Persona 3 vs Persona 4 (Spoilers and Poll)

#1sesshomaru_55Posted 11/15/2012 10:52:35 PM
Persona 3 or Persona 4, which is better? - Results (187 votes)
Persona 3
28.88% (54 votes)
54
Persona 4
64.17% (120 votes)
120
Halo 4
6.95% (13 votes)
13
This poll is now closed.
A lot of people say P3 is better than P4. At first I thought the only reason I disagree is because I played Persona 4 first, but over the past 4 years I've been really thinking about it.

Persona 3 vs Persona 4 - My opinions
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Persona 3 and Persona 4 both are pretty dark, the differences being that Persona 4 hides the dark atmosphere of the game for the most part, where Persona 3 doesn't hide it at all. So this one is opinion based, I personally enjoy having it hidden to come out and shock you.

In Persona 3, you can't miss anything, if you play it you're going to go straight to the final boss no problem. In Persona 4, you can get a trick ending twice in a row and not even know it!

The characters Persona awakenings, in Persona 3 every member of your team just magically joins out of nowhere and can use their Persona. In Persona 4 you really got to work for it, and everyone earns their Personas.

Main Characters - I felt that Persona 3's main character had too much back story for the game, how are we supposed to connect with a character if hes got his own stuff going on that we can't even compare to? Persona 4's MC is just a normal kid who's visiting for a school year, no special background at all except for the fact that he's related to Dojima and Nanako.

Final Bosses - Izanami sure surprised the hell out of me, but it wasn't as challenging as fighting Nyx 13 damn times. I'll give Persona 3 that. (I'm not a big grinder)
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#2SmashStrikePosted 11/15/2012 10:54:37 PM
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#3KADFCPosted 11/15/2012 11:04:49 PM
You're asking on the P4 board. Yeah, there's no bias whatsoever.

As for your argument, "better?" Better in terms of? Story? Gameplay?

From a general perspective, it would be asking, what is better, Light or Dark? P4 = Light; P3 = Dark

Sure, P4 has some dark side, but you have to admit, there's way more light heart'd moments that dark ones. P3 has some light hearted moment, but only a handful. Just about every event in P3 occurs in the night. The ending wasn't as "cheerful" as P4's, no matter how you played the game.
#4peter_888Posted 11/15/2012 11:16:03 PM
ehh I wouldn't really say P4 story was particularly dark.
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#5SicianPosted 11/15/2012 11:53:24 PM
P4 is about as dark as a sunflower.
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#6soft-kittyPosted 11/16/2012 1:11:02 AM
This is a Persona 4 board, so you can probably expect people to choose P4. It is a great game for sure. I personally liked Persona 3 better though.. The darkness of the game makes it kind of bittersweet. I felt for the characters, which is something that rarely happened as I played P4.
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#7SevynePosted 11/16/2012 1:34:58 AM
peter_888 posted...
ehh I wouldn't really say P4 story was particularly dark.


You clearly didn't pay attention to what the game is really about then. Aesthetically the game was not dark, but thematically it definitely was.
#8PsychoDantisPosted 11/16/2012 4:02:39 AM
SmashStrike posted...
http://my.ddo.com/rdasca/wp-content/blogs.dir/30679/files/stuff/239-oh-look-its-this-thread-again.jpg


Man, imagine if Soejima was the art director for Pokemon.

It'd look, like, a million times better.
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#9Lelouch71Posted 11/16/2012 10:46:12 AM
What an original thread...

Persona 3 and Persona 4 both are pretty dark


Um...no they aren't. There are darker jrpgs out there. They aren't even dark by megaten standards. They are rated G movies in comparison to some of the other megaten titles. P3 has a more darker setting and more serious story, but it's not really that darker. P4 doesn't even take itself seriously. The murder mystery is bit of a joke.
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#10BuddhHA0991Posted 11/16/2012 11:08:07 AM(edited)
Persona 2