THOUGHTS ON: Persona 5 First Gameplay Trailer!

After a long wait, it’s finally here! Our first glimpse at what Persona 5 will bring to the table in the long-running series of JRPG games. If you’re interested in seeing the trailer but haven’t yet caught a glimpse, check it out here.

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Confession: I’ve watched this video about six or seven times now, just taking in the awesome music and beautiful visuals. The stylized menus, vast environments, and attention to detail has me looking so forward to more news regarding this game.

Some immediately notable things that made me go “YES”:

  • Within dungeons, enemies are no longer the same “shadow” form before you head into battle; each of them looks unique so you know what enemy you will be facing before-hand
  • PLATFORMING AND STEALTH SEGMENTS IN DUNGEONS
  • Civilians and other characters walk around the environment (no more people just standing still everywhere!)
  • The classroom appears much more dynamic this time around, showing a closer camera shot than what was previously used in Persona 4.

There’s a lot more to gain from this trailer, but these are just a few of the things I thought stuck out to me. I love the whole heist theme going on, and I have a feeling we’ll see plenty more of it as the game draws closer.

Also: The new cat ally looks freakin’ awesome. In fact, the entire starting crew looks to have some great personalities. I can’t wait to hear more from this already promising game.

Thanks for reading!

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