Hello dear readers and welcome back to Shoot the Rookie! As you may know if you follow me on Twitter (that’s @pix1001 if you don’t!) I have recently completed Atlus’ heart-changing JRPG, Persona 5. You may also know that I am rather fond of it. As such I’m planning a couple of articles about the game but I wanted to kick off with a simple collection of facts and figures detailing what I achieved in the game, so please join me for this number crunching run through my time in Persona 5!
There is of course a great deal more in the game than stats, and I intend to write about Persona 5 in a deeper and more emotional context in the future, however, as well as having an excellent story and some of the best characters from all of gaming, it does have A LOT of stats, lists and other stuff, so before really delving into my feelings on the game I thought it would be fun to take a look at what I achieved during my play through. Also, I’m gonna put the ol’ *SPOILER WARNING* here. Although I’m not specifically discussing story elements there is at least one major spoiler ahead. You have been warned!
Right! Let’s kick this off!
Stats and Stuff
Total Play Time (in game): 224 hours and 30 minutes…
Total Play Time (in real life): About a year and a half?
Laughs Laughed: Countless
Tears Cried: One or two…
PlayStation Trophies: 45%
Finishing Level: 71
Social Stats: Charm = Debonair, Kindness = Angelic, Proficiency = Transcendent, Guts = Dauntless, Knowledge = Encyclopedic
Most Held Item (at the end): Kundaclear-R (16) – removes stat debuffs for one ally. Seems useful. Don’t know why I had so many left at the end!
Jobs Worked: The Convenience Store, The Flower Shop, The Beef Bowl Shop, Crossroads Bar
Highest Level Persona (at the end): Kali (77)
Lowest Level Persona (at the end): Jack Frost (29). See below…
Persona held for the longest time: Jack Frost (no way in hell was I letting them put him to the guillotine, hee-ho!)
Persona which saved my ass the most: Norn
Party member who saved my ass the most: Morgana… not only does he heal but he also makes sure you won’t fall asleep on the job!
Confidants Maxed (outside the main story): Yoshida (Sun), Takemi (Death) & Ryuji (Chariot).
Valentine’s Day Date: Ryuji…
Other Confidant Levels:
- Ann (Lovers) – 8
- Mishima (Moon) – 8
- Sojiro (Heirophant) – 7
- Ohya (Devil) – 7
- Hifumi (Star) – 7
- Makoto (Priestess) – 6
- Yusuke (Emperor) – 6
- Kawakami (Temperance) – 6
- Chihaya (Fortune) – 6
- Shinya (Tower) – 6
- Futaba (Hermit) – 5
- Iwai (Hanged) – 5
- Haru (Empress) – 4
- Twin Wardens (Strength) – 1
I can only imagine Justine & Caroline’s fury…
This isn’t really stats but it can still be done in a nice quick-fire way. I’m not going to go into much detail about why these things are my favourite (I’ll save that for a later post), but just to give you a flavour of some of the stuff I really loved in the game…
Persona: Jack Frost
Persona Skill: HAHAHA! Mediarahan!
Confidant Ability: Kawakami’s ‘Free Time’. Those announcements crack me up every time!
All Out Attack: All of them! I have to pick? Ok, Noir. How sophisticated is she with her tea cup?!
Villain: Akechi…(I’m not crying)
Most Stylish Party Member (Metaverse): Joker (it’s the gloves)
Most Stylish Party Member (real world): Akechi (it’s the gloves…)
After School Job: Crossroads Bar… you meet some interesting folk there!
Confidant Story (individual section): Yusuke trying to understand ‘anguish’ in the church. Arms in the air everyone…
Confidant Story (whole story): Yoshida – it was the first one I finished because I could never turn down his requests! I thought I should pick one I actually completed but I suspect that Mishima or Sojiro might be my favourite were I ever to complete them
Palace: Ugh! I hate Palaces! Um, I mean, Futaba’s
Hang-out Spot: Cafe Leblanc…I wish I could hang out there in real life!
Ship: Has to be Ann/Ryuji… sorry Morgana!
Best Boy: Ryuji
Best Girl: Futaba
Best Cat: Morgana?
Best Vehicle: Morgana!
So! What did you make of that? How did it compare to the way you played the game? Do you think I’ve missed out on any great confidant stories? If you haven’t played it maybe you are intrigued as to what some of these things mean? Hit me up with your thoughts below in comments!
Thanks for reading,