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Witch Strandings

Strange Scaffold, Modern Wolf
Jul 7, 2022 - PC
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
78 / 100
God is a Geek
8 / 10
Screen Rant
3.5 / 5
Gfinity
6 / 10
video games are good
7.5 / 10
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
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Critic Reviews for Witch Strandings

An elegantly simple adventure that proves this new genre has legs.

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Witch Strandings is a simple yet fascinating game that manages to build a world and make you care about it with little detail at all.

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Witch Strandings is odd in the best possible way, with an esoteric story and unique gameplay and visuals that - for the most part - work very well.

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Taking after fairy tales, Witch Strandings manages to tell a predictable story in unpredictable ways. It can often be painful to play but the experience is one I won't forget soon. Witch Strandings is a game I'm glad exists, even if I'm not sure I enjoyed it all that much.

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When you set out to make something truly unique, you may find that what you make simply isn't for everyone. Even with the short couple of hours it takes to reach one of the game's endings, I find it hard to completely recommend this to everyone. It's weird, it's abstract, and it asks more of you than you'd expect. But for the weirdos who are seeking something brand new, willing to overlook some moments of stagnancy, and are open to embracing the love of helping your fellow neighbor, Witch Strandings is worth experiencing. And if you aren't a weirdo, why'd you just read 1500 words about a "strand game?"

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An intriguing and novel take on Hideo Kojima's Strand ideas, Witch Strandings is a bubbling cauldron of magic and menace about saving or suffocating a haunted forest and its woodland inhabitants.

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