"The game is split up between world exploration and turn-based battles. Every citizen has unique abilities in and out of combat. For example, the School Mascot can increase the experience earned for the whole party from a single battle, or change the whole game’s difficulty level outside of the fight. Characters each have their own requirements before they can be recruited, some even challenge you to mini-games before they’ll follow you. With 40 possible recruits, it’ll take a huge chunk of time to catch ‘em all."