Similar Games to Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
You might take a look at other games in the SMT franchise, though! they're all very different games from each other but they're really great.
I'd recommend staying clear from Persona 1 and Raidou 1, though.
" I was wondering if there are any JRPGs out there for systems other than the PS2 that are like Shin Megami Tensei:Persona. This is one of my all time favorite games and I've been playing Persona 3 for my PSP. Any suggestions? "If you haven't played Persona 3, and even if you have, the PSP version with it's female protagonist extends that story out nicely. If you haven't played it at all, absolutely do so.
What part are you looking for? If you want a school setting with making choices about spending time with NPC there is the Mana Khemia series. OK the school is closer to Hogwarts and the games don't have Persona's polish or gravitas, but you do schedule tiem to undertake special jobs for NPCs in your party.
If what you really enjoyed was the choices and developing relationships then you might want to look into a PC visual novel like Shuffle or Da Capo.
They are not games in the traditional sense, but they have decent stories and you get to decide the path of the game and which people you have relationships with.
It depends a bit on what part of Persona you actually like. If it's the social interactions you might like Sakura Wars on the Wii. If you like the JRPG-meets-dungeon-crawl aspect, then I strongly recommend Etrian Odyssey 1 to 3 on the DS. There's no story at all there, though, so it's mostly a mechanics thing.
We do need more modern day RPGs, though. The setting in Persona is weirdly unique, considering it's basically high school drama. You'd think more people would have tried to represent that in videogame form, given how popular it is with the demographics of most gamers, but that's not the case.
" I've been playing Radiant Historia, also an Atlus game, and it has been really good to incredible so far. Great combat and unique storytelling - Atlus doing what Atlus does. "Gotta recommend this, I'm about 14 hours in and loving every second, it has a great combat system and the story has me hooked.
I could also say a Harvest moon.. for you know the dating sim..i like harvest moon..
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