Persona 3 Reload: Changes - All Differences Compared to Persona 3 | Push Square
12.02.2024 - 23:56
What's new in Persona 3 Reload? A PS5 and PS4 remake of the original Persona 3 — a 2006 PS2 game — Reload retains the core structure and story of the title that it's based upon. However, this is also a complete rebuild in terms of visuals, and it hides many, many gameplay-related changes beneath its shiny Unreal Engine surface.
In this Persona 3 Reload guide, we're going to break down all of the differences between the remake and the original Persona 3 that we're aware of, having completed the game.
Please note that while this guide does not contain story spoilers, it does cover new content.
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Below is a list of all the new and adjusted stuff in Persona 3 Reload. We've split things up into categories for easier reading.
Persona 3 Reload tells the same story as the original Persona 3, although it does expand on things, especially with regards to characters who didn't get much screentime in the PS2 release.
Persona 3 Reload makes fairly significant changes to the turn-based combat system found in the original game. Overall, the retuned system is much more in-line with Persona 5 Royal.
Persona 3 Reload doesn't make huge changes to its persona roster or how fusion works, but there are still some adjustments that are worth outlining.
Tartarus, the procedurally generated dungeon that's central to Persona 3's gameplay loop, has been added to in a number of ways in Reload.
Persona 3 Reload makes numerous adjustments to how daily life unfolds, as the main character attends school and explores Tatsumi Port Island during the day and at night.
Although Persona 3 Reload doesn't change the way Social Links work, it does introduce a range of additional scenarios and events.
Just like in the original game, you can choose to enter a romantic relationship with a number of female characters through their Social Link. However, Reload adjusts the system quite significantly.
Persona 3 Reload has been completely remade in Unreal Engine.
Persona 3 Reload uses the same fundamental soundtrack as the original game, but key changes have been made to both the music and the voicework.
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Robert's been a dedicated PlayStation fan since the days of Tekken 2, and he still loves a good dust up. When he's not practising combos, he's usually getting lost in the latest 100-hour RPG, or, y'know, replaying The Witcher 3.
I like the amount of changes, apparently it also supports ray tracing according to digital foundry. Only have ever played P3 portable way back on PSP.