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  • Summary: Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements that demonstrates two sides of the coin – revealing everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that secretly dreams of becoming a hero.

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Moonlighter - PSX 2017: Gameplay Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Jul 18, 2018
    90
    Day is your lady, night is your mistress, young shopkeeper. For what you seek in the depths of randomly generated dungeons will reward you dearly, if you decide to keep the lights of the family business on. Who knows, maybe someday you may even enter the mythical fifth door of the dungeon creepiest of them all. Hah, who am I kidding, you can never do that... If you don't buy the game, so buy it.
  2. Jun 8, 2018
    90
    Regardless of the faults that game may have, Moonlighter is a fantastic game, both in mechanics and in execution. The carrot-on-a-stick nature of the progression is superb, and the dungeon parts are both challenging and rewarding. That, along with the wonderful soundtrack and nice pixel art, make for a beautiful aesthetic that is both fun and nice to see in action. Any fan of action RPGs should pick this one up. It can last players a nice long time and never once get boring.
  3. Jun 11, 2018
    84
    Highly motivating dungeon crawler with great pixel graphics, the mixture of loot and shop management is persuasive.
  4. Jun 6, 2018
    78
    Moonlighter is a cute and casual revival of an uncommon mashup but doesn’t stick around to push the boundaries.
  5. Jul 13, 2018
    70
    The sympathetic adventure of a courageous salesman, which sometimes suffers from a relatively straightforward gameplay, but it can bewitch you with its atmosphere and the smooth action.
  6. Jun 7, 2018
    70
    Though Moonlighter has several problems that prevent the game from truly achieving greatness, the excellent art and music and the fun gameplay experience make it worth a try if you enjoy roguelikes and want a new title to play.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    40
    On a paper sympathetic, but tedious in practice. The game is an unamusing attempt to recreate Recettear. The functional foundation would need a more exciting environment and more entertaining action. [Issue#287]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 45
  2. Negative: 8 out of 45
  1. May 31, 2018
    10
    its fantastic, fun, and awesome game ! just luv it, highly recommend to play, spent all night in it
  2. Dec 7, 2019
    10
    Beautiful indie title, had fun until the very end. Worth every cent! There aren´t many new mechanics introduced throughout the game but sinceBeautiful indie title, had fun until the very end. Worth every cent! There aren´t many new mechanics introduced throughout the game but since its not that many hours I don´t mind. Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2021
    9
    In a formerly busy town, Will has a family store. But in Will's soul is heroism, not merchantness. Here you manage Will, trying to solve theIn a formerly busy town, Will has a family store. But in Will's soul is heroism, not merchantness. Here you manage Will, trying to solve the mysteries in the Dungeons, trying to sell the things you loot from creatures or chests at a reasonable price. The game doesn't tell you the price of something. You make a guess by looking at the book, if you increase or decrease it according to whether the customers like it or not. The game graphics are not bad and the animations are EXCELLENT. His Combat and Dungeons are like the Binding of Isaac games. Just more advanced. So it is a very good game considering its size and price. It just doesn't have much continuity. It can repeat after 10 hours or so. Maybe. Expand
  4. Jan 2, 2021
    7
    A game with a very interesting proposal, really innovative in the sense that you have your own store. However, the story is more of aA game with a very interesting proposal, really innovative in the sense that you have your own store. However, the story is more of a background than something really important. After the third dungeon, all you wanna do is finish the game as quickly as possible, at least for me, from that point on, selling items in the store had become very boring and repetitive.
    It took me 11h30m to finish the game, and although I really like grind games in this style, I already think that's too much for a game like this, and the only reason I gave 7 for this game was due to the great experience I had in the first 7 hours of gameplay.

    Um jogo com uma proposta bastante interessante, realmente inovador no sentido de você ter sua própria loja. Porém a história é mais um background do que algo realmente importante. Depois da terceira dungeon, tudo o que você quer fazer é zerar o jogo o mais rápido possível, pois, pelo menos para mim, a partir desse ponto, vender itens na loja tinha se tornado algo muito chato e repetitivo.
    Demorei 11h30m para zerar o jogo, e, apesar de eu realmente gostar de grind games nesse estilo, eu ja acho demais para um jogo assim, e o unico motivo de eu ter dado 7 para esse jogo foi pela ótima experiência que tive nas primeiras 7 horas de gameplay.
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  5. Apr 13, 2021
    6
    un jeu au concept (vendeur d'item) très intéressant, mais le gameplay y est malheureusement mal exploités et le concept du jeu montre trèsun jeu au concept (vendeur d'item) très intéressant, mais le gameplay y est malheureusement mal exploités et le concept du jeu montre très vite ces limites après quelques heures dommage... Expand
  6. May 30, 2018
    5
    Not my type of game, i don't really enjoy the store management.
    And the dungeon part either, don't like the square-to-square kind of map,
    Not my type of game, i don't really enjoy the store management.
    And the dungeon part either, don't like the square-to-square kind of map, it's repetitive.
    Maybe not a bad game, but it has no appeal to me.
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  7. Jan 19, 2021
    0
    This game is just a worse version of 'Recettear', a MUCH better game that was released back in 2010. Both are dungeon-crawling/shop managementThis game is just a worse version of 'Recettear', a MUCH better game that was released back in 2010. Both are dungeon-crawling/shop management games, but 'Recettear' did it MUCH better. Expand

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