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Moon Hunters

By David Wolinsky, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Great mythology-inspired action RPG with mild violence.

Game Mac , PlayStation 4 , Windows 2016
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This is such a well-designed game perfectly suited to group sessions and an appealing solo game for action fans. A big thing that boosts the desire to come back and go through again and again is the fact that the world and maps are randomly generated -- so you'll never see the same level twice. The fact that there are multiple character classes (plus extras you can unlock) and that your decisions and interactions affect your character's leveling trajectory along with how others perceive you just encourages you to experiment and see what you could do differently next time. For example, if you are polite and kind and don't steal soup from an unattended tent, you earn a reputation for being honorable and considerate, which means people are more likely to trust you. The more people you can talk to, the more things that are possible in the world. Or you can choose to play as a cruel savage, which opens up other possibilities. It's all up to you.

Still, no matter what you choose to do, it's most fun when you're playing with others. Everyone playing as different character classes just adds more and more wrinkles and opens more doors for things you can do. The combat is straightforward, clearly intended to be as inclusive as possible to new and seasoned players alike and to encourage you to explore, explore, explore. The game's built-in length of a few in-game days before the big showdown gives a bit of tension to the gameplay; if you've played well and strategized, you'll be ready for the big fight. If not, well, that, too, opens up other possibilities. Like the best games, Moon Hunters acknowledges you and how you play and makes the world open up in a way that's specific and rewarding to you.

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