PS4 Persona 5 - Including Royal and Striker

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Haters of the Persona series are weird

Got a friend who said the series is creepy, the writers are problematic, and fans of Persona series can't hold human interactions in real life

Meanwhile he likes Xenoblades where the female characters have Z cup tits, you collect robo anime girls who call you master

Of all the weeb games, this series probably is one of the most wholesome and unproblematic ones. I normally hate weeb sh*t but Persona's great
Hey Xenoblade games are great :p

I finished XBDE and then when straight into Royal which I finished a couple of days ago and both are great games but Persona 5 is its own beast entirely. Really hope Scramble comes out sooner rather than later aswell.
 

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Finished P4 vanilla content and onto Golden content

The main cast is better than P5's, but the story's kinda meh IMO, bit of a mediocre murder mystery. Kinda obvious who the culprit is once you pay a bit of attention, and not a fan of the culprit either

Main cast absolutely more lovable than P5's, but some of the social links succccck
 

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80hrs deep on my second playthrough (1st time for Royal) and am as hooked as ever.

I think the last time I replayed a game was Mass Effect 2 or KOTOR, but man if this game isn't just as fun and awesome the second time around.

Royal adds A LOT of great content too.

I am forever indebted to my coworker from 3 years ago who recommended this game to me.
 

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Any little caution I had previously being a totally different style of game were dashed quick. I'm only a few battles in but it was a blast, it still feels like a Persona game. It felt like a reunion of friends too because there was about the same time of passed from P5 to Strikers as when I played Royal. Probably the only thing missing that I thought would have been cool was if it could read a P5 or Royal save for some contextual dialogue, even if it was just something at the start.
 

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Agree with that. I've never really gotten on with these Dynasty Warriors style games (from the little I've played). Early days but it seems like they've nailed the P5 aesthetic and like you say it's great to hang out with the gang again. Even if I don't get along with the fighting there should be plenty to enjoy, but hopefully it clicks.
 

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I'm partly through the additional semester for P5R, what an awesome addition this has been.
I love the idea for the Palace and what the Palace Ruler has done. This isn't just some thrown together half-assed job, it's genuinely one of the better told stories of the whole game.
Also works perfectly with the 'ending' of the original game.

140hrs in and still not sick of it.

I don't think I'll just straight to Strikers as I'll probably enjoy a little break in-between, but I'm really looking forward to playing it.
 

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Agree with that. I've never really gotten on with these Dynasty Warriors style games (from the little I've played). Early days but it seems like they've nailed the P5 aesthetic and like you say it's great to hang out with the gang again. Even if I don't get along with the fighting there should be plenty to enjoy, but hopefully it clicks.
I'm actually finding the combat tough. Probably me though because I haven't really got the hang of the baton passing and SP seems to be an absolute premium so I'm too scared to use any persona abilities and am just mashing square.
 

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