It's been over 80 hours in the making, but I've finally completed The Journey in Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES. What a wild ride, I must say. While I wasn't blown away by the battle system, I did like its fluidity. It wasn't too complex, and in some regards, it reminded me of Pokemon. You can only hold a certain number of Personas, each with up to eight moves each, so it felt familiar and new all at once. The storyline, quite honestly, didn't feel too fresh to me. However, the characters really impressed me. Each had their own stories, personalities, and abilities throughout The Journey. Many of the Personas themselves were remarkably unique as well, and had plenty of unique properties to mix, match, and manipulate into something truly powerful. There's a ton of versatility in the Persona system and finding out what Persona is best for battle is fun on its own.
My review for Persona 3 FES will in the composition phase after I complete The Answer, which will take approximately 30 hours to complete.
Next up, the PSP Go! Now, I have a PSP, but I rarely play it. The two games that I have for the system are Sonic Rivals and Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness. With the PSP Go!, however, I'm very intrigued in the 16 GB of memory and the ability to save games to the PSP's memory instead of on UMD. Though the design is a bit cumbersome-looking, I do like the way that Sony has implemented such technology into the handheld. What really matters, however, are the games, which Sony has definitely shifted into high gear in producing. The idea of putting Little Big Planet onto a portable game system is a great way to go, as is presenting a new Metal Gear game. Sony has a ton of catchup to do versus the Nintendo DS system family, but I did find the PSP Go! to be pushing handheld entertainment in a great new direction, especially compared to the Nintendo DSi, which isn't really that impressive in my eyes. All in all, I'll have to see more from Sony to constitute my purchase of the PSP Go!, but at this point, it's looking very promising.
With E3 over with, I can finally return to full-attention gaming. Along with the rest of Persona 3 FES, I have some more games that I need to check out. I was able to pick up Guitar Hero II for cheap, along with Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy and Final Fantasy Tactics A2. I want to be able to play through the first Jak game before I move onto Jak II, which I also picked up for cheap. I'm also interested in both Prince of Persia for the 360, and Excitebots: Trick Racing. I'll be sure to check those out too.
Hopefully everyone enjoyed E3 in one way or another, and happy gaming!