It should come as no surprise that the soundtrack is still brilliant, especially with the new female protagonist tracks that Portable brings. Shoji Meguro proving his music passes the time test.
It’s a shinier version of Persona 3 Portable. No new textures or asset packs, just a slightly more presentable version of the 2009 title.
Do we miss FES’ 3D navigation? Yes. Do we mind the new UI and interface? Not really. Is Persona 3 Portable the best version? Probably not. It’s still good, though, and if you’ve played Persona 4 Golden/Persona 5 Royal, it won’t take you long to get into the game.
The reworked Social Links for the female protagonist’s campaign truly allow Persona 3 Portable to shine. Come for the story, stay for the characters and the music. Sure, Tartarus is a bit of a grind, but the story payoffs are almost worth the trouble.
Multiple playthroughs, battles with the hardest bosses, plenty of grinding. It depends on how much you like those aforementioned types of achievements as to whether you’ll like this list. Considering the game is pretty gripping, we don’t actually mind it.