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Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. Sep 18, 2019
    74
    Mable and the Wood is a seductively whimsical fantasy adventure with excellent graphics, music and a lot of good ideas, but for the moment it is held back by balance and technical problems.
  2. 70
    You start out with a sword, for instance, that allows you to turn into a fairy and briefly fly while the sword remains anchored. Press the button again and the sword zips back to you in a straight line, cutting through whatever is in the way. As Mable beats various bosses, like a giant spider and rock monster, she gets their powers, which all work in a similar way. It’s creative and distinct, and also frequently frustrating as hell.
  3. 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.
  4. Aug 28, 2019
    60
    An inventive take on the Metroidvania formula, but is let down by some awkward platforming and combat.
  5. Aug 25, 2019
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  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. Full Review »