History Videogame / Persona3

13th Feb '16 8:54:33 AM GrammarNavi
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''Persona 3'' is a {{Playstation 2}} Creator/{{Atlus}}-developed {{JRPG}} {{Spinoff}} of their popular ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series, and third[[labelnote:*]]technically fourth, if you count [[VideoGame/{{Persona2}} Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment]] as two entries[[/labelnote]] in the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' sub-series.
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''Persona 3'' is a {{Playstation 2}} UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 Creator/{{Atlus}}-developed {{JRPG}} {{Spinoff}} of their popular ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series, and third[[labelnote:*]]technically fourth, if you count [[VideoGame/{{Persona2}} Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment]] as two entries[[/labelnote]] in the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' sub-series.

* ''Persona 3 FES'': An UpdatedRerelease that included an [[NintendoHard extremely]] [[ThatOneBoss difficult]] [[PlayableEpilogue epilogue chapter]] called "The Answer," more Personas, additional story events in the game, and a Hard Mode. [[http://www.siliconera.com/2012/04/05/persona-3-fes-is-coming-to-psn-as-a-ps2-classic-next-week/ This version has since been rereleased]] on the PlaystationNetwork as a [=PS2=] Classic.
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* ''Persona 3 FES'': An UpdatedRerelease that included an [[NintendoHard extremely]] [[ThatOneBoss difficult]] [[PlayableEpilogue epilogue chapter]] called "The Answer," more Personas, additional story events in the game, and a Hard Mode. [[http://www.siliconera.com/2012/04/05/persona-3-fes-is-coming-to-psn-as-a-ps2-classic-next-week/ This version has since been rereleased]] on the PlaystationNetwork UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork as a [=PS2=] Classic.

* ForWantOfANail: The Playstation Portable version flirts with what would have happened had the main character been female instead of male. Of course, [[spoiler:the [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot only thing she manages to do differently]] is indirectly save Shinjiro's life. Even then, he doesn't rejoin because he's in a coma for the rest of the game]].
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* ForWantOfANail: The Playstation Portable [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable PSP]] version flirts with what would have happened had the main character been female instead of male. Of course, [[spoiler:the [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot only thing she manages to do differently]] is indirectly save Shinjiro's life. Even then, he doesn't rejoin because he's in a coma for the rest of the game]].

** The male protagonist can use any weapon type, but he usually prefers one-handed swords, unsurprisingly. He's locked into that option for the PlayStation Portable version of the game.
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** The male protagonist can use any weapon type, but he usually prefers one-handed swords, unsurprisingly. He's locked into that option for the PlayStation Portable PSP version of the game.
3rd Feb '16 12:07:00 PM SpectralTime
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: [[spoiler: Shinjiro and Junpei]] take gunshots that are life-threatening in cutscenes. In battle, they're merely annoying. ** Junpei, in an UnstoppableRage, blasts [[spoiler: Jin and Takaya]] off their feet with a burst of fire and is implied to have wounded them. When you actually fight [[spoiler: Jin]] later, he's immune to fire. ** Chidori's HealingFactor is repeatedly mentioned and is a factor in gampelay; however, other characters have Personas with healing magic and that healing magic is never used to actually heal anyone who could stand to use it. An early example is Akihiko's bruised rib, which keeps him from joining your party until a month or two into the game. *** Chidori's skill is "Regenerate" rather than any of the healing spells, which may explain the discrepancy. Akihiko's injury is implied to have occurred ''before'' he arrived at the dorm and possibly outside of a proper battle. The game allows you to use Dia and other healing spells while inside Tartarus, but it's specifically stated that Dia's efficacy is reduced by half when a character is "sick," making it useless against something like the flu or a sprained ankle. (This also raises the question of just how the hell Dia and its spell school ''work'' exactly, but.)
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: [[spoiler: Shinjiro and Junpei]] take gunshots that are life-threatening in cutscenes. cutscenes, [[spoiler: and the former actually dies from it]]. In battle, they're merely annoying. ** Junpei, in an UnstoppableRage, blasts [[spoiler: Jin and Takaya]] off their feet with a burst of fire and is implied to have wounded them. When you actually fight [[spoiler: Jin]] later, he's immune to fire. ** annoying. Chidori's HealingFactor is repeatedly mentioned and is a factor in gampelay; gameplay; however, other characters have Personas with healing magic and that healing magic is never used to actually [[MundaneUtility heal anyone who could stand to use it. it outside of a battle]], [[spoiler: including a bleeding-out Shinjiro]]. An early example is Akihiko's bruised rib, which keeps him from joining your party until a month or two into the game. *** Chidori's skill is "Regenerate" rather than any of the healing spells, which may explain the discrepancy. Akihiko's injury is implied to have occurred ''before'' he arrived at the dorm and possibly outside of a proper battle. The game allows you to use Dia and other healing spells while inside Tartarus, but it's specifically stated that Dia's efficacy is reduced by half when a character is "sick," making it useless against something like the flu or a sprained ankle. (This also raises the question of just how the hell Dia and its spell school ''work'' exactly, but.)game.
31st Jan '16 5:36:43 PM KingZeal
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* TransgenderFetishization: During the BeachEpisode where the guys go out and try to pick up a girl, they find a girl that's interested in them only to discover that she is transgender/crossdressing. The scene is PlayedForLaughs and is one of the few examples of aa girl who is aggressively pursuing sex.
29th Jan '16 5:57:12 AM TylerL320
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* SpeakIllOfTheDead: After [[spoiler:one of your TrueCompanions dies]], the school holds a memorial service. During this, you overhear some of the students talking shit about the recently deceased, and can choose to confront them.
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* SpeakIllOfTheDead: After [[spoiler:one of your TrueCompanions dies]], the school holds a memorial service. During this, you overhear some of the students talking shit about the recently deceased, and can choose to confront them. Junpei will no matter what.

