The Seekers of Truth section of the game will prevent you from getting the bad endings while setting you on the path towards the truth. It is also the Social Link that gives a boost to the Judgment Arcana.
December 3rd (12/03)
Major choices and events will play out today. When the game asks you to save before the events of this day, DO IT!
Pay attention to the story as it unfolds. When you get to the part where you visit Namatame, reveal and read the spoilers.
You will be given several options when dealing with Namatame. The actions and results are as follows:
Push him into the TV = Bad Ending 1
Don’t push him into the TV and don’t convince the others = Bad Ending 2
Don’t push him into the TV, convince the others, and can’t find the true killer = Bad Ending 3
Don’t push him into the TV, convince the others, and find the true killer = Path to True Ending
As you can see, and if you haven’t realized yet, Taro Namatame is NOT the true killer. He was already interrogated by the police and had an air tight alibi. You may have also noticed the boss battle involving him had a ton of peace and love references.
If you get any of the bad endings, the game will skip to March 20th, and the game will end with a short cut scene.
To convince the others choose the following dialogue options:
Wait a second here…
We’re missing something.
Namatame’s true feelings.
Something’s bothering me.
We’re missing something…
Calm the hell down!
If you convince the others, the Fool Social Link will Max Out, and the Judgment Social Link will start. For the next week, all your time will be devoted to solving this case.
December 4th (12/04)
Talk over the case with the team at Junes. The Judgment Social Link should increase.
December 5th (12/05)
Ask around town for more information involving the case. There are specific people you must talk to in a specific order:
Talk to the Shopping Woman at Shopping District, North.
Ask the Female Student at Junes if she recalls anyone suspicious.
Ask the Female Student near the Bookstore at Shopping District, South if she recalls anyone suspicious.
Talk to everyone in town about the murders and if they’ve seen anyone suspicious.
Eventually, the team will meet up at Aiya’s Chinese Restaurant. Later in the evening, the group will try to figure out who the true murderer is. You must come to the correct conclusion. The game will say “The Person who seems to be the most likely culprit is…” If you don’t know the right answer click spoiler tag:
Go through the list of characters by choosing “someone else” until you reach “Tohru Adachi.” There are two paths you can take going forward.
If you want to go towards the true ending, you must choose to tell your friends about Adachi. Head to the hospital and question Adachi to progress the story and move on to the next day.
If you want to get an all new ending to Persona 4 Golden, The Accomplice Ending, choose not to tell your friends about Adachi. The game will fast-forward to March. Choose the following options to unlock this disturbing, evil ending:
“Go see Adachi”
“Did you do it?”
“I’m on your side”
“Set fire to the letter”
The Jester Arcana will reach max rank, allowing you to create Magatsu-Inaba, and you will receive Adachi’s Number as a special key item.
The story will continue each day until December 8th
December 7th (12/07)
If your Jester Social Link reached seven, you will be given the option to meet up with Adachi this evening. Doing so will change the Jester Arcana to the Hunger Arcana.
December 8th (12/08)
You will finally be able to do Quests and Social Links again, but you must find the true culprit before the end of the year in Magatsu Inaba.
If you choose to go to Magatsu Inaba and beat the dungeon, the game will automatically skip to December 23rd. Stretch out and use your time wisely. The 26th should be the last possible day to enter the TV and secure the true killer, but try to secure them on the 22nd instead. If you can do it on the 22nd, you will have a Christmas date if in a Relationship. A number of other story related events will happen to end the year on. When January rolls around, go to End Game.