Gaming Union writes: "Unlike many of the other genres on the PSP, Japanese RPGs are few and far between. You have mission-based RPGs such as Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology, in which the storyline plays a second fiddle to the gameplay. On the other side of the fence are RPGs which try to emulate console RPGs such as Crimson Gem Saga which fail to realize the strengths and weaknesses of the platform they are on. And in the middle are those in-between such as Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, which try to meld the two styles together, with all of the strengths and weaknesses combined.
While games like the recent Hexyz Force have tried to bring about a true "portable" RPG to the PSP, there still feels like there is something missing. Does Persona 3 Portable, originally a console RPG, succeed - or is it yet another failed attempt at furthering the genre on the PSP?"