Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight is a retro-style 2D pixel art sidescrolling action platformer. You play as Kaho, a priestess from a village known as Lun. Evil has swept across her kingdom, and Kaho sets out on a quest to find the Queen who has the power to knock all evil on its head. Want to learn more? Then come read our Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight review!
Momodora offers three difficulty settings: Easy for those who prefer to enjoy the story without the difficulty of the combat; Medium for for those who want an equal balance between the story and the combat difficulty; and Hard mode for those who care more about the challenge than the story. Before you dive into Hard mode, you should know that the game’s difficulty and its boss battles will be dialed up to 11, so be ready!
Gameplay is pretty easy to pick up – the controls are tight and responsive and gameplay is flawless. Your primary weapon is a maple leaf, and you can dodge any attack by simply rolling past your enemy and attacking from behind – this is especially useful for enemies with barrels. You can also attack with long range weapons. The bow will be your primary weapon for that, and as you progress, you will discover and make use of a multitude of spells and skills as well as power-ups. For instance, you can add poison to your arrows for extra damage! This will certainly come in handy during boss battles.
You have a diverse range of enemies and bosses to deal with as well. The first few bosses I found a bit easy even on normal difficulty, but after that, the difficulty ramps up considerably and the game will provide a decent challenge. The most memorable boss I have encountered in Momodora is Lubella: The Witch of Decay – she was a boss I took great pleasure in defeating. I won’t say anything more as to not spoil it for you, but it’s a fun fight!
One thing I did notice was that nearly all the NPC characters and bosses are female, which is something you don’t see every day in video games. It was a pleasant surprise and something that certainly added some variety to the genre!
The graphics and music are great and quite impressive for a bite-sized indie game. The total length of the campaign will depend on your skills, but it should take about five to seven hours or so. Once you complete the game, you’ll unlock a new difficulty level that is even more challenging than Hard mode! There is no Platinum trophy for this one, but that was to be expected.
Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight is a very fun, polished and challenging PlayStation 4 game. It is a short but sweet release that will keep you busy for a handful of hours, but you’ll love every minute of it. I really liked this one, and hope I get to play a new game in the series soon!
Lots of skills.
A diverse range of enemies and bosses.
|Some areas can be quite challenging.|
This Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight review is based on a PS4 copy provided by PLAYISM.
Written by: Tracey
- Contributing Editor