Once you start the game, go to the Dancing menu. This will play out a cutscene. At the end of the cutscene, you'll receive new outfits, automatically unlocking a trophy:
Next, go through and play through all of the tutorials. You get a trophy for playing through just one of them.
Doing all the tutorials will unlock the 'Gauge automatically fills' on scratch notes, and the challenge modifier: 'Gauge is still depleted for MISSes during fever'. All modifiers need to be unlocked over time.
Now that the tutorial is finished, go ahead and start the Dancing mode. You'll get introduced to the characters and unlock a trophy for seeing your first Social Event.
With that done, start the first song on Easy difficulty. Do not change the main dancer, but change the Costume Settings as much as possible. Do this for every song. For now, you can only change the outfit and hair. More will unlock over time. Do your best to beat the song without missing any of the beats. As the easiest song, this is the best chance to do it. Miss no beats and you'll unlock:
If you have unlocked any Social Events, watch them immediately. Always watch these Events when they unlock.
Start the next song. This time, go to the Custom Settings and change the Note Speed to 1. Complete the level. This unlocks the challenge modifier "Notes are super-slow".
Start the next song. Change the Note Speed to 7. Complete the level, and do not hit any 'Scratch' notes. This unlocks the challenge modifier "Notes are super-fast" and the support modifier "Automatic PERFECT on scratch notes".
Start the next song. Change the note speed to anything besides 4. This unlocks the challenge modifier "Note speed fluctuates."
At this point, continue playing through the songs on Easy difficulty. Do your best to get at least a "BRILLIANT" rating on every song you play. Haru's Social Events require 47 Brilliant ratings total and Yusuke requires 20,000 Perfect notes to be hit.
As you play through the songs in order, changing costumes with each character, you'll naturally unlock:
As you keep watching Social Events, you'll earn:
The last song you'll play on Easy will be "Jaldabaoth ~ Our Beginning". This will earn you:
Now that All Night difficulty has been unlocked, time for a bit of fun. Go to All Night Difficulty and play a difficult song. Don't hit any notes. The goal is to fail the song in ten seconds. This will unlock the challenge modifier "Game Over with combo break" and unlock:
If you haven't yet earned the next trophy by now, then go back to Easy difficulty and select a song you didn't get Brilliant on. Simply get a better score to unlock that trophy.
Even when replaying a song you've already beaten, remember to change your costumes, hair, accessories, and so on. By now you should have the ability to select a favorite outfit. Do so by pressing the touchscreen button and you'll unlock:
When you have the ability to change eye and hair color, change everything in the character at once, and start a song, you'll unlock:
Watch the replay of that song to earn:
By now hopefully, you should also have unlocked enough Social Events to watch the twins' last Social Event. View it to unlock:
As you've gone through all the songs on Easy, now you need to play a few specific songs on specific difficulties in order to unlock character-specific trophies. You only need to clear these, so you can use all the support modifiers you want. But keep the characters and supports the same.
Complete on Normal:
- With the Stars and Us (tofubeats Remix)
- Life Will Change (ATLUS Meguro Remix)
- Blooming Villain (ATLUS Konishi Remix)
- Beneath the Mask (KAIEN Remix)
- Tokyo Daylight (ATLUS Kozuka Remix)
- The Whims of Fate (Yukihiro Fukutomi Remix)
Complete on Hard:
- Last Surprise
- Keeper of Lust
- Blooming Villain
- Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There
- Rivers In the Desert (Mito Remix)
- Beneath the Mask (KAIEN Remix)
Complete on All Night:
- The Whims of Fate (Yukihiro Fukutomi Remix)
- Rivers In the Desert
Doing these, you will have unlocked:
Doing these songs should also net you:
If you haven't unlocked it yet, just keep playing different songs on more difficulties and it will unlock.
Pick a song on Normal difficulty you haven't played yet and play it with either "Notes Fade In" or "Notes Fade Out" challenge modifier on. This will unlock the "Note Speeds Waver" challenge modifier.
Play another song with that challenge modifier on to unlock "Not Paths Waver".
Play a different song with the challenge modifier "Notes are Reversed" to unlock the "Notes are Random" challenge modifier.
Play yet a different song with three support modifiers on to unlock the "Gauge fills more slowly" support modifier. Ideally, this will now have unlocked every Support and Challenge modifier, except for possibly "Notes are invisible" from Akihiko's final support.
Play a song and change the 'Hype Gauge' difficulty modifier in the Custom settings to unlock:
Clear a song with both "GOOD ratings won't break combos" and "Game Over with combo break" enabled to unlock:
Start a song on All Night difficulty with at least 10 challenge modifiers to unlock the next trophy. You don't have to finish the song. You probably won't.
Clear a song on Hard difficulty with all the support modifiers on to unlock:
And with all the supports, you should be able to hit at least half the perfects to get:
Clear a song with both "Note paths waver" and "Note speed fluctuates" enabled to unlock:
Lastly, clear a stage with 5 challenge and 5 support modifiers simultaneously enabled, to unlock:
At this point, all that should be left are various trophies for unlocking all items and seeing everybody's social events. When you unlock the 5th social event, you get access to 6, 7, and 8. Playing the 6th of any character should net you:
The important thing about these social events is after the event, you have the chance to walk around the room. Each level, except the twins, will have a card hidden in it. You need to find all of the cards in order to unlock all the costumes, accessories, and modifiers, and to unlock the last trophies.
The cards are as follows:
|Among the pile of magazines
|Accessory: Stylish Glasses set #2
|On the side of the bookshelf, next to the skateboard
|Accessory: Monkey Headband
|Under the table (press X to crouch)
|Accessory: Demonica Mask
|Behind the sofa
|Accessory: Stylish Glasses set #3
|On one of the posts by the stairs
|Costume: Prison Uniform
|On the ceiling
|On the poster with letters
|Accessory: 70s Sunglasses set #2
|On the suitcase on the top shelf
|Accessory: Cat Headband
|On the back of the mirror
|Costume: Amazoness Armour
|On the back of the easel
|Accessory: 70s Sunglasses set #3
|Inside the fruit basket near the front door
|Accessory: Jagariko Mask
|Behind the biggest painting, on the left near the doll
|Accessory: Live Lobster
|Inside the garbage can
|Accessory: Stylish Glasses set #4
|Under one of the shelves near the door (press X to crouch)
|Inside the cabinet (press X to crouch)
|Costume: Decadent Armour
|On the side of the display case
|Accessory: Sunglasses set #2
|Under the plant by the door
|Accessory: Round Cheeks
|Under the bench next to the bed (press X to crouch)
|Costume: Royal Armour
|On top of the books beside her PC
|Accessory: Sunglasses set #3
|On the closet door
|Accessory: Bunny Headband, Accessory: Towel Head
|Inside the mini-fridge (press X to crouch)
|Costume: RPG Armour, Accessory: Chinese Mask
Collecting all of these cards should net you:
If it was the last one you needed, Ryuji's last support should also grant you:
For watching all Social Events, you'll unlock:
With that done, you should now have every other trophy in the game, unlocking:
Enjoy that sweet sweet platinum! I'll likely see you with a very, very similar walkthrough for Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight.
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