Release Date: April 22, 2008 (Original); April 10, 2012 (PlayStation Network Re-release)
Developed & Published by: Atlus
Platforms: PS2, PSP, PS3 (PlayStation Network Download)
Score: The Journey: ; The Answer:
Persona 3 FES is an expanded version of 2007’s hit Persona 3, providing players an enhanced main story (The Journey) while including a brand new epilogue campaign (The Answer.) Now–I will say this right of the bat: Persona 3 FES is one of the greatest RPGs of all time. The narrative is a masterfully written tale of triumph and sorrow, and the gameplay withstands repetition wonderfully while remaining fun.
In Persona 3, you play as a transfer student to Gekkoukan High School. A few days after this student’s arrival, he awakens his Persona, a power that allows him to summon a powerful manifestation of his personality to fight for him. He is unique, though, in that he has the ability to hold and manifest multiple Personas at one time. After awakening his power, the Protagonist joins SEES, a secret group composed of various tragically hip students from Gekkoukan High who can also summon Personas. He then learns about the Dark Hour, a period of time that occurs every night, hidden from most people.