The Persona 5 Royal on Steam Deck is a game made inheaven

The Persona 5 Royal on Steam Deck is a game made inheaven

Is it just me, or did Persona 5 not feel quite at home on the PlayStation 4? Sure, it looked stunning on a large TV, with its bright colours extending all over your living room, but it always felt bit to me. I think it''s all about pacing. Persona 5''s blend of turn-based combat and life sim elements hardly moves at a breakneck speed. A lot of reading. A lot of pressing one button to progress a line of dialogue onto the next. I felt

When Persona 5 was first launched on PS4, I played about three hours of it and then binned it off in favour of something else. At this point, I''d invested 100 into my "Do I like Persona 5?" experiment, and quickly realized it was a pretty small "No, mate, you don''t." So when I sat down with the PC version of the game on the Steam Deck to test it out, I realized it was okay for a few hours and then never touched it again. I

Persona 5 feels like it was built for the Steam Deck. I''m no longer chained its fixed save points, so I''m no longer chaining the game anytime I feel like it before returning to the game when I have a spare 20 minutes later. Long conversations are very digestable, and no longer having to boot up the box under your TV every time you want to play for 20 minutes is a game changer.

The deck performs superbly on the Deck, with all graphics options set to their highest speed. I found this technique to be an ideal approach, particularly considering that the Deck''s custom refresh rate was available only for a few tweaks. However, 40 was not just a life changing difference in a game where you spend the majority of your time looking at character portraits and texts.

The Battery life of the Masterpiece has been very long. With the settings listed above, the Deck lasts for about four hours before it is required a recharge. That''s enough time to get Ramen with his best boy Ryuji before entering a pervert''s mind palace and battering him about a bit. It''s possible that you have a while left over to study or work your part-time job.

The only issue I could discover is that the game insists it''s shown at a 16:9 aspect ratio, resulting in small black bars at the bottom and bottom of the screen. It''s not the end of the world (and it''s the same story when played on PC, too) but it''s certainly worth noting. The game''s resolution should be changed to 1280x720 when booting it for the first time, given that the Deck''''s default res makes the game a bit rough

Apart from that, this is a great way to play Persona 5 Royal. I''m completely shocked by the fact that exploding the PC version has completely saved my heart (ha!) and I''d not be more worried about coming in again. The game, according to Persona 5 liker Ed, is still the JRPG king. The game is now available on Steam this Friday.

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