Story-driven, AAA JRPGs are known for their long playtimes— and Persona 5 Royal is no exception. While the original Persona 5 ran a whopping 80~100 hours, Persona 5 Royal takes a good 110~130 hours to complete.
Of course, this can be shortened exponentially by skipping every single cutscene, but what’s the point of playing a Persona game if you’re not even taking in all the found family tropes and Kids Being Kids Saving The World type drama? Still, if you’ve already gone through P5 and just want to see the new content, it’ll only save you so much time: the new third semester storyline takes about 20~30 hours to finish, and there’s a good amount of added cutscenes to the basegame itself as well.
Our 100% Platinum run took 132 hours: this included watching every cutscene from every confidant, finishing every sidequest, as well as grinding in Mementos to collect every single stamp, ending at level 99, 100% persona compendium, and a wallet of 9,999,999 yen. If you’re aiming for a slightly more casual run, it’ll probably take you anywhere between 10~30 hours less than this.
However, if you’re going for 100% in the Thieves’ Den— the in-game achievement hub— you’re probably going to be looking at anywhere between 150~200 hours, as it requires substantial progress into an NG+ run to complete.
All in all, Persona 5 Royal is a completionist’s dream AND nightmare. Block off your schedule for the next month, folks.
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