Impressive for its platform, Moon is fun but fair.
posted by Vamphaery (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Aug 27, 2009
Member since May 2009
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Moon is a first person shooter on the Nintendo DS which succeeds - more or less - in providing true, full 3D movement akin to that achieved on a real controller or with a mouse and keyboard, rather than the more limited movement featured in games such as Metroid Prime. This in and of itself, and given that it actually works somewhat well, is quite a respectable accomplishment on the part of Moon's developer.
In Moon, you will use the stylus to aim and look, while using the D-pad to move forward and backward, and to strafe left and right. The L button allows you to shoot. It's a very simple, straightforward interface design which works fairly well, except for the fact that it prevents you from holding the DS with both hands, leading to a tolerable but still irksome degree of awkwardness.
The game's graphics are exceptional for the DS, somewhere between N64 and Playstation 2 quality in my judgment. However, the gameplay content unfortunately fails to live up to the otherwise high standards set by the game.
Gameplay consists entirely of moving from room to room, and battling small, indistinct spheres and other mechanical blobs which shoot at you. Your slow movement speed, combined with their accuracy, presents a fun challenge. However the awkwardness of the controls - tolerable on their own though they may be - combine with the total lack of distinctiveness or memorability in the enemies' designs, to result in a lackluster and, while fun, ultimately forgettable experience in this reviewer's opinion.
With some more character and polish, Moon's developers would have a truly great first person shooter on their hands. At least as it stands, Moon is one of a kind on the Nintendo DS. If the quirks mentioned herein don't sound like they'd bother you, then give it a try. You might find yourself pleasantly surprised even if I didn't.
moon was a good game and from all the other reviews i've read i wished i didn't put it in my que so i recieved it and i didn't really want to play it at all but i had nothing else to do so i played it and now that i have beat it i glad that i did put it in my que,the things that i liked in the game was the graphics the gameplay and it had a decent story ohh and it has cutseens. the stuff i didn't like was that you have to back track mutliple times and there really isn't alot of different sucurity bots and only 2 types of aliens one being a boss. and there isn't any multiplayer at all but, Overall rent this game you might like it you might not, it's a game everyone has different tastes