Persona 3 Reload will have some much-needed quality-of-life improvements, like completely removing the ability to break a social link altogether. While fans can still stall some links, they can no longer be broken, so all of them can be completed if players manage their time well.
Game director Takuya Yamaguchi told Famitsu (via Noisy Pixel) that players can no longer have broken Social Links. Back in the PS2 original, this would permanently halt any progress players could have with one of the characters. Now, players can keep progressing without any fear of permanently losing social links.
However, players should still be careful with their choices, as the game can still get the Reverse State. This would bring down the social link if players didn’t give a Social Link enough attention. While it’s still around this has also been fixed, as the Reverse State is much harder to get and even easier to fix.
It’s fair to say that all of these improvements, plus the gorgeous visuals would make Persona 3 Reload the definitive version of this classic RPG. Unfortunately, the game will only be covering the main story and won’t include any of the FES content, aside from the AIGIS social link. This remake also won’t include the playable female protagonist, which is a major sticking point for a good number of players.
While not having that content is really annoying, we’re sure that the final product is still going to be a good one. After all, the Persona series has always been of quality and we’re sure players will spend hundreds of hours with this awesome RPG. Hopefully, all of this will be enough to get players into the game and future DLC can add the female protagonist down the line.
Persona 3 Reload will be coming to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Windows Store, and Steam. Right now, there doesn’t appear to be a Nintendo Switch version, though one can come out down the line.