Doing crossovers in media, especially in games, has always been a great idea. Sometimes these crossover ideas just don't work (looking at you Double Dragon X Battletoads and Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe), other times, however, they work wonderfully. Persona 5 Strikers is a crossover between Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors and Atlus' JRPG masterpiece Persona 5. I say it works simply because the fluid action of Koei Tecmo's franchise keeps you engaged in battles, while Atlus' attention to detail and masterful writing keeps you entranced. Without jumping the gun, give me a minute to explain why this game just works.
Persona 5 Strikers take place six months after the original Persona 5 story, making it a direct story sequel. Whereas Persona 5 took place over a year, Strikers plays off over the course of a month. During this time, the gang embarks on a road trip across Japan engaging in all manner of Phantom Thieves activities. Now, if you've never played Persona 5, the references and callbacks might all sound like made-up fluff, but if you have, you are in for a treat. Understanding, remembering, and reminiscing whenever someone brings up events that occurred in Persona 5 was pure delight.
Now, if you've never played Persona 5, the references and callbacks might all sound like made-up fluff, but if you have, you are in for a treat.
Specials, All-Out Attacks, Summons, Batton Passes, all these mechanics are all present...
Kingdom Hearts devotee, From Software fanboy and aspiring Audiophile (the good kind that believes in FLAC files). Vincent enjoys writing about games almost as much as playing them.
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P-Studio, Omega Force
PC, PlayStation 4, Switch
23 February 2021
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