#10, The Characters: From a peppy popular girl to a secluded computer pro, Persona 5 has an abundance of characters, each brings a new personality to the table and has their own ways of wanting to deal with a situation as well as having different interactions with the main character.
In such a large world with many different activities to do you can bring your friends to restaurants, movies and all sorts of places. A hot-headed and brash blonde, a calm and collected artist, this game can make you fall in love with these folks for the dozens of hours you will be playing.
#9, The Combat: The combat is your classical RPG turn based combat, each character has their own Persona which if you think about it the game ha alot in common with Pokemon. Ice, lightning, fire, nuclear and other attacks can be used in the game. Either fire away with your firearm, attack with a physical weapon or unleash powerful attacks with your Persona. The game implements classical status ailments and really makes you use the Pokemon method of using the right attacker for the right enemy. Switching out allies is a key component as well as making sure they all attack or defend when necessary. Simplistic in nature but the battles can be quite intense. Sneak up on opponents to make the battle easier or just charge right in, upgrading weapons and attacks can make the battles way more fun.
#8, The Personas: Persona 5 relies heavily on using elemental weaknesses in battle, for this you need to defeat and capture alot of Personas. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses and some can even combine to create a far stronger Persona. Joker, the main character of the game is the only one able to have multiple Personas however, all other usable characters only have their select one though it can evolve if you can be friendly enough to your other Phantom Thieves. The way the game shows executions for when it combines or powers up Personas is quite good and the seemingly endless amounts of different monsters means you'll not be short with powerful creatures to control.
#7, The Story: The story really shows how corrupt and disgusting humans can be, finding out you can enter the hearts of men and women to change their evil behavior is quit good. Not to give the story away but the troubles and turmoil the cast goes through is hard to watch, seeing all these adults use and abuse the youth and their fellow humans honestly can shine a light upon our own world as well. The story is lengthy and gives you a compelling plot. Phantom thieves, a dark ruler, men willing to destroy others for their own gain, there are many great things about the story.
#6, The Music: Sweet Lord I can not tell you how much Persona 5 music I have on my playlist, this game brings forth so many epic and somber tunes to the mix. Many of the fights will have an epic "Hero Wins The Day!" vibe to it, but even with that it has so much to offer to the player. Every dad moment or time of intense events is accompanied by the perfect music. The Dark Sun, Rivers in the Desert, The Hymn of the Soul, so much great music brought into this game.
#5, The Visuals: Persona 5 has a distinct anime-like look to it, adding onto all the mesmerizing colors that the game developers had implemented makes it all come together. The colors of the costumes, the designs of the Personas and monsters, it all clashes together so perfectly. It is a nonstop ride of environments and colors that just stun the onlooker.
#4, The Simplicity: When not trying to steal a heart or fights hordes you are generally wandering the streets, heading to school or hanging out with your friends. It resembles so much of what normal life is like, putting the player in the protagonists shoes and having it feel like you are truly one of the group. It is such a nice feeling to hang out with your friends, meet the newer characters and simply explore the many locations around you.
#3, The Meaning: Hidden behind the great gameplay Persona 5 really shows something about our own world, how people can become corrupted and deformed within their own hearts. It shoes what can happen to people, that things need to change and that sometimes all it takes is someone to be there to help save a heart. Some of the biggest bad's in the game were such threats due to their greed, lust and desire for power. It is not to far off of what actually happens within our own world.
#2, The Villains: Persona 5 has a great cast of despicable villains, each one somehow managing to be worst then the last. From sexually harassing students to making their own workers work themselves to death just to fill a quota, this game shows the horrors that these villains have beset their own worlds with. Each encounter in the heart and even in the real world just pushes you even further into wanting to take down these monsters.
#1, The Re-Play ability: Persona 5 is a long game and on my first play through I was not able to get everything done, but the game and the story and the characters have all brought me back. The ability to go through the game again with some progress kept helps, the story even a second time through keeps you locked in and even when it seems you have run out of stuff to do more things appear. It is a great game indeed.