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  • Summary: Unlock the power of an ancient facility and face the ominous, all-seeing Creature in this unique pinball-inspired hack & slash. Creature in the Well is a top-down, pinball-inspired, hack-and-slash dungeon crawler. As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain toUnlock the power of an ancient facility and face the ominous, all-seeing Creature in this unique pinball-inspired hack & slash. Creature in the Well is a top-down, pinball-inspired, hack-and-slash dungeon crawler. As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate Creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear to free the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm. Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Sep 12, 2019
    90
    You could reel off the array of influences you might see in Creature in the Well, but ultimately this is a unique, beautiful game that forges its own path amongst them. Simply put, it's astoundingly good.
  2. Oct 1, 2019
    85
    Creature in the Well is visually fascinating and manages to bring together hack and slash with dungeon crawling and a pinball twist. It sounds like a strange mix, but it works brilliantly.
  3. Sep 5, 2019
    80
    With Creature in the Well on Xbox One, what could have been a novel and gimmicky take on pinball action is instead one of 2019’s best looking, best feeling indie games.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 13, 2019
    80
    Creature In The Well is a hectic joy to play, and the unlikely genre fusion works astonishingly well. Maybe someone should try that ice cream burger after all. [Issue#183, p.79]
  5. Sep 12, 2019
    75
    While more variety and polish would be appreciated, that doesn’t stop Creature in the Well from being enjoyable throughout. It feels great to grab a bullet out of the air, charge it up, and slam it back in the other direction, and getting a ball to ricochet through a narrow gap is always satisfying. Gorgeous visuals certainly help, but it’s the gameplay’s intrinsic rhythm and the sense that there’s always room to improve that serves as a solid hook through to the end.
  6. Sep 19, 2019
    75
    The entire pinball premise for the gameplay is excellently done, feels great and with it having a learning curve makes it all the more fun to figure out and master.
  7. Sep 18, 2019
    67
    Having a unique core mechanic is a great start, but finding a way to stretch it out over the entire course of a game is essential, and that’s where Creature in the Well can’t stick the landing. It offers a smart idea, but one in need of refinement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Sep 13, 2019
    8
    Creature in the well is a fun and addictive top down puzzle game with a vibrant and unique art style that made me feel like I was playing aCreature in the well is a fun and addictive top down puzzle game with a vibrant and unique art style that made me feel like I was playing a cartoon with a simple but yet Beautiful vibe. the game play reminds me of older hack and slash games from the early 2000s but with a unique pinball twist. it also has a truly gripping plot that will keep most players on there toes wondering where am I and who am I. however this game has one drawback, I personally think that the boss battles could be a little repetitive to some players but the felling of completing a boss battle is extremely rewarding especially after trying for over 2 hours on one boss battle. The gameplay is smooth and fluent and does not feel clunky at all also the controls are very simple and easy to learn, it did not take long for me to master the controls and start exploring the vast amounts of levels this game has to offer. In conclusion this game is a very fun and exciting game with a gripping and interesting story that will pull you in, I personally think this game has much potential because it is a unique experience that everyone should try. Expand
  2. Sep 14, 2019
    7
    This game is not a bad game, but neither excellent in any way. It is based on a single gimmick, which is well implemented, the art style isThis game is not a bad game, but neither excellent in any way. It is based on a single gimmick, which is well implemented, the art style is very good and it provides a high level of difficulty and a good challenge. However it can get a bit frustrating, because of the inaccuracy of ball bounces, and repetitive for the rooms that repeat themselves and for the trial and error system. Expand
  3. Oct 5, 2019
    0
    L'étron indé du jour est comme le plat du jour : dégeulasse... il a été fait avec les restes de la veille ou de l'avant-veille, on ne saitL'étron indé du jour est comme le plat du jour : dégeulasse... il a été fait avec les restes de la veille ou de l'avant-veille, on ne sait plus... et pourtant il est en 3D ! en trois-di-men-sions, ça troue le cul ! mais hélas en 3 couleurs et demi : jaune clair, jaune foncé et un peu de gris je crois et du noir en option.

    Il faut... il faut faire quoi dans ce truc au fait... ah oui, jouer au flipper pour collecter de l'électricité pour débloquer.... euh des portes. Puis, trouver un autre flipper pour débloquer la porte suivante... putain mais c'est brillant ! les trous de balle qui ont pondu ça méritent le Nobel de la connerie à vie.

    Bon, on ne vas pas s'attarder plsu longtemps sur cette daube d'attardés : il est temps de la balancer au fonds du puit, le puit tout blanc. Puit, puis pardon ! on tire la chasse.
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