Friday, February 18, 2022

PERSONA 5 ROYAL – The Complete Weekly Stuff Spoiler-Cast Discussions

It’s time for a very special bonus episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

In 2017, we discussed Atlus’ landmark JRPG Persona 5 so exhaustively that we collected all our conversations into a single 10-hour super-podcast that become our most listened-to episode ever. Since Persona 5 Royal – the updated, reworked version of the game – released in 2020, we’ve gotten countless requests to update our magnum opus, and after recording another 4 hours of discussion on The Royal, we’ve done just that! This 14.5-hour mega-podcast contains all of our original Persona 5 discussions – re-edited and remastered from the original audio files – plus 4 additional hours of discussion on Persona 5 Royal, all edited into a new epic-length spoiler-cast that delves into every possible facet of this masterpiece in excruciating detail! 


This podcast consists of eight parts. In Part 1, Sean and Jonathan introduce Persona 5 Royal, talk about exactly what this episode and project is, and also discuss at length something we never got to talk about the first time around, which is the brilliant Japanese vocal cast of the game. Then in Part 2, we’ll be jumping back in time to 2017 for our original series of podcast discussions on Persona 5, with each segment from Parts 2 through 5 discussing two palaces or story arcs apiece, as we dive deep in discussing every facet of the story and gameplay along the way. In Part 6, we give what were in 2017 our final wrap-up thoughts on the originally released version of Persona 5, and then in Part 7, we jump over to The Royal, and discuss all the changes to gameplay mechanics this version introduces. And finally in Part 8, we go deep with the new story material and characters of Persona 5 Royal, and fully reflect on this new, definitive version of this masterpiece of a game.

And it's all so long that if you're watching/listening on YouTube, they've made us split it into two parts! Part 1 is at the top of this page - here's Part 2:



We are truly proud and excited to share this behemoth of an episode – you won’t find a more exhaustive spoiler-cast discussion of Persona 5 Royal anywhere else on the internet. Enjoy.  


Time Chart - Part 1:

Opening: 00:00:00 – 00:04:26

I. Intro & Cast Discussions: 00:04:26 – 01:20:39

II. Palaces 1 & 2: 01:20:39 – 04:10:13

III. Palaces 3 & 4: 04:10:13 – 05:30:29

IV. Palaces 5 & 6: 05:30:29 – 07:40:24

Part 2: 

Opening: 0:00:00 – 0:01:58

V. Palaces 7 & 8: 0:01:58 – 2:15:48 

VI. Original Version Wrap-up: 2:15:48 – 4:09:39

VII. The Royal Discussion – Mechanics: 4:09:39 – 4:50:46

VIII. The Royal Discussion – Story: 4:50:46 – 6:52:44

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