In this article, I’ll take a deep dive into the differences between Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal, and why Royal is unpopular with some people.
If you’re wondering if you’re going to play Persona 5, some of you may have been told that Persona 5 is recommended instead of Persona 5 Royal.
In this article, the author, who has already cleared the game, will explain the good and bad points of “Persona 5 Royal” without spoilers.
So, first of all, let’s be clear about which one you should prioritize buying if you compare Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal.
↓【PS4】Persona 5 Rayal
Conclusion: You should buy Persona 5 the Royal.
If you have to choose one of them, I think you should buy Persona 5 Royal.
I heard, “The story is different from the old one.”
Indeed, there is a slight difference in the early storyline between Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal.
However, if you play from Persona 5 Royal, you can still enjoy Persona 5 scenarios within Persona 5 Royal.
All you have to do is to not rank up the coop (growth system) of the two new characters from Royal, Kasumi Yoshimura and Takuto Maruki.
To sum up the difference between Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal, it is whether or not you are deeply involved with the new characters, Takuto Maruki and Kasumi Yoshimura.
Even if you don’t have Persona 5, you can still enjoy the Persona 5 scenario in Persona 5 Royal game, as long as you don’t get to know them.
There are other small differences in the scenarios, but many of them supplement the parts of Persona 5 that users complained about.
Who should buy the original Persona 5?
1, People who are interested in the minor differences in scenarios and systems.
2, People who want to familiarize themselves with Persona 5.
If these two points apply to you, you should buy both Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal.
I don’t have time for both games!
If you are busy, I recommend the Persona5 manga(comics).
The following is a light introduction to the story of Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal.
What’s the story behind “Persona 5” and “Persona 5 Royal”?
Persona 5 Synopsis.
The protagonist of the story is a second-year high school student who is transferred from the countryside to Shibuya, Tokyo, because of “something” that happened not long ago.
On his first day at school, he wanders into the mysterious “Palace” and is attacked by a monster called “Shadow”, which awakens his special power called “Persona”.
The Palace is a world that embodies the mind of an evil person, and if you steal the “Otakara (treasure)” at the center of the Palace, you can convert the evil person.
When he learns of this, he and his friends, who have taken on Personas, go on an adventure through the Palace.
This event leads the main characters to form the “Phantom Thieves,” a group that steals the hearts of evildoers.
Will the Phantom Thieves be able to succeed in fixing the world?
Additional elements in Persona 5 Royal.
“Persona 5 Royal” is a luxurious version of “Persona 5” with additional elements.
The main additions are as follows.
1, New storyline for the third semester has been added.
2, Stylized the action and battle functions.
3, Additions and changes to outing spots and “Coop” content.
Coop is similar to the “Community” that existed in Persona 3 and Persona 4.
The Persona series places great importance on the theme of “human connection”.
The new Coops added this time will be a big part of the additional story in the third semester.
Not only as a growth factor to aid in battle, but also to see where the story goes, we want to actively raise our Coop rank.
Why do some people say that it is better to play only Persona 5?
Although I personally think it is a highly satisfying game, some people say that Persona 5 is better than Persona 5 Royal.
Why in the world are there such opinions?
1, Because the ending of the story is incomplete.
1, The ending of the main story is messy, and the story is not fully folded.
2, The mysteries of some of the characters have not been solved in the game.
The ending of the main story in particular seems to have been controversial.
When I cleared the game, I also felt that the “conclusion” part of the storyline was a bit of a mess from the player’s perspective.
I think the “we’ll leave it up to the player to decide how the story ends” resolution is possible, depending on how the story unfolds.
However, I believe that many players were not satisfied with the way the story ended.
2, Because they think, “There’s no volume to the challenge.”
I mentioned earlier that there are a lot of additional elements in Persona 5 Royal.
Most of these additions are mostly to help you progress through the battles.
Elements to enhance battles and daily life during the first round of play.
For this reason, if you try to play through to the ending in the shortest possible time, assuming you’ll be doing laps, you won’t be able to enjoy the best of Persona 5 Royal.
If you’re expecting “sub-games that are unlocked after the second week”, you might be disappointed.
(It’s not that there are no such elements at all.)
It is my impression that Persona 5 Royal is not a game where you aim to complete the main story as quickly as possible.
Is it because there are more working people in the player base who don’t have enough time?
Take each day as it comes to experience in the game.
What I think is the appeal of Persona 5 Royal.
I’ve listed the bad points of Persona 5 Royal.
From here on, I will list the charms of Persona 5 Royal, as I have already cleared the game.
Recommended for action game lovers.
Persona 5 Royal can be recommended to gamers who usually only play action games.
1, The Phantom Thief’s movements during battle are too cool!
2, The Joker’s movements during dungeon exploration are also cool and stylish!
3, The characters’ chase motions and other one-cut scenes are a must-see!
Persona 5 Royal impresses me, even though I’m not usually very interested in action scenes in games.
I believe that the production staff of Persona 5 Royal put a lot of effort into creating this action scenes.
The story of the new heroine, Kasumi Yoshimura, is very good.
The series of stories about Kasumi Yoshimura, the junior heroine from Royal, was really good.
As for not only Kasumi, but also the other characters involved in the third semester story, I love how each of their arguments are so sympathetic.
I can’t write about the details here because it would spoil Persona 5 Royal.
But if I had to sum up my impressions of playing Royal,
I think one of the most appealing aspects of Persona 5 Royal is that it carefully depicts how the Phantom Thieves confront their aesthetics over the course of a year.
Summary: Persona 5 Royal is a good place to start.
If you haven’t played Persona 5 yet, I recommend Royal.
Personally, I appreciate the fact that the stress I felt during gameplay in Persona 5 is completely gone in Persona 5 Royal.
If you’ve already played Persona5 and you’re not interested in the story, you can choose not to buy Persona 5 Royal.
However, with the addition of action, Coops, and a third semester storyline, Persona 5 Royal is too much to digest without at least two weeks of work.
Sure, this game is designed to be completed in one go, but that’s way too much volume!!
To be honest, it’s so full of life that I can’t help but squeal with delight.
If you like RPGs, “Persona 5 Royal” is a game you should definitely play.
With an all-new story and system, Persona 5 Royal can be obtained here.
If you want to taste the story and system of the older titles, Persona 5 is also recommended.
If you are busy, I recommend the Persona5 manga(comics).