Don’t Miss This Persona 5 Jungian Primer

While symbolism is a major factor in a lot of RPGs, there may be none that wear their symbolic influences so plainly on their sleeves as the Persona series. Personas, masks, shadows and archetypes are all pulled directly and intentionally from Jungian psychology as the games explore the concept of identity.

In this video, the Extra Credits crew runs through those topics, and several others, to give us a better understanding of the psychological underpinnings of Persona 5. There are a few light spoilers, but if you’re interested in how Persona makes use of traditional psychological theories, it’s a great watch.

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