Should I play The Answer? (spoilers)

#1 Posted by RE_Player1 (7549 posts) -

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?

#2 Edited by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -

  

#3 Edited by EuanDewar (4758 posts) -

Its not the type of thing that will change your opinion on the universe at all, its just an Epilogue to be played for closure. I'm not a fan myself though.

#4 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

FUCK NO!

FES RUINS THE ENTIRE FUCKING PLOT OF P3!

The entire purpose of the savior story is fucking ruined because of that fucking FES.  What's the point of the savior story when you have a god damn story to take place after it?!  

#5 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5806 posts) -

No.

Persona 3's ending was excellent. The Answer ruins it.

#6 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@EuanDewar said:
" its just an Epilogue to be played for closure. "
It's a savior story!  YOU DONT NEED CLOSURE!
#7 Posted by EuanDewar (4758 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" @EuanDewar said:
" its just an Epilogue to be played for closure. "
It's a savior story!  YOU DONT NEED CLOSURE! "
I didn't say it was good closure. <3
#8 Posted by drag (1223 posts) -

You should watch the start of it at least, because those anime cutscenes are AWESOME. 

Plus more Aigis you know. 

But also lots of stupid restrictive dungeon fighting yawns. I didn't finish it. Maybe one day. 
#9 Posted by Chop (1994 posts) -

It won't ruin the story for you, don't worry about that. Worry more about how fucking frustrating the gameplay is. 


Just watch the scenes on youtube. 
#10 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

also, personal taste aside, all of the cutscenes are basically in the first hour and then in the last 30 minutes or so, and the rest is basically just dungeon crawling.

#11 Posted by JohnDudebro (924 posts) -

I never liked Aegis, so I have zero interest in The Answer.


Persona always seemed more magic than sci-fi to me. A robot felt out of place.
#12 Posted by drag (1223 posts) -
@BananaKid said:
" I never liked Aegis"
YOU ARE THE ROBOT HERE

;___;
#13 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -
@BananaKid said:
" I never liked Aegis, so I have zero interest in The Answer.

Persona always seemed more magic than sci-fi to me. A robot felt out of place.
"
Persona 2 had robots, I believe... They were part of Hitler's battalion I think.
#14 Edited by RE_Player1 (7549 posts) -
@BananaKid I didn't love Aigis but I didn't hate her either. She was ok. My favorite characters were Akihiko, Ken and Shinji. Their story was very interesting and playing as the female protagonist you get more attached to Shinji as he has a S Link.
#15 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -
@RE_Player92 said:
" @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
#16 Posted by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -
@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.
#17 Posted by drag (1223 posts) -

Ken? KEN!? 

I need to have a lie down. This thread is all backwards bananas. 
#18 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

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).


You should boot it up at least once though, just to see the cool opening cutscene.
#19 Edited by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

I don't recommend it. I feel Persona 3 had a great ending, and The Answer actually made it worse.

#20 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -

Whether you like Persona for the gameplay, the story or the aesthetic--

Stay away from the answer.

#21 Edited by EthanML (451 posts) -

I thought it was terrible, but then, the original's ending didnt satisfy me at all either. Loved everything up to it though.

#22 Posted by RE_Player1 (7549 posts) -
@thehexeditor
@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.
#23 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -
@RE_Player92: I don't care his voice acting was almost as annoying as Fuuka

but how can you like him over Junpei
#24 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@Laketown said:
" @BananaKid said:
" I never liked Aegis, so I have zero interest in The Answer.

Persona always seemed more magic than sci-fi to me. A robot felt out of place.
"
Persona 2 had robots, I believe... They were part of Hitler's battalion I think. "
Actually, HItler's entire army of neo-nazi's consist of robots.

You've got the infantry cyborg nazis, the spider tanks and the mechas to name a few.....
#25 Posted by RE_Player1 (7549 posts) -
@Laketown I thought Junpei's relationship with Chidori was fantastic but overall I liked Ken's social link more, I thought it was cute.
#26 Posted by Hailinel (23900 posts) -

I'd only recommend playing The Answer if you feel like hating yourself.

Online
#27 Posted by eroticfishcake (7782 posts) -

The music is pretty good though, particularly near the end of it. But overall I think you're better off leaving it alone.

#28 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

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.

#29 Edited by Kyle (2323 posts) -

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.

#30 Posted by drag (1223 posts) -
@Sasran said:
"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. 
#31 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -
@drag said:
" Ken? KEN!? 
I need to have a lie down. This thread is all backwards bananas. 
"
I must admit though, I wasn't a big fan of Ken either.
#32 Edited by Master_Funk (728 posts) -

 I was soo bummed by the ending of the game, but very moved by it as well. Doing anything else in that universe is pointless so an add-on liek that would just  piss me off

#33 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -
@RE_Player92: 

Fuuka had pretty rubbish/annoying voiceacting indeed, but that doesn't necessarily make her a bad character(to me at least).


But....I just can't seem to like Ken at all.
#34 Posted by QuistisTrepe (628 posts) -

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.

#35 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -

If you want more Persona 3 dungeon crawls and combat. Sure.


I definitely enjoyed it a lot since I didn't need to worry about Social Links and could just plow through the story. I'm also sure a lot of people disagree and hate it for not having Social Links and what not.

Just remember to use the new character and Aigis most of the time or you'll get raped at some point. I found out the hard way since I never used the new one since I didn't like the design.
#36 Posted by dungbootle (2457 posts) -

Never finished it, didn't really enjoy my time with it.

#37 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2051 posts) -

If only to play some of the epic battles it has at the end, yes. Also be sure to use the new character or else you will be pretty screwed at one point where you have to use her.

#38 Posted by reptilia_kun (103 posts) -

just watch the cutscens on utube, trust me the difficulty is bumped up and its annoying when you die after making so much progress. trust me i've been there

#39 Edited by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -
@RE_Player92 said:

" @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. "

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.

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.

EDIT:
@REPlayer92: No, it's worthless.
#40 Posted by RE_Player1 (7549 posts) -
@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. 
#41 Posted by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -
@RE_Player92 said:
" @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.
#42 Posted by OmegaChosen (644 posts) -

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.

#43 Posted by YetiAntics (1489 posts) -

The only reason you should play it, is if you thought Yukari was annoying and want to go in and kick her ass with your personas.


Thats it.
#44 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11476 posts) -

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.

#45 Posted by ChrisTaran (1565 posts) -

I'll be one of the rare people to say they really like The Answer. If you want more P3, then I personally think it's worth checking out. I liked quite a few parts of it.

#46 Posted by Devoid (429 posts) -

Aw, sounds like most people here are telling me to stay away from The Answer. But I'm picking it up from the post office tomorrow anyway; its existence alone intrigues me enough to play it.

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