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Persona 3 Reload Review

by Atlus

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Overview

"Persona 3 Reload" is a role-playing video game developed and published by Atlus. It's a remake of the 2006 classic, Persona 3, part of the larger Megami Tensei franchise. The game was released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on February 2, 2024.

Gameplay 8

Based on player feedback, the gameplay of "Persona 3 Reload" is highly appreciated. Players have praised the new ultimate attack system, two Personas from Persona 5, and new activities and side stories. However, some players have expressed disappointment over the removal of the female protagonist option. The game's length, which typically takes more than 130 hours to complete, has been both a point of praise and criticism.

Graphics 9

The graphics of "Persona 3 Reload" have been lauded by players. The character models have been completely remade and voice lines have been rerecorded, injecting new life into the game's cast. However, some players have noted that the character animations feel robotic and stiff.

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Storyline 9

The storyline of "Persona 3 Reload" has been well-received. Players have praised the intricate story and the balance between everyday life and the extraordinary. The game's excellent cast of characters has also been highlighted.

Multiplayer - N/A

As "Persona 3 Reload" is primarily a single-player game, there is no multiplayer aspect to review.

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Issues 7

While "Persona 3 Reload" has been generally well-received, players have noted some issues. The removal of the female protagonist has been a point of contention. Additionally, some players have criticized the game for not including features from FES and Portable.

Conclusion 8

Overall, "Persona 3 Reload" is a highly-polished remake of a classic game. It successfully updates a slightly dated adventure into something that fans new and old won't want to miss. However, it's let down on the whole by a couple of missed opportunities.

Player Quotes

"The battle system is immaculate, and easily the dominant enhancement Reload brings to the table."

"The character models have been completely remade and voice lines have been rerecorded, injecting new life into the game's cast."

"The Persona franchise is known for balancing everyday life with the extra-ordinary, and there’s arguably no better example than Persona 3."

"One head-scratching omission in Persona 3 Reload is the game’s female protagonist."

"With Persona 3 Reload, ATLUS had the tricky job of remaking a game already recognized as a masterpiece among the vast majority of players."

"They will praise how good the game looks and plays but will criticize that the game still doesn't have features from FES and especially Portable."

"I think it really depends on how well Tartarus was designed. If it’s good then 93 but if it’s like the original then 87."

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Please note that this review is based on the feedback and sentiments of players and does not represent the views of all players.