Am I insane for wanting a PSP just for this game?

#1 Posted by InTheEnd (268 posts) -

Well, so I really like Persona 3, I mean I REALLY REALLY liked it. Yes, I am willing to go through it all for a third time just to get a little more info on a few characters. However, I probably would never use the PSP for anything else since I'm not very interested in it's library. 

#2 Edited by eroticfishcake (7782 posts) -

You know. There's LOTS of people who asked themselves the same thing and they still bought a PSP for this. But surely there has to be at least another game you want on the PSP? OR good games you've just never played?

#3 Posted by Driadon (2995 posts) -

I'm sure you'll find a few other games for the PSP that you'd enjoy. I'll admit, P3P is one of the top ones in my mind, but there's many others that are great like Half-Minute Hero, Patapon 2 and Monster Hunter just to name a few.

#4 Posted by InTheEnd (268 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:
" You know. There's LOTS of people who asked themselves the same thing and they still bought a PSP for this. But surely there has to be at least another game you want on the PSP? OR good games you've just never played? "
Maybe the Persona 1 remake...
#5 Posted by PenguinDust (12436 posts) -
@InTheEnd:  I'm in the same boat, but the way I figure it is, I can wait until the PSP2 is released and then, like a GBA today, pick one up for $30.  I don't need to own everything right now...just before I die.
#6 Posted by eroticfishcake (7782 posts) -
@InTheEnd: Oh. Well I dunno about you but I played that one before and I'll be honest, they haven't changed the combat in that game and that's bad 'cause that combat is pretty awful. But like the other guys said, there's great games on it already, maybe not as vast a library as the DS but with games like Half-Minute Hero 2, God of War: Ghosts of Sparta and an updated Tactics: Ogre. Things are beginning to look up for the PSP. If I were you, I'll just pick up a second-hand PSP (anyone with a UMD reader), particularly a PSP-2000 or PSP-3000 but not the Go!
#7 Posted by Jazz (2084 posts) -

I 'm enjoying it. 
So no...but I've had my psp for years.

#8 Posted by DonutFever (3548 posts) -

The PSP has these weird jumps of announcements, one of them is just now, with GOW, Patapon 3, etc. Unless you it'll stop you from getting a 3DS, I'd recommend it.

#9 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -

Considering you've already played the game, I'd say probably not. 

#10 Posted by Harknett (126 posts) -

I actually picked up a PSP solely for P3P and am having a ton of fun with other games like Half-Minute Hero, Patapon, and the FFIX port.

#11 Posted by WickedCobra03 (2102 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:
" You know. There's LOTS of people who asked themselves the same thing and they still bought a PSP for this. But surely there has to be at least another game you want on the PSP? OR good games you've just never played? "
Yeah.  You will probably buy other games.  There are like 5 on PSN this week for like half price that are great.  Anyways, I am loving this game, currently working my way through right now.  But like Vinny said, the cutscenes/talking scenes are not as great as I would have liked just because now they are static instead of having a background scene going on.
#12 Posted by Supermarius (1196 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:
" @InTheEnd: Oh. Well I dunno about you but I played that one before and I'll be honest, they haven't changed the combat in that game and that's bad 'cause that combat is pretty awful. But like the other guys said, there's great games on it already, maybe not as vast a library as the DS but with games like Half-Minute Hero 2, God of War: Ghosts of Sparta and an updated Tactics: Ogre. Things are beginning to look up for the PSP. If I were you, I'll just pick up a second-hand PSP (anyone with a UMD reader), particularly a PSP-2000 or PSP-3000 but not the Go! "
Bad combat? Persona 3/Persona 4 are the shining example of how to make pure turn based combat as exciting challenging and fast paced as possible without any gimmicks, imo.
#13 Posted by eroticfishcake (7782 posts) -
@Supermarius: I was talking about Persona 1. The combat is really iffy in that. Still is after they brought it to the PSP. As for the combat in P3 and P4, I thought they were great.
#14 Posted by Chris2KLee (2328 posts) -

Can you borrow from someone? I'm sure there must be a friend or family member you know that has a PSP lying around. I personally like the PSP a lot, but I agree the library lacks the sort of depth the DS has. If you can find one used for about $100 I'd say it might be worth it.

#15 Posted by Synthballs (2193 posts) -

That seems like a stupid idea to me. Unless you can think of other games that you want to play on it. especially if you've played it before.

#16 Posted by kratosauron0 (23 posts) -

Yes, you are insane.  Let's make it to 5.
You also need to get the original Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (i.e. Peraona 1), along with Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions, Knights in the Nightmare (for PSP, coming soon) and that Metal Gear game (maybe). 
Unless, of course, you're looking for gameplay in the Persona 3 vein, in which... I can't think of any at this moment.

#17 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

If you are, then I guess we both are.

#18 Posted by demonbear (1859 posts) -

I bought a used psp from a friend for this very game. So yeah, you're insane. But its ok.

#19 Posted by hedfone (1749 posts) -

ummm fes is better

#20 Posted by juice8367 (437 posts) -

I just bought one to play this....so yeah, me & you brother

#21 Posted by Ashby (145 posts) -
@InTheEnd said:
" Well, so I really like Persona 3, I mean I REALLY REALLY liked it. Yes, I am willing to go through it all for a third time just to get a little more info on a few characters. However, I probably would never use the PSP for anything else since I'm not very interested in it's library.  "
I did buy a PSP for this game, and I don't regret it in the slightest. It is so different and they added so much. I've also bought the original and FES, so yeah, I've spent over $300 now just for Persona 3's different iterations. It's also much faster - I'm almost through October and only about 35 hours in. I really couldn't recommend it enough with all the updated s-links. If you've got the money, do it!! 
#22 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

no.

#23 Posted by apoptosis61 (600 posts) -

yup

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