Hiya. phoenixdaughterAM here. And while I do enjoy the Persona series, I figured I should start again on my Let's Play's with a different game. Yes, I do plan on eventually getting beyond Persona at some point but...right now, with a hostile environment at home, I don't plan on making more progress. Therefore, let's get into my personal favorite game of not just the series, but all time...
Persona 3 Portable is the remake of the original Persona 3 for the Play Station Portable. Some things were lost in this translation, such as 3D graphics for the main world and cutscenes. However, the tradeoff is a new Female Protagonist for the game. She mostly exists to easily bring about the improvements to the system to the Social Links that Persona 4 gave, such as all team members being links and the optional romancing of them. A combat “improvement” was also made in that the characters can be controlled by the player optionally. Personally I didn't have too much problem with the AI (expect for Mitsuru Mind Charging) but...it does work well on saving MP and I am a conservative type of person.
Our protagonist is going to be Female on Easy difficulty. (Still a wuss here) I plan on doing a New Game Plus of the Male afterward in a different liveblog after this. There are going to be some small help here. I shall consult a guide for fusion and other requests but otherwise, this shall be a clear playthrough by me. Also to note that, similar to Pulse's LP of Persona 4, this shall be written in first person perspective. I do dabble in fics on occasion and I did always want a long playthrough-ish one, I just never had the ambition too. Also note, I do have a love interest in mind here and for those of you who know my shipping preferences, you already know it. Don't spoil it for those that don't know.
So with all of the intro's out of the way, let's begin Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable!