“Whether you're a retro enthusiast or just someone in the market for a good RPG, there's a good chance Moonchild will satisfy the itch”
80 – Gamezebo
“Moonchild is a substantial and intricately-developed indie roleplaying game on par with releases from more conventional studio”
80 – Jay Is Games
“Das RPG-Geruest und die Story sind solide, Grafik und Musik sehr gelungen”
80 – Splash Games
Play as Queen Calypso in this upcoming RPG by Aldorlea Games (Millennium, Dreamscape, Laxius Force, 3 Stars of Destiny) as you go after your daughter Moonchild, abducted from her bedroom one stormy night by a masked intruder. Is this the result of historic hatreds between two nations or has something new and evil come into the land? Follow Calypso as she races against time to rescue her daughter before the worst happens.
In this exciting and enthralling adventure packed with wit and emotions, visit fantasy lands, recruit other heroes to help you on your quest, and unravel a mystery that could threaten the whole world.
Moonchild is a 2D roleplaying game reminiscent of classics such as Final Fantasy 3, Breath of Fire II or Phantasy Star IV. Faithful to the Aldorlea signature, it will feature a varied cast of characters, vibrant retro graphics, orchestral music, secrets a-plenty and lots of hours of playing.
20+ hours of playtime
9 characters to play
3 modes of difficulty
Colorful characters, engaging plot
A unique adventure
Aldorlea Games. All rights reserved - 2009, 2015
The first thing you notice is the gorgeous environments, then the ugly sprites. next is the neat characters and the bland story, the complex combat but the dull and tedious overworld. For every cool thing in this game, there's an equally poor negative. With some time, it could become a fine series, but as-is, it's a disappointing mish-mash of ideas with random results.
Mooonchild seems to be just another RPG Maker game, but don't be fooled by its appearances. It's a very good game, with interesting storyline and decent gameplay. It tells a story of a mother who attempts to rescue her abducted child. With good dialogues and interesting plot twists, it's a must-play for people who want something else from their role playing games than just hacking and slashing at enemies. Of course the visual side of the game could (and probably should) be so much better, but even with the simple RPG Maker style graphics, it's at least acceptable. Probably more mature gamers will appreciate this game, and less mature ones will skip it and choose something action-packed instead.
Aldorlea Games are the devs that keep the roots intact when it comes to the RPG. Their games are reminiscent of the late 80's / early 90's era where the RPG dominated the market and Moonchild is one of the (many) forgotten lovechild from these times. The story is the cliche'd tale of a kidnapped royalty but then again when broken down to its simplest form, almost all RPG storylines are cliche'd. As true to their nature, Moonchild does a great job in story telling and the vibrant colours of the 64-bit style visuals does wonders to draw you in, even in this day and age. For the niche'd fans of Aldorlea, this is one of the must-plays from their collection and should this ever go on sale, do not hesitate to pick it up. Even at full price, the story alone is worth it for fans of ye ol' RPG.
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