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Posted by Baal_Sagoth

Great video :)
Even just having watched the P4 ER this was almost awkward to experience. I'm still into the whole "kill yourself to awaken persona"-thing though because it gives the concept a very dark but enjoyable twist in P3.

Posted by Baggykins

The music outside Tartarus has killer bass, sounds awesome

Posted by nasadigital

YES! 
I almost thought they wouldn't make a QL for this one.

Edited by Sanj

As someone who loved Persona 4 and the P4 Endurance run and also really liked Persona 3,  the idea of a  Persona 3 Endurance Run was awesome. But after seeing this quicklook, I realised that...it's just...too weird. It's like Vinny and Jeff were betraying P4 cast by hanging out with some other persona users.    
 
IT'S FREAKIN ME OUT.

Posted by wwfundertaker

Great Video.

Posted by MeatSim

I didn't really like any of the characters in this game and I saw a fair amount of this game before playing P4 and watching the Endurance Run. I will just wait for Persona 5.

Posted by dagas

Jeff said he wanted P4:2 rather than P5, I felt the same way about P3, but P4 turned out to be awesome as well. I'm sure P5 will be awesome also even if it's got new people because you'll learn to love them as well.

Posted by Urmean

P3 Endurance run would be great, but I don't think Jeff and Vinny will be able to BEAR it.

Posted by Crushed
@dagas said:
" Jeff said he wanted P4:2 rather than P5, I felt the same way about P3, but P4 turned out to be awesome as well. I'm sure P5 will be awesome also even if it's got new people because you'll learn to love them as well. "
Yeah, Jeff seemed like a real downer here. If he gave the characters a chance instead of just shutting them down and saying "I DON'T LIKE THIS GUY" the second their character portraits came on screen, he'd probably learn to love them too.
Posted by foxhound421

i've been waiting for QL or review of this game. i'm still trying to decide between this and DQIX.

Posted by Gearhead

Oh memories.

Edited by mutha3
@Crushed said:

" @dagas said:

" Jeff said he wanted P4:2 rather than P5, I felt the same way about P3, but P4 turned out to be awesome as well. I'm sure P5 will be awesome also even if it's got new people because you'll learn to love them as well. "

Yeah, Jeff seemed like a real downer here. If he gave the characters a chance instead of just shutting them down and saying "I DON'T LIKE THIS GUY" the second their character portraits came on screen, he'd probably learn to love them too. "

  I'm not a Persona fan, I'm a Persona 4 fan  

 
 Ouch. Funny thing is, he actually played and reviewed P1(7.5ish) and P2(8.5ish).
 
Apparently he forgot:(
Posted by GoldBlaze

Oh, man. I would absolutely love a Persona 3 (FES or Portable) Endurance Run.
 
But, alas, it doesn't look like it'll click with them...

Posted by fillmoejoe

Just like old times.

Posted by endaround

SHHH!  Don't tell Jeff but there is a Chie reference in P3P! 

Posted by Ventilaator

WTF Jeff. If someone had showed you 30 minutes of Persona 4 at some random grinding spot you would have had the exact same reaction of total indifference. Stop making this game look bad.

Posted by mutha3
@endaround said:
" SHHH!  Don't tell Jeff but there is a Chie reference in P3P!  "
And a Mysterious Fox reference!
Posted by FrenchFriedFool

So alright, as someone who's never played Persona 3, but played through all of 4 and has since been interested. Do I buy this version of Persona 3 FES?

Edited by mutha3
@FrenchFriedFool said:

" So alright, as someone who's never played Persona 3, but played through all of 4 and has since been interested. Do I buy this version of Persona 3 FES? "

Depends. Look up the first 30 minutes or so of FES on youtube, and compare it with the P3P intro. 
 
What do you prefer: Better(but, admittedly way easier) gameplay and botched presentation? Or pretty presentation but reallygoddamnbroken gameplay?
 
If the first: P3P. If the latter:FES
Posted by Ramone

We need another endurance run. Maybe not Persona but just another one. PLEEEEEEASE

Posted by Curufinwe
@AuthenticM said:
" Jeff's comments are scaring me. It's like he thinks he won't want to do an Persona 5 Endurance Run once it comes out. Jeff: the story and characters will grow on you if you play through the entire game! Don't let your P4 love stop you from enjoying other games in the series! "
P5 won't be out in Japan till at least 2011, and probably not out in America till 2012.  And then, I doubt the GB guys and Atlus wouldn't want to do an ER starting on the day of release.   And P5 might be a PSP or 3DS game.
 
In other words, it's going to be a loong time till there's another Persona-based ER on Giant Bomb.
Posted by ComradeCrash

Ah! This reminds me that I still have to beat Persona 4!

Edited by OmegaChosen
@mutha3 said:

" @endaround said:

" SHHH!  Don't tell Jeff but there is a Chie reference in P3P!  "
And a Mysterious Fox reference! "
Don't forget about meeting Funky Student! Just how he got so funky is finally answered!
Edited by mutha3
@Curufinwe said:

" @AuthenticM said:

" Jeff's comments are scaring me. It's like he thinks he won't want to do an Persona 5 Endurance Run once it comes out. Jeff: the story and characters will grow on you if you play through the entire game! Don't let your P4 love stop you from enjoying other games in the series! "
P5 won't be out in Japan till at least 2011, and probably not out in America till 2012.  And then, I doubt the GB guys and Atlus wouldn't want to do an ER starting on the day of release.   And P5 might be a PSP or 3DS game.  In other words, it's going to be a loong time till there's another Persona-based ER on Giant Bomb. "
:'( don't jinx it! a US 2011 release is still possible.
 
