Persona 4: Dancing All Night
and was in the works, many saw it as a natural progression for the franchise, thanks in no small part to the catchy, infectious tunes by resident composer Shoji Meguro. SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT Upon starting up
you will be greeted by a groovy new introductory sequence, followed by a main menu that’s bursting with colors and attitude. Two modes that will immediately draw your attention are Story Mode and Free Dance. The former, which takes place after the events in
revolves around the disappearance of idol group ‘Kanamin Kitchen’, who are set to perform alongside Rise Kujikawa, Yu Narukami, and the Investigation Team at the Love Meets Bonds (LMB) Festival. The latter option lets you skip right into the individual songs and varying difficulty levels, which we’ll get into later.
Like the story is presented in a visual novel format, complete with voiceovers and selectable dialog options. The narrative, which can be long-winded at times, is broken into chapters and punctuated by dance battles that feature the colorful casts and their fluidly animated dance moves. There are 26 songs (and remixes) in total, with costumes, accessories, and additional tracks available as unlockables (from the in-game shop) and paid DLCs.
fans will appreciate the wardrobe of dress-up possibilities, while rhythm game veterans will feel right at home with the gameplay setup, which combines timed button presses with Unison and Hold Notes, as icons representing the directional and face buttons flow from the center towards the left and right edges of the screen. There’s also Fever Time, which is triggered with successive combos and Fever Rings, bringing in a dance partner to send your high score and Hype Gauge soaring to the top.
Weapons not allowed.