For the third time I have this week Persona 5 already finished: after three adventures with the phantom thieves and more than 300 hours in Shibuya I’m really ready for the next part.
Atlus hasn’t announced Persona 6 yet, after all they’re still busy squeezing every last cent out of the adventure of Joker, Ann, Ryuji and Co. Understandable: Persona 5 is a fantastic role-playing game and one of the best that the genre has to offer. But then there are a few things that I for the next part.
Persona 5: Adult characters instead of high school students
I know it’s not only in the Persona series, but also in the cosmos of Japanese role-playing games and anime or manga tradition, Teenager to play the leading roles. This is partly due to the target group – but because they are also getting older, please allow the protagonists to grow with them.
After all, it’s been six years since the original release of Persona 5 here in the West in 2017, and even those who were just about to come of age are now in their mid-20s, so Persona 6 is welcome to join us more mature characters attend and move from high school to at least university, or even better, into the young world of work.
The relationship with Kawakami was problematic not only because of the age difference, but also because of the student-teacher ratio. Source: Atlas
Although the Persona series as Shin Megami Tenseispin-off may not be quite as dark as its big brother, the tone of the titles is serious enough to allow somewhat older heroes to appear. Then we would be clear problematic relationships between the underage high school protagonist and the numerous adults fortunately also snow from yesterday.
Love is in the Air: More freedom when dating
Speaking of relationships: Close friendships and even closer romances were also an important part of the story in Persona 5, but there is still room for improvement in digital cooperation. First of all, there are the many relationships that are left behind because you can’t same-sex characters can hook up.
More or at least other romance possibilities would also be created by a female protagonist arise as an additional option. Persona 3 Portable has already done it and let you slip into the role of a protagonist in the extended version of the original game, who accordingly opened up new possibilities on the dating market.
Contrary to initial speculation, Kasumi Yoshizawa has not become the main female protagonist, just a new character. A pity! Source: Atlas
After Persona 4 and 5 did not send a protagonist into the fight against the shadows, a change of heart for the next offshoot seems unlikely, but hope dies last, as we know. The icing on the cake would be if you looked at that at the beginning of the game Choose the gender of your character and then has the appropriate dating options – or is allowed to do all of them at once.
Convenience changes directly to release please
Like Persona 3 and 4, Persona 5 has received a juicy upgrade with the suffix “Royal”: New characters, fresh Persona evolutions and a brand new palace have tied an already full package even thicker. The secret star, however, are the comfort changes: With the grappling hook, the seeds of will, and the Showtime attacks, Persona 5 Royal has numerous features that I wouldn’t want to be without anymore.
So I hope that during the development of Persona 6, enough time will be allowed to incorporate such “little things” into the first version of the game – not only into the version with a name suffix that will be released a few years later at full price. Especially the one available to all team members from the start Baton Pass is an absolute must in this respect, which lets the successful combat system shine in the first few hours of play.
The numerous comfort changes and innovations, such as Makoto and Haru’s Showtime attack here, have made Persona 5 Royal even better than the original game. Source: Atlas
Whether Atlus meets even one of my wishes, we will probably only find out when Persona 5 is replaced at some point in the future by the next part of the Japanese role-playing series – is up to date Persona 6 after all, it hasn’t even been announced yet. The waiting time can become genre fans where appropriate mit Loop8: Summer of God’s verseswhich, just like Persona, puts the spotlight on turn-based combat and character discovery.