@OmegaChosen said:
" Don't forget about meeting Funky Student. Just how he got so funky is finally answered! "

Huh? is there actually a Funky student reference? WHEN!?
 
(you're just playing with my heart aren't you?)
Posted by FuzzYLemoN
@Psych0Penguin said:
" Yosuke < Junpei "
Accurate statement.

It's kind of a bummer to hear Jeff be so down on everything. With some time I think they would grow to like P3 just as much as P4. I actually prefer it, personally. ENDURANCE LOOK GO!
Edited by Milkman
@AuthenticM said:

" Jeff's comments are scaring me. It's like he thinks he won't want to do an Persona 5 Endurance Run once it comes out. Jeff: the story and characters will grow on you if you play through the entire game! Don't let your P4 love stop you from enjoying other games in the series! "

Um...I hate to break this to you but I can pretty much guarantee that there definitely never be a Persona 5 Endurance Run.
Posted by fwylo

Holy fuck this is freaky.

Posted by Nobuyuki

GOD YOU GUYS SUCK WHY DIDN'T YOU USE APSARAS I'M NEVER WATCHING THIS AGAIN!
 
(For nostalgia's sake, you see)
 
This video confirms that P3P isn't a great version for a first try.  It's technically P3 but it cuts out a lot of what makes it so charming.  I'm still holding out hope for a VB P3 Fes Endurance Run.

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Edited by trophyhunter

I've played through both and with the exception of mitsuru the P3 cast sucks.

Posted by FuzzYLemoN
Posted by NeoNaoNeo
@Nux: No it isn't. It's not even close.
Posted by sagesebas

The user interface in this game is amazing

Posted by buckybit

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Posted by endaround
Posted by EchosMyron

I remember the jump from P3 to P4 was weird. It didn't take long though before it wasn't weird at all and both games are amazing. The lack of 3D event scenes in p3p is kind of bumming me out, though.

Posted by Crushed
@FuzzYLemoN said:
" Fun fact: The female protagonist shares the same voice actress as Rise from P4. "
And the male protagonist has the same voice actor as Yosuke.
Posted by Sharpshooter

I just know there will be comments that can be boiled down to "New endurance run" for this video.
Posted by Davin

Memories ;__;

Edited by AndrewB

Oh come on... Endurance Run. You know you want to... 
 
I'll pay you the price of the game (which I already own) to do an Endurance Run.
 
And yes, Junpei > Yosuke
 
Edit: the line about the transitions taking long is wrong for one reason: none of that weird audio lag between voices and music happens on my PSP. I also have it installed... so the only variable would be what model PSP they're using for the quicklook (mine is an original 1000) or the video capture device (which wouldn't be the cause for that specific problem).

Posted by Chewii101

Fuck yes. Persona 3 FES was great, hope this is too. And yes "input obligatory Endurance Run demand."

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Posted by MauveForest

Anyone know if this game comes with a soundtrack by chance?

Posted by Coolarman
@Davin said:
" Memories ;__; "
Posted by TwistedGamer

i really hope for a Persona 5 ER

Posted by gakon
@FuzzYLemoN said:
" @Psych0Penguin said:
" Yosuke < Junpei "
Accurate statement.
You can't bro out with Yosuke like you can with Junpei.
Posted by Zeik

 Jeff just immediately dismissing the awesomeness that is Junpei saddens me. C'mon Jeff, you can't hold onto P4 forever. Let it go and embrace new stuff.
 

@Kovski

said:

" So how is P3 holding up on the psp vs P3/FEZ on the ps2? Some small changes, esp how you intereact with characters and the world is something I just can't get used too, not sure if it's for the better or worse. "

I think it holds up pretty well overall. There are times where the lack of animations gets to me and scenes don't always work as well with the changes, but for the most part it works. The new additions like the female scenario mostly make up for that loss. It adds a surprisingly fresh twist to the experience, overall I'm probably enjoying P3P more than FES. (I also played the original P3 btw.)
Posted by metalsnakezero

Pretty good QL but I feel that they didn't do a good job in some places like the real differences between the two genders, showing off new additions like direct command of your team, and the fact that Vinny can't control the camera or hit enemies for shit! Also does Jeff and Vinny have like a short term memory problem because they keep forgetting a lot of simple stuff like what buttons does what or how to do things. 
 
It kinda sucks that Jeff wasn't in to this but that because he is comparing P3 with P4 which is a bad idea to do since both are completely different in style, characters, and setting.

Posted by Junpei

Damnit this makes me want them to just port it to the PS2 or 3. Just what I need, a THIRD version of Persona 3....
Posted by airules

I cant believe no-ones suggested an endurance run of this! 
 
So is the only reason the anime sections were removed was to allow the mc to be female? Seems like an odd decision. Then again they have to trick people into buying this even when they already own FES so they have to come up with some differences. 
Ntl an entertaining QL and one which makes me lament not having a psp and the delay on european release dates!

Posted by Curufinwe
Posted by metalsnakezero
@airules said:
" I cant believe no-ones suggested an endurance run of this!  So is the only reason the anime sections were removed was to allow the mc to be female? Seems like an odd decision. 
Well I think the real reason is that this whole game needs to fit on a UMD so Atlus was limited with what they can put in.