Review Roundup: Persona 5 Seems to Live Up to its Predecessor
Hype level intensifies!
Persona 5 had a lot to live up to. With Persona 4 being one of the best in the series, many fans were highly anticipating the next entry in the franchise.
Well, I have good news as the game looks to be nearly perfect. At the time of writing, the title sits at a 94% on Metacritic making it the best PlayStation exclusive game for 2017. Not only that, but the game has been receiving a lot of perfect scores.
If you want to get a brief review in and see what critics are saying about the game, you can check them out down below:
US Gamer: 100
With the most bewitching tale the series has ever told and an incredibly likable cast that rises above their typical archetypes, Persona 5 sings a song of rebellion. Not just against the norm of JRPGs, but of society’s oppressive grasp, inspiring its players to rise up as the Phantom Thieves would. In the end, in spite of its minor missteps, Persona 5 has the power to steal the hearts of long-term fans of the series and newcomers alike.
Game Revolution: 100
Persona 5 is the pinnacle of the JRPG genre, showcasing for one of the few times in history what it’s like when a beautiful story is assisted by great gameplay. This is a game with a wonderful personality and one with more content than just about any other single-player game you can name…Persona 5 might have arrived with subtlety like a cool breeze, but its tailwinds will leave behind a confident and meaningful reminder that JRPGs are alive and well.
RPG Site: 100
You’ll struggle to find a more complete, self-assured, forward-thinking, and simply joyous example of the modern JRPG than this. Persona 5 knows what it is and is unashamed about it. The result is a game that, for all its themes about imprisonment and societal slavery, is free of shackles itself. That freedom makes it series-defining, genre-defining, and a must-play.
Persona 5 is a massive, gorgeous JRPG with well over 100 hours of gameplay for completionists. With more to do than ever and the series’ strongest story to date, it stands out as an extraordinary, memorable experience and easily one of the deepest JRPGs of the last decade. Its sprawling dungeon design and stylish, fully realized the world are an absolute joy to explore, and even after three playthroughs and the Platinum trophy, I find myself itching to go back to try different dialogue options with Confidants or revisit particularly fun puzzles. This is a new gold standard for Japanese RPGs and by far the best entry in the series yet.
It’s stuffed to bursting point with gameplay ideas and presentation flourishes–there’s an overwhelming level of artistry in every part of Persona 5, making it a truly standout entry in the series. It’s a refined, effortlessly stylish RPG that will be talked about for years to come.
Persona 5 sets the benchmark for modern Japanese RPGs: it oozes style, charisma, and polish quite unlike anything we’ve played. With this fifth entry, the series’ trademark formula of dungeon delving and socializing has been perfected. Addictive, engaging gameplay, incredibly endearing characters, and a consistently rewarding narrative loop combine to create a spectacularly cohesive whole – whether or not you’re already a fan of Persona. A masterpiece from top to bottom.
The voice acting is outstanding, the music is genius, the art style is so slick it’ll raise your personal coolness level just from being in close proximity to it. Playing Persona 5 will make your hair glossier, increase your vocal range by an octave and add 7.32 years to your overall life expectancy. Play it enough times and you’ll likely not only be able to levitate but also make a perfect omelette while in midair. It’s THAT good.