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Generally favorable reviews- based on 3297 Ratings

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  • Summary: Beneath the veneer of typical urban high school life, a group of teenagers mask their mysterious alter egos, their "phantom thief" side. Who are they? Why are they dressed as such? What are their motives? And... why are they being pursued? A picaresque coming-of-age story, Persona 5 brings aBeneath the veneer of typical urban high school life, a group of teenagers mask their mysterious alter egos, their "phantom thief" side. Who are they? Why are they dressed as such? What are their motives? And... why are they being pursued? A picaresque coming-of-age story, Persona 5 brings a new twist to the RPG genre. Assume the role of a second-year high school student who becomes a Persona-user through an unexpected incident. Having moved to Tokyo just before the start of the school year, he finds residence at a cafe run by his parents' friend, and is about to get his first taste of school life in the big city. The protagonist seems quiet and well-mannered at first glance, but gives a completely different impression once he has donned his "phantom thief" guise. What is the motivation of his alter ego...? Arsene is the protagonist's initial Persona, characterized by a mask-like face and a pair of huge, black wings. Some suspect an association between its name and the famous gentleman-thief, Arsene Lupin. What is the origin of this Persona, and what power does it hold? This is an account of the wild adventures experienced by a team of young misfits, who grow dramatically along the way. While attending Shujin High School, the protagonist will encounter a number of individuals, each with his or her own distinctive personality and charm. School life in the city is full of surprises and interesting events! It will most definitely be a fun year for the protagonist, living as an ordinary student. However, he and his friends become involved in an incident which leads to the awakening of their Personas. No one would ever suspect that these adolescents will eventually shake the world... Welcome to the next iteration of the Persona series, boasting a brand new metropolitan setting, all-new cast, and fresh, original story. [Atlus]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 97
  2. Negative: 0 out of 97
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 15, 2017
    100
    The brilliant Japanese RPG, which nails you to your chair for a hundred hours, and you still feel it's not enough. Finally, the whole world will learn about the exceptionality of this series. [Issue#274]
  2. Mar 29, 2017
    100
    Girls and boys, Persona 5 is simply the new king of Japanese role playing games, and it may even be 2016's game of the year. The story is so deep, the battle system is so well-executed, the art direction is so amazing and the music is so groovy! I instantly felt in love with this game and I am pretty sure you will too.
  3. Mar 29, 2017
    97
    Persona 5 is full of style and confidence. Persona 5 knows that it's special, and you'll soon know it, too.
  4. Mar 29, 2017
    93
    If the opening hours of Persona 5 are like starting a massive novel, then the closing hours are like finishing one, complete with the bittersweet finality of turning the last page. But it also carries an immense sense of satisfaction. After 100 hours of playing, all of my big questions were answered. I understood the characters, I knew my way around the world, and I had fun almost every step of the journey. You become a resident of Persona 5 the more you play it, and it has the rare ability to transport in a way few games can.
  5. May 2, 2017
    90
    Its Atlus's watershed moment—which is to say, the moment they allowed the Persona series to truly grow up and earn that “M for Mature” rating.
  6. 90
    It’s a spectacular RPG experience that is truly in a league of its own, and fans of the series and the genre in general owe it to themselves to check it out.
  7. Jun 12, 2017
    65
    Persona 5 is periodically fascinating, but it’s unable to maintain the required level of interest and energy over such an extended running time. If it were half as long and cut out most of the repetition, it’d be a much tighter, more enjoyable experience. As it stands, adventuring with the Phantom Thieves sags way too often to be a heartfelt recommendation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 658
  1. Oct 27, 2018
    10
    анимешная параша а я заядлый парашник обходить стороной только если дебил 11 из 10
  2. May 3, 2018
    10
    best rpg i ever play so far. The art is unique and good, story is perfect and hype, game play is very "persona". It gonna be hard for everyonebest rpg i ever play so far. The art is unique and good, story is perfect and hype, game play is very "persona". It gonna be hard for everyone to love it but it is really good and i spend 120 hrs to play it Expand
  3. Apr 4, 2017
    10
    Nowhere near done but truly one of the best jrpg's ive ever played. Perfectly executed. The art style the combat everything is so engrossing.Nowhere near done but truly one of the best jrpg's ive ever played. Perfectly executed. The art style the combat everything is so engrossing. Top of the list for 2017 for sure. Expand
  4. Sep 16, 2017
    10
    I try not to get caught in the new game obsession but even after a second play through this game is still one of the greatest games I've everI try not to get caught in the new game obsession but even after a second play through this game is still one of the greatest games I've ever played. With a memorable cast and a storyline that keeps you engaged you won't want to put the game done even after you've finished!

