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  • Summary: A single-player surveillance mystery. Record the squirrels, report your findings, and piece together what’s really going on in Melmoth Forest.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Apr 16, 2021
    90
    Every moment of NUTS is surprising and delightful; its first-time developers have created a world you’ll want to spend even longer in to explore more deeply, full of fantastic design choices and an intriguing story that gets better and better as it goes along.
  2. Feb 5, 2021
    90
    Games like Nuts don't come along very often. A compelling storyline and intriguing puzzles combine to create my favorite gaming experience of 2021, so far. Don't let it's simple demeaner fool you. There is far more going on under the hood than meets the eye. This is an investigation that deserves your attention, as soon as possible.
  3. Feb 10, 2021
    80
    Busting a nut-based mystery such as this one involves two parts: clever thinking and intuition. NUTS is a beautiful game, in aesthetic, design and atmosphere.
  4. Jan 22, 2021
    70
    Nuts is a relaxing puzzle adventure with an intriguing mystery inside its shell.
  5. Edge Magazine
    Feb 25, 2021
    70
    Fascinating. [Issue#356, p.106]
  6. 65
    Nuts had the potential to be something really special, but can’t quite see the forest for the trees.
  7. Feb 3, 2021
    40
    The core ideas are full of promise, but there's no follow-through. What ought to be a cheeky, charming celebration of a delightfully furry woodland creature is instead too rote, too dry, a neat idea undone by a lack of imagination. The only thing left to say is, well… nuts to that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Feb 5, 2021
    9
    NUTS tem um belíssimo visual, e o mistério que envolve os esquilos é bem interessante.
  2. Feb 6, 2021
    4
    NUTS is a fantastic concept with strong visuals undone by mediocre narrative execution. The idea of surveilling squirrels who are up toNUTS is a fantastic concept with strong visuals undone by mediocre narrative execution. The idea of surveilling squirrels who are up to hijinks sounds like zany, silly fun. What NUTS actually presents is a much more dull, somber affair where the surprises are few and predictable. The issue isn't that gameplay is static; the visuals and gameplay are polished to a strong degree. The issue is the lack of narrative imagination and ambition; the player is very literally surveilling squirrels who do very nearly nothing while getting interjections from a narrator with remarkably little to contribute. Overall, this game would have benefited greatly from a sense of humor. As it stands, it's almost impressive how much NUTS makes surveilling squirrels feel like an actual boring job with a real annoying boss. Expand
  3. Feb 6, 2021
    1
    Here's NUTS in one sentence: a demo with an extremely weak placeholder narrative masquerading as a complete game. I can't stress enough howHere's NUTS in one sentence: a demo with an extremely weak placeholder narrative masquerading as a complete game. I can't stress enough how half-baked this game's narrative is. It's a tragedy! There are so, so many ways the story could have been very easily punched up through the narrator's dialogue alone. The game isn't broken from the ground up; it just has no idea whatsoever what story it's trying to tell and it has even LESS of an idea of how to tell it! Folks, I'm not upset, I'm just disappointed. A lack of narrative ambition puts this game in the bargain bin, but if somebody were to approach the same idea with more writerly ambition than "Lorem Ipsum," this would be an all-time great. Expand