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Persona 5 Steelbook Launch Edition by Atlus

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Persona 5 Steelbook Launch Edition is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 16.
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  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Developer: Atlus
  • Category: Role-Playing

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What you need to know about Persona 5


Product Details:

Persona 5 marks the return of the award-winning franchise on home consoles since the PS2 generation, and is the first numbered Persona game in over eight years! With fast-paced Japanese role-playing game mechanics, exciting action sequences, vibrantly stylized characters, enemies, and environments, and elegant anime-style cut-scenes, Persona 5 is unlike any of its predecessors!

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Persona 5

The Triumph Of Thievery
by Joe Juba
Concept:

Reform society by fighting demons and making evil people confess their crimes. But don't forget to keep your grades up and make friends


Graphics:

They may not be detailed, but the visuals are incredibly stylish and attractive. Even the victory screens and shop menus look amazing


Sound:

A fantastic soundtrack from composer Shoji Meguro is packed with music that will get stuck in your head


Playability:

Exploration and combat controls are straightforward and smooth. I especially like how each battle command has its own button, so you aren't scrolling through too many menu options


Entertainment:

Persona 5's well-crafted story, exciting combat, and deep systems make it my favorite entry in the series - and the best Japanese RPG in years


Replay:

Moderate

The first few hours of Persona 5 feel like settling in with the opening chapters of a massive novel. Even though you don't know the characters well or understand where the plot is going, you can feel the weight behind the narrative like hundreds of pages waiting to be read. As new threads and mechanics are introduced, that depth and sense of intent persist, and Persona 5 takes the requisite time to do its many ambitions justice. The result is an uncommonly complex and satisfying RPG in terms of both story and gameplay, and when you factor in its impeccable stylishness, Persona 5 is hard to put down.

Players step into the daily life of a taciturn (but not totally silent) high-school student and divide their time between self-improvement, building friendships, and fighting evil in otherworldly dungeons. The basic structure may be familiar to fans, but Persona 5 builds on it with an intriguing premise and fantastic cast.

You lead a group called the Phantom Thieves, supernatural tricksters who enter an alternate world to steal hearts - a phrase that boils down to making high-profile villains see the error of their ways and confess their crimes. It's a great hook, and because Persona 5 doesn't rush things, you get the satisfaction of seeing your ragtag group gradually emerge from the shadows and get more notorious as you recruit more members and pull off bigger heists. This involves infiltrating "palaces," dungeons that represent a person's perceptions - like a gym teacher who sees the school as his castle where he is free to treat students like slaves. Selecting your targets, uncovering their perceptions, and dealing with the fallout from your thefts are major aspects of the story I won't ruin. I will say that the scenarios are clever and surprising, and artfully deal with complicated themes like freedom, identity, and pride. I especially like how these smaller arcs steadily rise and fall to provide bursts of narrative payoff that propel you through the larger tale.

All players experience the core exploits of the Phantom Thieves, but Persona 5 has a layer of self-directed story that is even better. When you aren't taking down corrupt villains, you are managing your days in a simulation of student life in modern-day Tokyo. I love the process of optimizing my time and seeing the progress in my stats and relationships; you can fill your day with things like part-time jobs, video games, fishing, or deepening your bonds with your friends. That last one is the most important and rewarding, since the resulting scenes answer questions about the backstories and motivations of the people around you. Why is one of your teachers working a second job? Why is the Phantom Thieves' biggest fan so obsessed? The cast of characters is wonderful, easily meeting the bar set by previous installments. I even found the animal mascot tolerable, which was a pleasant surprise. I was slightly less attached to the main party characters here compared to Persona 4, but the supporting cast is better, evening out the experience as a whole.

See more of the review at Game Informer

Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled high school students - the protagonist and a collection of compatriots he meets in the game's story - who live dual lives as Phantom Thieves. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high schooler - attending class, after school activities and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the "self;" the game's heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and use it to strive to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern-day society wears.

