Persona 5 Strikers is just one of the many great titles coming out this month, making February a good month for getting those hours in. One of the bigger releases is Persona 5 Strikers, which is a musou-mashup with the hugely popular Persona 5. Sounds like a match made in heaven? If the reviews are any indication, then indeed it is!
As of writing, the game has a Metacritic rating of 85 for the PS4 version and 81 for the Switch version, and is looking to be another hit from Sega and Atlus, proving thus far that the Persona franchise is beloved by fans.
PlayStation Lifestyle gives it a 95/100, saying “There really isn’t a lot that Persona 5 Strikers does wrong. The combat is rewarding, the story is interesting, and the characters/setting are fleshed out, all with a good soundtrack. It’s by no means a perfect game, but what is wrong really isn’t anything that impacts the wider experience. This game did such a great job with something new, blending in a few different game types, that now I really wish Persona 3 and 4 had done the same thing. Those who enjoyed Persona 5 will love getting the band back together for another adventure with a new gameplay style, falling in love all over again. For those new to the series, you won’t feel like you missed a beat at all.”
Twinfinite praises the game with a 90/100, saying “Persona 5 Strikers is proof that change isn’t always a bad thing. While it may not hold onto everything that made its forebear a phenomenon, the new elements it brings to the table more than make up for it, and show that the series’ future lies in more than just straight-forward turn-based JRPGs.”
Game Informer scores the game an 85/100 and says “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.”
Gamespot gives it an 8/10, saying “For all its shortcomings, Persona 5 Strikers reminds me why I loved the Phantom Thieves to begin with and shows how they’ve matured since we last saw them. Once you get your head around it, the action-RPG combat is a challenging thrill, and no one can pull off flourishes in the same fashion as these characters. I almost forgot I was playing a musou-style game developed by Koei Tecmo and Omega-Force, and I think that’s a testament to how sharp Strikers is as a Persona game. If you have any love for Persona 5, what say you save the world one more time with some old friends?”
Similarly, IGN scores it an 8/10, saying “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.”
Persona 5 Strikers is set to release on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on February 23, 2021.