-by Dylan DiBona
If you’re wondering why I’m a little behind my usual 12-1pm posting time, it’s because I’m absolutely in love with Persona 5. From the moment I opened up the yellow envelope yesterday and saw the gorgeous steelbook, this game spewed it’s aesthetic and attitude all over my heart.
Persona is one of those experiences that don’t come around too often; it took almost a full decade of development and unlike Final Fantasy XV or The Last Guardian, the wait was very worth it.
I though Persona 4 was tough on normal difficulty, so I don’t know what prompted me to choose hard for Persona 5, but this game is kicking my ass.
Eleven hours in and I’m only a level 9. My team is slacking and my protagonist is bringing in all the work. I’m only about three quarters into the first dungeon and I’ve seen probably less than one quarter of what the full game has to offer. What’s amazing is that small piece is already offering me tons of activities like the usual Persona stuff of hanging out with friends and part-time jobs, but also new stuff like batting cages, coffee making and most excitingly- thievery.
If you’ve read even a single excerpt from any P5 review you’ve probably seen the word “style” thrown around a lot. It’s true, Persona 5 has a soul of it’s own. After almost twenty years of gaming I can safely say that no game has the same charm, look and style as Persona 5. It’s truly wonderful and breathtaking at times. The music, the vibrant colors and story are all great so far and show me a promising future. I already have one sixth of my playtime from Persona 4 and I know I haven’t done squat with 5.
With the difficulty set on hard, I know this game is going to be a long and tough journey; and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Anybody else enjoying Persona 5? Let me know down below and I’ll try my best to reply.
Quick side note: I’m going on vacation starting tomorrow but I still plan on posting every day. Excuse me if the post times are scattered. As always, thanks for reading.