12 January 2020 | giannisspirou
Life Will Change
This is the first JRPG I've played in my life and it pretty much changed my thoughts torwards the JRPG genre.
The story is one of my favourites! It's the longest and the most fun story I've ever played! It's over 80 hours and full of plot twists & amazing moments!
Gameplay wise, it's challenging but very addictive! In fact, the whole game is probably the most addictive single player videogame I've ever played! I could play for 5+ hours straight and feel that it wasn't enough!
The combat is turn based and you can control every character from your party. You can use various type of attacks, items, mechanics, powers and Persona attacks while spending HP or SP (stamina) with each one of the characters.
Every ability is different though and applies different effects (Physical/Fire/Ice damage, heal, burn, confuse, damage increase, evasion and many, many more).
By the way, when you stun all the targets, you can use an ultimate attack but you can also have a conversation with the enemies' instead in order to collect them as Personas (like Pokémons) or steal their money!
All the mechanics that the game introduces to you are just awesome!
The characters are some of my favourites in a videogame and the dialogue is great!
The music is fantastic with some of my favourite OSTs of all time.
Lastly, the world isn't very big but you can basically do whatever you can do in real life in order to improve your social stats that affect your relationships you make with the other characters and the art style is gorgeous!
However, the freedom feels a little bit limited and the pacing has few small issues.
Incredible story, very addictive gameplay, amazing cast, awesome mechanics, much content and gorgeous art style
Lack of enough freedom and small pacing issues.
Final Rating: 10/10 - Masterpiece. Persona 5 is a game full of style and confidence. The Phantom Thieves stole my heart and Persona 5 is one of the best (if not the best) videogames I've ever played!