Persona 5 just released on PS3 and PS4, and fans and critics are raving about the stylish RPG, calling it the best game in the franchise, which is high praise. However, some fans are noting that the game, despite being a life simulator in some aspects, is very restricting in what you can do. Especially in the beginning of the game, where players are given lots of options, but apparently, can’t use them all for one reason or another.
Reddit user HipsterThor vocalizes his displeasure about this, stating that “I’m at the beginning of the Madarame arc, just went in his palace for the first time and for what seems like the past week the game won’t let me do what I want to do. It just jumps all around time.”
He notes that he rented a movie, something the game told him he could do, but then it wouldn’t let him watch the DVD even though it’s been a week since he rented it. Every time he tries, the game refuses to let him do so. It also won’t let him go to his job, go to clinics, or make lockpicks. It’s very frustrating for him, and he’d really like it to stop.
Other Reddit users chimed in and noted that this is very odd for Persona 5 to do. One user noted that some people are defending it, despite it being a clearly bad game design choice.
However, some players did offer hope in the fact that the game does open up as you advance through it:
“The game opens up a lot more as you go,” notes player mizaokay1212
And they weren’t the only one nothing that. Others stated that it’s best just to get through this first section of the game before trying to do some of the more “relaxing activities.” What do you think? Should Persona 5 be more free at the beginning? Let us know in the comments below.