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#2101 creid

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 01:15 AM

It won't really give you all your Persona. You can buy all your old Persona, but the really good ones are going to be too expensive for you to get at the beginning.

#2102 bigl523

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 01:39 AM

Do you think a second playthrough of The Journey would be pretty quick since your Persona would be bad-ass and could tear through everything?


It'll be quicker in the sense that you don't have to level up charm/courage/etc but the poster above is right, you are going to be dead broke and won't be able to afford your badass personae.
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#2103 ChibiJosh

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:46 AM

Just a few days away until the final boss. I got to the top of the tower today, and spent like 3 hours fusing personas. Any recommendations for personas for the final battle? I'm at level 74. I sort of want to get to level 90 to fuse Messiah, but I may be too lazy for that.
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#2104 David Hibiki

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 10:36 AM

Wouldn't say specific persona but make sure you have a primary healer like Yukari, and that your main character can heal when needed and do almighty damage to.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 11:20 AM

No specific Persona. There are 3 things that can make the fight easier though.

1. A Persona with a very high magic attack and all of the abilities to enhance their element. I used Sert(beleive that was the name)which is the ultimate Magician persona and all on his own he had learned several spells to enhance fire. Then I used the spell that did Severe fire damage. I was able to kick the bosses early easy forms ass really fast as a result of this. Her final form takes half damage from all attacks though so thats where the second thing comes in handy.

2. A Persona that can heal the whole party to max. It doesnt matter if you can hit for big numbers when she halfs your damage, the main character also attacks first which WILL save your ass from dying. If you have him healing and Yukari on back up you will have no problems till the final bosses final form pulls out her cheap attacks(and even then if your leveled at all it wont be a problem).

3. A Persona or accesory that resists charm. I only had a problem with it 1 time with her, but her final forms final desperation attack when her life gets low can charm you.

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#2106 Brian9824

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 01:30 PM

I just fused Messiah and Lucifer and used ultimate skill that does 9999 damage, then used SP restoring item and repeated :-)

Took about 10 minutes. It really doesnt take long at all to level in Monad. I believe I had good luck using a Persona with Die for Me and Mudo boost and was able to wipe out most groups instantly. That skill is awesome.

Getting close to end of Fes. Just beat first boss on Final door. Around lvl 80 atm, definitely much harder with not having access to compendium or my cheap ass Persona. Will be fusing Beezelbub soon, just gonna take forevor to transfer all 3 of the Dyne skills to him.

#2107 Brian9824

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:02 PM

Would still be significantly faster as you could afford mid level persona which would speed it up. Also i believe Monad is unlocked from beginning? Not sure though. But if thats the case you could get some money really quickly.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:04 PM

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I brought up the little known Shin Megami Tensei anime that never made it to the US and sadly never got fansubbed as far as i'm aware.

Maybe if we hope really hard they will make a Persona anime.


Heh just saw my old post and wanted to bring this up. I so called this with the Persona 3 anime they made :-)

#2109 bigl523

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 04:22 PM

Would still be significantly faster as you could afford mid level persona which would speed it up. Also i believe Monad is unlocked from beginning? Not sure though. But if thats the case you could get some money really quickly.


Assuming you can actually defeat any of the shadowns in Monad...
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#2110 bigl523

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 04:24 PM

I just fused Messiah and Lucifer and used ultimate skill that does 9999 damage, then used SP restoring item and repeated :-)


Thats the same thing I did. One-shotting bosses is super fun :) After spending over 80 hours I just wanted to finish the damn thing and this is definitely the easiest way to do so.
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#2111 ChibiJosh

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 08:04 AM

I beat it. I feel a somewhat sad and a little confused.
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I fought the boss' final form down to about half its life then used Armageddon to finish it off.

I'm contemplating trying to play through The Answer. I already started it, but after going through the first floor of the dungeon, it seems like it's going to be a pain.
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#2112 creid

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 12:04 PM

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#2113 MSI Magus

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 12:59 PM

I beat it. I feel a somewhat sad and a little confused.

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I fought the boss' final form down to about half its life then used Armageddon to finish it off.

I'm contemplating trying to play through The Answer. I already started it, but after going through the first floor of the dungeon, it seems like it's going to be a pain.


Hehe ya the teacher S.Link was the best. The main character should have tapped it though.

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#2114 Brian9824

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 01:30 PM

Chibi:

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And slight Fes spoiler but its like 2 minutes into FES so it doesn't even count
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I'd really suggest playing FES especially if you want more to the ending. Lengthwise its nowhere near as long. I'm around 35 hours in and almost done. Just beat 2nd boss on 7th set of doors so should be finished soon. I will say the difficulty in FES is higher. Skills like Tetrakarn and Metrakarn for boss fights are absolutely needed now as its very rare to be able to pull off all out attacks on bosses now the way they are set up.

