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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jul 8, 2021
    10
    the game perfectly tells about the mythology of the Komi-Permyaks, of course, there are flaws in the form of different sound volume andthe game perfectly tells about the mythology of the Komi-Permyaks, of course, there are flaws in the form of different sound volume and emptiness in some scenes. also, some things are not quite clear both in the plot of the story and in the gameplay. it turned out not bad and, following the acc of insta, you can understand that a sequel will be released soon. 1010 Expand
  2. 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
  3. Sep 23, 2019
    8
    Very simple in terms of game-play. A game with its atmospheric and mystical style of spirits and legends. In general I liked it. There is onlyVery simple in terms of game-play. A game with its atmospheric and mystical style of spirits and legends. In general I liked it. There is only one fat BUT: half of the artifacts you damn don't understand how to get... once you dance for half an hour like a real shaman with a tambourine and a it doesn’t work, then I started to do it, I thought it didn’t work out, turned the game down to look at the guide’s website, through minute returned to the game, make one random move and this damn artifact appears ...WTF?!
    But even so, I would recommend this game at a discount in steam, at least for the sake of a beautiful interesting style that tells this story.
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  4. 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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  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
  6. Jan 16, 2021
    5
    The atmosphere was okay but the puzzles weren't satisfying for me. 2hrs on record.
  7. Jun 6, 2020
    3
    Could you walk any faster? No? BOOOOOORING. and looks like it was drawn in paint

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