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  • Summary: Play alone or with friends. A co-op personality-test RPG about exploring an ancient, occult world that's different every time. How will you be remembered?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Apr 13, 2016
    80
    Moon Hunters is a gem, and deserves to be a memorable constellation in the indie games scene.
  2. 80
    Though the hardcore crowd may scoff at its unsophisticated combat system and the lack of a serious challenge, Moon Hunters' gorgeous presentation and unique brand of storytelling will absorb anyone who wishes to explore the countless sagas of an enchanting fantasy world.
  3. Games Master UK
    May 18, 2016
    70
    There's a unique, endearing quality to Moon Hunters worth tracking down. [May 2016, p.83]
  4. Apr 20, 2016
    65
    A short adventure worthy of the breezy gamer's attention — once multiplayer is fixed.
  5. Sep 7, 2016
    65
    While Moon Hunters may not be the perfect game, it nobly aims for the stars, and for that alone it is memorable.
  6. Edge Magazine
    May 1, 2016
    60
    There's something to be said for a game that lets you elope with the final boss, but otherwise Moon Hunters' light wanes a little more quickly than we'd expected. [May 2016, p.123]
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jun 20, 2016
    40
    Too much ambition send Moon Hunters to mere mediocrity. The graphics will probably charm you, but procedurally generated gameplay will not. [Issue#264]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 23, 2016
    9
    If you love the mind-bending 'Groundhog's Day'-style storytelling of Majora's Mask, and if the idea of a quick-and-fun Diablo-like action RPGIf you love the mind-bending 'Groundhog's Day'-style storytelling of Majora's Mask, and if the idea of a quick-and-fun Diablo-like action RPG sounds like your thing, and if gorgeous world creation and art is your thing, this is the game for you. I didn't really know what to expect from it, but it hits every note it aims for flawlessly.

    I think a lot of people have struggled with 'getting' the game - the idea of playing the same 5 days in the game work's ancient history over and over again as different characters throws some people ('wtf the game is only 45 minutes long' - noooo, you play that sequence again and again, and it changes as you play!), but for me it was a revelation. The exploring/fighting gameplay is simple, fun, and accessible - although I definitely recommend a controller. Mouse/keyboard work great for some classes, but for others not so well.

    Kitfox has been supporting the game post-launch, and have promised new content. For me, this one's going in my favorites list. It's the friendliest rogue-like I've ever played (if that's even a fair comparison), and I'm a long way from done with it!
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  2. Aug 20, 2017
    7
    Moon Hunters is a fairly intriguing, story based indie game, with several RPG and rogue-like elements. It is, however, a fairly short game butMoon Hunters is a fairly intriguing, story based indie game, with several RPG and rogue-like elements. It is, however, a fairly short game but it makes up for it in the fact that is has a lot of replay value. You take on the role of a member of the Moon Cult who worship the Pale Dancer, the goddess of the moon. However, the moon has mysteriously disappeared and you are tasked with finding it. Alongside this you discover the Sun Cult, your enemies, are trying to take over the world. And so you are tasked with defeating the leader of the Sun Cult, "King" Mardokh, as well as recovering the moon. There are four classes to choose from when you first start the game, however there are two more which can be acquired via certain events in the story. The four classes are; Druid, Occultist, Witch and Spellblade. Each of these classes have their own unique skills, the Druid can transform into a wolf, the Occultist can create small worm holes, the Witch can shoot lasers and the Spellblade can use whirlwind attacks. These skills can also be upgraded stats like damage, stamina cost or ability duration. There are also several stats that can be upgraded, depending on how you approach certain situations and how you choose to spend the night. To name a few, you’ve got; endurance, which increases the amount of health you have, there’s also strength, which increases your physical damage and charm, which increases your leadership, making it so people will listen to you can fall for your charms, and yes flirting is also an option at some points. These are to just name a few and it’s fairly obvious how they help you out in the fray. Speaking of which, combat in Moon Hunters is fairly simple. Face the direction you wish to attack in and press the attack button, dodge with the designated key and use your special ability with the other. Enemies are also unique per area, with giant lion beasts in the desert to tiny beetle creatures in the forest. They all have different attack patterns and sometimes require you to take a different approach in order to take them out.
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    Graphically the game has a beautiful pixel art style combined with the wonderfully hand drawn characters shown in dialogue sections. The colour scheme used is bright and pleasing to the eye, providing a clear distinction between each setting. Which fits nicely alongside the fantastic soundtrack, which wonderfully expresses the fantasy vibe.
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    Overall Moon Hunters is a lovingly crafted fantasy experience with distinct RPG and rogue-like elements which can be played in both Single player and Co-op. Despite the short story it still has a lot of replay value and each time you replay you’ll discover something completely different. I’d highly recommend this game to anyone, if you love RPG games then it’s a must. But whatever the case it’s a game that’s clearly has had a lot of effort and time put into it and well worth a look. Good Day!
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  3. Mar 13, 2016
    6
    Unfortunatly the best things the pseudo roguelike game has going for itself are the good graphics (nice art design) and the soundtrack.Unfortunatly the best things the pseudo roguelike game has going for itself are the good graphics (nice art design) and the soundtrack.

    Otherwise the gameplay seems enjoyable at first, but the game is WAY too easy! It doesn't scale with player count and your characters will be super OP after no time and then you will almost fall asleep until the end. Procedual generation has almost no meaning as enemy variety does not change much only the visuals of the surrounding areas.

    Could be a great game with more elements, more spells per class, more challenge, and more significance in the "procedural generation. In it's current state it is unfortunately just pretty boring.
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  4. Jun 2, 2018
    6
    Admittedly I only played an hour of this game, which actually amounts to one playthrough. The combat is bland, the story in the oneAdmittedly I only played an hour of this game, which actually amounts to one playthrough. The combat is bland, the story in the one playthrough feels extremly barebones and incomplete though you are meant to play it multiple times from different perspectives to get a full picture. However I simply don't feel like continuing to play it to find out more so that's where I stopped. Expand
  5. Sep 18, 2016
    5
    Pros:
    Good music
    Good character art Fairly simple and straightforward combat Cons: You are timed to beat the game and must do multiple
    Pros:
    Good music
    Good character art
    Fairly simple and straightforward combat

    Cons:
    You are timed to beat the game and must do multiple playthroughs to see all the content. The many choices you make add to the replayability. Whether or not you will be interested in the game long enough to do that is another question.
    Loot is not shared among your co-op friends, making it a competition for loot.
    You cannot re-fight the bosses without playing through the entire game again.

    The cons far outweigh the pros for me.
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