When you are not fighting the Shadows in the other realm of Tokyo, you are just some ordinary student in a big city. In the previous game, Persona 4 is situated in the small city of Inaba. Even though there are some activities you could do back then, Persona 5 seem to take that aspect to a whole new level. People have begun to take interest in exploring as soon as they found out there are several resemblance from the fictional Tokyo to the actual Tokyo in real life.
Some people would compare the in-game photo to the actual places you could visit to relive the Persona 5 story. Other people are also using this as a chance to take a picture dressed as the characters in the game. Although the place is real, there is only so limited and fewer activities you could do and see in Persona 5‘s version of Tokyo as opposed to the real-life Tokyo that we know of. Here are how you could make most of your time in Persona 5 as an ordinary student that is achievable in the real world.
HOW TO MAKE MOST OF YOUR TIME – TALK TO ANYBODY AND ANYONE AT ANYWHERE
Exploring a place has never been far-fetched with having to converse with the local people of that certain area. Being one of the biggest cities of the world, Tokyo has certainly a lot to offer, especially in Persona 5. You could meet and talk to any people of different ages, genders and even professions. Many of the characters that you would meet are NPCs, while some are characters that actually functions primarily to move the game’s story forward.
While it might seem tiring, there are numerous positive implications that you could get when you wander around aimlessly and talk, or even hear, different people every time. You could get a chance to meet new friends; get new and valuable informations; get to know the landscape of the fictional Tokyo; found places that you never known before; and, finally, you might even get a chance to meet your future lover in different areas you might find them.
HOW TO MAKE MOST OF YOUR TIME – GET A HOBBY AT THE AIR-SOFT GUN SHOP
Early on in the game, you would be followed together by Ryuji to a secluded back-alley area of Shibuya. You would knew that it is actually a air-soft gun shop, which is quite an ironic place and scene to be had in the game, given that Japan in-real-life really does have a ban on having a replica or a gun being sold legally.
The owner, Iwai, can be somewhat grumpy as an old man who was a military-man; or, perhaps he is just a gun-enthusiast fellow. You would frequently have a trip over to this place most of the time in the game. Either it is to buy a some ‘guns’, armor and accessories or even sell some unnecessary items to ramp up your allowance money.
HOW TO MAKE MOST OF YOUR TIME – BUY SOME (RARE) MEDICINES FROM THE DOCTOR
The first few people you could meet in the game is none other than Takemi, as she can be seen to be a frequent customer of LeBlanc. Having to be living in the same neighberhood, you would know that she works as a pharmaceutical doctor when you visit her from time to time. It is quite pricey to begin with, so you would not want to spend most of your money to enhance and heal your team members later in the game.
However, befriending the doctor also have its benefits, she would frequently perform ‘tests’ on you to see if the medicine she is making works and sells them later on. Even so, it is not necessarily a bad thing since you need to increase some of your of Courage to be able to even take the ‘test’.
HOW TO MAKE MOST OF YOUR TIME – GET A PART-TIME JOB AND EARN ALLOWANCE
Arranging the time in both your ordinary life as a student and as a Phantom Thief can be hard enough if you are the type of the player who would want to continue with the game play. Nonetheless, you need to gain some money to buy some items, armors, and weapons for you and for your team. This is where you need to make some adjustment to your own time and get a part-time job.
You can find these jobs within the Shibuya station as there are a number of listings you could work in. Some of the jobs will require you to be able to work in the night whilst some would need a higher level of Knowledge to even start to apply. Even so, there are several options for you as a baby step to make your spare time useful, gain experiences and earn money at the same time.
HOW TO MAKE MOST OF YOUR TIME – SPARE SOME TIME TO READ AND INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE
It is important to realize that Knowledge might be one of the hardest things to improve in the game. Start on early and grab a book for yourself to read. Morgana would give this viable info early on in the game as a way for you to get a better understanding when conversing with others or, as mentioned above, get a job.
You could read your way around in the train going to the school, and even when you get bored at night. Once the book you read is done, get another copy of a different reading material in a bookstore at Shibuya!
HOW TO MAKE MOST OF YOUR TIME – HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS AROUND TOKYO
Aside from focusing on constantly fighting Shadows in the dungeon, later on in the game, your friends and party members would have some moments to want to hang and enjoy each other’s presence. You would get texts, reminding you that you have the option to hangout with which member available for the day.
This is not to say that all of your friends would text to you anonymously, sometimes you would need to search for him/her in a specified area where they are present. Talk to them and ask them if they are willing to spend some time with you.
Those are all that you could do generally as an ordinary student living in Tokyo within the Persona 5 universe. Make sure you like the article and comment down below on which aspects of Persona 5 I haven’t picked up yet that you want to see. Look out for more articles about RPG and/or the Persona series in the coming future.