The best game of my life! Although it is a little disappointing or boring, the game expresses the fun interaction between the main character and the characters, the background and story of the characters, and the process of solving them in a very beautiful and brilliant way. It also expressed the theme of nihilism well in the game and seemed to play a fairy tale for teenagers who became adults due to their unique drawing style. It's a really good game!
Its ability to swerve from the amusing hijinks of its vibrant heroes into very real, and very serious subject matter without feeling forced or unnatural was a pleasant surprise that kept me invested in its character drama long after I’d said goodbye to Possum Springs for the first time. But just like Mae, I know I’ll be back soon.
Night in the Woods is a charming game. I was fascinated by its general atmosphere, graphics and music, which I found amazing. It’s a good adventure overall, with very well written dialogue, but its bare mechanics made it relatively boring for me. The player doesn’t really have to do that much, remaining extremely passive. It’s interesting how the designers were able to deal with difficult themes such as depression, anxiety and child abuse in a very congenial way, without sounding too inane or obnoxious, but they did put a lot of accent on these aspects making the real plot marginal.
Good sense of humor and interesting characters, but there's not a lot of gameplay to latch on to. It's funny how the game gets you to behave like a teenager, there's a few weird characters around town, but inevitably you get bored and bug your friends at work.
Amazing art style, fantastic narrative, witty writing and dialogues, great characters and setting. All of this game's outline is adorable.
The problem is... it's not really a game. It plays itself, you just have to hold left or right, and click during dialogues. It's just a tale that you spectate. It's still a very enjoyable experience, but it's a shame there's not an actual game inside this beautiful package. It would have been a great P&C adventure.
I really wanted to like this game. The art is wonderful, and there's some great music here as well. The gameplay, however, is pretty much nonexistent. At times it felt more like I was clicking through a powerpoint presentation than playing an actual game, and as something that seemed to advertise itself as a platformer I was more than a bit disappointed.
I have mixed feelings about the story too. I feel like it's technically well-written, but the characters did come across as a bit whiny, and it seems like it's geared towards a late teens, early twenties crowd, so not really something I personally found very relatable.
I also think the pacing was totally off. The first part of the game is sort of a mix of walking around town and chatting with people, with random one-off outings with friends. Most of the meat of the story happens in the last part, which also has pretty much no gameplay other than walking back and forth. It just felt a little uneven to me, like I would have enjoyed it better if there was more plot in the beginning, or more consistent gameplay throughout.
Anyway. I could maybe see why some people really like this game, but overall I just found it a bit boring.
SummaryNight In The Woods is a 2D story-focused adventure/exploration game with many extracurricular activities to enjoy, characters to meet, and secrets to discover. Run, jump and use astral projection to explore the many sides of town of Possum Springs and the surrounding environs. Waste time around town with your crew of loser friends. Gain ...