He would do it all so his friends didn’t worry more than they already had.He would do it so they didn’t feel an ounce of guiltiness and so that they wouldn’t feel compelled to watch the security footage he knew existed.A museum, for example, has very different security measures than a Medieval castle, and you’ll find very different enemies in a pyramid than you might in a spaceship.
By day, you’ll attend class, answer quiz questions, and live the life of a typical teenager, but after school you'll see the clever concept of invading the minds of corrupt adults who are up to no good and battling psychological demons in order to change their hearts.
He wanted someone to notice that hidden beneath all the makeup, layered clothes, and practice-perfect smiles was bruises, bandaged cuts, and broken spirits waiting to heal. Time never waited for him and he knew he simply couldn’t rely on time or even hope for time to take pity on him.
So, he would just cake on the makeup a shade too dark for his pale visible skin, he would layer on clothes to hide the signs of the carefully wrapped bandages that hugged his body, and he would wear the mask of the leader until his face was no longer a mirror reflecting how tired and broken he was.
While Persona 4 has you run through linear hallways until you reach the top of a dungeon, Persona 5 has branching paths, networks of hidden rooms, doors that require puzzles to open, and even excursions to other parts of the cognitive world outside of the dungeon itself.
Starting each new dungeon is a bit daunting, but solving puzzles and progressing to each new area offers a wonderful sense of accomplishment.