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  • Summary: The sequel to the international smash-hit Persona 5 (3.2 million copies world-wide) is now available as the series' first action RPG! Featuring an all-new story set up half a year after the events of P5!
    Travel Japan!
    Following the events of P5, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts gather
    The sequel to the international smash-hit Persona 5 (3.2 million copies world-wide) is now available as the series' first action RPG! Featuring an all-new story set up half a year after the events of P5!
    Travel Japan!
    Following the events of P5, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts gather once more during their summer break to solve the mystery behind new change of heart cases that are occurring all over Japan!
    Persona 5 is now an action RPG!
    The new action battle system makes hitting enemy weak points to activate a 1 More or All-Out Attack, which fans have come to love, even easier!

    You can even use Baton Pass to play as other characters!
    In the newly introduced Jails, you can switch controls between characters at any time! Clear the game with style by using different characters in unique situations!
    New character!
    Who is this new mysterious girl you meet in the Shibuya of the other world? Find out as she fights alongside you as the newest member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 71
  2. Negative: 0 out of 71
  1. Feb 9, 2021
    100
    If Persona 5 was about forming bonds with new people and recruiting them for a common cause, Persona 5 Strikers is about taking the Phantom Thieves and proving that the friendship they share is lasting, that it can and will endure any hardship. I think, right now, that message is immeasurably important, and hits harder than a bullet formed from the Seven Deadly Sins.
  2. Feb 9, 2021
    90
    Persona 5 Strikers is proof that change isn't always a bad thing. While it may not hold onto everything that made its forebear a phenomenon, the new elements it brings to the table more than make up for it, and show that the series' future lies in more than just straight-forward turn-based JRPGs.
  3. Mar 10, 2021
    90
    Complaints about the Bond system aside, Persona 5 Strikers is an impressive effort indeed. “Warriors but with Persona characters” would have been cool, but the reality of Strikers is much more ambitious: a game that combines the best parts of each franchise in a way that builds upon them both. Persona 5 isn’t a game that needed a sequel, but in drawing on what both Koei Tecmo and Atlus do best, Persona 5 Strikers makes it work brilliantly.
  4. Feb 23, 2021
    84
    The charm of Persona 5 + the demons of Shin Megami Tensei + the intense hack-&-slash-action from mosou = a damned strong sequel. Because against all expectations, that's exactly what Strikers is: Persona 5-2!
  5. Mar 5, 2021
    80
    Strikers is far from being only a Dynasty Warriors game with a Persona skin. Besides being a pleasant surprise that will exceed its followers expectations, we could be facing the game that will lay the foundations for the next battle system, in order for Persona 6 to steal our hearts again.
  6. Feb 9, 2021
    80
    Persona 5 Strikers is a fun sequel that builds off the first year of the Phantom Thieves and might be the kind of action-packed sequel that only true fans of the original Persona 5 will desire for.
  7. Feb 22, 2021
    60
    The best Dynasty Warriors game so far is still barely competent compared to other action games but for those seeking more Persona 5 this is a fun, if trashy diversion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 78
  2. Negative: 9 out of 78
  1. Feb 24, 2021
    10
    Awesome game of persona Musou Style. Tons of Fun, if you enjoy Peraona 5, you enjoy this game 10/10
  2. Feb 21, 2021
    10
    It's awesome to be back to this world were exists the phantom thieves of hearts, I love how they got more friendly moments for this beautifulIt's awesome to be back to this world were exists the phantom thieves of hearts, I love how they got more friendly moments for this beautiful team, it's stills stylish from clothes to soundtracks, as for the gameplay it still amazing although p5 was turned based, but it is an amazing game for those who love joker and his friends. Expand
  3. Feb 25, 2021
    10
    Amazing fun game. Easily the best hack and slash game out there. Also a great sequel to Persona 5. Would recommend to anyone.
  4. Mar 4, 2021
    9
    Loved the game. I have been playing Persona games since Persona 3 and I thought i wouldn’t enjoy it because of the change in the battleLoved the game. I have been playing Persona games since Persona 3 and I thought i wouldn’t enjoy it because of the change in the battle system but it actually ended up being super fun. Definitely recommend everyone to give it a try. Download the demo if you aren’t sure. Expand
  5. Feb 24, 2021
    9
    Quick Menus, Super stylish! You can tell the developers took their time with this game by the way the presentation is executed with thisQuick Menus, Super stylish! You can tell the developers took their time with this game by the way the presentation is executed with this title! If you liked Persona 5 and are a fan of the series for its deep story this is a great title! Can't put it down! Hack & slash like you have never seen the ceiling for skill for higher difficulty is LARGE! This is a complete game! Great job Team Ninja, Koei Tecmo games! Expand
  6. Mar 1, 2021
    8
    I am reviewing this game as someone who has finished both prior P5 games

