Persona 5 Strikers (Zero Punctuation)

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  1. The Escapist

    The Escapist

    Сарын өмнө

    Watch this week's episode on Harvest Moon: One World early on the website or here on MNmore via MNmore Memberships. www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/harvest-moon-one-world-zero-punctuation/

    • SmallTownGamer


      28 өдрийн өмнө

      @RPG Craftsman You don't need to ask, it's _merely a suggestion_ to try the series. You're not *issuing an order to play it* :)

    • RPG Craftsman

      RPG Craftsman

      28 өдрийн өмнө

      If you like the Persona series, may I recommend its parent series, Shin Megami Tensei? Just asking.

    • Nick Nguyen

      Nick Nguyen

      Сарын өмнө

      @Brayden Aitkenhead He moved to the US in 2016 (bad timing, I know, but I think it was related to The Escapist)

    • SmallTownGamer


      Сарын өмнө

      5:11 Maybe Yahtzee _really wants this section_ *included in his game...* :)

    • Brayden Aitkenhead

      Brayden Aitkenhead

      Сарын өмнө

      Yahtzee its not winter in australia yet? lots of rain tho

  2. Michael Vantine

    Michael Vantine

    4 цагийн өмнө

    I feel like there was a missed opportunity for an "Old Spice" joke.

  3. animefurriesweebs are trash

    animefurriesweebs are trash

    Өдрийн өмнө

    all persona games suck, infact all anime games suck period. persona is same drek from other persona cringe games. same over dramatic cliche anime characters and archetypes.

  4. Chase Austin

    Chase Austin

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    3:34 *aggressing THANK YOU!

  5. Everynameistaken


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    "It's not worth using status ailment-inflicting spells because they never work on bosses..." One of my biggest frustrations with JRPGs. It's such a cop-out by lazy developers - either balance your game's mechanics or remove them entirely.

  6. Deadite


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    A lot of Japanese media gets subsidized if they show off real landmarks/have a tourism based appeal some recent anime are literally about getting local tourism for their city/region up. Zombieland Saga was about zombifying some dead jpop idols to "revitalize" tourism in Saga prefecture.

  7. Nazo- kage

    Nazo- kage

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    The interesting thing is that the original premise for a persona 5 what is going to be a globetrotting experience. But Japan then had a big earthquake end it made them decide to change the story to more focus on Home. I get a little sense of persona strikers visiting that original premise a little bit. Wow I do agree that during the third dungeon the formula did feel like it was starting to get stale but then it started changing things up. Both the fourth and fifth dungeons are pretty compact in comparison. Then you have the big dungeon that’s actually felt like the tower places that you would normally have to go out of your way on the map to find felt more linear. (I know it was linear to begin with but it felt more integrated into the key destination and they just so happen to be finding the towers along the way as opposed to needing to find the towers just to get through the back door.) There’s also one other key thing that is different between strikers and any Warriors type game. The enemies are far more aggressive and even the standard Mook could kick your teeth in if you weren’t properly leveled.

  8. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    that description of tourism advertisement is a nail to the head of american television

  9. Chill man

    Chill man

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Anyone want persona 5 3

  10. Phoenix Godwin

    Phoenix Godwin

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    can yatz do Gears Tactics?

  11. SupaDanteX


    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Is it bad that as a non American (Australian) I legitimately do want to just....look at a Wallmart? Like, I've heard that it's one of the craziest places you can go. Like the people who got thrown out of an Anime convention for being too gross with clothes looking too shit go to Wallmart after. I just want to David Attenborough my way through one.

  12. John Kiezulas

    John Kiezulas

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    My thoughts during 1:15 Best friend Best girl Under used Best brush Best hair Best buffs Over used You

  13. No Thanks

    No Thanks

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    So you forgive endless boring dialogue whenever it appeals to you?

  14. orangeapples


    18 өдрийн өмнө

    I forgot where I read it, but someone described Strikers as "The Phantom Thieves eat local cuisine across Japan."

  15. dra6o0n


    19 өдрийн өмнө

    next in, yahtzee's likes isekai.

