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  • Summary: You are the Mooseman and you have the ability to see all that is hidden to the mortal eye. You are about to visit three layers of this universe - the first one is the Lower World where the spirits of the dead reside.
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  1. Feb 21, 2017
    90
    The Mooseman is more then a simple game, under some simple puzzle is hidden the history of a people, the myths and the legends of the ancient Komi.
  2. Mar 10, 2017
    80
    Testo: Mithology and videogame, a strange but intriguing combination for an opera which manages to tell a series of forgotten myths in an engaging and inspired way. The gameplay might seem too simplistic but overall The Mooseman is an extremely fascinating experience.
  3. Mar 7, 2017
    78
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Jul 20, 2018
    68
    Gameplay should be a delight, not an obligation. As a game, The Mooseman falters, but its atmosphere, tone, and storytelling all take huge strides to make up for the lacklustre gameplay. All-in-all, it’s certainly not bad, and I don’t feel guilty recommending it.
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  1. Apr 20, 2018
    10
    Another great indie title that delivers in quality atmosphere, gameplay and historical/cultural insight. This game may not be for everyone,Another great indie title that delivers in quality atmosphere, gameplay and historical/cultural insight. This game may not be for everyone, but there's no denying the developers did an amazing job creating every small detail in the game and doing the necessary research to get everything about the history accurate. One of the best slow-burns I've ever played, and completing the game leaves you with a feeling of existentialism. Expand
  2. Jul 5, 2018
    8
    The Mooseman
    A beautiful adventure
    Themooseman is a 2d puzzle walking simulator… There is no jumping here… there’s no real combat here…
    The Mooseman
    A beautiful adventure
    Themooseman is a 2d puzzle walking simulator…
    There is no jumping here… there’s no real combat here…
    it’s a journey of the mooseman traveling through the different layers of the universe..
    and different it is.. t through your whole journey…
    This game will take you anywhere form an hour to an hour and a half to complete if you search for collectables like I did…
    But the world here is constantly changing and is gorgeous and mysterious throughout..
    basically you start as being able to change from dark to light, revealing new creatures or items to help you progress through the game..
    The is this games main mechanic and is the only one that sticks through with you to the end.. though its used in clever ways throughout, the required switching is spread out just enough to really keep this game feeling relaxing, letting the visuals and music soothe you as you explore this mysterious world..
    but there will also be moments though brief of doing other things like shooting an arrow or dealing with a bunch of flying heads..
    taking flight on the back of a bird…
    this really is a you never know whats around the next corner kind of game..
    I did have a bit of a hard time following the story here though..
    the voiceover is all in Russian, and there were even parts of the chapter text in Russian as well, though some were English..
    so im not sure if this was some sort of glitch, accidental Russian setting, or if it was done on purpose…
    even after your hour and a half journey though, this game is still full of secrets to uncover, and with a decent trophy list including a platinum trophy, I definitely plan on going back to uncover them
    I give the mooseman
    a 7.5/10
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  3. Dec 17, 2017
    7
    A slow, atmospheric walking simulator-type game with a few puzzles and a focus on mythology of indigenous peoples of Northern Russia.

    Pros:
    A slow, atmospheric walking simulator-type game with a few puzzles and a focus on mythology of indigenous peoples of Northern Russia.

    Pros:
    - nice graphics, sounds and music
    - the game is unique, I doubt I ever saw anything like this about any real-history indigenous mythilogy.. Makes me actually wonder why e.g. Canadian devs never made anything about the Eskimo people or Australian devs about the Maori etc. I suppose the market for the topic is just too small. Maybe I just didn't stumble upon those on Steam or other major stores but they do exist (?).

    Cons:
    - as most walking simulators go, it's "not really a game" type of game.. Though you will find a bunch of puzzles on your way which are mostly pretty easy to solve

    The game/application is not for fun or entertainment. Instead it's more like a relaxing/educational/artistic "experience", similar to what you would have while visiting a museum or following a audio-guide around some ancient ruins in a popular tourist destination. Giving it a 7/10 because I do think such stuff should exist even on such mass-culture medium as computer games specifically to prove that games can also be something else than pop culture. Though as a gamer I'd really expect more gameplay.. Just check e.g. "Inside" - a Danish game which does have interesting philosophy behind it and looks at least just as artistic (maybe even more artistic) than this one, but is aslo filled with tons of really interesting puzzles and mechanics. The comparison is probably too far-fetched, but I just want to say that you don't have to make a walking simulator if you intend the game to be non-mass culture. "Mooseman" feels almost like a walk around a museum with some puzzles slapped on it to make it look like a game. But at least the overall direction of thought is worthy, and I appreciate the effort.
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  4. Mar 17, 2017
    7
    Минимальный геймплей, кое-где разбавленный простенькими головоломками, уникальная (хотя и далеко не выдающаяся) визуальная и музыкальнаяМинимальный геймплей, кое-где разбавленный простенькими головоломками, уникальная (хотя и далеко не выдающаяся) визуальная и музыкальная составляющая служат в вышеупомянутой игре одной единственной цели – позволить игроку примерить на себя шкуру мифологического героя и с головой окунуться в прорубь культурного наследия финно-угорских народов.
    А вот тут уже, как говорится, на любителя. Если у вас вызывает интерес подобный опыт, то Человеколось это без сомнения то, что доктор прописал.
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  5. Jul 17, 2018
    6
    Mooseman is a delightfully illustrated , side scrolling adventure game. Its puzzles are relatively straight forward for the most part but theMooseman is a delightfully illustrated , side scrolling adventure game. Its puzzles are relatively straight forward for the most part but the world shifting mechanics allow for a interesting appreciation of its mythology. Mooseman will take you on a fantastical journey through the three worlds that make up the universe. It's pretty basic gameplay is less of a factor once you immerse yourself in its rich culture. Expand