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  • Summary: Donut County is a story-based physics puzzle game where you play as an ever-growing hole in the ground. Meet cute characters, steal their trash, and throw them in a hole.
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  1. Jan 10, 2019
    100
    If my biggest complaint about a game is that I desperately want a sequel, that should be a sign that it’s doing something right. I don’t know whether one of those will come, but even if it does, I’m still glad that Donut County’s release on new platforms means that I — and, I hope, many other people — will get to chance to either experience it again, or experience it for the first time. Regardless of whether camp you fall in, it’s fun enough that it won’t disappoint.
  2. 70
    Donut County is incredibly endearing, but it ends too soon.
  3. Dec 31, 2018
    60
    Donut County will no doubt prove to be a divisive experience, but those that are looking for a relaxing and often funny puzzle game will find an enjoyable experience that has just enough charm to justify its existence. With that being said, this is hardly a game that feels like it justifies the relatively high price tag; three hours max of content is a tough pill to swallow regardless of how enamored you are with the concept at its core.
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  1. Apr 25, 2019
    9
    A very relaxing, satisfying little game that is worthwhile. Besides very few grammar issues, short lifespan and lack of a sequel, this gameA very relaxing, satisfying little game that is worthwhile. Besides very few grammar issues, short lifespan and lack of a sequel, this game is quite perfect, and belongs in any gamer's library. Expand
  2. Jan 14, 2019
    9
    Although the game is short (about 3 hours long), and too easy, Donut County is a hilarious, beautiful, and creative game. The game play isAlthough the game is short (about 3 hours long), and too easy, Donut County is a hilarious, beautiful, and creative game. The game play is clever, and the story is great. Definitely worth the price of entry. Expand
  3. May 9, 2019
    8
    This is pretty good, funny, easy and relaxing game. It is pretty short - 2-4h, but this was ideal for me. I think it could be boring if thisThis is pretty good, funny, easy and relaxing game. It is pretty short - 2-4h, but this was ideal for me. I think it could be boring if this game would last 10h+.

    However history (in dialogue form) was boring. I think it is useless in this type of game. I skipped 40% of this without reading.
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  4. Dec 22, 2018
    8
    Donut County is a great game and I’m so glad I picked it up on the Nintendo Switch. The writing is hilarious and each character is charmingDonut County is a great game and I’m so glad I picked it up on the Nintendo Switch. The writing is hilarious and each character is charming and unique. The world looks bright and colourful and even though the gameplay is quite repetitive, I think Donut County is the perfect game to play on one dark, cold Christmas evening.

    For more indie game reviews on the Nintendo Switch google Switch Indie Fix.
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  5. Mar 30, 2019
    8
    Donut County is a great game to relax with. It's very easygoing and almost never left me stumped. The down side though is that the game isDonut County is a great game to relax with. It's very easygoing and almost never left me stumped. The down side though is that the game is quite short and the levels aren't long enough. I would have loved to see the hole mechanics deployed on a larger scale, giving you the chance to swallow buildings and entire cities. The game just never seems to reach a level of insanity I know it's capable of.
    Outside of levels there's a decent amount of dialogue taking place between the residents of donut county and it can be humorous but personally I wasn't laughing out loud at any points.
    It's a fun game but only worth it if you can get it on sale.
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  6. Jan 19, 2019
    6
    A very short, gimmicky game that's satisfying in the same sense that popping bubble wrap is. Colorful and happy, with a low level of challengeA very short, gimmicky game that's satisfying in the same sense that popping bubble wrap is. Colorful and happy, with a low level of challenge that's perfect for children and non-gamers. It comes with a political message as well. Expand
  7. Jun 20, 2019
    6
    Donut County is a hard game to rate. I like the aesthetic, the soundtrack is good, the gameplay is fun, but there's not much to it otherwise.Donut County is a hard game to rate. I like the aesthetic, the soundtrack is good, the gameplay is fun, but there's not much to it otherwise.

    It doesn't do anything badly, there's just not very much content, and essentially zero replay value.

    The story isn't bad, but it's not particularly interesting. There's no character development worth mentioning, the humour is okay but grows stale pretty fast.

    The gameplay is fun, and there are a few variations here and there, but there's only so much you can do with the premise. There is no challenge whatsoever - though I understand that challenge is not the point - and no timer if anyone wanted to try and beat their best time or something.

    A lot of people compare this to the Katamari games. I've only played a bit of Katamri Damacy, and though I could not get comfortable with the controls to the point of utter frustration, KD has a "performance" attribute going for it. There's a learning curve and personal improvement that will keep players invested and coming back after the game is done.

    If you want a game that's calm and relaxing, this one does pretty well. But there's not enough content or reasons to make me want to come back to it.
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