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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: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jan 26, 2016
    10
    I've never touched a rhythm game before in my life (at least not one with a controller- DDR/dance games I'd consider different), and really,I've never touched a rhythm game before in my life (at least not one with a controller- DDR/dance games I'd consider different), and really, never thought there was any appeal to it.

    Part of my enjoyment of this game absolutely comes from how much I love Persona 4- the music, graphics, story, everything. P4D is no different.

    If there's one thing missing, it's the choice of P4- the story in this game is linear and pays an homage to the original story rather than doing its own, so one cannot expect the same level of depth.

    That's about it for criticisms though- and frankly I don't think a spin off is going to be overly deep- I wouldn't take points away from Mario Kart because it focuses solely on racing (not that Mario had much story, but you get the point).

    The game has great, complete voice acting, vibrant graphics, excellent controls and is far more entertaining than I'd expected a rhythm game could be.

    I'd recommend giving it a try unless you're staunchly against rhythm games- though, do make sure to play Persona 4 first, chances are if you don't enjoy P4 you won't see much to this game (unless you really love rhythm games I suppose.)

    Got the platinum, enjoyed every minute of it- would happily play again.
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  2. May 3, 2022
    10
    I love this game soo much! Persona 4 Series really has changed my life, and I feel very grateful for that.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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  6. 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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  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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