The rhythm game genre has seen better days. The rise and fall of the plastic instrument rhythm games left an empty spot in gaming that hasn’t been seen in many years. The genre is kept alive by games like DDR, Rocksmith and the Dance central games; There hasn’t been a rhythm game along the lines Parappa the Rappa, Guitaroo Man or Bust-A-Groove on a major console in a long time. Does Hatsune Miku and her friends have what it takes to revitalize the fun side of the genre?
Atlus’s fan favorite Persona franchise is entering the realm of fighting games. Reuniting the cast of Persona 4 and four characters from Persona 3 they will have to compete in the P1 Grand Prix to find out the reason for the Midnight Channel’s return. With the game market becoming more saturated with fighting games each year does Persona 4 Arena stand up or should it stick with RPGs.