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  • Summary: Choose from several difficulty levels and dance alongside the members of SEES 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.
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Persona 3 Dancing In Moonlight: When The Moon Reaches For The Stars (Hideki Naganuma Remix) - Hard Mode - King Crazy Ran
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 100
    Atlus has proven that Persona 4 DAN was not a one off, and while SEGA and Atlus seem to have lost the Hatsune Miku license recently, it is clearly not because the company has lost the ability to produce a sublime example of the rhythm game genre.
  2. Nov 27, 2018
    80
    For Persona 3, it’s touching to see these characters, the wonderful music, and their original voice actors return after so long for one more group outing.
  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
    If you’re eager to catch up with the cast or music of Persona 3, Dancing in Moonlight is worth a few excursions into the Dark Hour.
  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
    Hardcore Persona fans are probably going to be let down that the story and character screen time takes a backseat in this one, but you’ll take whatever Persona you can get when you’re obsessed with the series like I am. The gameplay is still solid, and while the track list is a slight downgrade, it’s still decent enough, and enjoyable.
  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: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Feb 22, 2021
    10
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  2. Dec 8, 2018
    10
    Enjoyable, it is very familiar if you played P4D, and as a rhythm game is as solid as can be with a great soundtrack. The lack of a storyEnjoyable, it is very familiar if you played P4D, and as a rhythm game is as solid as can be with a great soundtrack. The lack of a story though is mostly noticeable because of how unexpectedly good the P4 dancing and fighting game stories were for 'side' projects. Expand
  3. Dec 4, 2018
    10
    A lot of fun for fans of Persona 3. A shame that someone is review bombing every smt and persona related game.
  4. Sep 11, 2019
    9
    It's amazing to see the P3 cast in HD, and the see them again after so many years for that matter. Very good selection of music, but I wishIt's amazing to see the P3 cast in HD, and the see them again after so many years for that matter. Very good selection of music, but I wish there were more songs and the DLC wasn't so much. Expand
  5. 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
  6. Dec 18, 2018
    5
    This (and P5Dancing In StarLight) made me very sad, they are the same game as P4 Dancing All Night, there is no new elements, just new songsThis (and P5Dancing In StarLight) 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.

    UPDATE: I just got a ps VR (not for this game) and what a disappointment, this game dares to say it is for VR and the only compatible ... stuff is the character view, i had to update this because that is the biggest potential wasted i've seen lately
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  7. Mar 23, 2020
    3
    This game is embarrassing. While the graphics and animation is beautiful, that’s all I can say for this cash grab. The little amount of freeThis game is embarrassing. While the graphics and animation is beautiful, that’s all I can say for this cash grab. The little amount of free content (it is mostly DLC) I might forgive if the game was free but it is far from it. The gameplay is also not spectacular with brightly coloured moving backgrounds that make it hard to aim and it the notes. This version is only slightly better than the persona 5 version since you get to see the persona 3 cast in glorious HD models. Expand

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