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  • Summary: Moon Hunters is a myth-weaving adventure for 1-4 players, solving ancient mysteries and building mythologies. Explore a hand-painted pixel art world that's randomly generated yet rich with legends, non-linear stories, and secrets. How will you be remembered?

    On one fateful summer evening,
    Moon Hunters is a myth-weaving adventure for 1-4 players, solving ancient mysteries and building mythologies. Explore a hand-painted pixel art world that's randomly generated yet rich with legends, non-linear stories, and secrets. How will you be remembered?

    On one fateful summer evening, the Moon, source of all magic and spiritual power, does not rise. Your course is clear. You must set out alone or with the other chosen children of the Moon to solve the mystery and restore balance.

    Without the Moons power, monsters rise up and chaos grows across the lands. Players must rely on one another in a dangerous, ever-changing world. As the days and nights cycle past, players use every last scrap of their wits, weapons, and magical studies to survive, craft, explore, and ultimately triumph. How you express your personality in difficult decisions shapes your reputation and, ultimately, how your tribe remembers you in the generations to come. What constellation would be your symbol?

    Moon Hunters is a procedural world to explore, populated with hand-crafted stories and memorable characters. From howling mountains to lapping ocean waves, the world of Moon Hunters is brimming with ancient stories and myths.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 28, 2017
    80
    All told, Moon Hunters is a wonderful roguelike RPG that is quite unlike anything else available on the Switch, offering a bite-sized, engaging adventure that is extremely replayable and can be enjoyed both alone and with friends. Though there are some issues with the easy difficulty and the occasionally heinous load times, we still give this one a strong recommendation. Moon Hunters offers a lot with a relatively small amount of content, and you’ll likely find yourself revisiting this one for quite some time.
  2. 70
    If you’re looking for a light co-op game on Switch, Moon Hunters is fantastic, and the simple combat and short length are more of a boon than a hindrance. But if you want something deeper and long-lasting, this falls short of that, especially as a single-player-only affair. Still, weaving your own legends makes for a good time, even if it’s short-lived.
  3. Nov 6, 2017
    66
    Moon Hunters is more than the retro-styled action game that screenshots would lead you to believe, but it is also less than the personality test RPG that it sets out to be. A fun evening with friends could be had, but don’t expect to find a lasting experience.
  4. Nov 3, 2017
    60
    A compact roguelike RPG with an interesting conceit, Moon Hunters falls down a little with repetitive action and clunky execution.
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  1. Nov 28, 2017
    Combat is passable, the music is great, it’s visually fine: chances are you’ve seen numerous retro-inspired roguelikes this before, albeit maybe not with this particular gimmick. What lets Moon Hunters down, though, is that while it’s perfectly entertaining to play in short bursts, its loading times can completely ruin the experience.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Oct 2, 2019
    8
    Moon Hunters is actually a very interesting and good game. I can understand the indignation of those who do not like the three-day system(aMoon Hunters is actually a very interesting and good game. I can understand the indignation of those who do not like the three-day system(a little more in fact, since the countdown does not immediately begin), but it is not as flawed as in The Swords of Ditto... In this game you start for one character choosing the magician/druid/warrior/... and go through locations where you can find different mini-arenas, enemies, merchants, products for recipes, events that you can influence, or you can not, if you need a "patient" character, and you behaved like a "reckless" and etc. This game, as I understand it, is based on Sumerian-Akkadian mythology with Greek elements, and it allows you to open new heroes for almost similar walkthroughs from different angles on a common story. This game is very beautiful visually, very cute in style, atmosphere, and very interesting in general story with it's secret. And just interesting in all matters of developing a common pool of things and the achievements of all the heroes together.
    But there are, of course, some cons... And the most important thing is that very repetition. It is tiring. The game, although it gives a very sheathed web of options for mini-locations(a dozen starting villages from which there is a branch with numerous locations that are scattered in a web and randomly generated) after going through the main story, reaching the result in most random events of the game, there comes a moment when you understand that for the sake of the remaining events you are too lazy to constantly re-pass the game again. The moment when the game-play stagnation comes: Constantly start with a new hero and re-develop the same skills, and even if you need to restart the game again, if in random locations there is no remaining events which you need to catch.
    And in the game there are ideas that "shot empty", such as completely useless fighting pets that do almost nothing corny, or may get lost somewhere on the map, or, in general trying to be at the same point, on which the character stands so they begin to spin around themselves. Or an apostate hero, all of whose fire skills inflict damage on himself. Or a completely useless bard-support, which is good to play in a co-op only, but to pass the game independently is a torture. Or you need to be a pianist with a good reaction.
    Moon Hunters is a good game, which I, nevertheless, will advise you to try playing, as it is interesting and beautiful, and the "repeat system" should not cause displeasure for several days until the moment of satiety and laziness comes to get achievements already by excessive gaming.
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  2. Jan 29, 2018
    8
    Good game to play from start to finish in couple of hours.
    Always dfirent always fun specialy with friends.
  3. Jun 26, 2019
    6
    This is an older Game. What I realized only today :-) But its no difference if its from today or two years ago. I have seen a few games likeThis is an older Game. What I realized only today :-) But its no difference if its from today or two years ago. I have seen a few games like this and some of them were better. The issue I have with this one is, that even after playing about one hour, I still dont know what to do. And I should be in a 1/6 of the game... I cant say, that the graphics are really bad, but neither are they good. What is really horrible is the loading times. When you start the game, it takes almost 2 minutes to let you into the game. And then where you start the mission.. again one minute and a few seconds. In about an hour of game I spent about 10 minutes waiting.. too much for todays games... This is the major letdown. But even if it were blitz fast I wouldnt be happy with the game. There are better options then this one in the same price and game category.
    https://youtu.be/v1lSwMgwpzA
    6/10
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  4. Nov 22, 2017
    2
    The game itself isn't bad, but the port on the switch is awful.
    The loading times are very long (yeah I know it takes time to generate the
    The game itself isn't bad, but the port on the switch is awful.
    The loading times are very long (yeah I know it takes time to generate the procedural world, but still, the loading time is PSOne long...), and the game stutter all the time while playing!! Stuttering on a visually poor 2D game on the switch, even on dock mode! That makes no sense, and makes the game really annoying to play sadly. I regret buying it.
    I wish someone told me those problem before buying, so I write this review to warn other people to not buy it. At least not on the switch.
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