Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 80
    A 3D remake of a classic DS shooter.
  2. May 15, 2014
    70
    Moon was a different project on the DS. It is an extremely atmospheric game and, even if it's short, can satiate the will of 3DS owners for games of the genre. The biggest problem is the episodic nature of the game -- the relationship between price and content will get better as the future episodes are released, but, at this point, the value of the game doesn't meet the expectations.
  3. 70
    Moon Chronicles: Episode 1 lifts the veil off of Renegade Kid’s revamped throwback FPS title. It's a healthy blend of retro aesthetics and modern controls, while the B-movie narrative set the stage for a solid shooter that’s a good fit for the 3DS eShop. It might be short, but it succeeded in leaving me with a desire for more. Hopefully the wait won’t be too long.
  4. May 15, 2014
    70
    There’s a lot of upside in this title, especially with Renegade Kid’s announcement of a second season featuring entirely new content, but as it stands Moon Chronicles doesn’t quite live up to its lofty potential.
  5. May 11, 2014
    70
    Gamers who already played Moon on the DS won't find anything different here, but for everyone else Moon Chronicles is easy to recommend.
  6. May 19, 2014
    60
    It's really difficult to give Moon Chronicles a strong appraisal one way or the other. It's far from a stellar experience, but isn't a bad one either. There just isn't anything here that hasn't been done better elsewhere, and I can't see anyone other than FPS-starved 3DS owners or hardcore fans of the original being too interested.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. May 15, 2014
    8
    Despite not having subtitles and the cut scenes are the original DS game, the game is much prettier, running at 60 fps even with the 3D turnedDespite not having subtitles and the cut scenes are the original DS game, the game is much prettier, running at 60 fps even with the 3D turned on, with good gameplay, very similar to Metroid Prime Hunters.
    For users of the Circle Pad Pro, greatly improves the gameplay, but still sins in not having a regulator of sensitivity of the camera.

    The game is divided into chapters, but the original game was already short, approximately 4 hours, and the first episode can be completed in an hour. Overall it's a great portable FPS, the only FPS in the 3DS at the moment. Although not an AAA game, it brings a good experience.
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  2. May 31, 2014
    8
    While slightly short on content, Moon Chronicles is an excellent FPS. It's atmospheric, with a great plot and a great sense of exploration. ItWhile slightly short on content, Moon Chronicles is an excellent FPS. It's atmospheric, with a great plot and a great sense of exploration. It runs better than its DS counterpart thanks to the Circle Pad Pro and has better graphics as well. Full Review »
  3. May 30, 2015
    3
    It's weird seeing so many people give good reviews, this would be rated sub-par as an FPS even in the Doom days because it's so clunky, slow,It's weird seeing so many people give good reviews, this would be rated sub-par as an FPS even in the Doom days because it's so clunky, slow, controls so poorly, and has such little variety. Aiming your gun, even with the circle pad pro or the N3DS c-stick, is like pulling teeth and shooting the gun is shaky and has no feeling of impact at all. Almost any other game on the 3DS out there is more worth your money. Full Review »