So I just finished the game and thought it was fantastic. The characters, story, social links, combat everything was just top notch. I loved the ending as well. The main character falling asleep on the roof with Aigis as everyone remembers and runs to meet you, fantastic. No I've read that The Answer continues the game with the main character going into a coma and dying and you controlling Aigis from there on. Now that premise doesn't really appeal to me. If I liked the original ending do you think The Answer would make me like the Persona 3 universe more or less?
Should I play The Answer? (spoilers)
" @BananaKid I didn't love Aegis but I didn't hate her either. She was ok. My favorite characters were Akihiko, Ken and Shinji. There story was very interesting and playing as the female protagonist you get more attached to Shinji as he has a S Link. "Ken is the worst character WHAT
I wouldn't advice anyone to play The Answer, It's a pretty useless add-on and you'll probably be better off just watching the scenes on Youtube (I beat it just for the sake of beating it though).
@RE_Player92: I had a big grin on my face followed by a furrowed brow of existential confusion when my female protagonist had sex with Shinjiro.Lol yeah me too. I liked how he went into a coma too and didn't die right away.
@Laketown @Cloudenvy Are you going to tell me Ken is better than someone like Fukka? I thought she was annoying. Ken may seem whiny but dudes mom died and he had to work with the people that killed her. In the end he manned up and I thought his Social Link was one of the better ones.
" @BananaKid said:Actually, HItler's entire army of neo-nazi's consist of robots." I never liked Aegis, so I have zero interest in The Answer.Persona 2 had robots, I believe... They were part of Hitler's battalion I think. "Persona always seemed more magic than sci-fi to me. A robot felt out of place."
You've got the infantry cyborg nazis, the spider tanks and the mechas to name a few.....
I wanted to like The Answer because Aigis was the MC but I got about 3-ish hours in and was too frustrated with it and stopped.
Reading these replies really makes me want to finish the Female MC story on PSP because I would like to see all the guys S-Links. I always liked Akihiko and would like to know his deal.
It wasn't so much the story that bothered me in The Answer, as much as it was the difficulty and the total lack of the social aspect of the game. I understand why The Answer is only dungeons, but the genius of Persona 3 & 4 is the way the two sides of the gameplay compliment each other, creating something that is greater than the sum of its parts. Once you remove one half of the formula, the game feels mindless and boring.
"Reading these replies really makes me want to finish the Female MC story on PSP because I would like to see all the guys S-Links. I always liked Akihiko and would like to know his deal. "Yeah, it's pretty intriguing. Would be a completely different experience with FeMC. Kinda weird that P3 puts the S-Links with the members of your party on the backburner really so you never get to know half of them very well. Glad P4 changed that.
Just watch it on YouTube if you feel like you really must see it. The Answer is a half-hour of an overdone, idiotic sci-fi cliche that really cheapens the P3 experience and I really wish I hadn't wasted my time. I liked the P3P ending as is.
If you want more Persona 3 dungeon crawls and combat. Sure.
You and I are polar opposites, then. I hated Akihiko and Ken. Shinji was definitely cool, but his death (or incapacitation, if you're a girl) was unwarranted, especially for that bloody squirt Ken.
" @BananaKid I didn't love Aegis but I didn't hate her either. She was ok. My favorite characters were Akihiko, Ken and Shinji. There story was very interesting and playing as the female protagonist you get more attached to Shinji as he has a S Link. "
I loved Aigis. Watching her become human was nothing short of fascinating. Just like the deal with Mitsuru; they were my two favourite S-Links.
@REPlayer92: No, it's worthless.
" @Aus_azn: See I only got to like rank 4 or 5 for Mitsuru. Probably going to get her in my second play through as she was defiantly one of the more interesting characters. Also I thought Koromaru was better than Aigis... you can punch me if you want. "Finish it. It's easily the best one of the main 3 girls.
I liked The Answer, story-wise that is; having just pure dungeon crawl with no compendium and no social links to break up the tedium a bit grates on the nerves after a while. If you're into difficulty, Answer will probably be a little more interesting. I liked Aigis at the very least so that may have been a contributing factor as well. I don't see how it ruins P3, it just continues it. The MC's fate was really ambiguous in the normal ending so finding out what exactly happened to him was welcome, at least for me.
I never did any of the FeMC romances; I found it uncomfortable to sit through my FeMC hitting on guys. The fact that 10-year old Ken is available as a female romance also made me keep away from FeMC romance altogether.
I thought the main story of Persona 3 was awesome. I couldn't stand The Answer, and thus only played like 2 hours of it before giving up. If you want another 15-20 hours of pure dungeon crawling (but harder) without any social aspect or real story payoff.
And, I might as well also include that I think Aigis is a lame character and has no personality for all but the last month of the story.
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