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Night in the Woods Review

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Posted: 22 months ago, last updated 3 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Night in the Woods follows college dropout Mae Borowski returning home to the crumbling former mining town of Possum Springs. But the place is different now her friends have grown and changed. There’s something suspicious happening in the nearby woods. Investigating reveals not only a mysterious cult but Mae’s broken friendships and dissociation from life.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 10/01/2017, updated in 2017

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibility: 23 features

Developer: @NightInTheWoods

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 9 hours and 16 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Night in the Woods usually costs £16.74 to £18.99.
 

Night in the Woods

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for mild bad language. The game features frequent use of mild bad language with characters using the words “*!@?*”, “*!@?*” and “ass” in dialogue. The game also contains scenes with characters drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. In one section the player character drinks beer at a party and becomes drunk, all her dialogue becomes slurred and she stumbles around before feeling sick.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Night in the Woods gives doesn't give you any guidance about where to go or what to do. While the journal does provide some reference for the events and information you've gained in the game, it is not organized in a clear way to make it easy to recap what you've already done.

The game has a very laid back casual flow to it, but there are mini games that include sometimes include high stress gameplay with loud noises, rapid button pushing/holding, flashes, camera shake, and vibration. Only vibration can be disabled in the options menu. Doing well at these events are not necessary to progressing the story.

Each of the main character's dialog in the the text is also differentiated by color in addition to placement.
 
Our Night in the Woods Accessibility Report documents 23 accessibility features:

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