Review: Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight

November 27, 2018 1 min read

Can you dance? Although it's been a real long time since I personally tripped the light fantastic, I was pretty good at the old soft-shoe shuffle. I guess that's why I'm good on bass (the instrument, not the fish). I'm quite capable of keeping time and holding rhythm. To paraphrase The Go-Go's: I got the beat.

That said, most of my dancing was done at hardcore shows, where I'm sure cringeworthy moves like "Pickin' Up Change" (ask your dad) have since been rightfully outlawed. I certainly didn't move with the fluidity and grace of The Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad, protagonists of 2006 RPG Persona 3. Those guys 'n' gals can straighten the rug like Val Kilmer in Top Secret!

Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight is a follow-up of sorts to the 2015 PS Vita title Persona 4: Dancing All Night and is the sister title to Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight. Having released in Japan earlier this year, Moonlight and Starlight are now preparing to rip up dance floors on this side of the pond. So put your best foot forward and let's find out if the kids are alright.

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