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  • Summary: Hunt down massive beasts and, upon destroying them, shapeshift into their forms in order to use their powers to save or destroy the world. Players with less violent intent can find secret paths to complete Mable without killing anything, including bosses.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. Aug 27, 2019
    90
    One key feature in the game that makes it an interesting play is the use of pixels. I love the retro style pixelated characters and game world.
  2. Aug 23, 2019
    85
    Mable and the Wood is a side-scrolling metroidvania game with a unique combat/traversal mechanic. The form you start with and ones you unlock are fun to use for the most part. Reading the map can be annoying, but it's possible to interpret. Multiple endings offers more replay value if you're inclined to do so.
  3. Sep 5, 2019
    80
    Mable & The Wood on PC is really enjoyable at times and very frustrating at others. Furthermore, Mable & The Wood caused a full cycle of emotions while playing through the main story.
  4. Sep 9, 2019
    65
    In the end, Mable and the Wood isn’t a bad game. It takes a familiar concept and throws in something different with combat and traversal, and it works for the most part. I just think some of the execution and sense of direction was handled poorly. I almost expected after beating a boss that I would have to spend 20 minutes trying to figure out where to go next after getting a new form to use, and that’s not ideal. People looking for something different will find it here, just know that it comes with some issues, but altogether, it is a decent experience.
  5. Aug 28, 2019
    60
    An inventive take on the Metroidvania formula, but is let down by some awkward platforming and combat.
  6. Aug 25, 2019
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Oct 9, 2019
    30
    Mable and the Wood isn’t a big game, but a person could spend a few hours on it and walk away feeling like they’d spent fifty. Drab, ugly, and at turns borderline unplayable, Mable demonstrates how quickly a good idea can become a bad one when it’s so thoroughly misapplied.

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  1. Aug 24, 2019
    4
    An interesting concept, and the game starts out well enough but quickly becomes a frustrating, glitchy mess. The controls are irritating andAn interesting concept, and the game starts out well enough but quickly becomes a frustrating, glitchy mess. The controls are irritating and level design is pretty poor, e.g. dark rooms full of instant death lava where you can't see anything. And if you happen to die in a bad spot, you can't recover your corpse, so all your money is permanently gone. Expand