Whatever. They wanna make money, they make some money. MBMBAM has ads and it's still one of the best podcasts out there. And yeah, something like Comedy Bang Bang takes a few too many ad breaks, but hey, I get it. They want money. And when you produce that much content essentially for free, it must be nice to get some money out of the deal.
And to be honest, Stamps.com saved my small business $48 a month! And Extrerestraints.com got me some pretty great products too. Thanks podcast ads.
Im doing good in my first playthrough, almost no deaths since the start meaning really good veterans and im in the "plasma phase", but i just lost 2 countries because well, i guess its unavoidable with having to choose who to help every time? Should i worry about losing 2 countries?
Just a heads up, the trick is to get stateliness over an entire continent. That seems to stop abduction missions for said continent.
FES is better than P3P I think, but of course not in every way. The AI controlling your party members is NOT a problem at all if you play on normal, and it is more in line with the earlier SMT games. (Not that that matters of course, but I think I see why they did it.) The interface is a tad more clunky, but the loss of both the cutscenes and more importantly the in-engine stuff is devastating. Reading something is not the same as watching it, no matter what you might think.
Some of the combat mechanics work differently in FES than in P3P, namely that getting up takes a character's entire turn in battle in FES. I found that that was more fun to exploit enemies with, but it also can bite you in the ass. Another thing is the combo skills. In FES, you simply have to have both Personas with you to perform the combo. In P3P it requires buying an item. But that item does NOT tell you which Personas use the skill. So how the heck are you supposed to figure it out without a FAQ? Of course, in FES combo skills CAN break the game if abused, so once again, pros and cons. Finally, removing the "tired" mechanic doesn't quite work with the structure of the game. In FES, you go into the dungeon and fight as much as you can before you get tired pretty much every night. But with the P4 method of relying on SP, you can pretty much explore as long as you like if you are careful and willing to spend some cash. So you can get as far as you need to do in Tartarus on a single night, maybe a few to do the "rescue people" subquests. But then what are you going to do with the rest of your nights? There are only a few S. Links that take place at night, as in the original game you are supposed to spend most of your nights fighting. I find it especially irritating when you get to January, but I won't go into why due to spoilers.
That said, P3P has the girl. So that's awesome. The BEST way to to it of course is to play FES and then play P3P later.
He is the in tutorial in the game. I'm kinda glad he isn't playable though. Would rather have a different/interesting character then him. Sure he is great and all, but it's kinda dumb wasting a character slot for a character you know wont be a great character.