Persona 5 Royal Famitsu Review Score: 37/40 [Update]

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Persona 5 Royal will be releasing in Japan next week, and this week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine #1612 includes reviews for the upcoming remake among other games.

Persona 5 Royal Review Score

  • Persona 5 Royal – 9/9/10/9 [37/40]

Famitsu reports that it takes around 100 hours to finish Persona 5 Royal, having cited 80 hours for the original game.

Comments from the Famitsu reviewers include:

  • Not only is there the big element of the third semester with new characters, but the are additional elements with polish to existing ones that make the game smoother to play.
  • Players who already played the original will be able to fully enjoy this one.
  • The game’s price is a little concerning.
  • The different developments right from the start compared to Persona 5 are exciting.
  • Thanks to the new Daily Assist Command function, you can immediately select the actions that suit your needs, making the game more efficient to play.
  • There are a lot of new elements.
  • Interactions with the protagonist’s riends are still compelling, and they didn’t even want to skip scenes they had already seen.
  • The wrinkles in terms of combat and navigating the environment have been ironed out, making the game more fluid to play.
  • The standard for the definitive version of a JRPG has been raised.
  • There are a variety of additional, highly satisfactory elements overflowing with fanservice.

The Famitsu review score for the original Persona 5 was 39/40.

Persona Famitsu Review Comparison

Here’s a comparison to the Famitsu review scores of modern mainline Persona titles.

  • Persona 5 (PS3/PS4) – 10/10/10/9 [39/40]
  • Persona 5 Royal (PS4) – 9/9/10/9 [37/40]
  • Persona 4 Golden (PSV) – 9/9/9/8 [35/40]
  • Persona 4 (PS2) – 8/9/8/8 [33/40]
  • Persona 3 (PS2) – 9/8/8/8 [33/40]

This Week’s Famitsu Review Scores

  • ReadySet Heroes – 8/7/7/6 [28/40]
  • Etherborn – 7/7/7/7 [28/40]
  • The Church in the Darkness – 8/6/7/6 [27/40]
  • Ghost Blade HD – 7/7/6/7 [27/40]
  • Divinity Original Sin 2 – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 9/8/8/8 [33/40]
  • Persona 5 Royal – 9/9/10/9 [37/40]
  • Sinking City – 8/8/7/9 [32/40]
  • Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – 9/8/8/9 [34/40]
  • Model Debut #nicola – 7/7/8/7 [29/40]

The November 7, 2019 issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine (releasing on October 24, 2019) will include a special feature for Persona 5 Royal, with information on its DLC.

Persona 5 Royal will be released on The PS4 in Japan on October 31, 2019. It will be released in the West in Spring 2020, with a Traditional Chinese and Korean release on February 20, 2020.

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