Azusa Kido who was responsible for the fusion system in P3/P4, joins the direction team in P3P and goes over a long list of the new and improved features in this port.
- Skill Cards
Can be obtained from Personas, exchanged at the Antique Shop, bought over the TV or even cloned at the temple to allow Personas to inherit new skills. This allows players to customise Personas further than before and makes fusion a simpler process for beginners.
- More Voice Acting
Instead of simple greetings, the voice acting will cover more dialogue – Mainly focusing on S. Links that have reached rank 10 status to make the game even more memorable.
- Command to Escape
You can give out commands directly during battle and can tell them to escape.
You and your party members now only get tired the following day after a good night’s fight making it easier to plan when to go exploring. You can also visit the Healing Shop to heal up tired members to “normal” status while normal status members will get “best condition”. There will even be an item at the school shop “Tsukare Trail” for healing up.
- Dialogue Changes in Dungeon
You can talk with your party members while exploring Tartarus and the dialogue changes depending on their status and what equipment they’re using and wearing.
- Calendar Reminders
The calendar has been moved from the main menu to your room allowing you to see past S. Link events such as when there was a rank up or when you were invited out so that anyone who stopped playing for a while, won’t forget what they did.
- New Save Point
You can now save in the classroom and the saved file has some new added info to it such as how long you’ve been playing the game.
- Late Night Freedom
During “late night” you could only choose to sleep or study but now you can also choose to leave your room and go out too if you wanted to.
Liking the changes so far but cloning skill cards… Wonder if that means people can spam moves. There will probably be a limit as to how many times you can visit the shrine to clone.
Would be great if the calendar lets you review past scenes and dialogue too!