me: persona 5 is a good game.
also me: persona 5 is a great game that oozes style and great gameplay but the story and themes suffer after the first Palace. All the characters have a good development in each of their Palace archs but the game seems like it just throws that growth out the window for the sake of comedy and fan service (which is weird because this game is about breaking free of society and corrupt adults). Goro especially is a whole other post about how he got the short end of the stick due to time constraints, poor writing, and cultural differences that lost meaning during translations. While some of these are not Atlus’ fault, it is still a bummer.
In the end p5 is an amazing game and deserves praise. But there are other games (Heck even a bunch of Atlus/Sega games) that have both good gameplay, stories and characters that are developed and complex.