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  • Summary: Survive and unveil the mysteries of the Weird West through the intertwined destinies of its unusual heroes in an immersive sim from the co-creators of Dishonored and Prey. Discover a dark fantasy reimagining of the Wild West where lawmen and gunslingers share the frontier with fantasticalSurvive and unveil the mysteries of the Weird West through the intertwined destinies of its unusual heroes in an immersive sim from the co-creators of Dishonored and Prey. Discover a dark fantasy reimagining of the Wild West where lawmen and gunslingers share the frontier with fantastical creatures. Journey through the origin stories of a group of atypical heroes, written into legend by the decisions you make in an unforgiving land. Each journey is unique and tailored to the actions taken - a series of high stakes stories where everything counts and the world reacts to the choices you make. Form a posse or venture forth alone into an otherworldly confines of the Weird West and make each legend your own. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Mar 31, 2022
    90
    There’s just so much to discover and learn for yourself. I didn't want to spoil the experience, because for me it was incredible. Gritty and majestic, all at once.
  2. Mar 31, 2022
    90
    Weird West is a fantastic debut from Wolfeye Studios, a slick and addictive action-RPG that delivers a top-notch narrative alongside some delightfully chaotic combat in a world that absolutely oozes atmosphere. The Arkane DNA is evident here in the slick selection of powers and abilities, the choice-driven storylines and combat that gives you the tools to experiment, to toy with your enemies and approach problems from multiple angles. Side missions are delightfully well-written, there's a ton of dungeons, looting and crafting to dig into and, beyond a handful of buggy enemy encounters, the whole thing looks, sounds and plays like a dream.
  3. Mar 31, 2022
    90
    With a fantastic roster of stories to play through and characters to interact with, Weird West is sure to please any fan of the Old West. Its mix of fantasy and spaghetti western tropes blends beautifully to create a memorable experience that twists and turns around the believable and magical. While there are a few niggles here and there, the overall experience feels polished throughout and WolfEye's attention to detail is noticeable in all aspects. The Weird West is beautiful, deadly, and free from constraining gameplay choices.
  4. Mar 31, 2022
    80
    Weird West is smaller in comparison to Colantonio's previous games like Prey and Dishonored 2, but it's nonetheless ambitious and leaves a lot of choice in the hands of the player. A little gem that needs just a little bit of extra polish to shine even brighter.
  5. May 9, 2022
    80
    The work that has gone into the Weird West world and the characters that frequent it is impressive. Yes the grind is real, but it is a rewarding experience when it all comes together.
  6. Apr 25, 2022
    80
    A western immersive sim with isometric camera mixed with supernatural elements is something that can only be experienced in video games format; and despite all the technical shortcomings caused by limited resources, Weird West is one of those very unique games that emerge once every 10 years.
  7. Mar 31, 2022
    70
    Weird West's astounding world-building and intriguing singleplayer campaign are worth the cost of entry on their own, but the game's lackluster technical performance and polish are huge negatives that prevent it from achieving greatness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Apr 2, 2022
    10
    Metacritic, where people leave negative reviews without playing the game. I pity these people. Weird West is unique and the type of game IMetacritic, where people leave negative reviews without playing the game. I pity these people. Weird West is unique and the type of game I wish we had more of these days. Impactful choices, solid writing, abundant interactivity, interesting quests, enticing random encounters, promised post-launch content, good atmosphere, immersion, etc. The only demerits are the clunky controls, lack of voice acting, and the camera. Expand
  2. Apr 2, 2022
    10
    Well optimized fun gameplay with interesting fusion of dark fantasy and western styles and wonderful sound/music design
  3. Jul 21, 2022
    9
    Warning: it takes some time to make plot interesting but it's worth it! - Really good and interesting plot.
    - Good stealth mechanics
    - A lot
    Warning: it takes some time to make plot interesting but it's worth it! - Really good and interesting plot.
    - Good stealth mechanics
    - A lot of variety in ways to accomplish goals
    - Huge Immersive world
    One of the best games I played this year. I can definitely recommend.
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  4. Apr 30, 2022
    7
    This game has been one of my anticipated games as it's camera angle is isometric (which I am fond of) but also developed by the sameThis game has been one of my anticipated games as it's camera angle is isometric (which I am fond of) but also developed by the same developers behind one of my favorite games of all time, Dishonored. But sadly it did not live up to my expectations and despite the simplicity of the game mechanics and systems, I couldn't bring myself to finish the game due to the repetitiveness of the gameplay and quest lines.
    If you play on normal, you will have a tough time during confrontational combats and will have to resort to stealth, as it was the case in Dishonored. Unlike in Dishonored in which this was an immersive element for the gameplay and narration, I felt that this approach to combat design didn't work for Weird West as the stealth itself was itself buggy and hard to get a grasp on. The skill trees and upgrades contained some cool skills but the controls to activate them were a bit of a hassle to access.
    The story and characters are interesting and there certainly is a charm to them but it's dragged down by the mediocre art. What I specifically mean by this is the environment art, otherwise the UI and UX design is great and feels appropriate for the setting. The music and sound is although scarce, but can sometimes be able to raise your adrenaline levels, especially during those tough combat scenes. The narrator's deep voice truly adds to the "Western feel".
    Overall I think this game is a pretty good start for Raphael Colantonio's new studio & I do look forward to see what he does next.
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  5. Aug 28, 2022
    6
    Поначалу игра выглядит бодрой и доработана до мелочей, но это только поначалу. В игре много неисправностей в ключевых геймплейных моментах, аПоначалу игра выглядит бодрой и доработана до мелочей, но это только поначалу. В игре много неисправностей в ключевых геймплейных моментах, а конкретно:

