Oh hey, I forgot we had this thread, so I guess I'll ask here:
Does Persona 4 have a lot of school-life, time-limited events that sort of require good time-management skills in order to successful, the way it seemed to be in Persona 3 when I last played it? If so, are they at least not as...constrained, or at least, not actually have any major consequences? Because I got way too stressed out playing Persona 3, especially when I found out how humongous the Tartarus was - 255 floors? At least? Screw that! It took me forever just to get through 10 floors, especially with the fatigue system.
On top of that, I also recall hating the social...whatevers. The parts where you talk to the in-game characters to gain their trust and therefore improve your arcana. I know Persona 4 still has that, but is that ever actually required to get better Persona? Or am I just stressing out over EXP and Stat bonuses? I could handle with missing out on the latter, so long as I can still get the high-ranking stuff.