So I think I’m going to move on from Persona 5. After 2 hour session last night where I spent almost the entire time clicking through dialogue, I’m getting the feeling the over the top handholding of this game isn’t going anywhere soon. Basically it’s becoming more and more clear that this game can’t help but get in the way of itself.
They emphasize the importance of ranking up your stats in the day-to-day “freedom” of the town they give you, but then they go and make you sit through 4 days of exams where you can’t do any activities, followed by spending another 4 days advancing the plot to allow access to another palace. It basically plays as a moderately interactive anime, which would be totally awesome if the writing were better. The over explanation of every aspect is getting on my nerves, and there’s funny dialogue choices, but none of the characters have a sense of humor, so that kind of ruins the fun.
The combat got stale pretty quickly, and now the most fun part is walking around areas and initiating encounters via ambush.
I’m ready to go back to a game that’s more interactive, so for now I may go back and finish The Last of Us DLC finally, or dive into Farcry 4, which I never finished.