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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: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  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. Sep 11, 2019
    80
    Quite fascinating mix of dungeon action and pinball-ish brawling.
  3. Sep 18, 2019
    80
    If you like crawler games, hack'n'slash games or pinball games you should try it out. This game won't change your life, but it will fill you with many hours of fun.
  4. Sep 9, 2019
    75
    Creature in the Well inovates in many ways, and has a great atmosphere. But the game is damn tough and will discourage many players.
  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 12, 2019
    70
    Creature in the Well is a unique game the likes of which I have never experienced before. Sure, it steals ideas from here and there, but glues them together in a new way. And while the game is fun for a while and has an interesting world, it cannot escape its repetitive nature and its decision to make every death a chore to walk back from. It is worth playing to at least step in to the world for a little while, but how much mileage you get will be dependent on how long you can tolerate the games frustrations.
  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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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
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  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