Persona 5 Strikers

Posted:  October 20, 2022
SDHQ BUILD SCORE: 
Cutscene Issues
Disclaimer: This is an initial impression of the game. Our review and recommended settings will be updated when we've completed a full and thorough analysis of how it performs on Steam Deck. Check back soon for our full analysis!
SDHQ Settings
Review
Game Info

SDHQ Recommended Settings

SteamOS
 FPS
Limit
60
Refresh Rate
HRS
No
TDP Limit
8
Scaling Filter
FSR Sharpness 0
GPU Clock
Disabled
Proton Version

Proton GE 7-37

Game Settings

Display Settings:

Display Settings: Window

Resolution: 1024x576

Vsync: Off

 

Graphic Settings:

Graphic Quality Settings (Overall): Mid

Rendering Scale: 1.2

 

Projected Battery Usage and Temp
10W - 15W
62c - 70c
3 - 3.5 hours

Review

The Phantom Thieves are back to strike against the corruption overtaking cities across Japan. With the crew on summer vacation, Persona 5 Strikers will have you travel all over to figure out what is happening and redeem the hearts of those imprisoned at the center of this crisis. Unlike other games in the series, the gameplay is hack-and-slash, closer to Koei Tecmo's series, Dynasty Warriors, but paired with the Persona charm, it fits near perfectly. Outside of combat, you will walk around the cities and get closer to your friends while talking to them with this road trip vibe. In the end, the game is definitely an awesome and worthy successor to Persona 5.

On the Steam Deck however, there are a couple of issues stopping me from enjoying this game. First, the game will only run when using Proton GE, so you will need to make sure it is installed (you can follow our guide on getting it). Next, while it can run at higher graphics settings, I noticed there was still some slowdown. The game can definitely hit 60 FPS, but even when set to it, it caps itself around 58. To fix this, make sure to turn Vsync off as this will push it lower.

The last one is that cutscenes will only play music, not any sound effects or voices. There is subtitles so it is still passable, but it does ruin the experience a little bit if trying to fully immerse yourself. No Proton GE layer seemed to fix this, so if you are going to play on the Steam Deck, cutscenes will be impaired.

Overall, the game is still very playable and can run on the Deck, but there are some caveats. The game is a lot of fun, but with the cutscene issues, it tends to break immersion a little bit. But if you can look past this, you will find a solid experience that continues one of the best JRPGs ever made!

Screenshots:

SDHQ's Build Score Breakdown

Persona 5 Strikers is a ton of fun and a fantastic game, but with the cutscenes missing sound effects and voice, you feel a little disengaged at times.

Performance: 
VISUALS: 
Stability: 
Controls: 
Battery: 
Reviewed By:
Noah Kupetsky
Steam Profile
Steam Deck Compatibility
Current Price: 
$59.99
View in Steam Store
Proton DB Rating

Review

The Phantom Thieves are back to strike against the corruption overtaking cities across Japan. With the crew on summer vacation, Persona 5 Strikers will have you travel all over to figure out what is happening and redeem the hearts of those imprisoned at the center of this crisis. Unlike other games in the series, the gameplay is hack-and-slash, closer to Koei Tecmo's series, Dynasty Warriors, but paired with the Persona charm, it fits near perfectly. Outside of combat, you will walk around the cities and get closer to your friends while talking to them with this road trip vibe. In the end, the game is definitely an awesome and worthy successor to Persona 5.

On the Steam Deck however, there are a couple of issues stopping me from enjoying this game. First, the game will only run when using Proton GE, so you will need to make sure it is installed (you can follow our guide on getting it). Next, while it can run at higher graphics settings, I noticed there was still some slowdown. The game can definitely hit 60 FPS, but even when set to it, it caps itself around 58. To fix this, make sure to turn Vsync off as this will push it lower.

The last one is that cutscenes will only play music, not any sound effects or voices. There is subtitles so it is still passable, but it does ruin the experience a little bit if trying to fully immerse yourself. No Proton GE layer seemed to fix this, so if you are going to play on the Steam Deck, cutscenes will be impaired.

Overall, the game is still very playable and can run on the Deck, but there are some caveats. The game is a lot of fun, but with the cutscene issues, it tends to break immersion a little bit. But if you can look past this, you will find a solid experience that continues one of the best JRPGs ever made!

Screenshots:

SDHQ's Build Score Breakdown

Persona 5 Strikers is a ton of fun and a fantastic game, but with the cutscenes missing sound effects and voice, you feel a little disengaged at times.

Performance: 
VISUALS: 
Stability: 
Controls: 
Battery: 
Reviewed By:
Noah Kupetsky
Steam Profile

SDHQ Recommended Settings

SteamOS
 FPS
Limit
60
Refresh Rate
HRS
No
TDP Limit
8
Scaling Filter
FSR Sharpness 0
GPU Clock
Disabled
Proton Version

Proton GE 7-37

Game Settings

Display Settings:

Display Settings: Window

Resolution: 1024x576

Vsync: Off

 

Graphic Settings:

Graphic Quality Settings (Overall): Mid

Rendering Scale: 1.2

 

Projected Battery Usage and Temp
10W - 15W
62c - 70c
3 - 3.5 hours
Steam Deck Compatibility
Current Price: 
$59.99
View in Steam Store
Proton DB Rating

Other Builds & Information

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

file-emptycrossmenu