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Creature in the Well

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

73%

Critics Recommend

Based on 34 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Xbox OneSep 6, 2019
PCSep 6, 2019
Nintendo SwitchSep 6, 2019

Developer: Flight School Studio

Genres: Arcade, Action

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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Mighty Head
5
Strong Head
13
Fair Head
4
Weak Head
2
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GameSpot

8 / 10
GameSpot

Though it doesn't always explain things well, Creature in the Well is a fun dungeon crawler that cleverly uses pinball-inspired mechanics in lieu of traditional hack-and-slash combat.

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Polygon

Unscored
Polygon

While Creature in the Well looks like a game that would test my might, instead it tests my wits. It’s dark, a little bit funny, and it delivers puzzles that are more satisfying to solve than defeating standard dungeon crawling monsters.

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Destructoid

8 / 10.0
Destructoid

Flight School Studio has created an exceptional world to explore in Creature in the Well. Its prodigious art direction is enticing, wooing players into a unique puzzle game that very much feels like a history lesson on the medium itself. It combines ideas and concepts found throughout gaming into a single, dynamic experience with a memorable antagonist eerily watching your every move. I absolutely love it, but I recognize there is room for improvement. With a bit more variety in design and a fine-tuned difficulty curve, it could have been one for the ages.

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