Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight

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Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
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Developer(s)Bombservice
Publisher(s)Playism, Dangen Entertainment
Director(s)rdein
Programmer(s)PKBT
Artist(s)Hernan Zhou
SeriesMomodora
EngineGameMaker Studio
Platform(s)
Release
Genre(s)Metroidvania
Mode(s)Single-player

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is an indie Metroidvania video game developed by Brazilian[1] studio Bombservice and published by Playism.[2] The game was originally released on March 4, 2016 for Microsoft Windows.[3] It is the fourth installment of the Momodora series that began in 2010 with Momodora I.

Gameplay[edit]

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is a side-scroller platformer. The player controls Kaho, a priestess on a quest to stop a curse that has been corrupting the land. Kaho explores a variety of areas collecting items, avoiding obstacles, and fighting monsters. In every area Kaho must also fight a boss. In combat Kaho can perform both melee attacks with a leaf and ranged attacks with a bow. Kaho can also find and equip items and spells to assist her in combat.[4]

Plot[edit]

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is a prequel set 400 years before the events of Momodora I.[5] The story follows a Priestess named Kaho, who travels to the eastern Kingdom of Karst to stop a curse that has been spreading across the land and affecting her village.[6] In Karst City Kaho meets Cath, a Knightess who informs Kaho that the queen of Karst is the source of the curse, and the only way to stop the curse is to kill the queen. Kaho travels around collecting the four pieces of a crest required to open Karst Castle and face the queen. Inside Karst Castle, Kaho is briefly reunited with a dying Cath who failed to stop the queen. Kaho confronts the queen and manages to defeat her. Kaho then sacrifices herself, drawing the curse into her body in order to seal it and save the land.

Development[edit]

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight was developed in GameMaker: Studio.[7] rdein, the developer of the Momodora series funds the development of their games through the crowdfunding platform Patreon.[8]

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of the game were released on March 16, 2017, and March 17, 2017 respectively.[9] A Nintendo Switch version was released in January 10, 2019 by Dangen Entertainment.[10]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
MetacriticPC: 82/100[11]
PS4: 76/100[12]
XONE: 77/100[13]

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight received an 82/100 aggregate review score on Metacritic, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[11] Chris Shive from Hardcore Gamer gave the game a 4 out of 5 score saying, "Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is the ideal mix of old and new. The visuals and 2D platforming scream '80s NES, but the detail that went into the pixel art and the attack combos mixed with fluid animation give this title just enough of a modern feel so it doesn’t feel dated."[14] Destructoid's Nick Valdez rated the game 8 out of 10, praising its "tight, intense combat," but commented that the game's soundtrack was "unmemorable, and not functional at all times."[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://br.ign.com/indie/47911/feature/criada-por-brasileiro-momodora-e-uma-adoravel-franquia-no-estilo-metroidvania
  2. ^ Sykes, Tom (March 6, 2016). "Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight looks lovely, is out now". PC Gamer. Future plc. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Devore, Jordan (March 4, 2016). "Whao, where did Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight come from?". Destructoid. Enthusiast Gaming. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  4. ^ Couture, Joel (February 28, 2016). "Face Down Epic-Scale Bosses In Momodora: reverie Under The Moonlight". Siliconera. Curse LLC. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Priestman, Chris (January 7, 2015). "Momodora IV is a Prequel To The Trilogy, Still Features A Fighting Priestess". Siliconera. Curse LLC. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  6. ^ Couture, Joel (March 14, 2016). "Beloved Characters & Worlds: A Chat With Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight Developer Rdein". Siliconera. Curse LLC. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  7. ^ @r_rdein (April 7, 2016). "Hey! So far I've used Game Maker Studio, which is a free tool" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Priestman, Chris (January 14, 2016). "Priestess Action-Platformer Momodora IV Gets A New Title". Siliconera. Curse LLC. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  9. ^ "'Momodora: Gekka no Rekuiemu' kodawari no 2D gurafikku tansaku akushongēmu no PS4-ban to Xbox One-ban no haishin ga kettei!" 『Momodora:月下のレクイエム』こだわりの2Dグラフィック探索アクションゲームのPS4版とXbox One版の配信が決定! ['Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight' Release Dates for PS4 and Xbox One Versions of Action-Exploration Game]. Famitsu (in Japanese). Enterbrain. March 13, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  10. ^ "Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Game Details". Nintendo. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  12. ^ "Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  13. ^ "Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight for Xbox One Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  14. ^ Shive, Chris (March 16, 2017). "Review: Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  15. ^ Valdez, Nick (March 30, 2017). "Review: Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight". Destructoid. Enthusiast Gaming. Retrieved April 28, 2019.

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