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Generally favorable reviews- based on 5488 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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  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. Jun 3, 2019
    10
    This game is what a sequel supposed to be
    A total improvement from the previous installment
    The dungeon crawling is improved The
    This game is what a sequel supposed to be
    A total improvement from the previous installment
    The dungeon crawling is improved
    The environment is more immersive
    The Graphic is Improve (Even the menu is SWEEET)
    Its a game that anyone who like JRPG MUST Have and Platinum it because its THAT GOOD
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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 22, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Com certeza, esse game extremamente rico em conteúdo e que possui uma história um tanto quanto reflexiva é dos meus top 5 RPGs de todos os tempos. Expand
  4. Feb 28, 2021
    10
    10/10 *********************************************************************
  5. May 7, 2017
    10
    Alright, Persona 5... My most anticipated game of 2017. How did it turn out? Simple, the game is brilliant. Easily one of the best JRPGs IAlright, Persona 5... My most anticipated game of 2017. How did it turn out? Simple, the game is brilliant. Easily one of the best JRPGs I have ever played.

    This is easily the most stylish game I have ever come across, and the importance of this cannot be understated. A game where you spend a lot of time in dungeons fighting shadows would become incredibly monotonous if not for the style and flare of Persona 5. The turned based combat in the title is taken to the nth degree and is very enjoyable. Furthermore, the game has some great music. However, I still prefer the music from P4 (probably because I'm biased). In addition to everything else the game has a compelling story, with many unexpected twists and turns. Moreover, the game makes an effort to switch up the mechanics in each dungeon to make the experience feel fresh. Lastly, the characters in the game are expertly written and are very enjoyable to interact with.

    Overall I would advise anyone that has a PS4 and an interest for JRPGs to get this game.
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  6. Dec 31, 2021
    9
    After almost 10 years from 4, Persona 5 is the resurrection of a master series. Great story, and character development. If it wasn't forAfter almost 10 years from 4, Persona 5 is the resurrection of a master series. Great story, and character development. If it wasn't for Royal, which stepped up everything that could be stepped up, it would be easily a 10 for me. It deserves a chance to experience it even if you are not a fun of the genre! Expand
  7. Jan 13, 2021
    0
    I generally don’t like this genre. I disliked this game even more than other RPGs. I won’t spoil anything here just in case you want to enjoyI generally don’t like this genre. I disliked this game even more than other RPGs. I won’t spoil anything here just in case you want to enjoy the game but it’s just my opinion. Expand

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