Calling Persona 5 a long game is charitable and the fact that Persona 5 Royal added even more hours to the mix had fans either excited or scared. Maybe even a mix of both. Since most fans spent nearly a hundred hours with both games, many were hoping to do the same with Persona 5 Strikers.
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How Long is Persona 5 Strikers?
The fact that it's a Dynasty Warriors-style spin-off developed by Koei Tecmo didn’t detract from those hopes since these games can take a while to beat and are packed with multiple modes to play and different characters to use. Games like Dynasty Warriors 8, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4, and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition have given fans plenty of bang for their buck, so many were hoping Strikers would as well.
If you’re just playing the main story, Persona 5 Strikers will take a solid 37 or so hours to beat. Those that decide to do all the side missions and extra content will get a good 50+ hours from the overall Strikers experience. Overall, worthy of the money Atlus and Koei Tecmo are asking for, though we’re sure some Persona fans are disappointed with the length.
Granted, 30-50 hours is far from short, even for most modern games, but when you consider how much time Persona fans spend on their games, this probably feels a tad short. Honestly, this length shouldn’t be too troublesome for most, as we assume that fans will enjoy the time they will be sharing with The Phantom Thieves.
Plus, it’s not like this will be the last Persona 5 spin-off from Atlus. True, nothing concrete has been announced, as of this writing, but remember how many games Persona 4 ended up having?
We imagine that most Persona 5 fans will play the full game all the way and do so again to get all those ferris wheel exchanges. The less time-consuming option would be to make multiple save files when reaching that point. You can also just look at clips on YouTube, though that’s not usually enough to satisfy Persona fans or gamers in general, if we’re being honest.
Persona 5 Strikers will be coming to the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on February 23.