Persona 5 vs Mass Effect: Andromeda
The overwhelmingly crowded release schedule of the first quarter of 2017 is pretty much over and the last couple of weeks has seen the release of two huge RPGs, each marking an established series’ debut on current generation hardware. Atlus’ Persona 5 mixes turn based combat and complex social interactions in a story about a silent protagonist who attempts to settle in a new school and deal with weird supernatural happenings. While it is a new story, with an all-new cast of characters, Persona 5 is mostly in the same structure as Persona 4. Mass Effect: Andromeda is also a new story, moving away from Commander Shepard and the events of the original trilogy, to tell the story of a Pathfinder attempting to find a new settlement for a group of travelers.
Both series have a huge following and many fans had been looking forward to these games for years. Although review scores are not a sure-fire way of determining whether you’ll enjoy a game or not, only one of these two games has been received as well as most people expected. Persona 5 currently stands at 94 out of 100 on Metacritic, whereas Andromeda stands at somewhere between 70 and 77, depending on the platform you play on. However, considering that seeing all that these two games have to offer will require hundreds of hours, there is much more to consider before you choose which to spend your hard earned dollars on.