Review: Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection (PlayStation Vita)

Test your rhythm gameplay skills with the ultimate Persona Dancing bundle! Includes: Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, & Persona 4: Dancing All Night!

Pros:

  • Anime graphics.
  • Two games- Separate downloads. Persona 3-3639MB Dl size and Persona 5-3767MB Dl size.
  • Rhythm action gameplay.
  • Platinum trophy, Well two as its one for each game.
  • Optional tutorials.
  • Cross-save support.
  • Auto advance cutscenes setting.
  • Two modes: Story mode and Free dance.
  • The story mode is the main mode of the game set across 8 main chapters with a bonus one unlocked.
  • Free dance allows you to pick any unlocked song and off you go.
  • Collection- View unlocked items.
  • Japanese/English voice options.
  • Config- Settings, volumes, online on/off, auto skip etc.
  • Three difficulties- Easy, Normal and hard.
  • Can watch replays.
  • Controls- Face buttons or touchscreen.
  • HUD shows song progress, score and any combo you have going.
  • Can set your character up before playing, Costume, shoes, hats etc.
  • Unlock new social events which give more story.
  • Tons of replayability.
  • Choose decisions/questions in the story dialogue.
  • Your favorite Persona characters all make an appearance along with a few older ones.
  • autosaves.
  • 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 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 feels to it all.
  • Really enjoyable and accessible gameplay.
  • Best played with headphones.

Cons:

  • No touchscreen support in the menu.
  • There is a lot of story to take in.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • Really hard to pause mid-game.
  • Differs very little to the previous game.
  • A lot to learn at first especially in regards to the scoring and bonus scoring.
  • Non Persona fans may not like all the music on offer.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
8/10

Summary

Now to be honest I have only played a handful of Persona games but the one thing I always remember is the music, Its as batshit as it is enjoyable. I have already played the previous game in the series so with the chance to play more songs I jumped at the chance. Ok so not a lot has changed really in terms of how you play and the notes you hit, You can use face buttons or the touchscreen. Returning players can jump in whilst new players could easily pick it up without tutorials. I didn’t care for the story much and for me, that is not why I come here, I come for the music and crazy dressing options, The game has both by the bucket load. It really doesn’t differ from the last game so you are paying for a glorified DLC list of songs but it is an extensive list and well worth playing. Please wear headphones for maximum enjoyment.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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