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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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  1. Positive: 97 out of 98
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  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
    92
    The last chapter of one of our favourite series improved over the previous chapters in every, possible way. The storyline is unique and much more consistent, and the production values (art direction, soundtrack, dubbing, graphics) are simply top-notch. The fact that the dungeons aren't randomly generated anymore is just the cherry on top.
  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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  1. Jul 14, 2019
    10
    This game is hands down my favourite game of all time, and I'd recommend it to anyone who is thinking of buying it. The characters, story,This game is hands down my favourite game of all time, and I'd recommend it to anyone who is thinking of buying it. The characters, story, combat, locations, the contrast between school/phantom thief life are just a few reasons why this game is an absolute gem.

    I'm usually not much of a turn-based RPG kinda guy (such as Pokemon) but everything kept me hooked. Sure, at the start of the game, it's a tiny bit of a slog to get through all the tutorials, but it's still a lot of fun.
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  2. 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
  3. Jul 6, 2020
    10
    A masterpiece like none other. Words are not enough to describe this game, just go play it right now if you never had the chance. Personally,A masterpiece like none other. Words are not enough to describe this game, just go play it right now if you never had the chance. Personally, it's the game of the generation for me. Flawless Expand
  4. Jun 11, 2017
    10
    The game is solid, interesting, dynamic and simply fluid in both story and style.
    The music helps creating great environments and immerses
    The game is solid, interesting, dynamic and simply fluid in both story and style.
    The music helps creating great environments and immerses you in this marvellous world this game offers.
    Plot is solid and with lots of turns and twists, lots of red herrings and many secrets to amuse and keep the player engaged and ready to move to the next objective. The combat is slick and enhances the narrative this game has, the 'minigames' it has are varied and all help towards the main end, nothing is left to waste.
    Even if JRPG aren't your thing, give it a try: The two modes in this game, combat system and life simulator, help you shift and vary your own views and how one affects the other, being in connection one to another and how neither of them prefers to the other.
    It's a complete game, definitely worth the price it has for how much it offers you!
    And this game is meant to be played at least two times.
    Go for it!
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  5. Apr 7, 2017
    10
    P5 Has revolutionized Turn-based JRPG's every element of the game has been crafted with passion its style is parallel to it's depth.
    The
    P5 Has revolutionized Turn-based JRPG's every element of the game has been crafted with passion its style is parallel to it's depth.
    The world that P5 builds is rich in detail & keeps on offering more content as you progress through the story keeping things fresh & varied I've not had dull moment while playing.
    The Japanese & English VA Cast both did an excellent job along with art designers bringing the world to life,Persona catching/fusing allows for customization for you abilities.
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  6. Feb 9, 2021
    9
    After 100 hours of playing P5, it's safe to say, it successfully captured my heart. Spending this much time with the characters means you getAfter 100 hours of playing P5, it's safe to say, it successfully captured my heart. Spending this much time with the characters means you get attached to them on an emotional level. Finishing this game left me wanting for more. Expand
  7. Dec 6, 2020
    0
    Um completo pedaço de merda, essa merda estar classificada como jogo eh uma afronta para a sociedade eh uma porra de uma visual novel RUIM, aUm completo pedaço de merda, essa merda estar classificada como jogo eh uma afronta para a sociedade eh uma porra de uma visual novel RUIM, a unica coisa q vc faz nessa merda eh pular dialogo, musica de jogo porno japones, koikatsu party tem um grafico melhor q essa merda. historia de anime ruim genérica e previsível. nao tente jogar essa merda. ate o anime eh mais bem feito o jogo inteiro parece q foi desenhado por uma criança, a qualidade dos desenhos no anime sao mto superiores a esse esterco. NAO perca seu tempo com essa merda. Expand

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