifice? Yukari and Fuuka's sweetness? Fall in love with the adorable Koromaru? Worry about Aigis? Be inspired by Mitsuru's dedication? Be impressed by Amada's prodigy? Etc... etc... and that's just talking about the main characters, but the secondary ones are also full of charisma.

Moreover, the graphics are also beautiful in an anime style, and the soundtrack is REALLY good (it has become my favorite in the Persona series). The music literally sticks in your head – how many times have I caught myself listening to or humming 'Full Moon Full Life,' 'It's Going Down Now,' 'Mass Destruction,' 'Iwatodai Dorm,' and so many others from the game. One of the awesome things about this game is that even the music isn't there by chance; if you look at the lyrics, they have EVERYTHING to do with the game's story and also convey beautiful messages (Full Moon Full Life is a perfect example).

Regarding accessibility, I think this is one of (if not the most) accessible JRPGs I've ever played, with various difficulty options ranging from Peaceful to extremely difficult. In other words, it's a game for all tastes, and I highly recommend it both for seasoned veterans of the genre and for newcomers – it's also a great entry point for those starting in the world of JRPGs.

Anyway... a strong contender for my personal GOTY of 2024, a game that I will certainly never forget and that I would gladly replay one day."

This review contains spoilers

To prephice, P3 Reload's a worthy purchase simply because Tartarus doesn't actively make you want to die.

I like that most of the dialogue is exactly the same, but with the functionality of seeing the scenes play out. And while the UI is gorgeous, some parts of the menu like the save and load are obnoxiously near the bottom.

Though I'm still iffy on the 3D models, there's no facial textures or realistic movements, so they're left kinda emoting.

One more point of praise is making nights more functional. With the changes to Tartarus not being a nightmarish slog, and the computer, hanging out with SEES, part-time jobs, etc. made the nights not boring for the majority of my run after completing the two available nighttime S.Links and maxing all my social stats.

There's still a lot of little things that bother me because they didn't add more utility or fun to them. For example, I always wanted the bookstore couple to have SOME involvement in the plot, or even being an accessible store outside of their S.Link. Or, and this one especially ticked me off, the infamous typhoon event ruining what could have been a much needed emotional reprieve from the plot at that point in the form of maid outfits at the school festival.

And while the Linked Episodes are all charming, the schedule for the last month is so damn tight that there's basically a window of less than a day to platinum the game AND complete the Linked Episodes AND 100% the compendium (I only barely managed to platinum). The random days that they're available is shitty too. If Atlus is going to lazily keep the insane amount of wasted days from base P3, then they should have at least allowed Linked Episodes to be accessible during those days, since they barely affect anything.

Mechanically, Atlus definitely knew that Ken, Koro, and (early) Aigis in the original were pretty awful party members, and decided to buff the everloving shit out of those three. Frankly, they might be too OP now. Aigis' Orgia Mode used to be a mechanic I never used unless I was already close to winning, but now she finished off 6 different boss fights without ever getting to the cooldown.

To finish off on a bunch of minor, whinier complaints: Why is the shop dialogue so goddamn repetitive? Igor, telling me to "take all the time you need" every 30 seconds makes you sound full of shit. Why do you need to watch each individual social stat level up? Why is All-Out Attack still a slow, unskippable cutscene? Why do Monad doors only allow fast travel while going in, but not for the long trek out?

I whish I played this before, when I was really struggling at school. School was really not a great time for me, every day I thought about things I would not like to remember, and I feel like this game kind of really shows you how to have a healthy school life, and even if it may not have made me change and have an amazing life, it would have made my mind a bit more positive, and having a virtual school where I could feel safe and establish relations with people would have eased some of the pain I was feeling at the moment. It's my first Persona game and I didn't really know what to expect, but it was definitely worth it.

Taking the gameplay improvements from P5 Reload and interweaving them with the unique cast of P3R is a joy. The characters are great to watch/interact with.

Fantastic soundtrack and graphics.

Only complaint is Tartarus can be a slog, and it is exceptionally difficult to max all the confidants on the first try.

Culmination of everything persona 3, and thus my favortite persona game. A beautiful story about death and life, with characters that grow as they face these themes. The gameplay is really fun with an addictive social sim component accompanied by thrilling and strategic Turn Based RPG gameplay that can be really engaging in the hardest difficulty (the one I played it in).