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  • Summary: Persona 4: Dancing All Night is a story-driven music game of Persona 4, developed by ATLUS. Replacing the RPG elements are dance battles that challenge players' dexterity and accuracy as they tap out re-mixes of fan-favorite themes and brand new music tracks.
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  1. Positive: 36 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. 100
    There’s a narrative that not only follows on from one of the finest stories ever written (and I'm not just talking in terms of video games) but succeeds in actually enhancing it. The soundtrack is absolutely incredible and does some amazing things in remixing music that was already peerless.
  2. Sep 22, 2015
    90
    A hugely successful departure from established formula, Persona 4: Dancing All Night is further proof that Atlus can take the franchise anywhere.
  3. Sep 22, 2015
    85
    Atlus somehow finds a way to craft a music game based around Persona 4 and have it end up as a serious entry to the rhythm genre. Persona 4: Dancing All Night is a great experience, with gameplay, visual, and a soundtrack that all come together in one heck of a package.
  4. Sep 22, 2015
    80
    Like Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, this is a game that is simplistic in concept but catered heavily toward fans of the series. Yet unlike Theatrhythm’s serviceable-yet-sterile insert of characters and compositions, Dancing All Night goes the extra mile to ensure that Persona 4’s beloved cast bring their A-game to this endearing love letter in addition to its plethora of toe-tapping remixes.
  5. Nov 16, 2015
    77
    A good game with average visuals. Although it may seem easy to play, it's hard to master. Probably it's weakest aspect is that it abuses certain songs instead of different ones that give the game some variety.
  6. Jan 11, 2016
    70
    Dancing All Night is a decent story-driven rhythm game that every Persona fan should play.
  7. Sep 22, 2015
    50
    Dancing All Night might have sounded like a fun idea on paper, but it simply doesn’t hold a candle to better portable rhythm games.

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  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Nov 19, 2019
    10
    Persona 4: Dancing All Night is a fun entry to the series with surprisingly-excellent story and amazing soundtrack. After purchasing the gamePersona 4: Dancing All Night is a fun entry to the series with surprisingly-excellent story and amazing soundtrack. After purchasing the game as a spare-of-the-moment decision and going in with very low expectations, I was pleasantly surprised at just how engaging the game was. With a large amount of content (as well as a plethora of cheap DLC for particularly avid fans), this title never fails to offer light entertainment as a "side game" for a couple of hours of relaxation inbetween longer gaming sessions of the latest PS4 AAA title.

    Highly recommended for all Vita owners or fans of the Persona series.

    [Played for approx. 22 hours, platinum trophy achieved.]
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  2. Oct 9, 2015
    10
    Saw Margaret dancing 10/10. But in all seriousness, really fun game for fans of the persona series I'm doubtful that the game will be asSaw Margaret dancing 10/10. But in all seriousness, really fun game for fans of the persona series I'm doubtful that the game will be as enjoyable for people without background knowledge of what's going on. Really enjoy the gameplay it's not as challenging as others in the category but that can be a draw for some. Expand
  3. Dec 14, 2015
    9
    Persona 4: Dancing All Night is an incredible continuation of the Persona 4 story. This is a story driven rhythm game where the events andPersona 4: Dancing All Night is an incredible continuation of the Persona 4 story. This is a story driven rhythm game where the events and dialogue are delivered in a visual novel style. The themes are similar to those of Persona 4, with a little more emphasis on individuality and self expression. Yu Narukami and his friends are back up dancers for Rise Kujikawa and are preparing to support her in her come back performance. The plot develops as Yu, his friends, and other idols are pulled into a mysterious midnight stage similar to the midnight channel, but where no fighting is allowed. It is in this place where the characters must use the power of dance to fight off shadows. As cheesy as this sounds, the game does a great job further exploring themes in Jungian psychology that were present in the original game. The dance sequences are well choreographed, and have an amazing soundtrack to match. One of my biggest complaints is for a rhythm game, it doesn't have nearly enough songs. I personally love each and every track, but for a fifty dollar title, I would definitely expect more game play. However, this game is focused mostly on story, which I think it does a great job delivering; although some of the dialogue segments mid game felt slow and repetitive. Ultimately, if you're a Persona 4 fan, you'll love how well they've honored and brought back the original cast, as well as kept true to many of the original themes. However, if you've never played persona 4, there are too many nuances that you won't pick up on, and many references to the original game that won't make sense to you. I personally loved this game, but be aware that this is a niche titled designed for a specific audience. Expand
  4. Oct 1, 2015
    9
    One of the amazing things about the Persona 4 series is how well it works outside of the RPG context. I have grown so attached to theOne of the amazing things about the Persona 4 series is how well it works outside of the RPG context. I have grown so attached to the characters that I have bought all related games - P4, P4 Golden, Arena, Ultimax, Persona Q and now Dancing all Night.

    This rhythm game features the popular P4 characters in a new story about missing pop idols. This time, the Investigation Team fights using their dance moves instead of using their personas. The story starts kind of slow, and gets better with increasing play time, it is presented as a visual novel with rhythm game parts, think P4 Arena/P4 Arena Ultimax, with rhythm gaming replacing the fighting. In my opinion, the characters Kanami and Nanako steal the show, they are really cute and likable.

    In addition, there is a free dance mode where you can focus on the rhythm gaming with harder difficulties and a variety of options to customize the characters.

    The rhythm gaming is very solid, you either tap the PS buttons or the D-Pad according to the patterns, occasionally using the analog stick to hit "scratch notes", represented by circles. I like rhythm games quite a bit using the Persona 4 character makes it all the more fun. I love the "Fever" sections where a second character joins the main character in the dancing and boost the mood.

    If you like Persona 4 and don't completely hate rhythm games, give this a try.
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  5. Jul 10, 2020
    8
    Simple game, but it makes you want to play again and again for its great soundtrack, based on a great game that, if you have played, you willSimple game, but it makes you want to play again and again for its great soundtrack, based on a great game that, if you have played, you will want to play with its characters, only this time, dancing.

    It includes its own story and that is always appreciated, even if it is a little crazy.

    Very enjoyable if you like this type of games.
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  6. Feb 29, 2016
    8
    I'll list my theee of my favorite games so you will know what kind of gamer is writing this review.

    Danganronpa  Fire Emblem  Atelier
    I'll list my theee of my favorite games so you will know what kind of gamer is writing this review.

    Danganronpa 
    Fire Emblem 
    Atelier Totori

    THE GOOD:

    GRAPHICS: Awesome look. The lips move strangely though. Not like Persona Arena where as they move very fast but they move rather slow and roboticly. 

    STORY: An ok storyline but not great by any means. 

    GAMEPLAY: Fun gameplay. Challenging at times but difficulty can be tuned down if need be. 

    VOICE ACTING: Voice acted almost continously. Excellent voice acting for the most part.

    MUSIC: Great music, the special box edition come with two cds which contain a total of about 60 tracks. About 10 of those are 20 second tracks that are a small solo. 

    THE BAD:

    Naoto has a new voice actor. Immediatly apparent if you are a Persona fan. Hated the change over myself. The new voice actor has more of a boy like tone. Similar to Ken from Persona Ultimax. 

    GAME LENGTH: Short story mode. About 10 hours total. 

    Thats about it. Hope it helps. 
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  7. Jul 19, 2020
    5
    Eh..the game works I guess but a dancing Persona game still makes absolutely no sense

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