“Persona 5” is a Japanese role-playing game that allows players to take control of the main protagonist, who eventually goes by Joker (no, not that one.)
The game is the perfect one to be playing right now, as it requires the player to fulfill the responsibilities of a second-year high school student (Joker.) This means hanging out with friends, going to the theater to watch movies, getting a job at a convince store and so much more.
The game incentivizes these activities through the bonds that are forged as a result. For example, one of the first friends that your character meets in the game is the misunderstood Ryuji Sakamoto.
Throughout my 47-hour play through (still haven’t finished the game), I’ve seen the bond between my character and his grow in great lengths.
I’ve seen this through the many turn-based dungeon battles that we’ve fought together, which is the whole other half of “Persona 5.”
This other half of the game sees you, and the friends you make along the way, become the infamous Phantom Thieves of Hearts, which is where the combat comes in.
If you don’t bond with the people in Joker’s life, like his legal guardian, his friends, a shady medical practitioner, or an even shadier journalist, just to name a few, then you’ll fair poorly in these fights.
Socializing is at the center of the game mechanics here, which is a big reason that I feel it’s the perfect game to be playing right now.
If I needed another reason to feel that this is the best game to play now, I’d point to the amount of game available here. As I mentioned earlier, I’m 47 hours into this game and I’m not even close to completing the story.
Some potential players may see this as a red flag.
Who’d want to play such a long game?
“Persona 5” is a Japanese role-playing game that allows players to take control of the main protagonist, who eventually goes by Joker (no, not that one.)Normally I’d agree, but in this case, “Persona 5” is just that good. Not to mention that there isn’t much to do right now anyway.
The soundtrack is also a masterpiece.
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