Late in the game, you are able to buy a video game console that allows you to play video games at home. Even later, you're able to buy a book titled "Game Secrets", which makes all of the video games easier to beat.

However, the game gives you a choice to use the cheats that you learn from the book. If you do, Morgana comments on how it's understandable that you're frustrated. Furthermore, after beating a level using cheats, Morgana also says how it wasn't as exciting since you used cheats.

Is this just flavor text or am I actually being penalized in some way for using cheats?

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    Is this the same book as this "Game Oto Izumi" I keep finding in internet searches? If it is, all it seems to do is make the games easier via a back technique (if this is even the same thing). Haven't found any sites saying there's a penalty or downside to it. – Timmy Jim May 3 '17 at 14:09
  • @TimmyJim uh, I think so? Looks like that's an incomplete translation of the title of the book I'm talking about – Vemonus May 3 '17 at 14:27
  • The site I found it on had to be translated so that's possible. spwiki.net/persona5/wikis/158.html. This site calls it "Game Secrets" and has a similar description. – Timmy Jim May 3 '17 at 14:31

From my experience with the Gaming Secrets book in Persona 5 I do not believe there is any downside to using your "hidden knowledge" of video game cheats. I was playing the fighting game on my game console and succeeded the first of three parts and got two music notes for guts, I played the game the next day and using the gaming secret to increase the amount of time to do key combinations and still received two music notes. So I assume that using your game secrets does not affect the amount of points you get towards your social ranks.

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