Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection
If you miss your S.E.E.S. pals or Phantom Thieves buddies, then look no further than the boogie bliss of Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight. While it's a rhythm game still best suited for portable, if you're a fan of the Persona soundtracks, it's a sweet way to enjoy its excellent music all over again. Though without a story mode unlike its predecessor and a so-so rhythm game still at its core, both games end up feeling a little lesser, reserving these entries for only the most dedicated and eager of fans.
$60 for both P3D and P5D would be at the upper limits of what I would pay, and that price for them individually is outrageous.
Both games suffer from the same issues of small track-lists and bizarre character-locking, but if you're a fan of Persona, you'll still end up having a hell of a lot of fun.
If you're aching to go dancing with your favorite Persona characters, Persona 4: Dancing All Night remains the best choice for now. If you want to listen to Persona 3 or Persona 5 songs instead, opt to borrow these games if possible instead of investing in them for now.
Neither Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight nor Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight improve the formula of Persona 4: Dancing All Night, which does not impede us from going to have some good dances with their catchy songs and choreographies.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
For a not exactly popular price, Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection offers a significant level of entertainment for lovers of the genre and the ATLUS saga. Although the gameplay is a bit simplistic, the choreographic aspect always remain at a high level. Vivisecting the package you can see some naivety too, but overall - and focused on target audience - is a well-packaged collection.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Featuring a great value of three games in the package, the Persona Dancing Endless Night Collection is the best way to experience Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight. While a bit grindy later on, some killer tracks, entertaining gameplay, and a refreshing aesthetic, the games in this collection are chart-toppers.
In short, both games have excellent gameplay mechanics but a little bit cheap in their content.
If you are into stylish rhythm games with beautiful colours and characters, even as a non-Persona fan I think it is worth trying out. But if you are a Persona fan and you know you love the songs and characters, you should definitely give Persona Dancing a chance to steal your heart.
It's actually really hard to pick between the two which might be a better game, but for me, that Last Surprise remix in Dancing in Starlight really steals the show.