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Mothmen 1966

LCB Game Studio, Chorus Worldwide Games
Jul 14, 2022 - Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
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74

Top Critic Average

65%

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Critic Reviews for Mothmen 1966

An eerie journey back to the days when all games were a bit eerie anyway.

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It's not a game for everyone, but if you want myths and enjoyable dialogue fuelling your soul this Summer, Mothmen 1966 can be that experience for you.

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Mothmen 1966 is a gripping story of how three characters react when thrust into contact with the paranormal. Fast-paced and featuring fleshed-out characters, the story only falters as it nears its action-packed ending. The retro aesthetic oozes charm and helps elevate the story, while the simple puzzles and gaming sections allow players to take a break from reading to become active participants in the story. At only two hours long, Mothmen 1966 is a no-brainer for those interested in the paranormal.

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A straightforward recreation of 1980s computer adventure games through the lens of pulp fiction. Mothmen 1966 is a brief, but enchanting, paranormal experience that has real love for all aspects of its fusion.

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Mothmen 1966 manages to blend a creepy yet oh-so-fun tale into the visual novel formula, with a sprinkle of choose-your-own-adventure and puzzles to create a retro story that I had a really, really fun time with. Despite the clunky controls in the puzzle sections, Mothman 1966 has more than enough to entertain you in its bitesize narrative – I only wish there was more! Thankfully, LGB Game Studios has announced Varney Lake coming later this year. Sign me up!

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A horror narrative with stunning pixel art visuals, Mothmen 1966 tells a wild story albeit with some lackluster puzzles and frustrating text-based menus

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Mothmen 1966 is a solid, albeit short (though there’s nothing wrong with that) game that successfully combines pulp fiction and video games. The next game in the series, set at a summer camp, is already planned; and I’m already counting the days until I can get my hands on it too.

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Mothmen 1966 brings us closer to the past by portraying the architecture of old computers and bringing the pulp genre to life. The sci-fi story grabs you from the start if you are willing to give in and ignore the lack of interaction.

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