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By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

This lunar experience is deeper than many console games.

Game Nintendo DS 2009
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Moon, run by the software first seen in the gory Dementium:The Ward, is not a run and gun, blood-spattered shooting experience. There is indeed first person shooting with various guns that do different kinds of damage. But here, the story matters as much as do the weapons – a rarity in video games. For variety, you'll be driving a vehicle on the moon's surface and shooting from it (and taking time to admire the changing, star-filled skies).

The game does have its challenges, however. Driving a vehicle and walking through tunnels is seamless, but you'll find the occasional bug. The enemies, like hovering, shooting bots, are very similar throughout. It's sometimes difficult to aim via the touchscreen and, at the same time, move via the D-pad. And you'll often wish there was a button to adjust your view so that you automatically look forward at eye level. Despite these problems, though, Moon has more soul and story than many of its more expensive console counterparts.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Mastiff
  • Release date: January 13, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T for Violence, Drug Reference
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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