The 5th Numbered Game in the Series, Created by Renowned Developers - The core development team of the recent Persona titles unites again for this upcoming game. Long-time Persona series director Katsura Hashino is overseeing the project, while legendary character designer Shigenori Soejima is working closely to create character designs that ooze rebellious style and attitude. The game will also be backed with a soundtrack featuring the fresh sounds of acid jazz composed by the gifted Shoji Meguro. This dream team will bring both depth and style into the mix.

A Deep and Engaging Storyline - The thrilling story of a team of defiant teenagers, growing through every trial they face, begins now. Each case will take you one step closer to the truth veiled in darkness...What awaits our heroes: glory or ruin?

Unique and Interesting Dungeons with Various Tricks and Traps Await - Overcome various obstacles with graceful Phantom Thief action. The simple-to-learn, but hard-to-master controls will be enjoyed by newcomers and veteran Persona players alike.

Language - A stable of talented voice actors have provided English voiceovers while ATLUS' celebrated localization team offers an English script that provides a faithful and engaging play experience. The original Japanese voices will be available as FREE DLC.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Persona 5, best game in 2017 what makes a game awesome besides your every yearly call of duty, another sport game, Persona 5 is a take on something old and traditional and making it fresh and new with its dungeon crawling to slice of life time with awesome character development throughout the game. Check it out and excellent game and you will become a Phantom Thief.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first review for a Game Hello everyone, I'm a picky gamer and I will be the first to admit that. I like my games to have a good story, good voice acting, smooth play, grinding cannot seem like well grinding, and if I cannot run in and hack-slash my way through, I want to be able to plan out my attacks. Basically I like Turn-by-Turn RPGs. I was directed to the Persona series due to my desire for another tbt game and boy was I impressed. I had done very little research before this game came out but I cannot recommend this game enough for anyone who likes RPGs. Allow me to share some insight and don't worry, no spoilers from this post. 1] Story design. Every good game has a good story behind it. A structure designed to carry the player through an adventure and this game does just that. You play one character but control several in battle (or let them do their own work but... I don't recommend that in RPGs). The story is built around the idea that you are a troubled student who was in the wrong place at the wrong time and got into the wrong mess. Now you are shipped off to another city for a school year while on probation to live with someone you didn't know. Not only are you not allowed to live at his own but your false actions followed you and your new school knows the jist of what you did back home and resent you for it. 2] Plot building. From the beginning you find a mysterious app (application) appearing on your smart phone... how odd considering we all have smart phones right? You delete it multiple times but it keeps appearing until one day, a code phrase was said allowed and you along with an unexpected classmate, get pulled into another world were experiences throw you for a loop! And from within your rebellion is born and makes itself available to you. And that is when the game truly begins. 3] A balance of action and life. Persona series balances itself between what you do in present day universe and what you do in the other universe. You can spend your days strengthening your bonds with your fellow townspeople to increase skills provided by them and increase the amount of EXP earned in the upgrading system. Or you can work on your personal skills such as proficiency, knowledge, guts, charm or kindness by doing odd jobs around town or eating a burger in a burger challenge. Or you can spend your day in the grinding area which, in its defense, is pretty dang cool. 4] Grinding isn't a grind. The idea of grinding is something I HATE (no my cap locks didn't get stuck, I really mean it) because I cannot stand doing the same repetitive thing over and over and over again, I have work for that, I'm good. So when I say the grinding doesn't feel like grinding, I really mean it. You go into the this dungeon that has different layers and you drive around (yes drive, no spoilers but vroom vroom!) hitting monsters as you go. The monsters do not reappear in the same area so you have to leave and come back. But the map is never the same. Which means the treasures reload, the map is shuffled and the monsters are back baby! Do note the monsters in each area stay about the same power level so if you do not feel challenged, go lower. Or if you feel it's too hard, go higher. Just don't stay in one place for very long without moving. The Reaper shows up and HE.WILL.END.YOU. You have been warned. 