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Animal Well

Developer: Shared Memory Publisher: Bigmode Games
09 May 2024
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14 Ratings /
#285 All-time
#5 for 2024
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VALIS666 Animal Well 2024-06-08T05:30:02Z
Windows
2024-06-08T05:30:02Z
4.0
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Steam
BlindNoldor Animal Well 2024-06-04T16:41:24Z
Windows
2024-06-04T16:41:24Z
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puzzle platformer ~usa status: playing
ragderal Animal Well 2024-06-01T20:14:08Z
Windows
2024-06-01T20:14:08Z
4.0
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LordofSushi Animal Well 2024-06-01T02:11:47Z
Windows
2024-06-01T02:11:47Z
4.25
1
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AverageMusic Animal Well 2024-05-31T08:03:02Z
Windows
2024-05-31T08:03:02Z
2
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GOTY
IDKwhatmynicknameis Animal Well 2024-05-29T08:54:07Z
Windows
2024-05-29T08:54:07Z
5.0
6
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ThaSoupDude Animal Well 2024-05-27T02:47:19Z
Windows
2024-05-27T02:47:19Z
4.0
1
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TheRingshifter Animal Well 2024-05-24T17:19:15Z
Windows
2024-05-24T17:19:15Z
4.0
1
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HeWhoIsLunchbox Animal Well 2024-05-22T22:25:52Z
Windows
2024-05-22T22:25:52Z
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Steam
mykeedee Animal Well 2024-05-22T04:34:05Z
Windows
2024-05-22T04:34:05Z
4.5
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JoeyTheBigJJojo Animal Well 2024-05-22T02:51:57Z
Windows
2024-05-22T02:51:57Z
1
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suddenlywolf Animal Well 2024-05-14T02:24:34Z
Windows
2024-05-14T02:24:34Z
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  • thatbennyguy 2024-05-16 06:58:41.920624+00
    This game's mechanics are so innovative and interactive, that it makes me feel like it's such a shame that so many puzzles in the game feel inelegant. I love how so many of the elements interact together to solve puzzles, but I oftentimes found myself accidentally solving puzzles, which is not good for a puzzle game. It's fine to be accidentally perceiving the answer, because that's what solving is, but if you move, and then you go "Oh. I've solved the puzzle. Oh now I get it." Then it's kind of a bummer. And that's what happened to me too many times in this game.

    The controls feel so nice, and I love the look and feel of the world, so I had an overall breezy time with it, so I overall enjoyed it, but as a puzzle game, it left me wanting. The best parts of the game were recognising patterns in the world, and then realising that you can do something to get to those places before you move anywhere, and then you do it, and it works. Those were those Eureka moments that worked beautifully, and I wish there were more of those, but I'd say it was about 40% Eureka moments, and 60% either super easy puzzles or accidentally solved puzzles. Which isn't a terrible ratio, per se, but doesn't really push it into classic status for me, like some of my favourite puzzle games.
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    • white_calx 2024-06-04 20:32:40.996121+00
      summarised my thoughts perfectly, it’s so so close to all time status for me but unfortunately just misses the mark because of some design overlooks
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  • Molten_ 2024-05-17 09:51:04.986535+00
    the setting in this game is fucking awesome. a weird, atmospheric, dream-like world that makes absolutely no sense. I love everything about it.
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  • synden 2024-05-19 09:55:49.773385+00
    where's the fucking motorcycle
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  • Diugo 2024-05-19 11:14:51.623652+00
    Great creative game. Just so .any time wasting design decisions. Annoying pixel perfect jumps. Backtracking several screens after a fall or failed puzzle. Sucked a lot of enjoyment out of the game for me. Still very impressive and unique tho.
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  • Fowlawneeshafow 2024-05-20 03:57:56.065196+00
    I like when big content creators fund real game developers to make the games they want to play. Reckful tried it but rip. I hope it inspires more content creators to fund indie game development.
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  • white_calx 2024-06-03 13:26:44.748254+00
    incredible game and not been this obsessed with something for a while. BUT, the post end game stuff is starting to drag and like Tunic does not have the incredible pacing of discovery that the pre-credits game does. i get that this is inherent in this genre but i can’t help but feel it’s just wasted potential
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  • Metal_Ganon 2024-06-05 00:08:09.770609+00
    Kinda weird seeing a brand new IP Metroidvania clear the 100 rating mark when the genre here struggles often to cross the 10 ratings mark, but that can only speak to the quality of the game.
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    • LordofSushi 2024-06-17 15:29:47.450255+00
      I mean, obviously no shade to the game at all it’s fucking great, but a big YouTube guy like videogamedunkey publishing this is absolutely a notable part of the reason why word of this spread as much as it did.
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