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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: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 7 out of 31
  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 16, 2020
    10
    Wonderful game, I'm a great fan of 2d pixels games and physics based games too from a long time, so this is an amazing game for a person likeWonderful game, I'm a great fan of 2d pixels games and physics based games too from a long time, so this is an amazing game for a person like me. If you like the things I mentioned earlier and enemies and ambients designs that are dark fantasy/chtulhian inspired then you'll love this game like me.The real main feature of the game without the ones I already talked about are the possibilities of assembling spells, the game will provide you through shops and random spots on the map wands and spells (potions too but that's something I'll leave for later), that you can combine as like;the spells are divided in 2 basic categories the conditioning ones and the normal ones, the conditioning ones adds effect like major damage,the enemy hit by the spell taking fire, generating acid, having aimbot,teleporting after the cast,etc,etc.; and then there are the basic spells that majorly consist in blast or bolts, or in spawning some sort of thing (like rock to crush your enemies with or eggs that will spawn loyal monsters that will help you in battle) but then there are some that are wonderfully op like nukes, holy granades, a portal to an another that dimension that creates tentacles that attack everything all around, flamethrowers, spells that use your wand as a melee weapon and all of this combine between them and the conditioning spells, this make you able to create an infinite range of differente spells.And for last but not least every wand posses unique stats and design, the stats are:
    -Shuffle(if it's set on yes your spells order have a chance of being shuffled, because to properly craft your own sopell you'll have to decide an order of execution for them where the conditioning spells go before the normal ones and you can have different divisions for this like: Damage Amplifier-Basic Bolt-Enemies' SelfBurning-Ice Spear; so this effect can make for example the self burning coming AFTER the ice spear and doing so its effect will be applied to the basi bolt together with the damage amplifier)
    -Spells that can be casted at the same time
    -Casting time(time between clicking and in fact using the spell)
    -Recharge time(time before you can use the wand again, typicallybetween 0 and 5 seconds, it can be reduced with some spells)
    -Mana max(max mana that will so determine which spells you can use on that wand, that's because some costs more mana the max mana)
    -Mana recharge speed
    -Spells' slots(maximum number of spells you can combine inside that wand)
    -Grade variation(variation on the spells precision, determined in °s, some spells can rise it or lower it)
    Little Note before you get frustrated after trying the game and not being able to modify the wands, you can do that but only after you finished a zone by descending till ones of the portals at its end, after that you'll reach a "temple" where you can wash yourself from negative fluids effects like the acid ones(for example if you step in acid you'll receive costant damage till you wash that away from you or till it dried away,that requires time) and you can refill your hps and your limited spells(some spells have limited uses that will be fully restored for all only on this "temple"s) and even buy some spell or wand from a shop right there, and at last wou'll be able to test your damage on some manequin made of stone and pick a perk between three, the perks remain on you for the rest of you run and those tree you can choose from can also be rerolled through some gold payment. Other important thing to know is that in this game physic is a thing and it's important because you can exploit it to your advantage, for example: there's an enemy flying with a jetpack and aiming at you with rifle that's coming from below you can just kick a rock near you on hisheads killing him easily, this thing even makes you get double money because of killing him with only physics, a good incetive made byt the developers to make you desire to continue using these types of exploits.
    .I highly reccomend playing it with mods (just go on the steam workshop and select the ones with the higher votes) 'cause those add a lot of new spells, enemies,liquids,materials and materials interactions.
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  4. Oct 22, 2020
    10
    This game is hard but so much fun! Kinda like spelunky. good game!!!!! recommended!
  5. Sep 25, 2019
    10
    This game is great but also really challenging. Thanks to The Father, Vonzay for recommending.
  6. Dec 12, 2020
    8
    currently on steam as of december 12 2020 this game has an overwhelmingly positive recent rating with 98% approval and a overwhelmingcurrently on steam as of december 12 2020 this game has an overwhelmingly positive recent rating with 98% approval and a overwhelming positive all time rating of 95% approval. Even if you dont like it your money won't have been wasted because this is an entirely new sub genre of games. like I dont even really love the game, but I'm so annoyed as many people left useless and potentially misleading reviews as they did 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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