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Available on:PCSep 24, 2020

Developers: Code Heretic, Black Tower

Publishers: Code Heretic, Black Tower

Genres: RPG, Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy, Roguelike

Featuring a bleak post-apocalyptic setting, Against The Moon mixes elements of popular trading card games like Slay the Spire, Hand of Fate and Talisman to create an epic strategy experience with a thrilling plot and unique visual style. Having lost control of the planet to weird beasts of their own creation, humanity’s last survivors took refuge in an ancient citadel. Now the superhuman Ultori represent mankind’s last hope. Lead a squad of powerful Ultori to defeat the Furos, the nightmare creatures of the Moon, and restore humanity as the rightful rulers of Earth. Craft your own deck, upgrade your cards and level up your characters to combat bizarre and dangerous opponents. Crush enemy bosses, build your forces and gather the resources you need to challenge the Moon itself! May Great Mother Arx bless your mission. You are our only hope! FEATURES Unique deckbuilding system Against The Moon offers a new approach to deckbuilding: each card can evolve along two different paths, allowing you to adapt to your opponents’ strategy. Keep an eye on your energy levels, and remember: the enemy is watching your every step. Giant arsenal Lead a squad of epic heroes – the Ultori. Each Ultori has unique abilities, weapons, and most importantly, their own units to lead into battle. Think strategically, outsmart your enemies with cunning traps, and finish them once and for all with your team's ultimates. As beautiful as it is deadly Immerse yourself in a unique post-apocalyptic world with dozens of atmospheric illustrations, and intense, vividly animated combat. Something for everyone While Against the Moon offers easy to learn game mechanics to entertain casual players, hardcore genre fans will also be challenged by special missions with unique rewards! Epic sci-fi adventure Enter a world where humanity has been left behind and explore the mysteries of the godlike Ancients. Uncover the origins of the strange and vicious beasts called Furos, and challenge the tyrant behind the invasion of Earth. Bring back the former glory of Arx, the last bastion of mankind. New adventure each playthrough The world of the future does not forgive mistakes. Beyond the walls of Arx, every decision could be your last. Combine mighty artifacts with a careful strategy and conquer the brutal wastelands. Inspired by the classics We’ve blended classic RPG concepts and modern game design for an engaging, challenging and fresh gameplay experience. Every easter egg and hidden detail adds to an adventure both new, and reminiscent of favorite games of the past.

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PC Invasion

Kevin Carignan
3 / 10
PC Invasion

Against the Moon is full of befuddling design and a shocking lack of content that makes it hard to recommend when so many better versions of this concept already exist

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Against The Moon has unique mechanics, but the execution leaves a little to be desired. Combat, which mixes cards, positioning and strategy, stands out with creative concepts and high difficulty - it is very rewarding to make sacrifices and build synergies to overcome tense situations. Different types of heroes, units and spells allow you to create numerous tactics, and the striking setting complements the experience. Unfortunately the game suffers from notable problems of imbalance, random elements that hinder tactical aspects and limited content. In the end, Against The Moon presents a solid foundation, but it still needs to be polished to reach its real potential.

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As it stands Against the Moon will likely fizzle faster than the games that inspired it, with repetition setting in quicker than it really should. Yet the brilliant upgrade system and solid tactical combat are worth experiencing, and I sincerely hope the game receives more content simply because I want to enjoy the game more.

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Against the Moon is a challenging deck building strategy game in need of more content.

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