* SpoilerOpening: [[spoiler: If you pay close attention to the words that flash up on the screen during the opening, you'll realize that the main character dies at the end of the game.]] In addition, there is a fair bit of {{Foreshadowing}} of the connection between [[spoiler: the protagonist, Pharos and Ryoji,]] and the FES opening also reveals some of the TournamentArc of The Answer. ** The theme song lyrics also hint at [[spoiler: the main character's death, with references to a "ticking clock."]] ** The opening animation also includes an image of [[spoiler:Shinjiro's death.]]
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* SpoilerOpening: [[spoiler: If you pay close attention to the SpoilerOpening: ** [[spoiler:The words that flash up on the screen during the opening, you'll realize opening heavily imply that the main character dies at will die by the end of the game.]] In addition, there is a fair bit of {{Foreshadowing}} of the connection between [[spoiler: the protagonist, Pharos and Ryoji,]] Ryoji, shows some vague imagery of Shinjiro's and Ikutski's deaths]], and the FES opening also reveals some lyrics of the TournamentArc of The Answer. ** The theme song lyrics also hint at [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the main character's death, with references to a "ticking clock."]] clock"]]. ** The opening animation also includes an image of [[spoiler:Shinjiro's death.]]''FES'' shows some sequences of the TournamentArc of ''The Answer'', and [[spoiler:the very last shot of the opening is the protagonist activating the Great Seal at the end of the game]].

** TrailersAlwaysSpoil: To keep up with this reputation, the ''date and season'' of the first movie are spoilers in their own context. [[spoiler: 11/23 comes after a series of {{Wham Episode}}s in the game, and "Fall" means Nyx.]]

** Early in the game, Aigis -- for reasons she doesn't fully understand herself -- seems to have an obsession with the main character, taking it to the point that she actually ''breaks into his dorm room'' to monitor him. [[spoiler:We later find out that it's because ten years ago she [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]] the CosmicHorror's herald [[BarrierMaiden inside his body]]. Her memories of the event were corrupted, which is why she can't explain her desire to be near him.]] Eventually, it winds up being played completely straight. ** There's also an entertaining mini-saga that unfolds between two [=NPCs=]: at the start of the year, a girl is stalking a guy she has a massive crush on and slowly becomes repulsed by him. But while she's doing this, he's slowly falling in love with her. Within a month or two, ''he's'' the one stalking ''her''. He finally asks her out at the end, gets turned down, and in the epilogue she's back to stalking him while he's disinterested.
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** Early in the game, Aigis -- for reasons she doesn't fully understand herself -- seems to have an obsession with the main character, taking it to the point that she actually ''breaks into his dorm room'' to monitor him. [[spoiler:We later find out that it's because ten years ago she [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]] the CosmicHorror's herald [[BarrierMaiden inside his body]]. Her memories of the event were corrupted, which is why she can't explain her desire to be near him.]] Eventually, it winds up being played completely straight. him]]. ** There's also an entertaining mini-saga that unfolds between two [=NPCs=]: at the start of the year, a girl is stalking a guy she has a massive crush on and slowly becomes repulsed by him. But while she's doing this, he's slowly falling in love with her. Within a month or two, ''he's'' the one stalking ''her''. He finally asks her out at the end, gets turned down, and in the epilogue she's back to stalking him while he's disinterested.
20th Jan '16 7:42:23 AM TylerL320
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* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Shinjiro Aragaki, Shuji Ikutsuki, Takeharu Kirijo, Jin Shirato, Chidori Yoshino, Ryoji Mochizuki, and the protagonist all die by the end of the game.]] Although if you [[GuideDangIt do certain things right on certain days]] in FES and Portable, [[spoiler: Chidori will come back to life (although this is proven non-canon by ''The Answer'') and it's possible to save Shinji in [=P3P=] when playing as the female character.]]
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* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Shinjiro Aragaki, Shuji Ikutsuki, Takeharu Kirijo, Jin Shirato, Chidori Yoshino, Ryoji Mochizuki, and the protagonist all die by the end of the game.]] Although if you [[GuideDangIt do certain game, and it's also heavily implied Takaya Sakaki dies off-screen]]. If the correct things right on certain days]] are done in FES ''FES'' and Portable, ''Portable'', [[spoiler: Chidori will come back to life (although this is proven non-canon by ''The Answer'') and it's possible to save Shinji in [=P3P=] when playing as the female character.]]
19th Jan '16 11:32:21 AM Willbyr
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** Possibly unintentional, but the hair decorations also coincide with Persona 3 Portable being released in Japan 22 years after the original [[ShinMegamiTensei MegaTen]] title.
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** Possibly unintentional, but the hair decorations also coincide with Persona 3 Portable being released in Japan 22 years after the original [[ShinMegamiTensei MegaTen]] [=MegaTen=] title.

