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Nuts

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

61

Top Critic Average

50%

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Based on 18 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCFeb 4, 2021
Nintendo SwitchFeb 4, 2021

Developer: Joon, Pol, Muutsch, Char & Torfi

Publisher: Noodlecake Studios

Genres: Adventure, Simulation

Gear up your research caravan, boot up your GPS, spread out your map and head for the depths of Melmoth Forest. As a rookie field researcher, you’ll place cameras during the day, and watch the footage at night, tracking the movements of a scurry of squirrels. Where do they hide their nuts? What puzzling routes do they take? And why do they behave so strangely? Includes Gameplay based around surveillance and tracking An immersive story with full voice acting Bold visuals and foley sound effects envelop the player in a vibrant forest GET TO WORK You are a tiny cog in the ever-grinding machinery of Viago University’s research efforts. As a recent graduate, you’ve been sent on assignment to live alone in a dinky caravan in Melmoth Forest. Your job? To figure out exactly where the native squirrels nest. But the longer you spend in the forest, the stranger things begin to seem. ARRANGE YOUR CAMERAS Each day, your mission briefing will give you a starting point, but it’ll be on you to determine the optimal layout for your equipment through trial and error. Explore the wonders and mysteries of the enigmatic Melmoth Forest at your ease during daytime, until night falls… ANALYZE YOUR FOOTAGE … when you can review all the content you captured in your DIY control center. Comb your footage for the information needed to complete your mission and send proof to your boss Dr Nina Scholz back at the research institute. With each new day, things get weirder and weirder. But with both of you working on the case, maybe you can figure out what’s really going on?

Nuts Critic Reviews

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Embrace the bucolic life as a grad student tracking some squirrels across a forest in this unique narrative puzzler.

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Nuts is a short hike through mostly uninspiring terrain.

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I cannot, in good faith, recommend a game that I could not finish thanks to game-breaking bugs. Looking past that, on the grounds that said bug can be squashed in time, you have a great concept that is just poorly executed. For all its atmosphere, for all its potential, the game feels totally hollow. Perhaps the point of the game was that you feel closer to the squirrels than your boss, who you hold in such contempt you refuse to speak to her. Perhaps the game is just dull.

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Springwatch fans who crave mystery may enjoy this slow-burning minimalist adventure

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