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Moonglow Bay Review
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Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Moonglow Bay is a role play game where you play a rookie angler. Unlike other slice-of-life games, fishing isn't tucked away as a side quest here, it's front and centre. Set along the Canadian coastline in the 1980's, you live in a fishing town that has become afraid to fish and work to dispel fears about sea monsters by rediscovering the joy of the catch.

You pick a partner then set out to explore the ocean, from frigid glaciers to boiling geysers. You learn all about fishing: casting nets, setting traps and cutting fishing holes in the ice. As you progress you work you way through documenting over 100 varied aquatic species while also uncovering the secrets of Moonglow Bay.

Along with the fishing, you run a business preparing, cooking and selling fish to the locals. You cook your catch of the day, then create a variety of recipes to upgrade your shop, gear, and fishing boat.

It's a relaxed, low pressure game, that combines the exploration and collection with several narratives about the town and its inhabitants. Played on your own or with another player, it's a great way to discover the joy of fishing and its importance not only as a living but in taking life at its own pace.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 07/10/2021

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Role-Playing and Strategy

Accessibility: 23 features

Developer: Coat Sink (@CoatSink)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 10 hours and 12 hours to complete. Game will take longer for those who don't rush.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play solo or with a friend in shared screen drop-in-drop-out local co-op.

CostsCosts

Moonglow Bay

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear.

Family friendly with an underlying theme of losing a partner.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

AccessibilityAccessibility

When you are fishing there is a musical queue in a change in the music. When you have successfully caught a fish this music concludes, offering an audio indication of progress with catching fish.

Although there is a purpose to the game you can also spent as much time as you like pottering around and playing at your own pace.
 
Our Moonglow Bay Accessibility Report documents 23 accessibility features:

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