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Note: This is Chapter 14, click here to view Chapter 12 & 13
Retrospection: Persona 4 (Story) Chapter 14 : Detective Prince
This weeks chapter focuses on Naoto Shirogane, and you should know by now that she is our Detective Prince. The investigation team, and more importantly good old Kanji have come to realization that Naoto is a girl (oh come on...like we didn't know from the beginning! oh Japan trying to reverse troll us...)
Naoto's back-story or detective archetype is based on the Raidou Kuzunoha, and the reference to him has been made prior by Chie during the School Trip and she mentions Kuzunoha in a movie she had watched. Raidou Kuzunohais of course another Atlus intellectual property from the Devil Summoner series. Raidou is private detective whose unique talents aside from his investigations skills, is to summon demon partners to help aid in his investigations in which always seem to tie into something dealing with mysterious demonic forces.
Naoto's dungeon is pretty straight forward however requires some back-tracking, you need to gain access to the 10 th basement floor by obtaining a Leader Card which is found in B4 however, the room in B4 is only accessible once you obtained a Research Card in B6. The battle with Naoto's shadow drags on for a little while but it is not a difficult fight. Of course with Naoto's disappearence the investigation continues on!
Chapter 14 also marks protagonist Akira's first intimate relationship. While there is no particular reason I chose to remains "Bestest of Friends" with Chie and decided to have "deeper relationship" with Yumi. I just thought it would be lame if you just walked away...
I'll say this now, in Persona 4 there are no repercussions to having multiple "girlfriends" However, this does not mean Akira will go and pimp every girl (already lost that with Chie anyways). I will call it as I see it, and if your watching, and want to chime in on which Social Links you really want to see "intimate" just leave a comment or message me. There will be a time *cough* Christmas event.... *cough where Akira will need to make an ultimate decision.