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  • Summary: Noita is a magical action roguelite set in a world where every pixel is physically simulated. Fight, explore, melt, burn, freeze and evaporate your way through the procedurally generated world using spells you've created yourself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Oct 14, 2020
    95
    If the worst thing you can say about a rougelite is that it kills you, then Noita can’t be that bad. I’m a big fan of this game and can’t wait to play some more.
  2. Oct 23, 2020
    90
    Ultimately, Noita is probably not going to change anyone’s mind on roguelikes, but it sure is well-crafted. The game is filled with so many little quirks and gameplay nuances that I never ran out of things to experience. At almost every run, I would run into something new, be it a spell, an enemy, or even secret areas. One thing certainly worth noting is that the game is what you make it. Noita is undoubtedly a title worth playing for those willing to just dive into the gameplay and master the systems at play rather than worry too much about trying to win.
  3. Oct 29, 2020
    87
    Original, challenging and incredibly deep, Noita is a roguelike capable of surprising every time you launch a new game. If you like tough challenges and love this genre of games, Noita is really for you. It doesn't cost much and guarantees plenty of hours of exploration, disruption, killing and fun. But beware: it’s tough. Really tough!
  4. 80
    A reinvention of a childhood favorite of mine, The Powder Toy, Noita amazes with its pixel-perfect simulation of physics, chemistry, and magic.
  5. Oct 19, 2020
    75
    In its best moments, Noita is a visual treat of interesting physics mechanics, status effects, and weapons that encourage experimentation, explosions, and just a damn good time. It offers hours of amusement and surprises wrapped inside a fairly traditional roguelite offering. What it lacks in actual progression systems, it makes up for with a bewildering amount of exploration and a high skill ceiling for those willing to master it. That difficulty is also its biggest shortcoming, as the ease with which players can die — often unfairly — means a lot of repeating familiar areas and weapons, and the user interface and RNG often get in the way of the better parts of the experience. Noita isn’t a game to sink 50 hours into, but it’s a blast to drop in and experience for its systems, and it 100% lives up the promise that “every pixel is simulated” — often to deadly and hilarious effect.
  6. Oct 20, 2020
    70
    Creatively manipulating Noita's reactive world with an inventive spellcasting system acts as the game's initial appeal, but it's also the game's biggest stumbling block early on. Trying to gain footing in Noita's dangerous, unstable world is an abrasive task that distracts from its wonderful secrets and challenging puzzles, but its main hook of experimentation with spells and their effects on the world around you is strong enough to pull you through its uneven start. Noita is tough and unforgiving of even the smallest mistakes, but it's also just a gleeful sandbox of destruction that brings as much joy as it does death.
  7. Nov 19, 2020
    45
    I don’t envy any roguelike unfortunate enough to release immediately after Hades — that game made every run feel distinct and provided a persistent narrative justification for the repetition inherent to the genre. I obviously can’t expect smaller developers to match that effort, but what Hades does well underlines the fact that so many roguelikes let stellar ideas go to waste, lost amid endless monotony. Noita is a spectacular technical showcase in desperate need of a more fully-formed game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 37
  2. Negative: 7 out of 37
  1. Oct 27, 2020
    10
    This game is amazing. I recommend this to anyone who's a fan of physics, or of roguelikes. It's well crafted, it's beautiful and it'sThis game is amazing. I recommend this to anyone who's a fan of physics, or of roguelikes. It's well crafted, it's beautiful and it's challenging. It's not unfairly hard as some people are saying it is, the game has rules, the learning curve may be high, but if you follow them, you will be fine. The wand crafting is just out of this planet. Such a refined mechanic. Seriously, if you are in doubt whether you'll have fun or not. just go for it. It changed my life, may change yours too :) Expand
  2. Sep 29, 2019
    10
    Haven't seen such fun game in a while. A bit crazy, in a good way - and I hope it stays like that. If this is early access, can't wait to seeHaven't seen such fun game in a while. A bit crazy, in a good way - and I hope it stays like that. If this is early access, can't wait to see what full release will be like. Expand
  3. Nov 22, 2020
    10
    Extremely good roguelike. Its rare that something genuinely new comes to the genre, but Noita manages that.
  4. Dec 2, 2021
    10
    This game is among the ones with the most "mind blown" occasions that I've played. It is quite deep, literally and as you discover new thingsThis game is among the ones with the most "mind blown" occasions that I've played. It is quite deep, literally and as you discover new things about its mechanics.
    I would call it a hard game because there are so many hazards that you can die to. You can't be aware of all of them all the time.
    I guess the way it's built, the ultimate goal for any player is to make the breakthrough - become so powerful that you can go anywhere and do anything. Just don't step in a pool of teleportatium or polymorphine ;)
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  5. Dec 12, 2020
    10
    Incredible game with insane levels of replayability through infinite variations of spells and gameplay scenarios. Great modding communityIncredible game with insane levels of replayability through infinite variations of spells and gameplay scenarios. Great modding community expanding the interaction and emergent gameplay. Unsettling atmosphere with many secrets. Definitely one of the best indie games this year, and certainly my favorite roguelite, by an extremely large margin. Expand
  6. Feb 8, 2021
    9
    With many hours of curious joy, I need to come here to put it on the record: Noita's a game I will be returning to my whole life. I can seeWith many hours of curious joy, I need to come here to put it on the record: Noita's a game I will be returning to my whole life. I can see myself playing this for hours as an insane grandfather with nobody visiting him. Hopefully! Expand
  7. Dec 18, 2020
    0
    This game didn't really keep my interest. Feels way overrated than it should be.

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