That Pokemon video is really neat. It's super impressive that people have reverse engineered that game well enough to figure out how to do that. Entering your program as data and then tricking the computer into executing it is nothing new, but I have never heard of it being done quite like that. Bravo.
Your personas (personae?) take so much XP to level up that there's no way to keep up with the level of the stuff you're fighting unless you spend a whole lot of time grinding. The main benefit of fusing your personas is getting that big SLink XP bonus so you can keep your personas leveled up high enough. Don't worry too much about the specifics of what you end up fusing, just try and makes stuff that carries over the useful skills and doesn't have too many bad weaknesses and you'll be fine.
We went too long, resulting in a file size that’s too big for our current compression process. I think they were going to have to split the file and upload it in two parts, I’m not sure. Should be up on Monday if not sooner.
What they all said. Don't worry about a guide the first time through. The only thing you might screw up is the normal ending/bad ending branch, but the game prompts you to save right before that event, so it's easy enough to go back and try it again.
The dates you need to finish sections of the dungeon are made pretty explicit, and so are the choices you make that affect the ending.
Is that how it works? Because, playing through P3 again in the form of P3P, I'm not sure you're actually forced to go through any particular sections of Tartarus before the full moons, where you encounter bosses outside of it.
I think you're right. But not beating those dungeon sections would leave you pretty underleveled for the full moons, I'd imagine.
Yeah, that's what I meant. You don't need to finish any of the Tartarus sections by the full moons, but you really should so that you're suitably leveled.
The biggest difference from Persona 4 is that Persona 3 doesn't allow you to take direct control over your party members. The AI usually does a pretty decent job, so it's usually not a big deal. Other than that, there's not really anything to know. The dates you need to finish sections of the dungeon are made pretty explicit, and so are the choices you make that affect the ending.