Can You Change Difficulty in Persona 3 Reload? – Find the Perfect Difficulty for Your Playthroughs

Asil Ahsan
By Asil Ahsan
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SEES members, are you wondering whether you can change the difficulty in Persona 3 Reload or not? Then follow this guide to find the answer!

Persona 3 Reload is the remake of the popular JRPG Persona 3 with upgraded graphics, modified and updated mechanics, new side quests, activities, and more.

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But before you get ready to delve into the mysteries of Tartarus and master your Personas, you might wonder about the difficulty settings. Because there have been some titles that didn’t allow this luxury in JRPGs lately.

So, can you change the difficulty in Persona 3 Reload? Yes, there are a total of 5 difficulty modes that you can choose from. In this guide, I will equip you with the knowledge to choose the perfect difficulty setting for your gameplay adventure.

So, pick the one that suits you the most and start your adventure!

Difficulty Modes in Persona 3 Reload

You can choose between 5 difficulty classes:

  1. Peaceful
  2. Easy
  3. Normal
  4. Hard
  5. Merciless

Peaceful: Perfect for newcomers and laid-back players. Battles are a breeze, and even Game Overs won’t stop your progress. Relax and soak in the story!

Easy: Offers a comfortable challenge with reduced enemy strength. Mistakes are forgiven with unlimited Game Over resurrections. A good choice for easing into the Persona system.

Normal: The standard experience, balanced for both story and strategic combat. Get ready for thrilling battles and the ultimate test of your Persona skills.

Hard: Cranks up the heat with more powerful enemies and higher stakes. Expect intense tactical decisions and the satisfaction of overcoming tougher foes. Not for the faint of heart!

Merciless: Unleash the ultimate challenge! This brutal mode throws everything at you: stronger enemies, more dangerous ambushes, and no safety net after Game Over. Be prepared to grind, strategize, and push your Persona mastery to the limit. Keep in mind that once you lower the difficulty, you cannot set it back to Merciless again.

Higher Difficulty or Lower?

Difficulty isn’t just about combat. Here’s how your choice impacts the overall experience:

  • Experience Gain: Leveling slows down on Hard and Merciless, encouraging strategic Persona fusion and utilization.
  • New Game Plus: Merciless offers a true fresh start, wiping your previous progress for an uncompromising challenge.
  • Customization: Adjust EXP gain and respawn options in-game to fine-tune your experience as needed.

Which Difficulty Is the Best for You?

The ideal difficulty depends on your playstyle. Newcomers might start with Easy or Normal, while veterans craving a test of skill can dive into Hard or Merciless. Remember, you can always adjust the difficulty mid-game if needed.

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Asil Ahsan is a Genshin Impact writer at GameRiv. Asil is an avid gamer and book reader. He primarily focuses on AAA tittles and Gacha games and loves to watch anime and eat food!