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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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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 50
  2. Negative: 8 out of 50
  1. May 31, 2018
    10
    its fantastic, fun, and awesome game ! just luv it, highly recommend to play, spent all night in it
  2. Jan 4, 2019
    10
    Moonlighter is a really fun dungeon crawl with a store element to it. It's a lot more engaging than looting and selling everything to aMoonlighter is a really fun dungeon crawl with a store element to it. It's a lot more engaging than looting and selling everything to a merchant at a fixed price.

    They also keep updating which is awesome.
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  3. Aug 20, 2020
    9
    Does what it says on the tin- fun roguelike with adventure and shop management. Lightweight, easy to learn.
    Graphics and characterizations
    Does what it says on the tin- fun roguelike with adventure and shop management. Lightweight, easy to learn.
    Graphics and characterizations are fun and captivating. And the soundtrack is very fitting!

    Many reviews here knock on the repetitive and looping nature of the game... that's literally what it's supposed to be: procedural generation of dungeons. That's what roguelikes are.
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  4. May 27, 2019
    7
    Tiene puntos buenos como tiene malos, la música es de 10, el pixel art es muy agradable a la vista, en su contraparte siento que el gameplayTiene puntos buenos como tiene malos, la música es de 10, el pixel art es muy agradable a la vista, en su contraparte siento que el gameplay no se siente fluido y en partes esta desequilibrado. La mecánica de la tienda pasa de ser una novedad a convertirse en algo tedioso/repetitivo. Aparte de todo eso es un buen juego que merece atención, espero lo sigan mejorando de ser posible. Expand
  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. Jul 21, 2020
    5
    At first, it's cool to sell the products on the shop, however, after the second dungeon it gets repetitive as heck.

    -Enter the dungeon and
    At first, it's cool to sell the products on the shop, however, after the second dungeon it gets repetitive as heck.

    -Enter the dungeon and exit 6/7 times
    -Upgrade gear
    -Sell items
    -Enter back again to the dungeon and go directly to the last floor
    -Exit the dungeon with the second artifact
    -Get potions
    -Get back to the dungeon and just go directly to the boss
    -Battle the boss spamming the attack bottom and using potions, don't even need to move...

    Congratulations, you have beaten the dungeon, go to the next one and do the exact same...

    Visually it's pretty and music is nice... but that's it.
    NPCs don't matter
    And the story is... crap...

    Al principio vender objetos en la tienda mola, sin embargo, tras la segunda mazmorra se vuelve repetitivo de narices...

    -Entra y sal de la mazmorra 6/7 veces
    -Mejora el equipamiento
    -Vende objetos
    -Entra de nuevo en la mazmorra y ve al último piso directamente
    -Sal de la mazmorra con el segundo artefacto
    -Obtén pociones
    -Vuelve a la mazmorra y ve directamente al boss
    -Combate al boss spameando el botón de ataque, y tanquéatelo tirándote pociones, siquiera tienes que moverte

    Enhorabuena, te has pasado la mazmorra.... Ve a la siguiente y haz exactamente lo mismo...

    Visualmente y la música están bien, pero ya está.
    NPCs no importan
    Y la historia... es mierda...
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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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