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  • Summary: In Moonglow Bay, you play as a rookie angler, working together with friends, family, and neighbours to hone your fishing skills, nourish relationships, and restore a remote town’s fractured community.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
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  1. Nov 8, 2021
    90
    Moonglow Bay is a fun and relaxing game that I found very rewarding to play, there’s a huge variety of things to do in this game so I never get tired of it. Every day I play I can’t wait to go back and see what monster-sized fish I manage to catch and see what kind of new dishes I get to create in the kitchen.
  2. Oct 31, 2021
    90
    Moonglow Bay is an absolute delight. If casual experiences with a colourful cast of characters and mechanics that don’t annoy are something you’re looking for, I can’t recommend this fishing adventure enough. Visit for the emotional beats that will have you on the edge of tears and stay for the pure joy of discovery and quite relaxation. Fishing has never been my thing, until now.
  3. Nov 15, 2021
    85
    Despite the few bugs and glitches I encountered, I found myself easily sinking hours at a time into Moonglow Bay. Its familiarity, the need to help someone going through the same grief I had experienced myself, the nostalgic voxel art and delightful music all really made me escape into this coastal community and really feel like I was part of all of it. It was clearly developed by a passionate team who took care to really make it feel this way. I think it may have benefitted from a bit longer development time, but they pushed out a patch quickly and I will take on another playthrough of it before too long. I loved the idea of helping to save a small town like I grew up in and I look forward to spending some more time chilling in Moonglow Bay soon.
  4. Nov 4, 2021
    77
    Moonglow Bay gives us the chance to enjoy a relaxing experience with mechanics based around fishing in a family bay.
  5. Oct 29, 2021
    74
    Moonglow Bay is that sort of game that we could call "an experience" more than a simple video game. This is not always a good sign, often it's the opposite, but this time its digression from fishing to the great questions of life works so well that can enrich the (very) simple gameplay.
  6. Nov 24, 2021
    71
    The chill nature of the gameplay, the exploration of the oceans, finding new fish and completing quests for the townsfolk meshed together to make a really rather enjoyable time. Moonglow Bay is the perfect palette cleanser in between other grittier titles, and another solid addition to the Game Pass service.
  7. Oct 25, 2021
    60
    While the lovely visuals, charming story and quaint moment to moment gameplay may keep you going, the many technical issues and inconsistent quest design will make you wonder if it’s really worth it.

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