Persona 3 Portable Cheats and Tips
Tip 1: Use Your Items
Are you the kind of player that likes to horde your items away, saving them for a rainy day? Does that rainy day ever come? If this sounds like you, then you’re just like the rest of the JRPG playing fanbase. We’re here to tell you that, more than most other games, you really should use your items as much as possible in Persona 3. Tartarus, being a randomly generated dungeon, allows you to gather items by the bucket load. Floors replete with treasure chests, rare enemy spawns and shuffle time opportunities are likely to keep your coffers full of powerful consumables, so why not make use of them as much as you can?
Tip 2: Keep Fusing
This is a tip that is almost universally useful within the Persona games, and indeed the Shin Megami Tensei series as a whole: Never stop fusing new Personas. In many ways, it’s possible to treat these games a bit like a Pokemon title, simply gathering new persona through battle, but to do so would be to miss out on a whole world of possibilities. Not only do the persona that you hold directly influence your statistics – holding a high magic persona will increase your magic damage, for example – but they’ll also learn advanced spells, and with clever usage of the system you’ll be able to keep your hands on the skills that you prefer. There’s no down side to fusing, so do it as much as possible, whenever you can. We like to do a round of fusing after reaching the end of each Tartarus block. Twice even, if we’re feeling a bit grindy.
Tip 3: Upgrade Your Gear
Given that we’ve established that items are easy to come by in Persona 3, it’s also worth noting that you don’t have to use or store all of them. Some of them can be sold, and indeed some of them are designed for such a thing, so you should have no problem getting your hands on plenty of cash. If items are taken care of, then the only thing remaining to spend your hard earned dollars on are pieces of equipment, and this is something that we recommend you most certainly should do. Not only do these increase your statistics, weapons for attack and armour for defence etc, but some of them even change your appearance in battle. Some of them are even rather… Unusual. Looking at you, Yukari.
Tip 4: Take Requests
Speaking of unusual and powerful pieces of equipment, there’s more than one way to get your hands on them. Soon after the game introduces you to the many levels of Tartarus, the Velvet Room will unlock the ability to take on requests. These are essentially side quests, most of which require you to fetch an item, and they’ll often reward you with powerful items or bits of equipment. Some of these are exclusive to the request system and at times they can be very powerful, so we thoroughly recommend that you complete as many as possible. Only picking up three at a time can be a bit of a pain, but be patient and you’ll get them done. Pay attention to the requirements too, sometimes they just require a conversation with a team member to complete.