Moonglow Bay

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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Unscored
Oct 27, 2021

The slow pace and gentle yet solemn storytelling — with lots of bright, joyous moments, too — is delightful, and I’m eager to learn more about Moonglow Bay and its people, in a town shaped as much by fishing as it is by grief.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2021

Moonglow Bay is a genuinely moving and surprisingly feel-good tale about coming to terms with grief and embracing change.

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Unscored
Oct 25, 2021

A little frustrating in places, but Moonglow Bay is mostly a chill fishing RPG that digs into its themes of community, resilience and rebuilding in surprising and consistently interesting ways.

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Unscored
Oct 27, 2021
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7.7 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2021

‎Even knowing that it is surely not a title for all audiences, I really think that Moonglow Bay is a totally recommended experience for anyone who enjoys these titles of more relaxing cut and without haste, which by the way, manages to do something that ‎‎Lake‎‎ could barely: Totally disconnect from everything, and enjoy the experience without having to go around asking "Have we already arrived in India?".‎

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3.5 / 5.0
Oct 27, 2021

Its voxel art visuals are beautiful and the soundtrack is suitably chill. Moonglow Bay has been developed by a truly passionate team, one with so many great ideas that, in trying to implement them all, perhaps haven’t had the time or experience to flesh them out with the depth they truly deserve. Still, if the idea of saving a town through fishing sounds like your cup of tea, Moonglow Bay is worth checking out. Just be prepared for a rather simplistic ride.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2017

This kind of game is a welcome change to the farming/life RPG genre. If you are a player that enjoys fishing in games, then this is the game for you because it’s all fishing, all the time. Moonglow Bay is overall a fun, relaxing game, but it struggles with controls, game-breaking bugs, and glitches that can ruin the game.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2021

Moonglow Bay offers is an escapade to a seaside fishing town, but at times, it gets a little fishy.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2021

Moonglow Bay is a fun and relaxing game that I found very rewarding to play, there's a huge variety of things to do in this game so I never get tired of it. Every day I play I can't wait to go back and see what monster-sized fish I manage to catch and see what kind of new dishes I get to create in the kitchen.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2021

Pure joy from start to finish, Moonglow Bay delights in its colour and story with some well executed fishing mechanics.

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Camila Berka
9 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2021

Although there is a lot to be done in Moonglow Bay, it is important to embrace the wisdom of the protagonist's white hair and enjoy the journey savoring each moment, without letting yourself get caught up in the rush and agitation. The beauty of this game is in the details, whether the charming drawings in the blue notebook or even the peculiar look that mixes the pixelated style with 3D in cozy colors. The title is a great choice for those who love games with fishing mechanics and love touching stories.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2021

Moonglow Bay is a fun fishing/slice of life game with a charming story and rock-solid gameplay.

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Nov 1, 2021

Moonglow Bay is a good game for those who want a fishing-heavy simulation game with a cute story. That said, the game would benefit from some large updates to improve minigame controls and shopkeeping mechanics, creating a more intuitive experience for players. As it stands now, it's difficult to recommend outside of the very niche audience described, and while it has good ideas, its execution makes broader appeal an impossibility.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2021

Exploring the seas to find new fish, complete quests, and uncover the game’s overarching mystery is never tiresome as Moonglow Bay’s ambiance and gameplay combine for a relaxing experience. It’s a lovely game all around with a few small but ultimately insignificant complaints that could be lodged. Truly, dive into Moonglow Bay and bask in its sweet serenity.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2021

Moonglow Bay is another entry into the ever-growing life sim genre and feels as relaxing and stale as many of the other entries before it.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2021

There's not an ounce of badwill in this game, and no matter what minor irritations I may have, it's a very wholesome, relaxing and gorgeous experience.

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Liked-a-lot
Oct 26, 2021

Moonglow Bay tells a tale of a quaint town, with people afraid to go into the sea mixed with a story about grief. But, it also has lots of feel-good themes of resilience and community spirit. While the game could do with a little more work in some areas, it is still an enjoyable game to play. And the icing on the cake is, yes, you can pet Muffin the dog as many times as you want to!

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