It will steal your heart!Unless
I like upgrades. I like final versions. When something I already loved looks better than it was the last time I played it? I like that. While the current version of the PlayStation 4 is a boon for anyone who never owned a PlayStation 4, it is difficult to even refer to it as an upgrade for those who did.
If you already looked into the details of this new version, you may wonder why they were here. Why couldn''t this be a PS5 upgrade patch? I can tell you definitively that after having spent some time with this new version and doing my duty of squinting at finer details.
The sales pitch
I decided to look at the PlayStation 5 version because I may easily just add the PlayStation 4 version to check for differences. Is it possible to people on PC and XBox Series X to get a superior version compared to those confined to a PS4 disc? First, let''s see what the ad blurb says is different about these two versions. Let''s see here.
All of the original content has been released.
The PR acknowledges that it makes its return. It has over 40 items of previously released DLC. To be fair, purchasing all of the DLC on its own is a significant cost on its own, so that''s something.
If you dig in further, youll discover that the current generation versions may also run natively in 4K and reach 60FPS. Cool, I suspect.
Squint real hard
Some outlets point to a visual refresh, and after checking several scenes side-by-side, Id have to wonder where they found it. I looked at tiny details, anti-aliasing, and textures, but the conclusion I got was, perhaps it was really somewhat blurry. So, so far, it may be my imagination or slight variations in the angle of the shots.
The UI being increased for the 4K resolution is a bit more noticeable. It''s less noticeable, but you probably wouldn''t be able to really see the difference unless you were able to specify the versions next to each other.
It''s not something I notice that much in a game like Persona 5. There aren''t as many fast-moving situations and fewer that require quick reactions. I appreciate it, although its inclusion does not really explain why this couldn''t have been a PlayStation bug. It''s not a engine port, there are no quality-of-life adjustments, and the improvements are largely performance-based.
If anything, this is more of a complete or game of the year edition. I see the only real benefit in the included DLC. From that perspective, I mean from a more monetary perspective, as none of the additional content is worth the price tag for me personally. However, if you have been tempted by the wide range of character costumes but never had the trigger, this might be a better value than simply picking up the season pass.
If you haven''t played Persona 5 before, you were halting the game until they began making it into Royal, since releasing a separate title has been a thing with this series, and then you never got around to learning it. Here''s how the PS5 version works: all of the highs and lows that it had always had.
If youre midway through a PS4 playthrough of Persona 5 Royal, then you should not bring your old save file into the game. I don''t know why. Would the import process really be that straightforward?
Then, let''s not say that this isn''t being planned on other platforms. If you had never owned a PS4, then youve already got all the reasons you need to get this version. In this case, this may have been a step-by-step process for those who prefer the best version. However, these new features might have been a patch or upgrade. This is in itself a bummer.
You might be the kind of person who stowed off Persona 5 twice before and just need to drain more money into the game so that youre financially pressured enough to play through its jillion hour runtime. This is exactly how I relate to. However, I am not very responsible.
If youre someone who games exclusively on PlayStation platforms, you probably won''t need to trade in your PS4 copy for the upgrades listed below. These things certainly don''t add up to much, and you may benefit from sore eyelids from squinting so much to be certain you notice the differences.
[This assessment is based on a retail design of the game provided by the publisher.]