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  • Summary: Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight explores a cursed land in decline. Evil spreads, the dead rise, and corruption reigns. Hope is but a faded memory for all but one, a priestess named Kaho from the village of Lun. An audience with her majesty, the queen, would surely save the land--butMomodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight explores a cursed land in decline. Evil spreads, the dead rise, and corruption reigns. Hope is but a faded memory for all but one, a priestess named Kaho from the village of Lun. An audience with her majesty, the queen, would surely save the land--but time is short and each night darker than the last. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 11, 2016
    95
    Momodora: Revere Under Moonlight is a fantastic game, wonderfully animated, rich with accurate and sharp controls, and a worthy successor to the heyday of platformer gaming.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 28, 2016
    86
    A beautiful action-platformer. It’s short and sweet but the game feels bigger than it actually is. [Aug 2016]
  3. Mar 15, 2016
    80
    Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is a good action platform game with metroidvania classics' essence. Its art style is amazing.
  4. Sep 17, 2016
    75
    The Castlevania series is something of a comfort food for me, and any game that can properly emulate what it does gets my recommendation. Predictable as it may be, Reverie is the tight, efficient, and beautiful work from someone who knows the subgenre well. I may even go check out the other three now.
  5. Mar 17, 2016
    70
    Momodora is a good metroidvania. It doesn't really offer something new, but for those who can't get enough of this genre, it's a solid choice.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
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  1. Feb 1, 2019
    10
    This game is beautiful. Beautiful, atmospheric, sometimes funny and sad. The gameplay is pleasant, but at first it is very unusual.
  2. Aug 18, 2016
    10
    Provalvemente este é um dos melhores jogos atuais em 2d(8bits) criado. Muita qualidade embutida nas animações e jogabilidade muito simples. AProvalvemente este é um dos melhores jogos atuais em 2d(8bits) criado. Muita qualidade embutida nas animações e jogabilidade muito simples. A dificuldade do jogo é muito bem definida. Expand
  3. Apr 25, 2018
    10
    Uma mistura perfeita do clássico Cave Story com uma sacada de Dark Souls, apesar da aparência, engana bastante, o jogo é bem difícil, arriscoUma mistura perfeita do clássico Cave Story com uma sacada de Dark Souls, apesar da aparência, engana bastante, o jogo é bem difícil, arrisco dizer que mais complicado que Dark Souls, talvez por causa da plataforma 2D, tem vários bosses que foram inspirados em DS e isso até me surpreendeu. É uma série que evoluiu muito e Under the moonlight, com certeza foi o melhor lançamento. Expand
  4. Jan 14, 2017
    8
    A beaufiful old-school metroidvania-ish, which I definitely recommend but with one large disclaimer.

    This is an old-schoold metroidvania:
    A beaufiful old-school metroidvania-ish, which I definitely recommend but with one large disclaimer.

    This is an old-schoold metroidvania: it doesn't introduce any innovation in the genre, and/or uses super-tricky passages (see Ori, or Guacamelle), but it has tight controls and smooth playthrough - very similar to Axiom Verge.

    Positive:
    - GREAT atmosphere; although cartoonish, it's quite dark and sad
    - as a metroidvania, I think the areas are well designed, and you won't waste time backtracking [just a little].
    - I felt very eager to explore and I never got bored until the end (which instead, happened with Axiom Verge in the last stage)
    - great controls; I never wanted to smash the pad into the screen (ahem, Axiom Verge's grapple...)
    - for some reason, the game gives me a vague Castlevania SOTN feeling

    Meh:
    - it's quite short (~5 hours in easy mode)
    - as a metroidvania, it's lacking in character capabilities; you start straight away with double jump, and the only extra capability you get is transforming into a cat. the architecture at the very end is quite linear (I liked it regardless); Axiom Verge is definitely significantly deeper in this regard
    - the story is not well-developed; as part of this, the NPCs are paper-thin and feel redundant

    Negative (this is the disclaimer):
    - the difficulty is f**ked; the "normal" level is (nintendo-)hard, while the easy level is a bit too easy. I think most of the gamers will miss the middle ground

    All in all, I think casual gamers without "triple-A" expectations will greatly enjoy it - at the easy level!
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  5. Aug 4, 2019
    8
    4 hours of fun. Great music, great visuals, but too short and has difficulty balance issues.

    In hard difficulty, after 30 minutes of dying
    4 hours of fun. Great music, great visuals, but too short and has difficulty balance issues.

    In hard difficulty, after 30 minutes of dying in tutorial section(she dies quickly), i switched to normal difficulty and finished it that way(dark souls vet here).
    It was even hard that way, but some bosses died very easily.

    I enjoyed my time(thanks to gamepass), and recommend it to metroidvania fans.
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  6. Mar 8, 2017
    8
    Super fun Metroidvania with shades of Shovel Knight and pixelated Dark Souls . Unless you're a speed runner or the kind of person who getsSuper fun Metroidvania with shades of Shovel Knight and pixelated Dark Souls . Unless you're a speed runner or the kind of person who gets enjoyment from doing the same thing over and over, you probably won't get more than 4 or 5 hours out of it, but for my money, it was worth the investment. Expand
  7. Jul 7, 2017
    5
    Not terrible. But way overrated. The reality is it's like 4 hours long. I cleared normal in 3.5h. Hard was faster. Impossible wasn't worth theNot terrible. But way overrated. The reality is it's like 4 hours long. I cleared normal in 3.5h. Hard was faster. Impossible wasn't worth the effort.

    It's ok, but there's nothing really exceptional about it.

    Lack of shortcuts built into the maps, the fast travel is an unlock that might take a long time to find, the map doesn't even color code different area names, area names don't even show up if you exit and re-enter in case you missed the text the first time, you can never change the angle of your leaf, in fact you never get new leaf moves period, arrows are op, all the bosses fight basically the same except for the one with two bosses which wasn't even seriously 2v1 since the arrow guy sucks, the story sucks because you never see her villiage or learn anything personal about her really, and most of the diffiulty comes from placing spikes in stupid spots and you getting lost because the map sucks and you didn't happen to stumble on the cat orb early.
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