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  • Summary: Mable & The Wood is a Metroidvania where you can take the form of the bosses that you kill, changing how you're able to explore the interconnected world. It's also a Metroidvania where you don't have to kill anyone. The strange cult that resurrected you speak of an ancient prophecy that saysMable & The Wood is a Metroidvania where you can take the form of the bosses that you kill, changing how you're able to explore the interconnected world. It's also a Metroidvania where you don't have to kill anyone. The strange cult that resurrected you speak of an ancient prophecy that says you will hunt down the great beasts, take their shape, and use their powers to save this dying world. But what if they're wrong? The prophecy is old, and words lose their meaning with time... When the world is falling apart around you, what will you do? In Mable & The Wood, it's up to you to make that choice. You don't have to kill anyone, but you might kill everyone. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Oct 14, 2019
    80
    Mable and the Wood is a beautifully made gave that imbues a classic premise with new layers of depth.
  2. 60
    Mable and the Wood is a game that has its heart in the right place, trying some interesting new things in a tried-and-true, side-scrolling presentation. Unfortunately, a lot of those ideas aren’t that appealing and the novel ideas soon unravel into an endearing but merely decent adventure.
  3. Oct 13, 2019
    60
    It’s such a shame Mable & The Wood can’t back up its interesting premise and impressive visuals with engaging gameplay. It’s a unique take on the shapeshifting concept, to be sure, but navigating the environment is more frustrating than it is fun. There’s a nice variety of boss encounters that keep the experience feeling relatively fresh, but overall, this is one Metroidvania that fails to live up to the hype.
  4. Oct 14, 2019
    60
    Mable and the Wood could have been a smoother, more intuitive experience, and it is only disappointing that it isn’t. The idea was a good one, but its execution leaves much to be desired.
  5. 40
    Mable & the Wood had a lot going for it: the promise of a Metroidvania, a slew of interesting mechanics, and a decent storyline. But the final product isn’t worth your time or the asking price (even with a launch discount).
  6. Sep 19, 2019
    33
    It legitimately feels like the developer created a good linear game based off a solid mechanic, and then tried to throw in some Metroidvania elements at the last minute but didn’t really know what they were doing and, as they were trying to rush the game out the door, forgot to do sufficient QA testing. In other words, Mable & The Wood feels unfinished.
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  1. Sep 27, 2020
    5
    Nice nostalgic art style, but there are countless games that do it better. Interesting gameplay mechanic, but the controls are not great.Nice nostalgic art style, but there are countless games that do it better. Interesting gameplay mechanic, but the controls are not great. Never really knew where i was going or what i was doing or why. Not terrible if you want to kill some time, but nothing more Expand
  2. Jan 25, 2021
    3
    This game is bad. Like, don't even bother. You'll only be disappointed. Interesting gameplay ideas. Bad story. Bad maps and level design. TheThis game is bad. Like, don't even bother. You'll only be disappointed. Interesting gameplay ideas. Bad story. Bad maps and level design. The art looks nice, the transformations seem interesting, but that is all the game has going for it. Expand