Creature in the Well Review

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Posted: 3 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Creature in the Well is a pinball-inspired fighting game that reimagines the ball bouncing fun of Arkanoid. You play the last remaining robot who ventures deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility and save the village that relies on this resource.

Play is a combination of exploration and orb-firing and dodging puzzles. You can charge up energy orbs with your saber and ricochet them to reactivate dormant machinery and stop the sandstorm.

Each area is like a pinball machine, although you send the energy balls flying around with your sword rather than with flippers. Working out what you need to do and then hitting the right angles to land the perfect bounce can take considerable time -- much like when you first encounter a new pinball machine. Similarly, at times it can all seem overwhelming with light and balls flying everywhere.

The result is a skill based puzzle game with a unique feel and a dark brooding monster to defeat. The time-bound levels are a tough challenge but you don't need to tackle everything to progress.

There are 16 different weapons to help. The Axe, for example, splits the ball into multiples to make targeting easier. Or the Hammer, slows down time to help you. The Dual Blades offer a targeting assistance.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 06/09/2019

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Genres: Fighting and Puzzle.

Developer: @FlightSchoolHQ

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 5 hours and 7 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

This game is free with Xbox Game Pass.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 7 for mild violence and fear.

ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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