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  • Summary: Night In The Woods is a 2D story-focused adventure/exploration game with many extracurricular activities to enjoy, characters to meet, and secrets to discover. Run, jump and use astral projection to explore the many sides of town of Possum Springs and the surrounding environs. Waste timeNight In The Woods is a 2D story-focused adventure/exploration game with many extracurricular activities to enjoy, characters to meet, and secrets to discover. Run, jump and use astral projection to explore the many sides of town of Possum Springs and the surrounding environs. Waste time around town with your crew of loser friends. Gain abilities that grant passage to new areas. Discover the secrets of a large cast of characters and the town itself. Experience a big crazy world and the remarkable events unfolding there. Play bass. Break stuff. Expand

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Dec 20, 2017
    90
    Though some of its gameplay can feel overly repetitive, Night in the Woods soundly delivers a relatable, impactful narrative that will keep players attached for the ride, from start to finish — all held together by beautiful stylized graphics.
  2. 80
    One of the year's most enjoyable indie titles, Night in the Woods is what Kickstarter was made for. Affecting, warm and genuine, it's impossible not to fall in love with Night in the Woods.
  3. Jan 17, 2018
    80
    Night in the Woods is a refreshing take on the adventure genre. With unique visuals and an all too realistic setting, the game will appeal to anyone who enjoys storytelling on a level more human than the usual fare seen in the medium. The town of Possum Springs will be a depressingly familiar one for any who grew up in small American towns where complacency with hardship is in the water, and it's a credit to the game's writers that every single resident of the troubled town feels real. Even if you didn't live in such a setting, the game's subversion of coming of age tropes make for a special story. It does sell itself out a bit at the end to drive home its central theme, but the rest of it is visually, audibly, and narratively memorable.
  4. Jul 24, 2018
    80
    More interactive novel than game, Night in the Woods won’t be for everyone. However its appeal is still high thanks to a clever blend of light-hearted yet surprisingly mature storytelling and some of the best friends you’ll meet in a video game. It’s also one of the most painfully accurate depictions of working class life. With pressing financial troubles the cast of Night in the Woods don’t have the luxury of dream careers, gap years and discovery vacations. With a sense of melancholy, it’s time to leave childhood behind and grow up fast.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Feb 26, 2018
    60
    Intentionally slow pacing is admirable, but it derails an otherwise enrapturing game. [March 2018, p.84]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Feb 18, 2020
    10
    Just there to say hi and say to you guys that i really think you all shoud play this game(sorry for my bad english)
  2. Dec 5, 2020
    10
    I really liked this game. I have a lot of thoughts about what the game is about, even though it has never happened to me.
  3. Dec 22, 2020
    10
    This isn't even quite what I'd call a game. Almost more of an interactive graphic novel. It may be boring to a lot of people, but there was aThis isn't even quite what I'd call a game. Almost more of an interactive graphic novel. It may be boring to a lot of people, but there was a dull moment for me. The humor is very dark and akin to something like Bojack Horseman. Either way, the story and characters are fantastic. There are some quotes to take away here that I don't think I'll ever forget. Expand
  4. Feb 21, 2021
    8
    One of my comfort games, Night in the Woods is a comforting game with a relaxing vibe for most of the game, with amazing characters and funOne of my comfort games, Night in the Woods is a comforting game with a relaxing vibe for most of the game, with amazing characters and fun adventures you do with your friends. But the lack of voice acting robs this game of becoming a masterpiece and making moments that could have been iconic sentimental moments to just good moments. Expand
  5. Feb 4, 2021
    5
    Night in the Woods is... fine
    The pacing can be slow and the writing can be so painful to sit through at times. Majority of the characters
    Night in the Woods is... fine
    The pacing can be slow and the writing can be so painful to sit through at times. Majority of the characters lack personality with a rare exception being Gregg. The story never interested me until the last two hour of the game. The platforming is also not great, most of the time it's hard to distinguish between what's a backdrop element and what's an actual platform
    It's a game where it spends too much time trying to build the characters personality and backstories and most of the time is just falls flat. It's at its best when it has a suspenseful story going on i.e. the very last part of the game

    Overall, its not something I would recommend, it a 3 hour game stretched out to 9 hours
    Has a little something for everyone
    Really makes you feel like an arrogant cat with psychological trauma
    54/100
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  6. Dec 12, 2018
    4
    I played through the first section of the game. But Night in the Woods is an "interactive game" and not really a game you play. They needI played through the first section of the game. But Night in the Woods is an "interactive game" and not really a game you play. They need better warnings for these types of "games" or I need to do better research.

    Pros:
    - Unique story that I did find interesting, but not interesting enough to "play" all the way through. I'd rather watch TV then have to push X throughout a story.
    - Did a nice job touching on tough subjects through what I played

    Cons:
    - This is an interactive story not really a game
    - Wasn't a huge fan of the animals as people
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  7. Sep 25, 2019
    0
    This game was developed mostly by Alec Holowka, but after first tweet of pathological lier Zoe Quinn they pushed him out from developing.This game was developed mostly by Alec Holowka, but after first tweet of pathological lier Zoe Quinn they pushed him out from developing. Right now people prove that Zoe lied to everyone about Alec, Alec dead, fake team (friends) taking his money from sales to their pockets. Expand

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