I hate grinding in Persona 4 Golden. The walls of stats, buffs and effects make my eyes glaze over. I mindlessly make the number as big as possible and run around samey halls killing monsters until I reach the top floor, usually while listening to a podcast. But I love my friends. Spending time with the quirky cast of teens who took on a serial killer sending unsuspecting denizens of a rural Japanese town into the television will stick with me for a long time. With my podcast paused it’s time to make lifelong relationships with these teens and bear.