Sunday, February 22, 2015

Smooth Criminals: Persona 5

Oh, hey. Long time no shouting about video games. I'm sure that you all have heard the hype about Persona 5. And you guessed it: I'm going to bring it here as well. This isn't really a review, and it's partly a first impression.

Okay, let me address something really quickly. I'm sure that I hardly have to really say anything about it, but "You are a slave. Want emancipation?" I, uhm. Hm? Hm... Okay.

Moving on.

There are a lot of theories going on about the game so far. One of the things that I'm excited to see how these main characters are more like anti-heroes instead of the more virtuous sort we've gotten used to. The Phantom - the main character - hinges between cool and collected (of couse) and manic. I'm so excited to see how this develops. There is a lot of blond going on between the two companions, rumoured to be named, Anzu and Ryuji. It's hard to judge how they might be, but I have a few "please don't be like this" things on my mind. Morgana is a shapeshifting cat who basically turns into a bobblehead. Are you ready for this, because let me tell you something: I so am.

There are a couple of things that have led me to have my own personal theories. One of them being the "co-op" feature on the menu. I'm not necessarily thinking if this is a local team option between you and your friends (though that would be interesting). I'm wondering if this shows your relationships with your social links and how they could affect your heists/Dark Hour adventures.

Another thing that has me curious is less supported. I wonder how the seven deadly sins (specficially Luxuria) can come into play throughout the game or in different characters -- or even the Shadows themselves. While I am big on speculation, I want to see where this can go, and I'm looking forward to more trailers.

The promotion so far has gotten a lot of us pumped for this game. I'm expecting some good things out of it. The characters have an actual devil may care attitude that's really got my interest. How about you? Persona isn't everybody's series, but I think there's something to love in this installment. I'm on the lookout for more. If you're riding the Persona hype wagon or if you're just watching it glide by, I'd love o know what you're thinking.

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