- 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.
Mar 10, 2017Testo: 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.
Jul 20, 2018Gameplay 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.
Apr 20, 2018Another 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
Jul 5, 2018The 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… Expand
Sep 23, 2019Very 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.… Expand
Dec 17, 2017A 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.
- 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 (?).
- 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.… Expand
Jul 17, 2018Mooseman 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