** Averted, as per MegaTen fare; though some enemies (and all bosses) are immune or resistant to some, bad status effect skills and instant death spells are completely viable. A VERY lethal combination is a Fear inducing skill followed by [[HellIsThatNoise Ghastly Wail]], which will NEVER miss. Ever. Bonus points if you first use a skill that increases suceptibility to status effects. This makes boss encounters like Fortune & Strength even more [[AnticlimaxBoss anticlimax than they already are...]]
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** Averted, as per MegaTen [=MegaTen=] fare; though some enemies (and all bosses) are immune or resistant to some, bad status effect skills and instant death spells are completely viable. A VERY lethal combination is a Fear inducing skill followed by [[HellIsThatNoise Ghastly Wail]], which will NEVER miss. Ever. Bonus points if you first use a skill that increases suceptibility to status effects. This makes boss encounters like Fortune & Strength even more [[AnticlimaxBoss anticlimax than they already are...]]
17th Jan '16 6:16:38 PM theknack101
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You don't actually fight the Magician. It gets torn apart in an animated cutscene, so Taste of Power doesn't apply either since you don't actually get to use Thanatos yourself.
* WarmupBoss: Arcana Magician, which simply looks the same as other generic Shadows (a blob with hands and a mask); it merely has ''more'' hands and masks. You get ATasteOfPower when Orpheus briefly becomes Thanatos and shreds it effortlessly.
17th Jan '16 6:13:28 PM theknack101
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** Though its played with a bit in that they aren't all best friends with each other. The second years and the third years of the group tend to keep to themselves most of the time and they do fight a fair amount as tension rises. And [[spoiler:aside from Yukari and Mitsuru, it seems none of them become best friends by the end.]] That said, on a professional level they trust each other completely by the end of the game.
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** Though its played with a bit in that unlike the ''Persona4'' cast, they aren't all best friends with each other. The second years and the third years of the group tend to keep to themselves most of the time and they do fight a fair amount as tension rises. And [[spoiler:aside from Yukari and Mitsuru, it seems none of them become best friends by the end.]] That said, on a professional level they trust each other completely by the end of the game.
17th Jan '16 6:12:22 PM theknack101
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** Though its played with a bit in that they aren't all best friends with each other. The second years and the third years of the group tend to keep to themselves most of the time and they do fight a fair amount as tension rises. And [[spoiler:aside from Yukari and Mitsuru, it seems none of them become best friends by the end.]] That said, on a professional level they trust each other completely by the end of the game.
17th Jan '16 4:24:59 PM QueenBEAUTY
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** In the battle with [[spoiler: Nyx Avatar]], she will cast a reflect spell that will instantly kill any party member that uses non-elemental attacks. [[LampshadeHanging Fuuka herself recommends ordering the party to halt]].
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** In the battle with [[spoiler: Nyx Avatar]], she will cast a reflect spell that will instantly kill any party member that uses non-elemental attacks. [[LampshadeHanging Fuuka herself recommends ordering the party to halt]].halt]]. * AscendedExtra: A variation in the ''Portable'' re-release, in that the female protagonist has Social Links with every member of SEES along with the plot-important Ryoji Mochizuki, whereas the male protagonist only has links with SEES' female members (and Aigis isn't even one of them in the original release of the game). As a result, CharacterDevelopment for the guys is mostly seen or influenced by other characters, [[spoiler:with Shinjiro in particular bordering on a SatelliteCharacter because he's only in your party for one in-game month before getting KilledOffForReal.]] ** The additional "date" requests also lets the player see more of Elizabeth in the FES re-release.
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