doesnt work on gen-3
works sexy on 5.50 GEN-D3
You star as a silent protagonist (male or female) who has recently transferred to a new school; Gekkokaun High. As one would guess, complications ensue. The protagonist quickly discovers the “Dark Hour”, a hidden hour that occurs on a daily basis every midnight. During this time, people are transmogrified into coffins and monsters known as “shadows” roam about. The only ones who aren't transmogrified are the individuals who hold the power to combat the shadows; this power allows one to summon a manifestation of their psyche, known as “Persona”. Naturally, you happen to be one of those individuals. You are swiftly inducted into the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad - S.E.E.S. for short. The S.E.E.S. consist of Persona-users (who all live in the same dorm as you) who actively battle the shadows. The game introduces you to Tartarus: Gekkokaun High, which turns into a monolithic tower filled with shadows during the Dark Hour. Your goal? Climb it, obviously. Unfortunately, this premise constitutes for the majority of the first half of the game's plot, and you may find the whole affair pretty bland. Rest assured, though, it picks up during the second half. Basically, Persona 3 divides itself into two wholly different, yet equally fulfilling parts. During the day, you live the life of an average high school student: attend classes, take tests, eat ramen, sing karaoke, form friendships, etc. That last one is quite important – forming friendships with your peers establishes “Social Links” with them. The closer you become to someone, the higher you raise their Social Link. In turn, this grants your personas power. Being social is critical to surviving Persona 3's other half, which is more of a traditional dungeon crawling, monster-battling experience. During the night, you are able to visit Tartarus with your group of Persona-users. As mentioned before, Tartarus is a very tall tower, and your single-minded goal is to reach the top. Every floor of the tower is randomly generated each time you visit it, with shadows roaming the halls. When you come into contact with a shadow – either by you hitting it, or it hitting you – you enter a battle. Battles are turned based, and the main gameplay revolves around exploiting your enemies' weaknesses. Enemy weak to fire? Hit it with a fire spell, knock it down, and get an extra turn. After knocking all enemies down, you are able to execute an All Out Attack, which deals severe damage to each enemy. Battles are quick, strategic, and enjoyable. One of the biggest changes from the original Persona 3 is that you are now able to directly control your allies.