Persona 5 Royal
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Persona 5 Royal takes an all-time great JRPG and makes it even greater. Going above and beyond a re-release or a remaster, almost everything has been expanded and improved with an entire game's worth of new content and improvements.
Great new gameplay features can't help the fact that Persona 5 Royal drags on even more than its predecessor
The definitive version of one of the best Japanese role-playing games ever made, even if it's easy to see the joins with some of the story additions.
If you’ve never played Persona 5, and the idea of a lengthy JRPG about making friends, making evil adults admit their crimes, and fighting monsters sounds cool, this is the definitive way to experience the game.
Persona 5 Royal is like a favorite dish prepared according to a new recipe. All the ingredients are recognizable and great, but a different level of roasting and unexpected spices allow you to discover it in a new way. The additional characters and chapter fit perfectly into the overall plot, which touches on interesting and adult themes. Even those who have finished the original will be able to find a lot of new things. Persona 5 deservedly holds the title of the best Japanese RPG of this generation, but it gets even better with Royal.
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Persona 5 Royal improves upon what was already one of the greatest RPGs of this generation. The entirely new semester -- Royal's headline act -- is a fantastic addition, but really, it's the countless smaller improvements to gameplay and structure that sell this enhanced re-release, especially if you've already played through Persona 5. Our only criticism is aimed at the price tag -- full retail at launch -- but ultimately, it's difficult to deny the quality on offer here. The Phantom Thieves are back, and their tale of rebellion rings truer than ever.
If you're already a Persona fan, Persona 5 Royal offers up even more of what you love, taking an already massive game and upsizing it to epic proportions. This is a must-have for JRPG fans, but it is also one that might be a little too much to swallow for newcomers.
A definitive version worth replaying for returning fans and new players alike, and still one of the best Japanese role-playing games this generation has produced.
Persona 5 Royal is truly a game worth getting. Regardless if you’re an old member of the Phantom Thieves or fresh blood to the crew, Royal is a game worth investing days of your life in. Be prepared for a long story if you ever choose to do so, however.
If you’re looking for a long JRPG experience to satisfy a gaming itch, especially during times of isolation, Persona 5 Royal is the definitive version of an amazing experience. Unleash your rebellious spirit, form your bonds, and take the hearts of the unjust. Your calling awaits.