As a diehard fan of the Persona series, I wait for the release of these games with both excitement and trepidation. As a dancing game, Persona 4: Dancing all Night hits all the right notes in gameplay and design, but their story mode felt forced and unnecessary.
Having DLC costumes is not a new concept in the latest Persona games. Skins from Atlus’ other games such as the Shin Megami Tensei Series and Catherine were available for purchase soon after the games release in the U.S. It’s not cheap either. There are so many costumes available for Persona 5 that to buy everything in a bundle will set you back $60.
Since Sega acquired the rights to Atlus’ creations back in 2013, they haven’t seemed to interfere too much with the creative directions of the Persona franchise. Their connection to the Persona series is set to a minimum. Sega's name isn’t on any Persona game until Persona 5. Even then, the only connection is a small copyright sign sitting next to Atlus’ name on the back of the case and bottom corner of the title screen.
Most recent in the DLC announcements, cross-dressing costumes are being introduced to the lineup. Those who are familiar with the plot of Persona 4 will know that cross-dressing was a part of the plot so when a DCL bundle was introduced to Persona 4: Dancing All Night it made sense, but where’s the connection for Persona 3 and 5?
As the games progress, more costume DLC becomes available at higher prices. In Persona 4 Dancing all Night all costumes total out at $38. Persona 5 has a $60 bundle, but how much higher will the price be for the two newest upcoming releases? Are there game fans out there demanding more alternative costume designs for these games?