Persona 5 Unmasking the Joy
Hey, I hope you are all terrific today.
In the last two months, I’ve had the joy of watching my cousin replay Persona 5. For those of you who haven’t played or watch it the Persona series is a series of urban fantasy roleplaying games. The series went under a soft reboot with Persona 3.
The basic gist is that you are the silent protagonist and end up living on your own. You then visit an extra-dimensional pocket world called the Velvet Room and after that receive the ability to summon your persona. A persona is basically your guardian spirit and a reflection of yourself. Like most roleplaying games you then meet friends and they unlock their personas. You fight shadows that are like personas but they represent your dark side.
The game borrows heavily from the Arcana and you are always the “The Fool” which allows you to own, copy, merge, with other arcana personas.
The most interesting thing about Persona is that each game since 3 dwells more into the lore of shadows/personas. Now that is the non-gamer, quick and dirty version of what the game is.
Persona 5 is amazing. Now, I don’t claim to be a gamer, but I do appreciate good story-telling and behind sports games, roleplaying games are in my top three genres.
First off I love how the characters have more of a connection to each other than the characters from Persona 4. The game has darker themes that are different from its predecessor. The developers put a lot of detail in every aspect of the game. Including title and loading screens.
Watching him play Persona 5 made me a fan of the series after becoming a casual fan of Persona 4. The graphics are amazing and again the storytelling is on point. The youth coming together as phantom thieves and stealing the hearts of the corrupted to make them have a change of heart.
There are no real spoilers here as my cousin is only playing the game a second time for me (at first for himself, but then I moved in and got hooked.) You can expect a full review once we finish and another one when I get my own.
Even the music is amazing. I know I can’t wait to get the chance to do a full review. I can’t believe I’m just now jumping on the bandwagon. At least now I’ll be ready Persona 5 Royal which is the new game coming out next year which will introduce a new main character, dialogue interactions, and art.
Stay tuned as I will report more information as I grow in my Persona fandom.
Terrio’s Take: The game has so many options and the last roleplaying game I enjoyed was Alpha Protocol, which is nowhere as good as the Persona games. The persona is awesome!