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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (PSP)

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (PSP)
alaScore 90

26 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (PSP). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (PSP) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Lark Anderson (gamespot.co.uk)

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

 

This decidedly old-school role-playing game got a fresh coat of paint but not the complete overhaul it needed.

Intriguing story with two distinct paths to follow ; New, more authentic localization

Tedious combat ; Boring, ugly environments ; Absurdly high random-encounter rate

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Jason "Gambus Kahn" Gambrel (ztgamedomain.com)

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

 

Hell hath no fury like after-school detention. The PSP is one of the greatest handheld gaming consoles to ever grace a glass container at a local Wal-mart, however one of...

Great graphic and art design ; Masterful soundtrack ; Enjoyable battle system ; Incredible story and characters

Battles can be a bit slow ; J-Pop and jazz are not for everyone ; Can be very difficult at times

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Sam Bishop (videogames.yahoo.com)

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

 

Atlus' cult classic revival is one part update, one part repair, all parts old-school fun.

Easily, the best version the States have seen of the classic, but one really does need to head into things realizing this is the original game with a fresh coat of paint rather than a complete overhaul of the innards. The changes are welcome, certainly...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Joshua Mayfield (talkingaboutgames.com)

Review: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

 

Atlus has a well deserved reputation for "giving the fans what they want" when it comes to their titles. Back in the PSOne days, when the JRPG market here in the States was in its nascent form (known as the pre-FF7 days), Atlus introduced us to the...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Dan Gillman (mygamer.com)

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona on PSP

 

Aged Better Than Most

This is the first game in the series, originally released in 1996, and now getting some much needed love on the PSP

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Aileen Coe (diehardgamefan.com)

Review: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (Sony PSP)

 

For those of you who reviled the translation in the PSX version, it should warm your hearts to know that a completely new translation was done for this game. It takes less liberties with the source material, namely no longer pretending that the game is...

If you didn’t get the chance to play Revelations: Persona when it first hit US shores, this would be the version to pick up. Even those who did play the PSX version may still find it worthwhile to pick up this version, even if only for the chance to...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Marko Djordjevic (finalkross) (gamefocus.ca)

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

 

When it comes to Japanese Role Playing Games in North America there are two groups: Square-Enix games and the rest. Atlus has recently pushed for a third group thanks in part to the recent success of their Shin Megami Tensei series of games, more...

Original Japanese version finally brought to North America; including a key sub-plot that was removed back in 1996 ; Nice story ; Characters actually feel like real high-school students ; A large array of different Persona to collect

While the combat system is interesting, it has too many variables to truly enjoy ; 1st Person perspective feels out of place ; High frequency of random battles ; Although updated, the graphics still don't look particularly special ; Very repetitive...

I had so many mixed emotions playing through SMT: Persona. At times, the story kept me wanting more but the tedious combat, annoying first person perspective and high amount of random battles made me literally drop my PSP in disgust. If this is your...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Adam Woolcott (gamingtarget.com)

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

 

After the huge success of Persona 3 and Persona 4, Atlus has revisited the origins of the series on the PSP with a remake of the first Persona game.

Even remade and remastered for 2009, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona is old. It comes from a different time, and a different era, and Atlus doesn't even try to hide it. If the more modern Japanese RPG is your thing, you probably won't be into this game. If...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Reiner (gameinformer.com)

Dead Space: Extraction

 

The horror of being hunted in the vacuum of space never quite takes grip in Dead Space: Extraction, a Wii-exclusive prequel to the exceptional Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 space drama. Whether that’s due to the perspective switch from third- to...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Lark Anderson (au.gamespot.com)

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

 

This decidedly old-school role-playing game got a fresh coat of paint but not the complete overhaul it needed.

Intriguing story with two distinct paths to follow ; New, more authentic localization

Tedious combat ; Boring, ugly environments ; Absurdly high random-encounter rate

Sep, 2009