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5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15

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  1. Jun 24, 2014
    0
    Great idea, nice game, lot of potential, all ruined by crappy controls. This is the kind of game where you're not offered the necessary means to play normally. Characters are like floating, making any precise move impossible. Take a game like Super Meat Boy where difficulty is top notch, you still enjoy the challenge because controls are highly precise. You only die because you made aGreat idea, nice game, lot of potential, all ruined by crappy controls. This is the kind of game where you're not offered the necessary means to play normally. Characters are like floating, making any precise move impossible. Take a game like Super Meat Boy where difficulty is top notch, you still enjoy the challenge because controls are highly precise. You only die because you made a mistake, not because the game makes you move 5 feet at the slightest touch of a key. That's a shame to waste such a nice idea because of a half baked gameplay. Expand
  2. Aug 30, 2013
    9
    Don't listen to the negative reviews, trust me.
    "A Walk in the Dark" is a indie game that combines mechanics from several successful indie games, in one. With a great atmosphere, superb in-game music and mechanics tuned to the mm, this game is a must have if you enjoy games like Limbo, v v v v v v and Super Meat Boy.
  3. Aug 17, 2013
    3
    Do. Not. Buy. This. Game. ok review done. I literally made an account just to review this game and tell people to avoid at all costs. Lets go over the positives, the music is wonderful and the art design is pretty cool. There. Positives end there. The gameplay is a very generic and boring, most elements pulled from other games like vvvvvv. At about 50 levels in or the half way pointDo. Not. Buy. This. Game. ok review done. I literally made an account just to review this game and tell people to avoid at all costs. Lets go over the positives, the music is wonderful and the art design is pretty cool. There. Positives end there. The gameplay is a very generic and boring, most elements pulled from other games like vvvvvv. At about 50 levels in or the half way point I have yet to see anything that shows originality. Honestly I can deal with a generic platformer the worst part of this one is how unresponsive and floaty the controls feel. Atleast on Super Meat Boy when you die 1000 times on one level its your fault, the controls were perfect, here not so much. And it just isn't FUN to play, honestly I had more fun just pausing the game and listening to the music. I would avoid it like the plague. Expand
  4. Jul 21, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Top. Um jogo muito bom, rápido e desafiante, claramente inspirado em SuperMeatBoy, mas isso não lhe tira mérito. Recomendo a todos os amantes do género e não só. Expand
  5. Feb 8, 2014
    7
    Nice game overall, it doesn't have the same perfectly responsive controls as Super Meat Boy, but they're not all that required, except for a couple of later stages or some challenges.
    Graphics are good, music too, 100 short stages that takes like 3-4 hours to complete, 10 challenges that are quite challenging indeed... some things could've been done better, but in the end it's not too
    Nice game overall, it doesn't have the same perfectly responsive controls as Super Meat Boy, but they're not all that required, except for a couple of later stages or some challenges.
    Graphics are good, music too, 100 short stages that takes like 3-4 hours to complete, 10 challenges that are quite challenging indeed... some things could've been done better, but in the end it's not too frustrating and I liked it for all its length.

    And the main character is a cat.
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67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Feb 24, 2014
    80
    Derivative but really well implemented, which gives the game a personality of its very own. [March 2014, p.61]
  2. Dec 5, 2013
    80
    For less than a fiver, it’s a bargain, if for nothing else but to experience the bizarre feeling of absolute frustration and absolute relaxation in tandem, courtesy of well-structured, taxing level design and Cody Cook’s beautiful soundtrack.
  3. Feb 7, 2013
    71
    All in all A Walk in the Dark is a great game for a rainy afternoon, or to play in short bursts between work, school or other responsibilities. The piano-filled soundtrack does much to soothe the irritations of dying constantly so you won’t feel like throwing your keyboard at your screen - too - often.