    - Странный стелс который работает через раз. Враги то видят тебя, то не видят. Вроде хочешь спрятать труп в кустах как это задумали разработчики, но тут орлинный взгляд бандита видит его и бьет тревогу. Когда враг поворачивается к тебе спиной у тебя появляется окно чтобы оглушить его, но иногда они просто оборачиваются и убивают тебя, здесь уж как повезет. Нету какой-то отточенной системы которую бы ты понимал. NPC иногда реагируют на отвлекающие предметы, иногда нет, тоже как повезет.

    - Сломанные напарники. В игре можно брать несколько напарников с которыми вы будете иследовать дикий запад. Они как очевидно не блещут умом. Если начинается заварушка и вы сидите в укрытии, они одни из первых побегут напролом и следовательно умрут. Тогда какой толк их вообще брать?

    - Пустынные города которые стоят только для декораций. Большинство городов которые вы будете встречать на пути лишь муляж жизни. Чаще всего там даже нельзя будет зайти в салун за выпивкой ( что непростительно игре про дикий запад )

    - Поломанные дополнительные задания. Мне надо было освободить пленника из тюрьмы, но я просто не нашел ключа, все обыскал но не нашел + сюда прибавляется что пока я искал пришлось пользоваться не лучшей стелс системой. Это очень вымораживало.

    Из плюсов могу выделить следующие:

    - Приятный арт-дизайн

    - Интересные игровые механики ( но опять же, они работают не лучшим образом )

    - Виды оружия и их поведение

    Все минусы перечеркнули плюсы. Невозможно играть при сломанных ключевых механиках. Особенно когда игра на это давит. Дальнейшей мотивации к прохождению не имею, т.к жалко свои нервы
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  6. Apr 8, 2022
    6
    Реализация управления и камера это просто адская боль, которая ОЧЕНЬ сильно портит впечатления от довольно неплохой игры.Реализация управления и камера это просто адская боль, которая ОЧЕНЬ сильно портит впечатления от довольно неплохой игры.
  7. Jun 26, 2022
    0
    Buggy - game breaking bug that wouldve put me 4 hours back in progress made me quit.

    Gameplay is pretty shallow but not terrible...not much
    Buggy - game breaking bug that wouldve put me 4 hours back in progress made me quit.

    Gameplay is pretty shallow but not terrible...not much roleplay decisions are bland/one dimensional...barely any emergent gameplay & puzzles are shallow too. The artstyle & story are the best parts by FAR & everything else is just shallow & repetitive
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