Critic & User Reviews
posted by supermole (NEEDHAM, MA) Mar 21, 2009
Member since Apr 2008
6 out of 8 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
-some innovations, (like your little probe robot).
- graphics aren't the best for a DS game
- Most of the enemies are similar, if not the same
- You are kind of slow in this game so it can be a pain to have to run back to the save points.
This is a good game, but it isn't mind-blowing or all that innovative. This is good game to rent, but I wouldn't recommend buying it.
Impressive for its platform, Moon is fun but fair.
posted by Vamphaery (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Aug 27, 2009
Member since May 2009
2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
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.
Not what i expected
posted by ghostman2 (GRAPEVINE, TX) Apr 9, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
3 out of 6 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
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
The main problem with Moon is not unique to it.
posted by CheezPants (OAKLAND, CA) Feb 9, 2009
Member since Feb 2007
5 out of 11 gamers (45%) found this review helpful
posted by legomanchr (MONTE RIO, CA) Mar 12, 2009
Member since Feb 2009
1 out of 6 gamers (17%) found this review helpful
Moon for DS
posted by daggerknight1 (LUFKIN, TX) Nov 22, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
Moon - Worth A Rent!
posted by Tanooki (MILWAUKEE, WI) Jul 20, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
Not Dissappionting at all.
posted by gameguy14 (WATERTOWN, NY) Sep 19, 2010
Member since Nov 2009
Thats all I have to say.
Personally didn't like it
posted by Aragorn225 (FREDERICK, MD) May 5, 2010
Member since Nov 2006
It looks like a Halo rip off...
posted by steve13 (MILLVALE, PA) Mar 29, 2010
Member since Jan 2008
I got bored after a few minutes. If a game does interest me right away (Halo/Xbox, AVP/Jaguar, DK/DS), I get bored and quit playing it.
Interested environments, annoying audio
posted by Robofish (OWINGS MILLS, MD) Feb 22, 2010
Member since Dec 2009
-Cool looking environments
-cutscenes rendered well
-impressive graphics for the DS
-annoying audio. Someone went crazy with a bit crusher plugin. As much as I love that, it got old
-variety in enemies. Mostly little sentry robots. Nothing really exciting
-even though the controls were intuitive, my hand got tired of using the stylus and L to shoot.
I spent some time with the game, but it couldn't really hold my attention. Not for me, but it might be for others.
ok but not great
posted by makk18 (TUTTLE, OK) Feb 5, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
moon is good but...
posted by protptype (HILLSDALE, IL) Oct 22, 2009
Member since Sep 2007
Not perfect i like it
posted by Krismal (MARICOPA, AZ) Jun 4, 2009
Member since May 2009
anyways the weapons work and its all pretty good heres my pros and cons
The game has nice,smooth,controls
Most people say you move slow,its pretty fast paced
Boss fights are decent
Enemys are mostly same,and kinda annoying
Saving stations come once a while
Anyways the game was decent and thats why i give it a 7
the probe bots are fun,kinda hard to use if the charecter is in combat and the game is kinda like puzzle gameplay,only because you do alot of thinking and it takes time. but its definetly,somthing to rent,in you guys opinions,and some Moon freaks might be able to buy it.
It has a good story so have a fun time paying attention
You play as a space man on the Moon and aliens happen to have found out how to take it over,instead of the Earth.so enjoy this game and have a good fun time!
7.5 stars maybe :P