Games of the Year

Creature in the Well

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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 in order to free the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm. Pinball with swords: Charge up energy orbs, then bounce and ricochet them to reactivate dormant machinery and stop the sandstorm. Defeat the Creature: Escape the many challenges set by the Creature and confront it in intricate, skillful battles. Dungeon-crawler: Delve deeper into the mountain as you unlock eight hand-crafted dungeons, each filled with unique gameplay themes, unlockables, and secrets to uncover. Over 20 unique items: Customize your playstyle with upgradeable weapons and clothing that change how you play the game.
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

I see a lot of the negative reviews on here and I can understand where they're coming from, but all I can really say is that I liked what I played. I'll admit this game is definitely playing its hand heavy on its visual style over its mechanical depth, but I definitely found myself getting into the state of just having fun with it more often than not.
Yes, there are some legitimately time consuming puzzles that can be needlessly frustrating that, once completed, I never want to subject myself to again - but those weren't too persistent. I found the boss difficulty to be pretty fun even though they're primarily the same concepts with added obstacles and hazards to keep you constantly aware.
I dunno, man.
I can see how this game's overwhelming points can turn people off, but I found those moments to be really engaging - so, I believe the best point to say is that it's not for everyone? That's kind of a cop-out answer since no game truly is for everyone, but as someone who enjoys both hack and slash games, the occasional puzzle game, and has a love of just figuring things out mechanically (even if the options are limited), it did what it needed to do for me.

Review from Steam

For a game set in an ocean of sand, it sure is a breath of fresh air!
It's a pinball-hacknslash mix, weird, but it works really well.
The controls and mechanichs are tight and responsive, i am absolutely in love with the art style, and level design.

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