When I first got my PS Vita, one of the first games I bought for it was Persona 4 Golden. I bought it on the recommendation by someone and it ended up being one of the best RPGs I’ve ever played on the Vita or any system. It had a great storyline and great gamepaly to back it up. I’m ready for a new Persona game now and it looks like Persona 5 will be that game.
Persona 5 will be making its way to PS4 and PS3 on February 14th, 2017 which gives me enough time to make it through my backlog of games.
Most of the trailers I had seen for this game were mainly cinematic trailers but today, we get our first look at actual gameplay footage coming out of E3. It looks fantastic and looks to be everything I loved about Persona 4 Golden and more.
Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled high school students – the protagonist and a collection of compatriots he meets in the game’s story – who live dual lives as Phantom Thieves. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high schooler: attending class, after-school activities, and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self”; the game’s heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and using it to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern society wears.