Understand the Ranking System and Hype Meter
During songs, the hype meter at the top of the screen essentially shows how well your chain is going and how much you’ve missed. If you miss it goes down, if you hit notes it goes up and if you get a chain of notes, it goes up more steadily. It also changes colour if you’re doing well and this important for a few reasons. Firstly it affects what kind of rating you get at the end of the song, ranging from “Not Cleared” to “King Crazy” and some of these come into unlocking some social events. Most importantly though is that if it’s not in the Green by the time the song finishes, you don’t pass, so even if you did the first half the song perfectly, if you mess up the second half and can’t build your hype bar back up in time, you still won’t clear it. It’s a pro and a con system-wise, but the good thing is if you mess up the first half of the song, you can still make up for it in the second half, so I recommend keeping an eye on both your hype meter and also the song duration on the bottom of the screen if you’re slipping to see if the song is salvageable and if there’s a fever you can take advantage of.
When and When Not to Do Scratches
The good news is you don’t need to stress too much as missing these notes don’t count as misses, so if you ever feel overwhelmed you can just skip them, with the first time you skip all of them even unlocking a modifier you can put on that does them for you. Despite their optional nature, I do recommend doing them whenever possible since they add to your combo and if you see the hype meter dropping close to the end of the song, it’s definitely worth trying to keep up with them as you can use the extra combo hits to save yourself from a “Not Clear”. They definitely have their place in Persona Dance if you use them right, so with the right balance of main notes and doing as many scratches as possible, your combos and clear rate should be at their best.
Choose Supports and Difficulty Appropriately
On top of this, there are many supportive game modes that you can have on simultaneously that can do everything from doing scratches for you to allowing you to only press one button for all notes that can make playing the rhythm game an absolute breeze and whether you use or don’t use these, there’s no negative consequence to unlocking things this way and using them will even contribute to unlocking a couple of story events that require you use them, so it’s good to know your options (Just keep in mind you have to do a quick task to unlock them first!). Regardless of how you wanna play, whether you want to play efficiently or not, just play in whatever way makes the rhythm game most enjoyable and pick the mode that is right for you because the more you play, the faster you unlock things so you might as well enjoy it while you do it.
Combine Unlocking Goals Using Songs With Multiple Dancers
Unlock the Velvet Room Assistant Events
Listen for the High Pitched Sound
As I said, these cards are well hidden and this feature is designed with VR in mind so make sure you’re looking everywhere where you hear the. Look under tables, inside trash cans, on the ceiling and anywhere else when you hear that high pitched sound and you shouldn’t have too many problems finding the cards. It might seem like the card is absolutely nowhere to be found, but that usually just means it’s hiding in or under something in a very sneaky way, so as long as you hear that sound, you shouldn’t have trouble if you just keep going.
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