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Double Fine Productions, Carlsen Games
Oct 7, 2016 - PC

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80 / 100
80 / 100
Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5
The Digital Fix
8 / 10
Pure Nintendo
7.5 / 10
5 / 10
Kill Screen
60 / 100
7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Thoth

THOTH is a blissfully difficult twin-stick shooter that challenges your reflexes and puzzle-solving skills on the fly. Never have 2D shapes been creepier.

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Simple controls and mechanics are your best bet for solid gameplay, and Thoth delivers these on a silver platter.

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The result of all its elements is a shooter that requires thought and planning, but Thoth won’t let you go light on the arcade reflexes, either.

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Colorful, chaotic geometry simultaneous made me want to run to the hills and try "just one more time" when playing through Thoth. Excellently polished game that deserves a spot on everyone's Nintendo Switch without a doubt.

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Pure Nintendo

D. Crowley
7.5 / 10.0
Pure Nintendo

While lacking in certain areas, THOTH remains a really fun game at a very affordable price. Pick it up.

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All in all, this is a game that is trying to set itself apart from the classic conventions of the genres it is placed in, and while it is an interesting experience, I think it follows too many of those old-school mechanics that were made to eat up your coins, not give you a pleasant time.

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Thoth’s main addition to the twin-stick shooter is its constant intimidation tactics. The short segments you set out to beat—64 in all—keep you aghast constantly, and you’ll learn quickly that even when things look peaceful it can mean that something deadly hasn’t shown itself to you yet. Silence is just an opportunity for a bomb to go off.

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THOTH seems almost upset you've come to see what lies in its depths. While it excels at creating tension and feelings of uneasiness, it occasionally feels like it was left unfinished on purpose, like it was meant to make you feel abandoned upon. This may be enough to turn away a lot of players, but still it's hard to match the feeling of dread as an empty vessel of your former foe hunts you down faster and harder than before. Non-shmups fans should pass by this gem, but be forewarned, because it seems at times, THOTH can't wait to see you fail.

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