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Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

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  • Summary: LUNA The Shadow Dust is a fully hand-animated Point&Click puzzle adventure, brought to life through wordless storytelling, beautiful cinematics and a breathtaking original soundtrack.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Feb 27, 2020
    90
    From the start, its beautiful hand-drawn visuals, dreamlike puzzles, and mysterious story line — which unfolds without a word of dialogue — drew me in and held my interest until the credits.
  2. Feb 13, 2020
    85
    A small work of art, well-made and compact, flooded with colours and bittersweet feelings. Unfortunately, it doesn't last longer than a Saturday gaming session.
  3. Feb 21, 2020
    80
    LUNA’s design creates the feeling that we are watching a lovely European animation of a simple yet affectionate fairy tale. The slightly easy riddles keep the momentum forward in order to experience it as a one-shot 3-4 hours gaming session.
  4. Apr 7, 2020
    75
    In the end, I felt that Luna: The Shadow Dust ebbed and flowed more like a beautifully soundtracked picture book than an actual video game, which is admittedly a refreshing change of direction for this genre. If you're looking for something a little more out of the box than a typical point-and-click experience, then Luna: The Shadow Dust might be the game for you.
  5. Apr 30, 2020
    75
    With all its puzzling adventures, out-of-the-box thinking, and stunning hand drawn visuals, it’s a memorable game in its genre. Solving the puzzles offers such gratification that one looks forward to continuing climbing the tower and solving the next. But with a lack of a meaningful story, it lacks complete immersion from the player.
  6. Feb 14, 2020
    72
    An enchanting adventure that boasts some magical hand-drawn animation, but will inevitably leave some players perplexed.
  7. Feb 12, 2020
    50
    Its point-and-click adventure elements eventually feel alternately rudimentary and more than a little tedious.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 7 out of 17
  1. Sep 11, 2020
    10
    magnifique. 75 characters? come on guys! there are no words for this game, if you like grapghic adventures and symbols, good storie......magnifique. 75 characters? come on guys! there are no words for this game, if you like grapghic adventures and symbols, good storie......

    fck you metacritic. simply great game
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  2. Mar 3, 2020
    10
    This was the first video game to make me cry. I don't mind admitting it. This game is really special. The graphics are beautiful, the music isThis was the first video game to make me cry. I don't mind admitting it. This game is really special. The graphics are beautiful, the music is perfect, the puzzles have just the right difficulty, and the cut scenes really tug at the heart strings in such a sincere way. Expand
  3. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    Amazing illustration style, a bit like Shaun Tan's artwork. Very enjoyable, not-too-hard puzzles, ambient music, overall great family game.
  4. Mar 18, 2020
    9
    It's a refreshing game, the puzzles are in good balance and match the overall theme. This game deserves praise for its wonderful music andIt's a refreshing game, the puzzles are in good balance and match the overall theme. This game deserves praise for its wonderful music and art. I am glad I've played it! Expand
  5. Feb 24, 2020
    4
    The art is charming but the game is scattered, clunky, and very unrewarding. This game would have functioned better as a series of nonThe art is charming but the game is scattered, clunky, and very unrewarding. This game would have functioned better as a series of non sequiturs because the story seriously does not work on any level. Expand
  6. May 30, 2021
    0
    Real bad on every level. Weak animation, a story that is somehow both overwrought and nonexistent, and above all else, flat, clunky,Real bad on every level. Weak animation, a story that is somehow both overwrought and nonexistent, and above all else, flat, clunky, unimaginative gameplay. This is SHRUG, the game. Expand
  7. Mar 16, 2020
    0
    I went in looking for "a fully hand-animated Point&Click puzzle adventure, brought to life through wordless storytelling, beautiful cinematicsI went in looking for "a fully hand-animated Point&Click puzzle adventure, brought to life through wordless storytelling, beautiful cinematics and a breathtaking original soundtrack," but sadly what I got was Luna: The Shadow Dust. Expand

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