Ah, the delightful world of Persona, where adorable side activities bloom like flowers in spring. And in the realm of Persona 3 Reload, my dear friends, you have the bountiful opportunity to embrace the art of gardening. Yes, you heard right! Now you can cultivate crops with your SEES companions, adding a dash of green to your daily adventures.
Picture this: atop the Iwatodai Dorms, a rooftop garden awaits, ready to be transformed into a verdant paradise. By planting and nurturing crops in this little patch of heaven, you will be rewarded with powerful items to aid you in battle. Each crop embodies a unique skill, which can be unleashed upon your foes like a horticultural hurricane.
Now, gardening has always been a staple in the Persona series, offering delightful HP/SP replenishing items and stat boosts. But in Persona 3 Reload, my friends, the gardening mechanic blossoms with more layers than ever before. It's a verdant symphony of growth and camaraderie.
Allow me to introduce Ikutsuki, the mastermind behind this rooftop oasis. After the first Full Moon Shadow wreaks havoc upon the dorm, he unveils his creation on 5/25. Behold, the rooftop garden—a sanctuary of sprouting wonders. Here, you can sow a variety of seeds, each promising a bountiful harvest after a designated growth period. Once the seeds are planted, fret not, for if you tend the garden alone, it shall flourish without further fuss.
And lo and behold, the day of reckoning arrives! A delightful pop-up greets you, signaling that your toil and sweat have borne fruit. Harvesting the crops does not require an abundance of time when done alone—swift and efficient, just like a seasoned gardener.
But wait! There's more to this horticultural extravaganza. In Persona 3 Reload, you have the privilege of spending your evening free time gardening with your SEES comrades. How splendid! Keep an eye out for those blue smiley faces hovering above their heads, a clear indication that they yearn for your company.
Now, my friends, those with beaming smiles by the stairs to the second floor of the dorms are your comrades, eager to embark on this gardening escapade with you. Should you choose to join them, a delightful cutscene awaits, showcasing the harmonious bond between your protagonist and the chosen gardening companion. And here's the secret to a flourishing harvest—gardening with friends yields greater rewards.
When the time comes to reap what you have sown, you shall witness a noticeable difference in the crop's description, proudly proclaiming its growth alongside friends. Such crops, nurtured by friendship, offer even more potent boosts when utilized. So, my dear readers, take a break from the battles that consume your days and bask in the joy of getting down and dirty on the rooftop with your pals.
Persona 3 Reload beckons you to embrace the green thumb within. Let your fingers dance in the soil, coaxing life from tiny seeds. Witness the fruits of your labor as they accompany you through the treacherous depths of Tartarus, mending wounds and bestowing blessings upon your team. Gardening has never been so rewarding, my friends. So, go forth, sow the seeds of camaraderie, and let the garden of your dreams bloom in vibrant splendor.