During this period of time, Time Stands Still, humans are transmogrified into strange coffin-esque objects, and a huge tower, Tartarus, appears, the stronghold of evil monsters called Shadows.
Because of the transmogrification, only a select few know that this time exists; those that don't become transmogrified are those who become prey of the Shadows or, in rarer cases, possess the "potential", or the ability to summon a being known as a "Persona", which takes the form of a mythological character and represents the hidden side of that person. During the day, the Main Character is a normal high school student, and gameplay consists of interacting with other characters to form and strengthen Social Links, which are bonds assigned to a specific tarot Arcana depending on the person, or going out and doing things to boost your Academic, Charm, and Courage stats so you can meet more people.
With the addition of one of PSP's most robust ad-hoc multiplayer modes, Liberation is truly one of the PSP's killer apps.
Why Level-5 felt obliged to rewrite Joan of Arc's history instead of creating a French heroine of their own is beyond us.
Developed by Marvelous Entertainment, Half-Minute Hero turns standard RPG conventions on their head by holding players to a 30-second time limit in which they must battle fiends and build up their powers in order to save the world.
Good, because that's all the time you get to save the whole dang world.
You, who wish to safeguard the future, however limited it may be...