The story focuses on the return of the Phantom Thieves – The same group of high school students you followed from Persona 5. The group gets back together a few months after the events of Persona 5 to plan a summer break. Ofcourse things dont go as expected and the Phantom Thieves find themselves in another conspiracy that could land them up in deep water.
Although there are new faces to Persona 5 Strikers, the game focuses on expanding the plot of the exisiting characters. There’s quite a bit of Character development and it makes the already strong personalities of the characters stand out even further. The games setting takes across most of Japan as the crew tracks down disturbances in the Metaverse. The game also does away with the Turn based combat that you got used to in Persona 5 and replaces it with Real-Time Action. A Very welcome addition to the game considering how fast paced the game itself is.
The graphics engine is very similar to the P5 Engine with the cutscenes looking absolutely amazing, although i was expecting alot better graphics on the PS5. The game itself runs at 60fps as expected from the ps5, but on the larger 4k resolution it seemed that the assets themselves felt a bit blurred and had a ton of jagged edges. Hopefully this gets resolved with a game update in the future.
The sound in the game was also done really well and i felt like it was an upgrade from the P5 soundtrack.
Persona 5 Strikers as a sequel was an amazing playthrough. Especially if you loved P5. The new story and combat system set it apart as one of the top JRPG games of 2021 so far.