Persona 5 Strikers Review Round-Up (VIDEO)
Though Persona is mostly known for its turn-based RPG offerings, the series’ Phantom Thieves are set to bring the fight to Dynasty Warriors’ hack-and-slash genre in the upcoming Persona 5 Strikers. Through the adventure, players are tasked with once again battling the shadowy monsters of the Metaverse, exploring dungeons, and rescuing innocents held victim to a malicious Change of Heart. ‘Strikers’ notably reunites the entire crew from Persona 5, with each character touting their own unique fighting skills and featuring a myriad of upgradeable abilities.
After launching in Japan last year, the game is finally set to hit the West along with plenty of expectations for the high-profile import. So, how are the acrobatic brawls of Persona 5 Strikers landing with critics? Well according to emerging reviews, Strikers may very well scratch the itch for more Persona content, as the game is filled with oodles of fan service, especially for frequenters of Persona 5. However, some outlets weren’t overly impressed with the spin-off’s streamlined experience, suggesting it might not wow outside genre or Persona series enthusiasts.
Eurogamer – “So Much of Everything”
“There’s a whole lot of good here that easily balances out the bad if you’re already a fan of Persona 5, and I’m pretty sure that if P-Studio made approximately 5 more sequels we would eventually arrive at the perfect version of Persona 5. There’s just always so much of everything, from plot strands to enemies to fight and food to eat, that I had a great time while simultaneously feeling pretty exhausted by it all. Though that’s just videogames for you.”
Game Informer – 85/100
“While not every disparate element comes together as well as it did in Persona 5, I was more than happy to go on another adventure with the characters I developed such bonds with back in 2017. The action may play out completely differently, but the heart of the series remains intact.”
IGN – 80/100
“Persona 5 Strikers’ simple real-time combat is consistently engaging, and its summer vacation story (while slimmed down) is a sequel nearly worthy of the ‘2′ it lacks at the end of its title.”
NintendoWorldReport – 75/100
“I like it a lot, and I felt really happy with it when I finally finished it. It’s a game that I want to recommend, but that recommendation has to come with a big caveat: if you’re a Persona fan that loves the Phantom Thieves but you’re just not interested in the gameplay, it may be more worth your time to just play Persona 5 again.”
PCGamesN – 80/100
“The Phantom Thieves arrive on PC in a more streamlined form than the main Persona series, but an equally engaging one that’s as stylish as it is action packed.”
Get ready to take the Phantom Thieves to a whole new level! ?
Persona 5 Strikers hits PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™ and Steam® on February 23! #StrikeBack
— Official ATLUS West (@Atlus_West) January 15, 2021
Persona 5 Strikers releases February 23rd for PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 as well as PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility. What do you think? Are you preparing to strike while the iron is hot and pick up the new Persona 5 spin-off for yourself? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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