At essentially every opportunity throughout my roughly four-hour playthrough of the game, Webbed chose joy, whilst never sacrificing sharp puzzle design nor the fundamentals of platforming and web-swinging that make it a pleasure to play. Fold into that a pleasantly achievable list of collectables and a playful score from Stijn van Wakeren and Lucas Suarez, and Webbed manages to completely stick the landing.
This game is an absolute gem!
I get it on Humble Bundle and I'm so amused. The controls, the graphics, the audio system - it all fit together to give you the impression you're the spider. It's so natural to spin a web. I was hesitant at first, but it's highly enjoyable extraordinary game.
This game is very beautiful and funny, but the most incredible thing about Webbed is its movement system and how great it feels to traverse the map. There's a sense of freedom in every movement, as if nothing is planned, yet at the same time, every part of the world seems to be specifically designed for you.
Sometimes you need to imagine yourself as what you fear most to know true bliss. Webbed manages to create a fulfilling experience through one basic prospect: swinging around as a spider and going really fast. Barreling through forested areas is its forté, with an enamoring excitability that few games can replicate without outright copying the formula. Though it cannot remain stable throughout—the physics-based puzzles and activities outside of this freeing feeling aren't nearly as enjoyable, and some may travel aimlessly until they stumble upon progression accidentally. Nevertheless, it's an overall memorable homage to a prospect both weird and terrifying, which is generally what makes it worth it.
Game is a dumpster fire. Controls are awkward, terrible. Looks cheap with childish themes like a skateboarding bird, ant jokes etc. Nothing actually satisfying in this game that has actual meaning. When I pick up to play the question I ask myself is - why am I playing this? What is the point…no awesome boss battles, deep themes, just bouncing around all over the shop to “save my boyfriend”
The player character looks good and has some satisfying movements, but the world of Webbed is extremely empty and unengaging. There is an unshakable sense that this is a demo. Some aspects are polished to a fine sheen but a great number of foundational elements are either very lacking or entirely absent. It feels like there 5, maybe 10 minutes of gameplay to be had here. Sadly, Webbed stretches that small amount of pleasure out into an untenably long slog.
SummaryWebbed is the story of a happy little spider on an adventure to save her boyfriend from a big mean bowerbird.
Explore the dangerous wilderness with nothing but your webs and your wits. Practise the art of web swinging to speed your way through the world!
Leave your own unique mark by spinning webs through the interconnected world. Stic...