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  • Summary: Choose from several difficulty levels and dance alongside the members of The Phantom Thieves in a customizable rhythm game experience. Characters can tear up the dance floor with a partner by performing well during a song and entering “Fever” mode; try out some of your favorite characterChoose from several difficulty levels and dance alongside the members of The Phantom Thieves in a customizable rhythm game experience. Characters can tear up the dance floor with a partner by performing well during a song and entering “Fever” mode; try out some of your favorite character combinations. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 100
    Thankfully, the design is very, very good.
  2. Nov 27, 2018
    80
    For Persona 5, the love and polish is there in equal amounts, but the somber jazzy style of the original game just doesn’t translate as successfully to a loud and groovy rhythm game experience.
  3. Dec 3, 2018
    80
    At their core, both are solid, fun rhythm action games with kickass soundtracks that you can have a great time with, regardless of character knowledge, and despite the games being exact copies of each other. If you like the genre and have that itch, then get on your dancing shoes and enter the Velvet Room. The stage awaits.
  4. Nov 27, 2018
    70
    Those who have already had their hearts taken by Persona 5 will enjoy their time with Dancing in Starlight, but those less familiar with the Phantom Thieves may be disappointed at its small song count and lack of extra content.
  5. 70
    Persona 3 Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5 Dancing in Starlight are fantastic ways to explore their respective soundtracks from a new perspective. However, they lack the glue that a story mode brought to the previous game in the series that could have made it feel like a cohesive whole rather than a broad but disparate list of songs and customisations.
  6. Nov 27, 2018
    70
    As long as a lack of a formal campaign isn’t a total deal breaker, Persona 5 fans should have enough here to enjoy themselves. Enjoy the extra time you’ll get with the Phantom Thieves and try not to think too much about the scrapped story mode.
  7. Nov 27, 2018
    60
    Taking time out from fighting shadows or stealing hearts, Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight give you a fun way to hang out with your favourite SEES members or Phantom Thieves, while the series' iconic music has lost none of its resonance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 8, 2018
    10
    Enjoyable, I lost track of time playing it. Naturally, you have to enjoy Persona to enjoy it, in particular the music.

    I'm fine paying full
    Enjoyable, I lost track of time playing it. Naturally, you have to enjoy Persona to enjoy it, in particular the music.

    I'm fine paying full price for it, but I'm definitely a P4, P5 fan. Considering it comes with no story, which is the one disappointment I can think of- wait until it drops considerably in price unless you have been dying for P4D with new music.

    No question, if you have a Vita (or are willing to buy the CE), P4D is the best of the three.
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  2. Dec 4, 2018
    10
    A great time for fans of the series. Excellent soundtrack and really enjoyable character interactions for people who love the series
  3. Dec 4, 2018
    10
    @soss Hey kid, don't know why you're so butthurt. You didn't play all three games and even if you did, you just wrote the same review. It'll@soss Hey kid, don't know why you're so butthurt. You didn't play all three games and even if you did, you just wrote the same review. It'll get better little baby. :) Expand
  4. Dec 4, 2018
    8
    If this game interests you, it will certainly be worth it... simply because these 2 games are love letters to fans. Fun interactions betweenIf this game interests you, it will certainly be worth it... simply because these 2 games are love letters to fans. Fun interactions between characters, beautiful graphics and EXTREMELY good soundtracks. If you aren't interested in Persona... why buy these? I suppose as a music game it still stands up decently well but... it's pretty clear who these games are made for, so as a fan, I'd say these are quality games... if not a bit short. There's plenty of interactions to move through, and achievements to unlock (not trophies)

    Here, I'll make it simple, if seeing these characters in newly unlocked costumes excites you, buy this game. Otherwise, think twice. There's a very specific audience.
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  5. Dec 15, 2018
    7
    1. The game doesn't really have a story driving force like P4D did and feels a bit lacking because of it.
    2. Ultimately though, the lack of
    1. The game doesn't really have a story driving force like P4D did and feels a bit lacking because of it.
    2. Ultimately though, the lack of rating comes from performance issues. Playing on a PS4 Pro and I still get framerate issues on some parts of specific songs regardless of difficulty and ramping up to the hard difficulties the game starts to chunk when too much is going on.
    3. From a design perspective, it doesn't carry over to a large tv as well as a vita. There's notes on interchanging beats that I have no idea what the timing is because they're staggered. On a smaller vita screen I have no issue, but suddenly it's such a hassle to play on a ps4. Using remote play to play it on a vita seems like a better choice which is unfortunate considering the ps4 version costs more...
    It's a simple game that I enjoyed but I can't tell if I enjoyed it because it is in the Persona universe. Strip out the Persona and I would not be interested in the game anymore.

    Knowing the size of the game, and getting this on PS4, both games could have been released on one disc in one game with a storyline to actually tie them together. Unfortunately they were broken into two less fulfilling games with the business knowledge that fans will buy the games regardless.
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  6. Dec 5, 2018
    7
    The songs are great and the core gameplay is solid, but overall P3D and P5D are bare-bones releases in a way that P4D was not. Perhaps becauseThe songs are great and the core gameplay is solid, but overall P3D and P5D are bare-bones releases in a way that P4D was not. Perhaps because of the backlash from P4D being canon Atlus has given up on trying to incorporate a meaningful solo mode in the Persona rhythm games. There is a lot of irony in the fact that P4D is bundled as an "extra" with P3D & P5D yet is actually the most substantial game of the lot. These are still worth playing for a chance to revisit your favorite characters but I am disappointed overall. Hopefully a Persona 3 remake is released with these assets. Expand
  7. Dec 8, 2018
    5
    Using ATLUS Strategy (copying P3 Dancing In Moonlight review and reusing it):

    This (and P3Dancing In Moonlight) made me very sad, they are
    Using ATLUS Strategy (copying P3 Dancing In Moonlight review and reusing it):

    This (and P3Dancing In Moonlight) made me very sad, they are the same game as P4 Dancing All Night, there is no new elements, just new songs and characters (dancing in the background), i would even dare to say it is the same engine, just ported to the ps4, i really suggest to get both (with or without P4DAN) as digital and later on, they are overpriced right now and the special edition is not even worth the around 80-90 dollars, BUT if you loved P4DAN and just want to play more of the same (and you are desperate) you might be the target for both of this games
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