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Anyone else playing this? I never really touched my copy of Vanilla 5 after I got halfway through Madarame's Palace but I've just cleared Junya's Palace and I'm still not burned out or anything despite only having Royal for two days.

I can still see the combat changes like ammo for your guns replenishing after every fight and that helps tremendously with the grinding. All the reviews I read just state the same thing; how it made an already perfect game even better, and unanimous praise all around I can definitely see it. I know there was some complaints about rereleasing 5 on the same system and Japanese players asked why I couldn't have just been an expansion DLC, but with the way the entire system feeling overhauled I don't see why not to rerelease it as Royal when Persona 3 did the same thing with FES.
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one of my hardcore persona friends said that they ruined P5 with this

so idk

he hates the new girl that they added in particular, and the story changes that came with
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I've heard these opinions echoed online recently, especially with the new girl added and this completely baffles me.

I see no reason to hate the combat changes in particular unless one was intentionally grinding a certain boss with a cheap mechanic that has been removed Royal. Guns were useless in vanilla because once you ran out of ammo that was it for the entire infiltration. Showtimes are neat mid-battle attacks that are rare so it's not like they're wasting your time so even if they did they're still really enjoyable to watch.

In regards to new SoL/Confidants, you get a whole new semester so it's easier to branch out your interactions with the other characters and with Morgana not forcing you to bed so much, interacting and developing your Confidants is even easier. As for the new girl, like I'm completely dumbfounded that people are having a problem with her. I keep seeing people saying she's forced and pushed on you. She's not even a party member until the new semester and you can decline all her interactions just like everyone else. The only forced interactions with her is the one where you start her social link and small little greetings at the start of your day just like everyone else.

She's nothing like Marie from Persona 4 who was actually forced. They steamrolled her into everything including the Velvet Room which was usually only for the MC.

one of my hardcore persona friends said that they ruined P5 with this

so idk

he hates the new girl that they added in particular, and the story changes that came with


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Just finished Persona 5 Royal.

I'm on the fence about whether or not I liked the original more. On the one hand the gameplay changes through the normal story line made any possible downsides to the base game downright perfect and helped make maximizing social links easier and got rid of most of the grinding in Mementos. On the other hand, the new Palace really overstayed its welcome, rail-roaded your progression, and half the enemies were just downright not fun due to either absorbing or being resistant to almost any attack making them just SP sponges.


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Despite having physical copies of both at my parent's house, my PS2 is dead so I went ahead and bought both Persona 4 and 3 FES on PSN for my PS3. Gave me an excuse to dust off the thing from underneath a pile of cables next to all my books.

Never got to really play them when i first bought them for the PS2 because I was sinking most of my free time into FFXII, so I'm starting with 3 FES.