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Moonglow Bay Review

Moonglow Bay

Release: April 11, 2024
Publisher: Coatsink
Developer: Bunnyhug
Genre: Adventure, Family, Genres, Nintendo Switch Categories, Role-playing, Sim, Simulation, Switch Reviews


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8.0 - Gameplay
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Moonglow Bay is a fishing rpg/sim thats been on other platforms. And now its coming to the Nintendo Switch! Is it worth checking out? Here is our review.

Moonglow Bay is a cute cozy fishing rpg/sim. You play as a character who at the start of the game has a significant other (you pick the pronouns of yourself and the other person) who teaches you how to fish in the game. You have a boat together and it looks like this will be your life. Flashforward to present day, you have lost your person and have stopped fishing. When your daughter shows up, she convinces you to become a fisher once again. This is the story of Moonglow Bay. Its a cute story, but is the gameplay any good?

At its core, Moonglow Bay is about fishing. You catch fish, cook fish, and donate fish to the local museum. A lot of the side quests have to do with cooking up a special dish for someone or being told about a unique new fish. You can fish on the shore or you can take your boat out. The boat controls are pretty easy. Fishing is a bit tougher, with some fish being challenging to catch.

The cook mini-game is complicated. You can’t fail at it but the better you do with the different button presses, the better the meal. Its not a bad cooking mini-game but the fishing is better. You can also wander around town, talking to the locals and taking on side quests. The map is supposed to help you find the different quests but since the quests are not labeled on the map, it can be difficult to find the quests on occasion.

Even with these minor issues, Moonglow Bay is a pretty laid back and cozy game. The time does speed a long too fast but the game doesn’t force you to get anything specific done. You can play the game at your own pace. Moonglow Bay is definitely a game that fans of Harvest Moon and Stardew Valley would enjoy. There’s no farming, but the fishing, cooking, and exploration lines up with those games well. Moonglow Bay also has a unique graphical look.

Moonglow Bay has Minecarft-like characters: they are very blocky and colorful. The environment you explore has some Minecraft features to them but not as much as the characters. The graphics are nice and unique. And thats basically what the game is overall: nice and unique.

If you like fishing and cooking in sims, then you’ll enjoy Moonglow Bay. It has cozy and fun gameplay, with some challenges with certain fishing and cooking recipes. Its a very good catch.

Thanks to Plan of Attack for providing a copy of this game for review. Moonglow Bay will release for the Nintendo Switch on April 11th, 2024.



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