Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (2007)
"Persona 3 FES" (original title)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  22 April 2008 (USA)
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 145 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

Writer:

(scenario)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 32 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 22 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 1000 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 100 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (Video Game 2007)

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (Video Game 2007) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES.
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
(voice)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

number in title


Certificate:

M
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

22 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Akinari Kamiki: Everyone is waiting to die if you think about it... Some just have longer to wait than others.
See more »

Soundtracks

Burn My Dread
Composed by Shoji Meguro
Lyrics by Shigeo Komori, Yoshihiro Komori
Sung by Yumi Kawamura
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Triumph and a Disappointment
25 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In order to save room, I won't go over the gameplay elements or storyline of the original Persona. You can go to the Persona IMDb page and see my review for that if you need to know.

Persona 3 FES is divided into two parts:The Journey, and the Answer.

The Journey is a sort of director's cut of the original. The entire original game is in there, with bonuses. These include new activities, new social links, more events, more personas, more requests, and a new fusion system that allows you to use your personas to create new weapons. The main storyline and such is exactly the same as the original, however this ne versio is worth giving a play not only for the new features, but c' mon, it's Persona 3, if any game is worth a replay it's that one.

As you may have guessed from that tidbit, The Journey was the Triumph. Now we get to the disappointment.

Warning:IF YOU HAVE NOT PLAYED THE ORIGINAL, THE ENDING WILL BE SPOILED IN THE FOLLOWING SECTION. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

THe second half is called "The Answer". This is an all new 30+ hour game that wraps everything up. The story takes place some time after the original. SEES is disbanding, Mitsuru and Akihiko preparing to leave while the others are moving to a new dorm. Eveyrone is still bummed about the death of the main character from the original game, especially Aegis. However they get litl time to mourn as they find themselves in a ne dilemma. They have been trapped in the dorm, and time is stuck on March 31st. This happens just after they meet Aegis's sister Metis, who initially attacks them. She leads them to a dungeon called the Abyss of time, which they must go through to find a way out.

The storyline is awesome. We get more glimpses into the past of the characters, and especially towards the end becomes extremely emotional and intense, with some killer twists. The ending is touching and leaves you sad knowing the Persona 3 story is comeplete.

However, I can not give the same praise to the gameplay. Losing the social links, school days and all the other tidbits that made the original so much fun really hurt the game. The only thing to do is fuse Personas, buy stuff, and dungeon crawl. Oh boy is the dungeon crawling hard! There is no eays mode, so once your character dies in a battle, it's game over and you have to start from where you last saved. The enemies are also wicked strong right from the beginning. Just like the original, there are floor bosses however while the original had a check point on the floor where you could go back to ground level if you were weary and be able to instantly go back to that floor whenever you wanted, "The Answer" dosen't have that. Which means if you want to face the bosses at full strength, you're going to have to dodge shadows for at least 6 floors. There are 7 doors, each with about two more doors before you get to the end, where a cut scene occurs.

The gameplay is ABSOLUTELY PUTRID! It is simply awful, the most tedious kind of game I've played in a long time. The ONLY thing keeping me in the game was the story line. The soundtrack was changed, with mixed results. The final boss theme was no touch on the theme for the Nyx fight. However none of this can make up for such frustrating gameplay. You'll want to chuck your controller at the wall, you may just want to read a strategy guide to find the order of the cut scenes and watch them on YouTube because The Answer is just not worth playing at all.

****NO MORE SPOILERS**** You can pick it up for the expanded version of the original, but you do no want to play "The Answer", just watch it on YouTube. You will save yourself a lot of grief by doing so.

5/10


0 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page