ReviOUYA Review #35 – MirrorMoon EP

MirrorMoon EP, by Santa Ragione, is an adventure game that focuses on discovery.  You are an unnamed explorer going to different planets and unlocking the secrets within.  Each planet has its own puzzle with the best clue being the moon hovering over it.  The moon is controllable (with the right gear) and is key to unlocking the secrets with each planet.

Graphics: 9/10

The graphics are simple, flat-shaded graphics, with an abstract art direction, and very minimalistic.  When things get discovered they light up, whether discovered on the planet itself or its Mirror Moon.  With the way the art is handled, it is quite hard to describe.  While minimalistic, each planet shows great beauty under the surface, so-to-speak.  To see more, more exploration is required.  Each planet is unique not just colour, but landscape.  Some may have floating rocks, some may have pulsating rings, some may even have stars or a wind, and of course buildings.  There are also almost infinite combinations of these.

The abstract nature makes this quite a sight to behold in real time

Sound: 9/10

The music is very atmospheric.  It gives the feeling of exploration, while also giving the feeling of loneliness, knowing you are the only one out there.  The sound effects are also quite unique, from finding and acquiring the pieces of your mechanism to interact with the Mirror Moon.

Gameplay: 10/10

The gameplay is absolutely a unique experience.  The basic point of the game is exploration.  Exploring the ship you currently reside in, as well as exploring the planets you land on.  You are given a starting planet to explore and unlock the secrets of.  Once the secrets are found, or if wanting to, switching sides of the disc seen in the space ship, an online aspect gets shown.  The game is online in the sense that everyone on all platforms can explore planets and name them after their secret is unlocked.  Everyone can see the planets that are named by others.  After a number of planets have been named, the game enters a new Season, allowing everyone to start new and discover planets again, so nothing ever stays as the world is constantly changing.

Overall:

MirrorMoon EP is a different kind of game.  This is a game that relies on exploring your surroundings.  There are no objectives except the ones made by the player themselves.  The game is all about exploring and discovery, finding new planets and calling them your own, making a place in the galaxy.  It is a wonderful game for those who are interested in exploring and it offers so much to the table.  Be warned, this game is not for those who wish to have a clear direction of where to go and what to do.  This game is for those who want to explore, discover, and unlock the secrets in the galaxy, or even just have a star you know you named.

Graphics: 9/10
Sound: 9/10
Gameplay: 10/10

Overall: 9.6/10

Push MirrorMoon EP on to your OUYA now! – Free to Try, Price $9.99

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