5] Character Building. The story itself does a good job at building the characters and making you 'feel' for them in one way or another. Either feeling bad for them, feeling like they can really accomplish things with you, or you hate them. In any aspect the game really sells the characters. You also have the opportunity to date the girls you have access to by making certain choices. I kind of surprised me at first because I made the choice with one girl that I felt was the friendlier option and boom, relationship. Apparently hugging someone in Japan means you're dating so, just FYI to everyone reading this. The only thing I'm slightly disappointed in is that there wasn't the same option for the men. An open field would have been nice but hey, we'll be seeing that in the future I'm sure. 6] Dialogue Driven. If you are a gamer who doesn't like to sit through cut scenes or listen to the characters banter/discuss/plan back and forth, save your money because that's a lot of the game. If you're willing to give it a shot, I think this would be a sound investment if you like the above things you've read. If you like dialogue driven games with all the stuff above, you will not be disappointed. 7] Replay value. So here's where it's kinda up in the air. There are multiple bad endings, 1 Good ending and 1 True ending. Depending on what you choose towards the last portion of the game will decide what you get. The 'bad endings' happen when you fail missions (for the most part) which you will most likely redo anyway to get to the end of the game. Do I feel like I'd automatically replay the game? Yes. Will I dedicate the consistent time to it? No. I have 148 hours logged into the game when I finished it. And I did restart it but I don't have the drive to continue playing it as I did the first way through because, well I already beat it. But the New Game+ is nice. You carry over your gear, you carry over the skill points and you're also supposed to carry over your registration of your personas and your Confident maxed out cards. I cannot confirm the last two as I'm not far enough in my second play through to check. If you're a trophy chaser or want to be a total player and date all the girls; those are the bonuses of replaying the game. That and getting a different ending. Will I replay it to the end? Yeah, most likely. Will I dedicate as much of my free time as I did before to doing it? Most likely not. But it is a story I know I'll play again. Overall, this is a wonderful game and what JRPGs should be. Great characters, great story, good twists, smart dialogue, healthy balances and interesting to boot. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, you really should give it a shot!
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not sure how I've missed this series I've never played a Persona game until I played 5, I've really been missing out. Persona 5 has to be one of the best RPG games I've ever played, maybe even the best. The way the story plays out and how you have to balance a life along with your other persona (wink wink) is an awesome challenge. Add that to the great art style of the game and the cool music and this is an absolute must play. If you're into RPGs you owe it to yourself to play this game.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sorry Square Enix Even as a new comer to Persona, I have no complaints. Combat system plays well; stories, menus, and choices are incredibly entertaining. Replay value is sky high. Persona 5 is worth far more than their asking price. Thank you Atlus, well done!
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Became My Favorite Persona Game By Far! I bought this game on release and fell in love with it from the moment I started it up. The opening AMV is great, it sets the tone of the game phenomenally, and it gives you a small taste of the music of Persona 5. Now, most games in the Persona franchise have pretty good music, but the soundtrack of this game takes the cake. The battle theme is catchy and gets's you jazzed up to fight (quite literally), every song in the game sets the mood for what's going on, from talking to your guardian character, to infiltrating a palace. The combat system is more streamlined, all the menu options are mapped to the face buttons (i.e, items are mapped to the circle button, and skills to the triangle button, etc.) making every battle go by just a tad faster. The characters are also great, every social link or confidant in this game feels more fleshed out than in previous Persona titles. The difficulty is also hard but fair, even on the lowest setting certain enemies can still provide quite the challenge, not to mention the game isn't a grind fest. I didn't find any points in the game where I needed to grind, I only grinded when I wanted to and even then it didn't feel tedious. All in all, this is a phenomenal game, I recommend it hardcore Persona fans and newcomers alike.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from game of the year best in the series. everything i was hoping for and more. this is my game of the year and probably the best game of all time. must play, go but it now!
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Game! I'm new to the Persona series and JRPG's in general but wow this game blew me away. I'm generally not a huge fan of turn based combat either. Having just beat it I'm still in a kind of state of depression like I just left some lifelong friends behind. Game of the year contender for sure.
Date published: 2017-05-03
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