Release Date: 4/22/2008 Category: RPG Number of Players: 1 Manufacturer: Atlus Software UPC: 730865530267
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES : PlayStation 2 Description
Expanded Description The occult-themed Persona series makes its PlayStation 2 debut with a distinctive visual style that closely mirrors Japanese anime. Once again the setting is high school, where a group of special teenagers band together to fight enemies after hours by tapping into the demon personas lurking within. Parties of up to four can freely explore their 3D environment, but only one, the lead protagonist, is controllable during combat. Battles are initiated by approaching the onscreen enemies, with turn-based attacks involving swords, bows, and personas available to eliminate the opposition.
Each enemy type has a particular weakness against certain elements, and players will be able to outfit their character with more powerful weapons and persona types by collecting cards at the end of each battle. Persona 3 features a day-night cycle that has players focusing on building relationships with fellow classmates and tending to schedules or hobbies during the day, while exploring an alternate dimension at night. Each visit to this dimensional portal offers hundreds of randomly generated floors, but players have a limited amount of time to explore them before having to return to their academic studies.
"FES" is meant to indicate "Festival," according to translations of comments made by director Katsura Hashino. Released in North America about eight months after the original, the "FES" edition of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 includes an enhanced version of the original game along with expansion pack material that adds a new episode, boasting 30 more hours of role-playing adventure complete with its own story, cut-scenes, and musical score.
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Game Special Features
Includes the original Persona 3 with added content
Features new Personas, events, and a hard play mode
Experience an all-new chapter entitled "The Answer," offering an estimated 30+ hours of play
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
ControlInstruction CONTROLS: FIELD/TARTARUS CONTROLS; Left Analog Stick or D-Pad = move character; Right Analog Stick = rotate camera; L1 or L2 Button = rotate camera left; R1 or R2 Button = rotate camera right; Circle Button = move camera behing character; X Button = examine, talk, confirm, use weapon; Triangle Button = open the command menu; Square Button = give a command; BATTLE/COMMAND MENU CONTROLS; Left Analog Stick or D-Pad = move cursor, change commands; L1 Button = analyze an enemy; R1 Button = confirm order of action; Circle Button = cancel selection, cancel auto battle; X Button = confirm; Triangle Button = toggle rush on or off (auto battle); Square Button = standby