how is this?

#1 Posted by shadows_kill (3093 posts) -

i have been watching the endurance run and at gamestop you can but persona 3 FES for 20$ just wondering if its pretty much the same. fusing personas, getting social links, and the battle style. also should i get P3 FES or P4. i havent played any in the series.

#2 Posted by Drebin_893 (3003 posts) -

It's relatively similiar, but with much, much, much worse UI. And that's sayin' something.

#3 Posted by TooWalrus (13330 posts) -

I hear it's tough to go backwards to P3 after you've played P4. I'd start with P3 if I were into JRPGs.

#4 Edited by LordAndrew (14588 posts) -

Worse UI? How so? Aside from the equipment issue, I thought it was a bit better than Persona 4.

#5 Posted by shadows_kill (3093 posts) -

so pretty much the same except different story? sounds like i could defiantly get into it then.

#6 Posted by Drebin_893 (3003 posts) -

I don't know who minused you LordAndrew, but I +'d you again, since nothing you said was technically wrong.

There was no quick jump to bypass needless menus, that's what really got me. Perhaps that's just me, though.

#7 Posted by LordAndrew (14588 posts) -

Don't just neg me, whoever you are. Explain yourself if you feel differently.

Different story, and you can't directly control you characters. That's a big one there. If you don't set up your tactics properly, your party members could end up screwing you over.

#8 Posted by Drebin_893 (3003 posts) -

Jesus, someone minused you again.

#9 Posted by shadows_kill (3093 posts) -

alright thanks guys. i will probable pick it up then :)

#10 Posted by LordAndrew (14588 posts) -

Quick jump? Not sure what that is exactly, but fair enough. :)

#11 Posted by ValkyrieGoddess (1928 posts) -

To tell the truth i haven't got around to playing it yet but i hear it's great.
Maybe i should go play it now....

#12 Posted by Djstyles92 (967 posts) -

yea i think the thing that ruined persona 3 for me was the fact that i played persona 4 first...its very difficult to go to persona 3 after...its actually ruining the game for me

#13 Posted by BradBrains (1346 posts) -

i never had a problem going back.

expect a lot more grinding. the games a bit tougher as well. social links can be reversed or broken.

i really like it though. im about 12 hours in.

#14 Posted by SmasheControllers (2950 posts) -
@shadows_kill: I cried at the end of 3, but 4 story is still really good. The UI isn't messed up just like one problem I had.
#15 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

Tartarus blows and you can't really find out what spells do while you fuse. The Social Links aren't all too compelling, either.

#16 Posted by Inf225 (512 posts) -

I personally think that p3 is much better than 4

#17 Posted by BradBrains (1346 posts) -

story i find is a bit better in 4. more compelling characters and s.links. but it seems like everyone has a different opinion.

though nothing beats elizabeth dates. best thing in persona ever

#18 Posted by natsumesosexy (79 posts) -

Depends on what you like about Persona 4. P3 trades in honest characters for big narrative.  There are those who like feeling part of an epic adventure, so if you feel you match that description, then go for it.  Personally, though, I thought Persona 3 was a pretty dull and tasteless tech-fantasy.

#19 Posted by CarolinaFan3515 (212 posts) -

I've played both P4 and P3 and this is how I would compare the two.

Character Design / likabilityP4

Story:   Draw   (P4= Murder Mystery, P3= Twilight Zone-like zombification)

Social Link interestP4

Art StyleP4

Soundtrack qualityP3

Soundtrack DepthP4

Menu DesignP4

Game LengthP3

Dungeon Layout / DiversityP4

Voice ActingP4 has more of it

Post Fight RoutineP4 (P4: after each fight you gain exp, materials, and yen.  P3:  you only gain limited exp. then on occasion you can draw a card that grants yen, bonus exp, weapons, or health restoration.)


Fight MechanicP4 (P4=  you can gain full control of your allies or allow the AI to take over, P3= you only have access to the main character's menus at any point during the game, but you can disperse your team across the map to fight on their own or find exits / treasure.)

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