  16. Fallon Star

    Fallon Star

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    1:45 Currently Summer in Japan and Southern Hemisphere. 🤣

  17. Virgo v

    Virgo v

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    The interesting thing about japanese video games trying to sell japan too is that thats really really not unusual in japanese media. Basically they try to act like every part of japan is a perfectly unique biome of awesomeness. Its very odd to anyone outside japan.

  18. Darc Hart94

    Darc Hart94

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    >I like persona >lacks the decency to treat characters like they're people outside of a basic trope



    22 өдрийн өмнө

    They're not selling Japan to foreigners, they're selling it to the Japanese! That's why both yakuza, tsushima, and persona are so popular, the main demographic is Japanese weebs?

  20. Mihail-Dimosthenis Cretu

    Mihail-Dimosthenis Cretu

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    Why the thumbnail is an image with animal crossing? 😅

  21. Charles Corbett

    Charles Corbett

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    I specifically like persona because turn based games are so rare now and they kept doing it, I hope this isn't the new normal

  22. solidcake482


    22 өдрийн өмнө

    Just wanna point out, Spider Man did have a whole segment of a mission dedicated to him ordering and eating New York pizza...

  23. CronoZ-sensei


    23 өдрийн өмнө

    Well well, wasnt this ZeroPun episode like WAY too long compared to other? I suppose it does feel more like the actual Persona games, no matter how much I want to simp for the characters having a playtime mininum be almost more than a full week session of 12 hours a day gets tiring no matter how good the setting.

  24. Ixbran


    23 өдрийн өмнө

    P5S does something that P5/R kinda fails at: the Phantom Thievs feel like actual friends. In P5 and P5R characters don't really interact as friends with one another. They act like, well, confidants. They all keep a massive secret from society together while working to take down rulers of palaces. Outside of this they don't really spend much time together. In P5S they feel like genuine friends, making jokes and laughing together. And characters who stopped feeling important after their P5/R introduction dungeons were beat are given chances to shine in this game. This feels like a true continuation of P5/R and less of a spin off. Thats even shown in some of the games advertising how some trailers make it seem like the logo is morphing into a P5-2, only for the 2 to be knocked away by an S.

  25. Landino


    24 өдрийн өмнө

    but you see, yahtzee, I WOULD actually play spiderman if I got to watch mobs of obese americans rush into a walmart, even though I could just go down the street... it wouldnt be as entertaining because I might get my wallet stolen

  26. Piece of Schmidt Gamer

    Piece of Schmidt Gamer

    24 өдрийн өмнө

    "It's like trying to clean your spectacles with a pressure washer..." A pressure washer full of cum, Yahtz?

  27. absupinhere


    24 өдрийн өмнө

    I genuinely thought it was a soccer spinoff.

  28. Leonardo Bitencourt

    Leonardo Bitencourt

    24 өдрийн өмнө

    5:00 Just like all American games have guns.

  29. Ieuan Hunt

    Ieuan Hunt

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    So much of Japanese Pop culture is basically a tourist advertisement is because Japan is suffering decades of decades of democratic decline and they want to encourage immigration

  30. Redwolf 31

    Redwolf 31

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    Lordy the worlds ending Yahtzee likes a jrpg oh What are we gonna do!

  31. weezact7


    25 өдрийн өмнө

    I don't think Japan needs to try and sell Japan to a video gaming audience. I think Japan knows that Japan DOES sell to a video gaming audience.

  32. Diego Alfredo

    Diego Alfredo

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    Raidoy kuzonoha has something to say ...

  33. KCDodger


    25 өдрийн өмнө

    I'd like to point out that the American culture to explore revolves 100% around Capitalism. So we have nothing to show.

  34. Tony Joestar

    Tony Joestar

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    *looks at an almost 30 year old jpg* Yahtzee: "Yup this is how this character looks now and it's bad."

  35. Moon Raven

    Moon Raven

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Tbh the only time I ever used Status ailments was when using Haru's Psi Tornado, cause that dealt more damage due to Psi dealing more damage to enemies with ailments like sleep,fear etc

  36. Xcellent Creations

    Xcellent Creations

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Hoenstly when I saw the switch trailer for this game I was like "FOR GOD'S SAKE JUST PORT PERSONA 5 ON THE SWITCH ALREADY GUYS!!!"

