Company: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC Is this yours? Price: $14 Posted By: bogdan_lihanceanu via http://us.playstation.com....r-ps3.html
The Earth lies in ruins. In the year 2081, five warriors suddenly appeared during an eclipse and began the fight to take back Earth. Introducing Moon Diver, an easy-to-control side-scrolling action game for 1-4 players. Get ready for non-stop acrobatic action on the ground, walls, and even ceilings! Characters can level up, gain new abilities, and unleash devastating special attacks known as MoonSault Combinations!
Sometime in the early months of 1989, an immensely satisfying and fairly innovative platformer by the name of Strider began to make its way into arcades and the hearts of button-mashing patrons across the world. It remains the kind of game that inevitably sparks wistful conversations among those old enough to remember it, and so it perhaps comes as no surprise that Strider's creator, Koichi Yotsui, has at last made an attempt to revitalize the game's winning formula for contemporary audiences. The result of that effort is a downloadable game called Moon Diver. It's an admirable endeavor armed with a strong concept based on some lightweight role-playing elements and an enjoyable four-player mode, but its repetitive combat and some lackluster presentation values keep it from being anything other than a merely passable homage to past glories.
Yet story is never so important as gameplay in Moon Diver, and the latter is smooth and often enjoyable despite a heavy tendency toward mindless repetition and an overreliance on equating difficulty with the number of enemies onscreen. A few minor screen tears shake up the presentation from time to time, and the sound effects grow monotonous, but the backgrounds provide a few aesthetic surprises, and the club-style music is appropriate but seldom memorable. Despite its bouts of fun, Moon Diver feels like a game that merely borrows a winning gameplay formula from an earlier, greater title. As it stands, it provides a moderately entertaining experience for players seeking mildly addictive old-school combat with some twists, but its fleeting claims to fun rest largely on its cooperative strengths and the masochistic challenges provided by its single-player mode.