Persona 3

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SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI:PERSONA 3 is the third video game in the Persona console RPG series.The game has the player take the role of a male high-school student who joins up with other members of SEES(Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad),to attack Shadows and other beings that emerge during the "Dark Hour",a time period between each day which only few humans are aware of.The player uses weapons and magical abilities gained by the use of "Personas" to defeat foes in a turn-based combat system.An iconic feature of the game is the method by which the members of SEES release their Personas: by firing an Evoker,a gun-like object,at their head.In addition to typical RPG elements,the game includes elements of dating simulation games as the player character progresses day by day through a school year,making friends and relationships that improve the strength of his Personas in battle.Persona 3 combines elements of standard console role-playing games and dating sims.The game takes place over the course of a Japanese school year.Each day goes by broken up into several periods such as "Morning","Afternoon" and "Evening",with the Main Character going to school and then participating in selected activities during free time.The player may opt to use the free time activities to buy equipment and items at stores,talk to other non-playable characters or spend the remainder of the free time either to build a Social Link or to improve the Main Character's attributes,such as by gaining courage by singing karaoke.The North American version of Persona 3 contains the aforementioned art book,along with a soundtrack CD...