  37. Markuswaters


    26 өдрийн өмнө

    I often laugh at Yahtzee, but that last punchline hit me just right, and now my sides hurt.

  38. Mathking18


    26 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm really happy to see this review. I will say if you read it a bit more you do see the character development was pretty well done (most of it being focused on the three 'hey use us in this dungeon cause lots of the enemies are weak to us' characters and the new ones, though, but hey I liked Futaba's development a bit as well cause, like her, I'm autistic (and proud of it, if I may say so)) The NG+-exclusive Merciless Difficulty is actually really well done this time, being a lot more interesting than just 'hey all the numbers are bigger'. If you ever get the opportunity, please consider trying it out. Overall, the Dynasty Warrior developers did a very good job working with ATLUS to make this a good crossover. And yeah the biggest frustration for me is that the Persona system pausing the game + lots of SP/HP recovery items being available = really exploitable battle mechanics. But hey if you get used to the combo system and dodging attacks, you're sitting pretty.

  39. Arnaldo Manuel

    Arnaldo Manuel

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Yahtzee still in denial of being a weeb. Seriously, you almost had a breakthrough Yahtz. Come and join us already, the sooner you do, the sooner you can stop pretending to not like JRPGs.

  40. K J

    K J

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    I’d love to see a ZP review on an Atelier game? Genuinely curious about what he’d think of them.

  41. Isaac Aldape

    Isaac Aldape

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    2:29 I have that exact same Butterfly knife in my hand right now it's a Kershaw Lucha. Should have put a $120 price tag on it

  42. Mia Red

    Mia Red

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    I don't know if you consume any other Japanese media but yeah long story short it's super normal to sell Japan to the Japanese.

  43. hero medley

    hero medley

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    zenkichi is the highlight of this game for me. bless that man.

  44. Night Cat

    Night Cat

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    I did once find a Funko Pop in a hedge, but decided against picking it up because I got a sudden & very real sense that it would mean contracting something haemorrhagic.

  45. megamanx74


    26 өдрийн өмнө

    That last part of the video made me spit out my drink. Hahaha, Thanks for that wonderful content!

  46. Ms X

    Ms X

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Persona 5 was originally supposed to have multiple destinations (either a road trip or around the world, can't remember off hand) but they changed their mind and stuck with good old Shibuya. Putting the road trip theme in Strikers wasn't insignificant

  47. AWanderingSwordsman


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    From my understanding, japan is really big on domestic tourism which is why they do that.

  48. Shane Morris

    Shane Morris

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    “Cat spice” Missed opportunity to just say “cat nip”

  49. S-wo


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    Nah, but it would be dope if there was an American game that toured the states and the cast ate at local restaurants that hit.

  50. S-wo


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    You can actually inflict bosses with status ailments. I've did it three times in my playthrough so far. I'm not 100% sure, but I think it was from a weapon equipped with a status ailment. Whenever I try to inflict via a spell it doesn't work, but when I'm just playing regularly I noticed suddenly this boss is down with a status effect on and I can inflict combos. I think a party member inflicted it with their weapon. I tried to test this, by switching to the party member with the status weapon, but it never happens if I control them directly only when I'm not.

  51. GoTree64


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    Best part is: all those spinoffs of this spinoff series are canon!

  52. snalad


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    i genuinely thought it was just a soccer/football game

  53. Lemoney


    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Is there a full version of your intro?

  54. Stein Schneider

    Stein Schneider

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Doesn't he live in Australia where there is summer atm?

    • demon days

      demon days

      17 өдрийн өмнө

      he lives in the US now.

  55. Svenger Mc. Spazzy

    Svenger Mc. Spazzy

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Hot take - we need a zero punctuation for At Dead of Night, no seriously

  56. Sanrai Dalris

    Sanrai Dalris

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Oh no, that tourism shilling your noticing is meant to stimulate internal tourism not external tourism. It’s a Japanese thing, and might mean strikers got government subsidizing.

  57. jedimasterpickle3


    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Yeah that's fair.

