Review: Persona 4: Dancing All Night (PS Vita)

Persona 4: Dancing All Night is a story-driven music game of Persona 4,

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Pros:

  • Slick Anime graphics.
  • Music is a collection of new tracks and remastered classics from the Persona catalogue.
  • Rhythm action game play.
  • Two modes: Story mode and Free dance.
  • Story mode is the main mode of the game set across 8 main chapters with a bonus one unlocked.
  • You can control the game with touchscreen or the face buttons.
  • Crazy over the top sometimes dark story that is strong as it is engaging.
  • Full Platinum trophy.
  • Online leaderboard support.
  • Shop where you can buy new items, costumes and songs.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Choose decisions/questions in the story dialogue.
  • Your favourite Persona characters all make an appearance along with a few older ones.
  • You can fast forward or skip conversations.
  • Watch dance replays.
  • Change difficulty on the fly.
  • Auto saves.
  • Full performance breakdown including a graph all culminating in a rank.
  • Many types of notes to hit. Ones where you just tap the screen in tune with the beat whilst some are hold and let go. A bonus blue circle will randomly appear and is optional but if you nail it you get bonus scores. Do enough and a fever line will appear and once again time it and trigger fever time. All scores rank up.
  • Game show presentation feel to it all.
  • Really enjoyable and accessible game play.

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Cons:

  • There is a lot of story to take in.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • Huge download size. Over 4GB.
  • A lot to learn at first especially in regards to the scoring and bonus scoring.

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Jim Smale

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