The 110+ hours I spent playing this game should come to an end; someone needs to review it! Persona 5 represents the JRPG genre like no other, so let’s dive deep into its realms and uncover its glory.
First thing’s first, Persona 5 is not a carry over from its predecessors, and I am glad for that. In fact, it out-shined other Persona games in many ways.
Persona 5 is the never-ending struggle of a high school student who exists on two separate and parallel universes. After helping a woman from a powerful politician, he is forced into expulsion and relocates to another school where things aren’t exactly normal. The events of the game take place over one year during which he may attend school, go to part-time jobs within Tokyo, and pursue leisure activities or create items for use in other areas of the game.
The events of the game take place over one year during which the protagonist may attend school, go to part-time jobs within Tokyo, and pursue leisure activities or create items for use in other areas of the game. Days, you will soon discover, are a valuable resource that you will find yourself meticulously micromanaging. There is virtually no way to accomplish everything in one playthrough, so don’t be a completionist and just enjoy it for what it is.
Without revealing much of the plot, he gains some super powers early on and will come to the aid of ones in need interdimensionally. Throw in puzzles, palaces, and dungeons with a splash of anime and you get yourself a pure pleasure of an RPG game.
Palaces, the cognition of an individual with desire strong enough to twist the location in reality where its host expresses his or her innermost desire, and which you will be visiting quite often, are crafted to perfectly represent the psychology of the intended individual. If you were to fail a palace, you can only attempt it again the following day.
Combat, while rooted in turn-base fighting, is given an interesting twist. You need to study your surroundings and try to use your environment to keep yourself one step ahead of your enemies as your knowledge of your adversary, in and out of combat, will assist you in establishing your strategies against them.
The dialogue and script in Persona 5 are excellent, and the interaction between you and other characters is mostly amazing; I found myself self-reflecting when talking to a lot of the characters. There is just an abundance of locations, people, and objects that you may interact with, and this only makes the game stronger.
Bar some needlessly extended portions that may turn off all but the devoted hardcore, Persona 5 is truly a marvel that needs to be experienced no matter what kind of gamer you are.