  58. Kris Stab

    Kris Stab

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Ailments start making a difference in Merciless .

  59. Dustin Seiger

    Dustin Seiger

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Anime does a very similar thing. “Let’s all go to Kyoto for vacation”. I always just assumed it was a way to get free nostalgia points and make the story more relatable.

  60. An enemy stand

    An enemy stand

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Persona spin offs are wonderful. They're a spin off of a spin off from smt if which is in itself a spin off of smt which is a reimagining of the original megaten franchise which is a videogame adaption of an old book series. So what I'm saying is, persona? Why dont you read a real megaten book.

  61. Nick MaGrick

    Nick MaGrick

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    JRPGs are some of the best games out there. And just like anything that does so well it changes the minds and culture of the people who use it, it gets imitated and then most of the copies are total shit. So most JPGs are total shit, but also some of them are the best games you'll ever find.

  62. Steven Victor Neiman

    Steven Victor Neiman

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Honestly, I wouldn't so much say that you need to admit you like JRPGs as that you need to admit that an entire country isn't going to have a uniformly good or bad games industry. Just like America or anywhere else, they're liable to have a few unique flavors of good and bad, but they're still gonna have both.

  63. Netesky


    29 өдрийн өмнө

    Quick notion on the "selling japan"-point, japan is big on national tourism with most prefectures having some sort of exclusive features, food items, locations etc. so them being excited about seeing all that stuff is not about selling japan to foreigners, its just what vocation for most japanese people is like

  64. ボトムレフト


    29 өдрийн өмнө

    4:41 oddly enough, this imagery is not too far off from actual Persona canon

  65. Rizaldi S P

    Rizaldi S P

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    Ohhh another one?!! Hell yeab



    29 өдрийн өмнө

    0:50 and the Persona series itself is a spinoff

  67. Darkside345


    29 өдрийн өмнө

    There's an anima and manga series as well.

  68. Guillermo Gonzalez

    Guillermo Gonzalez

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    Yay the return of Brandston Pickle! Waiting for that was months well spent!

  69. Minespatch


    29 өдрийн өмнө

    You will like Dragon quest as a series. That series has a British backbone to it.

  70. 태선우TaeSunWoo


    29 өдрийн өмнө

    “I like the persona series” Wow now that’s character development

  71. Sora383


    29 өдрийн өмнө

    I have to admit I do find it funny that Yahtzee complaining about being cold and playing a summer game when he used to mock us North American plebs when he used to live in Australia and was warm during our winter.

  72. danteshammer


    29 өдрийн өмнө

    the running of the shit heads has been a long standing time honored tradition here in florida. my father took me and his father before him. and i plan on taking my son one day as well

  73. alex rango

    alex rango

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    Yahtzee I beg you, please play a real shin megoomi tensei game, nocturne is coming for the switch please it's the dark souls of persona games trust me on this one.

  74. The Golden Knight

    The Golden Knight

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    I like the way you think. I'm not really a fan of the Japanese "anime" either, but that doesn't stop a good game from being good - even if it so happens to be the most "Japanese" thing out there.

  75. KyuubiNaruto41


    29 өдрийн өмнө

    Didn't even hesitate in saying soccer he has been converted.

  76. The Hunter x Hunter 2011 Dickriding Association

    The Hunter x Hunter 2011 Dickriding Association

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    Ooooo the running pf the shitheads, my favorite pasttime!

  77. Lord Typh

    Lord Typh

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    Being fair, Yahtzee, Japan's got Mc Donalds too (and probably Wal Mart or some equivilant). It'd be more like talking about going to Louisiana to try their cooking during Mardi Gras.

  78. Nobody Uknow

    Nobody Uknow

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    You're damn right you like Chrono Trigger! Those that don't like Chrono Trigger are terrible people and their opinion is simply wrong.

  79. AZMasterGamer


    Сарын өмнө


  80. Josh Legacy

    Josh Legacy

    Сарын өмнө

    "I like JRPGs." ONE OF US! ONE OF US! ONE OF US!



