L4: Grunt (1,626 until level 5)
    patronmacabre I take back everything negative I said about Persona 5. You NEED to play Persona 5 twice. The game i
    • A 28 year old male gamer
    • United States
    • Joined on May 19th 2015, last online on 10 March 2020.
    • Profile Views: 3,534
    • Forum posts: 726 times which averages 0 posts per day
    • User Reviews: 0 reviews
    •   VG$ 1,500.00

    Badges: (view all)

    Site Veteran Has been a VGChartz member for over 5 years.
    A Civilized Man Managed to avoid being banned for 5 years.
    4 Years Has been a VGChartz member for over 4 years.
    A Badge Within A Badge Earned 20 badges.
    Back of the Net Score a total of 100 games in your collection.
    Spreading the Disease Score a total of 50 games in your collection.
    Right Tool for the Right Tool Score a total of 25 games in your collection.
    Congratulations on Pressing Start! Score your first game in your collection.
    Everything's Falling Into Place Add a total of 100 games to your collection.
    50 in One Add a total of 50 games to your collection.
    The Nuts & Bolts Add a total of 25 games to your collection.
    One Piece at a Time Add your first game to your collection.
    Breaking Out Managed to avoid being banned for 1 year.
    A Free Man Managed to avoid being banned for 2 years.

    Recent Wall Posts

    View more
    < patronmacabre updated his status:

    I take back everything negative I said about Persona 5. You NEED to play Persona 5 twice. The game is absolutely mindblowing on the second playthrough.

    < patronmacabre updated his status:

    Review time of Persona 5.

    While I give the game a 10/10, this review will be mostly critical of the game. It is worthy of the score and a fantastic game, but it still needs to fix several issues to truly elevate it above and beyond.

    Let's get all the good parts out of the way. The game has the best art style and music of any game ever made ever. The user interface is incredible. The battles are fun, more complex that its predecessors, and incredibly stylish. Collecting and fusing Personas is as addicting as ever. I adore the way that you discover new places in Tokyo and I wish more games would adopt Persona 5's style of world-building. The game oozes charm. The time system is just as addictive and compelling as ever. The social links are interesting with a few real standouts and I adore the new ways in which social links help you in battle. The dungeons are phenomenal and I adore the puzzles, with the fourth and sixth dungeons being standouts. The difficulty is perfectly balanced. The bosses are incredible. The voice acting is generally very good. The climactic moments in the game are outright phenomenal and heart-pounding.

    A few nitpicks before I get to the actual criticisms. The camera is a bit wonky at its default setting, but it is okay if you turn the sensitivity up a bit. The stealth mechanics are finicky and you will often shift on a corner weirdly. Luckily, the stealth mechanics are super forgiving, so it doesn't matter too much. There are too few save points in the second-to-last and last dungeons. The second-to-last dungeon goes on quite a bit too long. Finally, the translation is very wonky at times -- especially with the frequent use of the word cognition. It feels a bit unnatural.

    Now for the genuine criticism. While Persona 5 is the longest game in the series and I believe many have claimed that the game may be too long, the exact opposite is true. While the game took me 120 hours to complete, the game is, in fact, about 20 hours too short.

    First, the game is overly focused on the main goal. As such, the game is sorely lacking in social events that allow the main cast to communicate and interact with each other. Most of the character interactions happen via IM messaging, which does not carry the same weight as having the characters in the same room talking with other and making fun of each other. Persona 4 and especially Persona 4: Golden were replete with these social events and it allowed the main cast to be a lot more 3-dimensional and lifelike and allowed for tons of humorous and engaging moments. In Persona 5, it often feels like the characters are separate entities. I can easily recall Yosuke and Teddie's snarky interactions with each other; or Kanji and Naoto's confused sexual tension; or Chie and Yukiko's friendship; or Chie and Yosuke's belligerent friendship; or Rise fighting Yukiko for the protagonist's affection; or Yosuke being homophobic towards Kanji at first, but eventually treating him like any jerk male friend would. With Persona 5, it seems all the characters are separate entities, and this is, in part, due to the lack of social events. And when there are social events, they feel very short and empty when compared to the social events in Persona 4. Persona 5 is too focused and it is to its detriment.

    A second related major issue is that Ann and Ryuji just aren't as compelling as Chie and Yosuke. The more secondary cast of Persona 5 are generally great and entertaining, but the deuteragonist and tritagonist characters just aren't as likable or engaging as their counterparts in Persona 4.

    Finally, more time should have gone into the set-up for the last dungeon. It happens rather suddenly and it feels rushed. I feel that if there was more set up and more time between the second-to-last and last dungeons, it would have been really engaging. The fifth dungeon dungeon also has some unusual pacing, but it not a major issue.

    Persona 5 is a game that I fully believe will be the greatest game ever made once the inevitable expanded remake comes out and adds much needed social events and filler to the game. Persona 5 suffers from being overly focused and it needs silly, pointless filler content and more character interactions to truly reach its potential.

    I recall the developers fearing that Persona 5 was going to be too long of a game. The game is, in fact, extremely long, but significantly shorter than it should have been.

    < patronmacabre updated his status:

    Between its immediate predecessor and Nier: Automata, Persona 5 has an insanely high bar to pass to become my favorite game. But I believe in it.

    < patronmacabre updated his status:

    Anyone else completely burned out on open-world games?

    < patronmacabre updated his status:

    I tried VR for the first time -- I was using my friend's Vive. My general impression is this: room scale definitely makes VR much better as it is pretty underwhelming without it. That said, there is only so much you can do with room scale, so eventually you will have to move around in some other way. I absolutely detest teleportation and find it incredibly cumbersome, but luckily I don't get sick when I use free form movement (though I do get this strangely floaty feeling that feels weird, but isn't unpleasant). So in summary: VR has potential but it needs more games with cute girls and room teleportation is garbage.

    Recent Activity

    View more

    Favourite Games

    View all games

    This list only shows a selection of games from this user's favourite games.

    Recent Forum Posts

    View more
    Write 171

    Final fantasy 7 remake demo is out now!

    in Sony Discussion on 02 March 2020

    I thought it was pretty fantastic. The gameplay seemed to take the interesting parts of FFXIII, FFXV, and Kingdom Hearts. It's not complicated, but I found it very satisfying. I was genuinely surprised that it ran at a stable framerate on my OG PS4. My one real criticism is that there were a couple spots where the audio mixing seemed to be just a tiny bit too fast. There are a few lines where...

    Write 53

    Dear Nintendo: THIS Is How You Make The Switch BETTER

    in Nintendo Discussion on 24 May 2019

    I absolutely adore my Switch, but goddamn are the analog sticks on the Joy-Cons horrible. I'm fine with them being small, but the drifting issue is just inexcusable given their price point. ...

    Write 64

    Persona 5: The Royal - Teaser (More info on April 24th)

    in Sony Discussion on 23 March 2019

    For those interested, Smash Bros. was datamined some time ago. Joker's character was usually defined as "Jack," but there was an alternate version "Jane" with a ponytail. Should lend some more credence to this being the femprotag, because I know there is a lot of debate. Also, her character design is indicative of a main character. There would be more alterations to her uniform if she was just...


    Height: 0'0

    Build: Other

    Game Stats

    • 122 total number of games
    • 0 games in common
    • 8.5 average game rating
    • PC favourite console (41 games)
    • Role-Playing favourite genre (54 games)
    • 99% of games completed