Persona 5 is one of the much awaited JRPG’s for PS4 and PS3, and why not? the previous Persona games have been very successful in terms of sales and reviews, and speaking of review, Japanese online magazine already released their review on Persona 5 and it is really high.
How high? Almost a perfect score as Famitsu gave Persona 5 a 39/40 score.
Let’s take a look at how Famitsu review a game. Famitsu is not your typical review site wherein only one person is assigned to review the game because, in Famitsu, 4 people will review a single game. They call it “cross review” where a panel of 4 video game reviewers will review the games and can give it a score of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest. Once done, they will add up the scores and the highest score that a game could get is 40.
This past couple of years, Famitsu has been notorious for not giving a high score. There are more strict than other review critics, and Persona 5 having a 39/40 score is really something.
Check out what the reviewers have to say about Persona 5
Game reviewer: Yoshida – score: 10
The length of the development period is apparent in the quality that permeates the game. Notably, the commitment to production surfaces in many ways, including the character animations, event scenes, and camera angles, or even the design and display of text, that sets the game apart from other Japanese RPGs, creating a stylish, high-quality game.
There are many fun elements, like the thieves that steal the rotten heart of humans, persona fusions and negotiations with the shadows.
Game reviewer: Ashida – score: 10
It’s easy to empathize with the story of the youth rebelling against the evil adults, In addition to this, the story is displayed with great production value for every scene, and has kept me involved from the beginning to the end.
And it’s not only the story but also the battles were thrilling and fitting with the criminal theme, with the ability to target the weakness of enemies and the all-out-attacks. I was also very happy with the volume of content.
Game review: Namu-ko – score: 10
Leading with the traditional elements of the series, there are also plenty new ones. My expectations were not disappointed. The chivalrous thief-like drama was exciting as I moved stealthily in the disguise of the phantom thief.
The life of the student in the city was fun. Battles were colorful and did not feel like a chore due to mechanics like the baton-touch to companions and negotiation with the shadows. There are drawbacks, like the fact that at times it’s difficult to understand what actions do at a given time, but they’re far outweighed by the game’s charm.
Game reviewer: Bunbunmaru – score: 9
As expected, it’s packed with the charm of the series, its sophisticated drama and its stylish direction of the menus. From the middle of the game onward, the various cooperation characters provide more and various advantages, increasing the fun further.
About combat, guns and equipment are expensive, and hey feel a bit like they don’t mean much. You can do more than in the previous game, but at times it’s hard to understand the benefits.
As you can see, they are all praises about this game, citing the 80 hours average completion of the game.
Persona 5 is set to release in Japan on September 15, 2016, and in North America on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2016, for PS3 and PS4.
You can still pre-order Persona 5 for PS4 for $59.99, and if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ll get a 20% off if you pre-order now. You can also pre-order the Steelbook Edition for $59.99 and “Take Your Heart Out” Premium Edition for $89.99.