If you’re diving into Persona 3 for the first time, you must have heard that there are multiple versions. Specifically, it has three: Persona 3, Persona 3 FES, and Persona 3 Portable. Since Persona 3 FES is the better version of Persona 3, we will compare that to Persona 3 Portable.
Should I play Persona 3 FES or Persona 3 Portable?
Of the two Persona 3 FES is technically the better version. Aside from the better graphics, since it’s a console version, it’s also the most complete version of Persona 3 that you can play. Meanwhile, Persona 3 Portable was being developed for the PSP, which had very limited hardware. For example, it’s mostly point-and-click (with the exception of dungeons) instead of the usual analogue exploration gameplay. They also cut out a ton of side events in Persona 3 Portable.
However, Persona 3 wearable is the only version of the game that gives you the opportunity to play as female protagonist. And despite sharing the same core storyline, playing as the female protagonist in Persona 3 is a very different experience than the original.
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Is Persona 3 Portable still worth playing?
While Persona 3 FES is the game for the series, if you plan on playing as the female protagonist, you should definitely get Persona 3 Portable. There are a lot of differences between the two routes including but not limited to:
- Romantic options
- social connections
- Companion (You get the only male companion in the series so far, Theo, when playing as the female protagonist)
The female protagonist is not just a female version of Makoto (the male character), she is someone completely unique – especially in her personality. Because of this, interactions and most dialogue are completely different. For example, while Makoto is aloof, Kotone, the female protagonist, is more playful and outgoing.
If you want to follow Persona 3’s story more closely, you can play Persona Q2 for the Nintendo 3DS. Here Atlus reveals that both the male and female protagonists of Persona 3 exist in separate universes.
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