But somehow, P3P still managed to deliver a highly enjoyable experience for most of the game's 60 hours.
While your human party members can fight, the true heroes of war are the Personas you can summon to better dispatch your enemies.
Creating new Personas for your main character is where I enjoyed myself most as a consumate builder.
While there is a solid amount of dungeon-crawling to do, you'll rarely feel the need to spend hours grinding out levels as your true strength comes from your relationships.
While P3P is limited in the options it affords players to build human party members, it gives you various interesting ways to build the main character's Personas.
The most significant means of building your Personas lies with how you develop relationships with specific NPCs you'll encounter during the social portions of your playthrough.