#2115 MSI Magus

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 02:48 PM

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And slight Fes spoiler but its like 2 minutes into FES so it doesn't even count
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I'd really suggest playing FES especially if you want more to the ending. Lengthwise its nowhere near as long. I'm around 35 hours in and almost done. Just beat 2nd boss on 7th set of doors so should be finished soon. I will say the difficulty in FES is higher. Skills like Tetrakarn and Metrakarn for boss fights are absolutely needed now as its very rare to be able to pull off all out attacks on bosses now the way they are set up.


Isnt FES pure dungeon grind though? And doesnt it not let you access your compendium?

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#2116 forgrim

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 02:55 PM

Isnt FES pure dungeon grind though? And doesnt it not let you access your compendium?


yes, you got it perfectly, its a pure dungeon grind and no compendium. I have little motivation to finish it myself, i'm only on door 3, but i'm playing every other week...its just hard to find motivation to do the same thing over and over.
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#2117 ChibiJosh

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 05:39 PM

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#2118 creid

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 06:01 PM

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I meant in the animated part.

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 06:50 PM

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#2120 ChibiJosh

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 12:04 AM

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#2121 sprintsucks5892

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 12:27 AM

Isnt FES pure dungeon grind though? And doesnt it not let you access your compendium?

Yes to both, but really the only difficult part comes from the fact that ALL bosses have either "Evade ___" to their weaknesses. So no matter how prepared you are with Personas, attacks that hit bosses' weaknesses are dodged about 50% of the time.
Getting used to fusing without a compendium isn't as hard as it seems. I was initially scared it would be impossible, but it's not at all.
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#2122 creid

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 11:43 AM

Yes to both, but really the only difficult part comes from the fact that ALL bosses have either "Evade ___" to their weaknesses. So no matter how prepared you are with Personas, attacks that hit bosses' weaknesses are dodged about 50% of the time.
Getting used to fusing without a compendium isn't as hard as it seems. I was initially scared it would be impossible, but it's not at all.

Ditto this. No compendium almost kept me from playing The Answer, but it wasn't nearly the problem I imagined it would be. Just be more careful than you would be in the Journey.

#2123 GenDV138

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:04 AM

Picked up Persona 3 FES today for $15 ($5 Reward Zone cert and $10 off since they didn't have my in-store pickup order ready in time). I'm really loving the game even though I'm not too far and have only done Tartarus twice so far. Hopefully I'll be able to finish it by the time Persona 4 is out!

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:34 AM

Can't help but chuckle when they level up. Especially when Yukari and Ken level up.
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Posted 22 August 2008 - 02:13 AM

I usually hate kids but I liked Ken. He wasn't annoying like most little kid characters in video games. I loved his reason for joining SEES too. MAJOR SPOILERS
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I wish more games had characters and subplots like this.

So I've been struggling to stay interested in FES. It's pretty much all grinding so far and I hate grinding in RPGs. I'm going to try to stick it out just to get to the rest of the story. I'm tempted to watch the ending on youtube and move on to something else.

#2126 Rodimus

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 02:49 AM

I read that the Ken's character was designed to be very mature for his age. That could be why he isn't so annoying. I also hate little annoying kids in RPGs but Ken didn't bother me.

This game doesn't require much grinding, but instead you have to be skilled in Persona development. Bottom line, just try to have a good variety of Persona.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 02:05 PM

So, sometimes I choose to do a social link activity, and there's no character interaction and no chance for me to answer questions or choose actions. Instead, it just says something like "You feel your relationship with <whomever> growing stronger. It could increase soon!" this happens even when I have a persona that matches that social link arcana. For example, I had this happen with Kazushi (Kendo team - Chariot Arcana) on a Friday (so I'm not talking about Sundays).

Is this required as you get to the higher levels for an S link (I was at level 8, trying for 9)? Or does that mean I should have done a different social link that day? It felt like a total waste and missed opportunity to hang out with someone else...

#2128 keithp

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 02:35 PM

So, sometimes I choose to do a social link activity, and there's no character interaction and no chance for me to answer questions or choose actions. Instead, it just says something like "You feel your relationship with <whomever> growing stronger. It could increase soon!" this happens even when I have a persona that matches that social link arcana. For example, I had this happen with Kazushi (Kendo team - Chariot Arcana) on a Friday (so I'm not talking about Sundays).

Is this required as you get to the higher levels for an S link (I was at level 8, trying for 9)? Or does that mean I should have done a different social link that day? It felt like a total waste and missed opportunity to hang out with someone else...


That just means the next time you hang out with him the S. Link will level up. You have to spend so much time with them to get to the next level, and they all do that AFAIK.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 04:03 PM

It's just like any other kind of leveling. The higher up you get, the more it's going to take to get to the next level.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 05:29 PM

Cool, thanks for the info. So it seems like I'm better off getting some of my lower ones up a bit higher before I max out any. That way I'll get more benefit for fusing the various personas as I play.