    Сарын өмнө

    ew weeb game

  82. spenny


    Сарын өмнө

    That intro hasn't changed since, like, 2008. I had no idea this series was still going. The visual and verbal jokes are all basically the same formula, too. Has the novelty not worn off yet? Was there never any impetus to evolve as an entertainer?

  83. Bryce Plummer

    Bryce Plummer

    Сарын өмнө

    persona fans when they see a japanese person: "this is giving me major persona vibes"

  84. Violet Broregarde

    Violet Broregarde

    Сарын өмнө

    Think of how cool a kinda-rhythm-y brawler could be. Where like the enemies attack you in time with music and stuff.

  85. Nathan Topousis

    Nathan Topousis

    Сарын өмнө

    Tourism is actually a bigger deal in Japan than most other places. Each area has different types of specialties you can only get in that part of Japan specifically. So it's a bigger deal to Japanese people going to different places than it is for a place like the US. Where everything is available basically everywhere.

  86. ogtoigby


    Сарын өмнө

    yahtzee liking persona is so wholesome. if persona can melt yahtzee's frozen heart, grinch-style, than maybe there is hope for this world.

    • ogtoigby


      29 өдрийн өмнө

      @StrikeWarlock I think we can thank Dark Souls for a great number of things, so that's another to add to the list!

    • StrikeWarlock


      29 өдрийн өмнө

      The amusing thing is I think we can thank Dark Souls for Yahtzee finally giving the Persona series the time of day.

  87. pieoverlord


    Сарын өмнө

    Funny how Yahtzee becomes so much less sure about his opinion when he realises he's a fan. Happened to Dark Souls as well.

  88. Delta_62


    Сарын өмнө

    Watching this makes me excited to watch him streaming the game. I gotta get on that vid next. Also, I never thought I’d live to see him ever like a JRPG, much less a Persona game.

  89. Nuvendil


    Сарын өмнө

    0:28. "I THINK I'VE BECOME AN RPG GUY! ...And I f***ing _hate myself!"_

  90. Tiara Azmalan

    Tiara Azmalan

    Сарын өмнө

    So the thing is that Japanese people actually really like that sort of content. Japanese TV generally consists of three things: Sports, dramas, and celebrities eating local specialties at famous local restaurants.

  91. Candlesite


    Сарын өмнө

    What the heck am I watching. 🤨

    • Candlesite


      Сарын өмнө

      And why do I keep watching it.

  92. 27 Moiz

    27 Moiz

    Сарын өмнө

    Review shin megami tensei iv

  93. Stefan Zenky

    Stefan Zenky

    Сарын өмнө

    did you just complain that your character doesn't have enough time between attacks to.... do a cool pose?

  94. TheCreepypro


    Сарын өмнө

    nice to see a spin off actually being good also I wouldn't mind a game set in america showing off all the touristy hotspots wait isn't that just Sam and Max hit the road?

  95. Chris Goodluck

    Chris Goodluck

    Сарын өмнө

    Protagonist Spice made me chuckle far more than I should have.

  96. Kreutz Wulf

    Kreutz Wulf

    Сарын өмнө

    but the question remains, does yahtzee care about the first two persona games? ...of course he doesn't, he started with five, it's the same case as the fallout fanbase after the third came out.

  97. Greg Kobayashi-McBryde

    Greg Kobayashi-McBryde

    Сарын өмнө

    I live just outside Tokyo and while it's not beach weather, I was walking around my neighbourhood in shorts and a t-shirt yesterday.

  98. davyinatoga


    Сарын өмнө

    If you're limiting yourself to just P5S, then yes it's pretty even grounds on the waifu front (even the new granny Nosy Nancy) but if you're talking about P5 as a whole and your answer isn't Kawakami (who literally has "god" in her name) then it's not a hung jury but a jury that needs to be hanged.

  99. Steven Finlayson

    Steven Finlayson

    Сарын өмнө

    Only Yahtzee could get away with insulting the greatest JRPG girl lol.

  100. Rick Daniel

    Rick Daniel

    Сарын өмнө

    If you like Persona, you might like Jojo, Yahtzee. It’s like Persona but for THE MANLIEST OF MANLY MEN. (although one of the protags of part 2 is a literal Nazi military commander so... take that as you will)