Moon Hunters rating. Xbox One.

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Pros:

  • The game offers you multiple characters each with a different story. The narratives for these characters are quite interesting, which is a bonus.
  • I was a big fan of the presentation side of the game. Everything from the art to the music adds something to the game, which is great.
  • The different endings you can get to makes the game have quite a lot of replay value.
  • Moon Hunters allows you to play with up to 4 players in co-op. The co-op has actually been done pretty well and it definitely brings you more enjoyment.

Cons:

  • I was disappointed to find out that there is no online multiplayer, which is a shame because I think it would have added a lot to the game.
  • The game suffers with a few technichal problems every now and then. I especially found this to be the case with the framerate.
  • The control scheme can be quite confusing at times and the game doesn’t do a very good job of explaining what to do.
  • The combat suffers with poor hit detection at times, which can be frustrating especially when your close to death.

 

Final Thoughts:

All in all Moon Hunters is a game that tries to think outside the box, and some of the time this unique approach works. Unfortunately though the gameplay can suffer with how much the game tries to take on, and it suffers with a few problems that can ruin immersion. The idea to have multiple characters with multiple story’s had been implemented very well. Each different narrative remains interesting throughout and the different endings gives you a reason to keep playing, so the game has a decent amount of replay value. When it comes to the gameplay it can be a bit hit and miss and I especially had trouble with the control scheme and combat. The control scheme can be quite confusing, and the game doesn’t do a very good job with explaining what to do. The combat can be okay at times, but the poor hit detection can be a massive turn off and it always seems to happen when you’re about to die. The game is definitely best enjoyed with friends, yes the single player can be good as well, but the local co-op is better in my opinion. I was very disappointed to learn that there was no online multiplayer, which is a shame because it would have been a good inclusion. The presentation side of the game is very good. Both the art style and music fit this game perfectly, and they definitely lend the game a certain charm. At the end of the day if you look past the problems Moon Hunters has then you will find a game that can be very fun and interesting. The game is definitely not for everyone, but it does just enough for me to recommend that you give it a try.

I rate Moon Hunters 7/10.

Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)

 

Developer: Kitfox Games

Publisher: Kitfox Games 

Genre: Action RPG 

Release Date (Xbox One): July 19, 2017

Price: £11.99Moon-Hunters-Review-Screenshot-3-1024x576

 

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