I've been playing it on the PQ themed 3DS.
I'm about 20 hours into PQ and I'm loving it. It's cute, it's funny and actually pretty difficult. I didn't expect anything less though since it's a mix between Persona and Etrian Odyssey.
Battles are hard just because SP drains fast and it doesn't have a set pattern in battles. It could be P3MC, Akihiko, enemy, Aigis, enemy, enemy, enemy, Chie, Yosuke and then next turn it'd be enemy, Aikhiko, Aigis, enemy, Chie, enemy, P3MC and Yosuke.
The soundtrack is great per usual. They have some regular P3 and P4 songs thrown in there as well from time to time.
When you're not doing the labyrinth you can sell stuff to Theo and he can make and then sell you armor and weapons with the stuff.
You can also take a 'stroll' and you can watch and do interactions with mix of the cast. It's a great fan service game, as in they did a great job depicting how you think the characters would react to one another and not in a fighting setting lol.
Elizabeth does the fusions and healing until you meet the other cast and then Margaret takes over the fusions and Elizabeth stays with the healing. This is what sucks though. Elizabeth is a gold digger for real. Every time you ask her for healing she raises her price 100 yen. Literally every time. First time is like 200 yen and then next it's 300, then 400...500...600...700...800... and it doesn't stop.
It definitely sounds like EO, minus the dynamic turn order and character interaction.
After every use? That's pretty harsh. In Etrian Odyssey, the price for healing was scaled to the level of the party members, the higher the level of your party, the more cost starts to ramp up.
Mitsuru and Ken were the worst for me in P3 and that's why I don't use them lol. Aigis never really messed up for me though that I can remember. The only person in my main party that constantly fvcks up is Yukari, so that's why for the most part, I set her to healing, but even then she does dumb shit like wind breaker.
I have yet to watch any of the P4G anime yet besides the first 2 episodes. I'll probably just wait till they're out in English. I'm still waiting on that first P3 movie to be in English too.
I just watched the wedding scenes in Persona Q.
As much as I despise the art style, I might have to buy this game now.
Currently trying to beat the Ultimate Opponent in Monad. I didn't know about the "hidden rules"
I think that might be it too. P4 was really goofy. 3 had it's funny moments, and Junpei was always there to lighten the mood, but it seemed like nearly every character in 4 was meant for comic relief. I liked the dark atmosphere that 3 had, the foreboding feeling of doom towards the end of the game. Nyx >>> the Fog all day long.