7 hours into P5, this is probably the most refined and stylish game I have ever played. Persona 5 is to Persona what Grand Theft Auto V was to the GTA Series (not just the #5...) They pretty much kept the core values of the series while improving on every little detail that they can. The game is also super accessible to newcomers as well, similar to how GTA V was over 4. There are tutorials for every little thing, gameplay elements are slowly added in over time to ease people into it. Also housing possibly the best-explained lore yet, P3's Tatarus and P4's TV world weren't very well explained, and felt like a plot advancer mixed with magical aspects. The plot points and story telling in Persona 5 is super well done, they explain everything as clear as they can, and you can ask for more info or skip longer explanations.
But the highest praise I have for this game is that it is the true successor to Persona. By that I mean, if you love Persona, it is everything you can ask for. Everything that was great about P3/P4 is kept and improved. The gameplay is improved to make battles faster and more fluid. The dungeon crawling has more variety and is more efficient to navigate (A run button!!! Fast Travel!!!) Story telling is 100x better, the main character actually can talk now, and Morgana helps to fill gaps in dialogue. And just about everything else you can think of is better: can save almost anywhere, a ginourmous world map, death checkpoints, etc. It might seem obvious, but a lot of games don't do that. Just look at the Final Fantasy, or Metal Gear Solid series. Many of the sequels in those games wind up taking the series backwards in some ways.
Another thing I have to say is that this game has terrific graphics. Now when most people say good graphics, they mean 1080p, 4K, 60 fps, vibrant lighting, realism, etc. But a lot of those games that have good graphics, Watchdogs, Battlefield, Mass Effect, Call of Duty, just seems... bland. For Persona 5, by good graphics I mean that the menus are very well designed. Loading/transition screens look like an art piece. Normal dialogue, scrolling through stores, navigating battle menus look like you are visiting an art gallery. The game is filled with overwhelming eye candy with no dull scenery in sight.
Again, I cannot stress this comparison enough, just like how GTA V was the pinnacle of open world games and the GTA series when it first launched (probably still is up there), P5 sets the highest standard of JRPGs and the Persona series.
A weird thing is that all the female voices sound like Risette to me... Maybe I just really miss her or something...
Also, do the Velvet Room twins remind anyone else of Rom and Ram? What's with this weird obsession over polar opposite twin little girls?
Where's the unboxing video? I was expecting an unboxing video.
No video this time, I think I triggered quite a few people last time.
I did pick up Attack on Titan at Best Buy though while on line for P5.