I did not have the opportunity to play the original Persona 3 when it was released in 2006.

During that period, I didn't engage in playing any RPGs, for that matter.

During that time, I was using cheat codes in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to get a tank and struggling with my jumps in Pac-Man World 2.

It wasn't until I matured and developed a taste for more strategic gaming experiences, ones that demanded careful planning and consideration of each move, that I decided to give the genre a try.

Therefore, the new Persona 3 Reload remake presents entirely unfamiliar territory for me.

Persona 3 Reload is quite lengthy, requiring approximately 70-80 hours to complete, and potentially even longer if you aim to fully explore and accomplish everything.

Let's narrow our focus to the initial 15 hours. If you don't find enjoyment in the beginning, you might not be motivated to continue until the end, even if the game proves to be worth the time investment in the long run.

Upon your arrival at your new school in Persona 3 Reload, you are greeted with floating coffins and splashes of blood, setting an eerie tone for your journey.

You soon discover that this is the Dark Hour, an hour concealed between the end of one day and the beginning of the next.

Only during the Dark Hour can you see Tartarus, a towering structure teeming with Shadows that prey on the minds of humans.