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  • Summary: Find out the dark story that befell the once-calm and peaceful forest, turning it into a terrifying place filled with otherworldly evil. Solve the secrets of the forest and save your brother!

    "CREEPY TALE" FEATURES: ▪ Unusual puzzles with unusual solutions. ▪ Elements of a classic
    Find out the dark story that befell the once-calm and peaceful forest, turning it into a terrifying place filled with otherworldly evil. Solve the secrets of the forest and save your brother!

    "CREEPY TALE" FEATURES:

    ▪ Unusual puzzles with unusual solutions.

    ▪ Elements of a classic quest: collect items and use them in a wide variety of cases.

    ▪ Hide, run away, jump high, lure, distract and even... learn to play the reedpipe!

    ▪ A unique and beautiful 2D art will take you to a dark tale and will send shivers down your spine.

    ▪ Surreal audio design matching the otherworldly story and gameplay.
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  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Jul 17, 2020
    70
    I wish Creepy Tale was bigger or with at least some elements of story and lore about the forest and its creatures. But in all honesty, I can’t really complain cause I had a very entertaining evening playing it from start to finish.
  2. Jul 23, 2020
    70
    Gorgeous game with a short, yet enticing story that left me wanting more. Just be sure to bring your patience with you before trying to tackle the puzzle-based gameplay.
  3. Aug 3, 2020
    70
    Creepy Tale is aptly titled; it had no trouble giving me goosebumps. The gloomy atmosphere is aesthetically pleasing and the cryptic puzzles will tease your brain, bordering on frustrating at times – patience and trial and error are key attributes here. This one will likely appeal to fans of point-and-click style puzzle games with horror elements.
  4. Jul 13, 2020
    60
    With a short run time of only around two hours, it’s a shame much of that time is spent flapping about, trying to figure out what to do next. The puzzles are a real downer, taking away from the player’s ability to invest in the world and truly enjoy the atmosphere. Taking everything into consideration, Creepy Tale‘s full asking price on the Nintendo eShop is perhaps a bit steep. But if you can pick it up on sale, it’s probably worth a play through for its atmosphere alone.
  5. Jul 10, 2020
    50
    The story and world in which it takes place are enough to keep the player going. Every new environment introduces the players to new creatures that call the woods home, most of which are hostile and will kill the player if given the chance. Creepy Tale's storybook art style makes the game feel like a Grimms' Fairy Tale if not for the unenjoyable puzzle-solving. While surely unintentional, Creepy Tale requires patience to trek through the forest of abysmal puzzles, but it is a short and sweet experience worth the $5 it costs to play.
  6. Jul 14, 2020
    40
    Creepy Tale can best be described as a mixed bag of different flavours. If the game's presentation is full of lovely elements to see and to listen, its puzzles feel rather forced and almost as if they didn't quite belong there. This makes Creepy Tale a game that can please fans of games based mostly on watching and listening a developing story, but less so for those looking for some stimulating and well placed puzzles.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Oct 7, 2020
    40
    Creepy Tale would work quite well for a short visual novel as it looks and sounds fantastic. However, it absolutely fails to deliver any meaningful gameplay and feels too random, short, and void. [Issue#305]

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