Persona 5 Strikers is coming to the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC this week, so, naturally, fans are pretty excited to play as The Phantom Thieves again. The original Persona 5, along with its expanded follow-up Persona 5 Royal, are considered to be some of the best JRPGs around due to their stylish visuals, exceptional writing, and the number of things to do while waiting to take down the main boss.
One of the most stressful-yet-rewarding systems in Persona 5 was the Confidants system. Players could get to know various characters and get certain rewards from them, with each rank nailing a bigger reward. The rewards ranged from increased EXP for inactive party members, more conversation options when trying to capture new Personas, and even going out after a hard day’s work in a palace or Mementos.
Why is it stressful? Because you only have a limited amount of days in Persona 5 so choosing who to spend time with can be nerve-wracking, to say the least.
Does Persona 5 Strikers Have Confidants?
Since Persona 5 Strikers is a direct sequel to Persona 5 plot-wise, fans wondered if there would be a Confidant system. Unfortunately, the answer to that is no since the story of Strikers is a road trip across various cities in Japan with Joker and The Phantom Thieves. That means there isn’t really any time for Joker to know new people, let alone reconnect with old friends who aren’t The Phantom Thieves.
Though there is no proper Confidants system in Strikers, the game does have a 'Requests' feature. Basically, these are side missions that give the players some extra rewards and revamped boss fights for those looking to challenge themselves. Some of these Requests come from your party members and you can increase a Bond meter with them, but the reward for that are usually just some new techniques for the other Phantom Thieves.
Now, just because they aren’t as emotionally fulfilling as they are in Persona 5 doesn’t mean that you should skip out on these. Making your party members stronger is far from a bad thing in this game, especially if you’re planning to try it on a harder difficulty level. Plus, who doesn’t wanna make good boy Ryuji or best girl Makoto happy?
Persona 5 Strikers will be coming to the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on February 23.