    This game is quite flawed, but at the same time it is a perfect
    I am reviewing this game as someone who has finished both prior P5 games

    This game is quite flawed, but at the same time it is a perfect sequel to the original P5 in terms of its story and what this game is.

    Firstly I do not recommend this game to people who did not finish the original Persona 5 (Not Royal) or who are just looking for a new Musou Title that they can just dive into. They advertise this game as a standalone experience and as it's own thing, but there are sooooo many references to the original story of P5, and the story beats are much more satisfying knowing the context behind the original.

    Next I love the direction this game went, in terms of how to continue the story. A summer vacation traveling around Japan was the perfect choice to continue the Phantom thieves stories, and I though the summer events of P5 felt like they were rushed, so to see a lot of those summer events come into play, but more focused this time around, the experience is really cool. I will say I am a bit disappointed they don't go as all in as I would like though sometimes, because the game constantly cuts to black for scenes I would like to see animated.

    In terms of gameplay, this game feels like a mix of Kingdom Hearts and your typical Musou Fair, but with the persona series' weakness and persona system. The game can take some real getting used to, but ultimately it isn't that deep. The combat itself is pretty low mind energy fun, but can get very repetitive due to the long length of this games Jails(Dungeons) , (Which the Jails themselves are really repetitive as well). Despite the repetition, I think the switch to hack and slash was cool, I just wished it were more polished, The lock on system is really Wonky, Bosses can feel very padded sometimes (especially Lock Keepers, They are honestly the most boring fights in the game), Also I like the vertical mobility in this game via climbing, jumping and double jumping,

    And the Games Soundtrack? do you even need me to say it? It's freakin great! There are some songs that I would say are better than some of the OG P5's songs.(That Sendai and Sapporo town theme is 10/10).

    If you played the original P5, a thing I am mixed on, is the way persona creation is handled. I miss the confidant system but for this game it makes a lotttt of sense why it isn't there. I actually like the mroe streamlined approach to fusing persona's and think it works with this game really well. I just miss those Arcana Boosts!!!

    I definitely really enjoy this game and will see myself playing it again in succession with the first P5 when I play it through again.
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  7. Mar 27, 2021
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. well, to be frank, this game is a low budget spin off disguised as sequel which people over hyped way too much. Outside of watching the team feast and have yet another beach day, nothing truly exciting happens, and the monarchs are nothing to get the blood pumping like how I felt about some palace owners in P5. Some of the dialogue between the cast is fun, but I feel too sour over what could have been to really care. It looks much lower quality than P5 and Royal, which is a huge shame. And whilst some of the music remixes of the original P5 songs can be strong, most of the original Strikers music here falls flat. The story is forgettable and has left no impact or want to see more of it, though Sophia was fun she is all but written off in the end and I doubt she'll be relevant outside of DLC, which is upsetting after finishing Royal just a few weeks prior to playing this and loving its characters and story so much. Not to mention the roster is tiny, there is no DLC for more characters to appear either, some playable and persona using P5 characters don't even appear despite how brilliant they would have been, and no previous persona characters either, which is a let down for a game by KT. There is also no reason to NG+ this game, so after paying full price for a lesser-full, weak-feeling game which took a third of my time compared to the original, there is nothing about Strikers that fulfills the desires for the sequel I felt promised by the fans and company hype Expand

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