The recent PC remastered port of Persona 5 Royal took the lead ahead of Elden Ring as one of the most critically acclaimed games by both journalists and users with a score of 97 on Metacritic. Although at the time of this writing, they are currently ranked neck-and-neck, Persona is still at the forefront of the Games All-Time metascore Page.
Persona 5 is now considered the 11th highest rated game of all time, as it is on par with generation-defining experiences like Breath of the Wild and Red Dead Redemption 2.
Shinji Yamamoto, the commercial producer for the remastered version, spoke to Famitsu about the factors that played into this recent success. Improving the visuals was a top priority for the team, and because of that they tuned everything from characters to event scenes and battle scenarios to make the game look beautiful on any PC hardware. Even the amount of debris blown and the spark lights were adjusted by hand, sublimating it into an even more gorgeous work than it already was.
Another reason for the high rating could be that the Royal version includes all the previously released DLC that came with the PlayStation version separately. In addition to the cosmetics and costumes, the DLC included many battle support packs and other helpful items in addition to powerful personas from past series entries, all of which are add-ons that undeniably made the game a smoother ride for new PC players. The last and probably most important reason is the new ability of the game to run in 4K at 120FPS – a first for an ATLUS game – and the abundance of available graphics options, such as RPG site – one of the perfect scorers – already mentioned.
Persona 5 Royal on PC offers many options for graphical fidelity (anti-aliasing, depth of field, shadow quality, etc.), and the ability to choose between 30, 60 or 120 frame rate limits at any time. DSOG Gaming also confirmed that the game can run at native 8k/max settings on an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, and that the new mouse monitor doesn’t suffer from acceleration or smoothing issues.
Persona 5 Royal, the definitive version of Persona 5, is currently available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in addition to the recent PC port. The game is also available for Xbox Game Pass subscribers with all DLCs included at no extra charge.
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