Persona 5 reviews show almost a perfect score

Persona 5 is not yet officially out, but the reviews published so far have nothing but praise for it. The game has been in the works since 2011, and it definitely shows.

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The Phantom Thieves are said to capture hearts very easily.

Most of the gaming news outlets that have spent time with the game write about it “oozing” style and being directed in a manner seen before and new at the same time. Let us take a look at some of the reviews.

Kotaku says “you’ll get a terrific, pulpy story told with style to spare, while GamesRadar points out that Persona is “an experience that’s perfectly realized from the moment it begins”.

RPGsite is very clear: “You’ll struggle to find a more complete, self-assured, forward-thinking, and simply joyous example of the modern JRPG than this.”

Polygon is right up there with the others, saying this about the game: “it successfully pushes this series to new heights of polish, allure and charm.”

Gamespot concludes that Persona 5 is “a refined, effortlessly stylish RPG that will be talked about for years to come”, and Destructoid adds, tongue-in-cheek, “Phantom Thieves stole my heart”.

Eurogamer is also full of great things to say about the game, perhaps the greatest praise from the bunch: “Persona 5 is unconscionably sublime. Every beat, every subtlety, every movement of the camera – it all translates into a kinetic masterpiece.”

Looking at the rest of the internet, you will struggle to find a review that has not been extremely positive. Persona 5 currently has a 95 score on Metacritic – which does not necessarily mean anything, but surely makes the developer happy.

Still, take all the praise with a pinch of salt, because all of the reviews say that the game is very “Japanese”. If you are not in love with JRPG tropes in general, you might find it slightly less fun. Persona 5 will be out on April 4, on PS4 and PS3.