I just got Persona 3 the other day. I don't normally care for these quirky niche-Japanese titles, but I've been feeling bored and stagnant so I decided to try something new. It's pretty decent so far, although the music is terrible (J-Pop/J-Rap/J-Dance).
The dialogue and story are a cut above standard fare, for the most part....but there are some parts of the dialogue that seem quite awkward, as they left in the traditional Japanese suffixes of "-san," "-sempai," "-kun," and things of that variety. It's strange to hear them spoken in English.
All in all, it feels like a decent game that, nonetheless, someone approached and injected with a giant syringe filled with Steaming Hot Japanese Pop Culture. It's clearly designed for fans of anime or Japanese culture in general, what with all the seemingly meaningless references to aspects of Japanese culture (such as classroom conduct and some social structures).
For all the things that I never did
For all the places I never was
For all the people I never stopped
But there was nothing I could do..."