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Persona 5 Strikers – Zero Punctuation


This week on Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews Persona 5 Strikers.

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I like the Persona series. I guess I’m just owning that now. I like the concept of a magic world formed from the subconscious minds of humanity so you can go into the head of someone you don’t like and kick the furniture around until miniature chairs fly out of their ears. Come to think of it I also liked Yakuza Like a Dragon, and Ni No Kuni 2 somewhat, and Earthbound and Chrono Trigger back in the day – damn it, do I actually like JRPGs? And I just hate reviewing them because I only have a week to play and they’ve usually got runtimes inversely proportional to the length of all the female characters’ booty shorts? Hang on, let me stare at this anime character for a bit. Hm… nope, still looks like the grotesque offspring of an inflatable sex doll and a three-point electrical socket. There’s probably just something uniquely appealing about Persona, and it seems the country of Japan agrees, it’s hot shit over there. It’s had more spinoffs than a very large figure skater on a very small rink. There’s one on one fighting games, and those weird dancing games, and those Persona Q crossovers where all the characters from all the games meet each other and have arguments over whose stoic protagonist has the most irresponsible eating habits…

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Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee is the Escapist’s longest standing talent, having been writing and producing its award winning flagship series, Zero Punctuation, since 2007. Before that he had a smattering of writing credits on various sites and print magazines, and has almost two decades of experience in game journalism as well as a lifelong interest in video games as an artistic medium, especially narrative-focused. He also has a foot in solo game development - he was a big figure in the indie adventure game scene in the early 2000s - and writes novels. He has six novels published at time of writing with a seventh on the way, all in the genres of comedic sci-fi and urban fantasy. He was born in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 2003, and emigrated again to California in 2016, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include walking the dog and emigrating to places.