Both Shin Megami Tensei and Persona have been met with rising popularity over the years, especially with the recent release of Persona 5. Both the main SMT series and its spinoff Persona have similar elements, while being different experiences. SMT has always been known for its intense difficulty and engaging monster collecting system. Meanwhile, Persona blends dungeon crawling with real-life simulation. Both series have quite a few stellar JRPGs to choose from.