    Persona 5 follows the story of a high school student wrongfully convicted of assault and placed on probation before being sent to the only school willing to accept a delinquent. From the moment you make your first friend you'll find yourself thrust into another world where people's twisted desires come to life and the only thing keeping you from falling victim to it is your rebel spirit in the form of a Persona.

    Traditional turn based battles provide a familiar feel for RPG veterans and longtime fans of the main series will find a battle system more akin to the older Persona and main Shin Megami Tensei games. You acquire new Persona either through fusing existing ones together or beating your enemies into submission until they agree to follow you. Oh did I mention the Persona are either Gods or heroes of folklore?

    There are different difficulty settings to select from so if you need a challenge it's there, but if you just wanna enjoy the story easy mode is well... Actually easy. Heads up don't select mania less you're a masochist or really looking for a challenge. You're only one enemy striking first away from an instant game over in the games hardest difficulty even if you grind.

    The art style and overall feel the game has a nice touch of classic noir to it from the menus to the scene transitions.

    Persona 5 has the best soundtrack in the series and quite possibly one of the best video game soundtracks ever. It's range of heavy guitar and funk era bass add to the modern backdrop of Persona 5's Japan.

    There's a ton of side content in the form of developing bonds with your classmates and raising your characters skills. This all contributes to your main character's strength in battle.
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  5. Apr 7, 2017
    10
    Seré directo y franco, Persona 5 posiblemente sea el top del género rpg ahora mismo. Atlus y el P-Studio han conseguido perfeccionar laSeré directo y franco, Persona 5 posiblemente sea el top del género rpg ahora mismo. Atlus y el P-Studio han conseguido perfeccionar la esencia de la saga Persona convirtiendo esta quinta entrega en la joya de la corona; con un gameplay totalmente pulido y refinado, una historia y unos personajes tremendamente bien desarrollados, una Banda Sonora de infarto con unas piezas musicales que te harán recordarlas durante largo tiempo, y un estilo artístico que quita el hipo con tan solo mirarlo.

    Quizá y como único punto negativo del juego se podría decir que tiene un apartado gráfico algo anticuado pero lo compensa totalmente con su encantador estilo artístico, y que el único punto "flojo" de un juego sea su apartado gráfico dice mucho de la calidad del mismo.

    Ahora mismo Persona 5 podría considerarse fácilmente como el mejor jrpg jamás desarrollado, uno de los mejores juegos de las últimas tres décadas, y posiblemente como una joya atemporal que no hará más que mejorar con el paso del tiempo.
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  6. May 13, 2017
    10
    I've never played a Persona game and my coworker (who has played all of them) convinced me to get it. I'm so happy i decided to give it aI've never played a Persona game and my coworker (who has played all of them) convinced me to get it. I'm so happy i decided to give it a chance because this is the most immersive and interactive, traditional RPG I've played! I would spend hours talking about it, but I will just say BUY IT and you won't be disappointed! Expand
  7. Jun 29, 2018
    0
    What a piece of garbage game...the graphics belongs to PSP, the story telling choices available have ZERO effects on the game's trail and MOSTWhat a piece of garbage game...the graphics belongs to PSP, the story telling choices available have ZERO effects on the game's trail and MOST IMPORTANTLY, the game is bloated with 40 to 50% of game padding such as unnecessary text, totally useless animated transition between scenes and whatever is possible to make 50 hours of already repetitive game play to artificially become 100 hours. If Persona 5 had 3 castles + the Finale it could have been a great game and experience, but the over exaggerated length break it all. DON'T BUY THIS UNLESS IF YOU ARE A PERSONA FAN. Expand

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