Like any good student, you must stay on top of a hectic schedule to get ahead in Persona 4 Golden. Tuesday afternoon, football practice. Wednesday morning, Japanese literature. Thursday evening, lethal supernatural combat in a nightmarish parallel world.
During the day, you’ll be answering questions in class and joining school sports and cultural clubs. In your own time, you can take on as many jobs as you like, visit Junes department store or tend to your garden with your uncle and cousin. There’s almost too much to fit into your life – yet it all helps you form social links, which enhance different abilities. Being popular really does have its benefits.
So, as you prove your skills on the basketball court, you boost your strength in battle. Your powerful Persona alter ego specialises in a number of skills, each of which is determined by the social links you form back in Inaba. And as you get to know friends better, your skills in battle become more devastating.
There are skill cards to be earned, Personas to be fused into more potent warriors, requests to be answered, teachers to be outwitted, tasty lunches to be made and much, much more. The best thing to do is grab your PS Vita and knuckle down to study this incredibly clever adventure.