I bought it on my PS Vita just to see how the game handled having a female protagonist, and I’ve played about 2 or 3 hours now. Basically they just change the “he’s” to “she’s” and modify dialogue a bit so it makes more sense. Is that all that has changed, or are there more changes if you play farther in?
Persona 3 Portable was my favorite persona game before 5.
I actually prefer the way the game plays overall with the quick menuing you can do in the town, instead of getting lost.
While it sucks you lose out on animated cutscenes, you are given full control of your party instead.
I strongly recommend it.
But is there any point in playing it if I’ve already beaten FES? Are there any changes in the story?
A few but they're somewhat small or don't actually change much.
New social links with male party members.
New music for most of the game.
Shinji can be saved by doing their social link before the date of their death.
It really is just P3 but with a female protag. The only reason Atlus doesn't do this a lot is because a lot of changes need to be made for what amounts to not a lot of significant changes.
Yeah, I’ve enjoyed the new music I’ve heard so far, but you can save Shinji? I feel like that kinda ruins Akihiko and Ken’s motivation towards the end of the game, but ok. I’m sure I’ll get around to it eventually, but I can wait. Still, they added more than I thought they would’ve.
That's not an unpopular view. Some even use that as a main reason for not liking FemMC's route in P3P.