First Impressions: Persona 4: Dancing All Night!

As you know, a few weeks ago I picked up a PlayStation Vita along with Persona 4: Dancing All Night. This game is a sequel to Persona 4: Golden, which I have not played yet.  Here are my first impressions of the game!

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When I first started playing, I was greeted with a cheerful title screen. That disco ball has a cute face on it!

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There are several different game options, but I chose Story Mode, because I have no idea what I’m doing.

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Since this game is part visual novel, part rhythm game, there is quite a lot of reading. The game starts out with some girls talking about a freaky website.

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Apparently you see some dead chick, pass out, and wake up in “The Velvet Room.”

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Here you will learn about Rise and the rest of the Persona 4 crew as they practice for an upcoming dance festival. So far,the story is told through Yu’s eyes, but I don’t know if that changes as you progress through the story. Even though I wasn’t familiar with the characters, it’s easy to get to know them.

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One thing that makes me laugh about this game is how character’s are first described before you figure out their names. Some of them are nice…

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While others seem just rude!

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Poor “extremely plain girl!” 😉

Anyway, I got up to the point where you meet the Kanamin Girls and they give an interview. They describe themselves very… strangely…

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Conclusion

I really like this game so far! Even though this game is actually a sequel, I don’t feel lost playing it. The game does a good job of explaining who everyone is. So far a lot of it is reading and making the occasional decision, but I know the rhythm part will kick in soon. I wanted to play through Story Mode first, then work on Free Dance mode (where all the songs are available).

11 thoughts on “First Impressions: Persona 4: Dancing All Night!

  1. Awesome! I’m so glad to hear more about this game! I honestly don’t know much about the Persona series, even though I have an unplayed copy of Persona 4 Golden (oops). I’d love to try this out, mostly because I like both visual novels and rhythm games, and this looks like a fun combo of the two! I’ll have to play through P4G sometime soon so I can buy and appreciate this game too. Thank you for sharing this!

    1. I don’t know too much about the Persona series either, but I like what I’ve learned about it so far! I think you would like Dancing All Night! Oh, and I can relate to having unplayed games, haha! 😉 I’ve heard great things about Persona 4 Golden so I can’t wait to play that as well! 🙂

  2. You got a PlayStation Vita recently? Well, congrats on that! That just shows how incredibly behind I am at reading your posts! HA. HA. I have heard of the Persona series, but don’t know much about it. This really looks like an interesting game! So it’s a visual novel/rhythmic game? Interesting… I love games with a lot of reading in it of course, so.. I want to look at this game more! It’s good that you don’t feel lost even though it is a continuation of the series! Always good when they can do that.

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