Yes it deserves its reputation. Story is top-notch, characters are very likeable, soundtrack is an absolute masterpiece, graphics are fine but elevated by a ridiculously strong sense of style, especially in regards to the UI, the game is beautiful to look at. And unlike other Persona games, the gameplay is actually super fun, with good level design and great combat. As someone who has no nostalgia for earlier Persona games, this one shits all over the old ones, it's one of the greatest games of its generation.
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