Through the Woods
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Through The Woods is a horror game that delivers some good scares, just not really in the way that was intended.
Through the Woods is a sad, haunting tale that manages to scare without being cheap or easy, and one of this year's best horror games.
Folk tales of Through the Woods will scare you, but short and linear gameplay with invisible walls are its weak spots.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
I enjoyed Through the Woods even though I’m sure there are quite a few people who won’t.
An enjoyably unsettling horror tale, Through the Woods will leave it's mark on you long after it's conclusion. Featuring superb sound design and gorgeous visuals, the story of a mother looking for her son on an eerie island straight out of Norse folklore, is definitely a journey worth taking!
Ich bin überrascht und enttäuscht zugleich: Through the Woods hat ein unglaublich spannendes Setting und eine durchaus ordentliche Rahmenhandlung, nutzt aber die gegebenen Bedingungen nur bedingt. Durch das sehr beschnittene Gameplay kommt in der ohnehin nur sehr kurzen Spielzeit immer mal wieder Langeweile auf und zieht die Handlung gefühlt unnötig in die Länge. Gerne hätte ich mir mehr Geheimnisse und mehr Details zu den Mythen rund um die Wälder gewünscht. Dafür stimmt die Atmosphäre und lässt mich endlich wieder das mulmige Gefühl in der Magengegend finden. Der an die Silent Hill-Reihe angelehnte Soundtrack lässt darüber hinaus sogar noch ein Stück Nostalgie mitschwingen, weshalb der Titel Fans von seichtem Psycho-Horror mit einer Brise Herzschmerz durchaus zu empfehlen ist.
Review in German | Read full review
Through the Woods nails creepy atmosphere and has an interesting story that draws on Norse mythology - something that gives it a unique feeling. However, sometimes finicky mechanics and some other rough edges dampen the experience and hold the game back from ever reaching its potential. That is a shame because Through the Woods presents several missed opportunities where the development team executed on some things very well, while other less effective aspects of the presentation hurt the experience as a whole.
Through the Woods is a great couple hour adventure taking you through a desolate yet lovely island filled with sorrow.
Through the Woods is a decent indie game built around Norse folklore/mythology that has been slightly integrated within the story of a mother and her estranged son. Throughout your journey to recover your child, you will encounter creatures which you must stealthily bypass and uncover things about yourself and the woods which may be a little uncomfortable for some people. The two main downsides to the game lie within its integration of the two stories and the length. With more time, we would have had more development on the characters and gave me a reason to care about them, with more integration then we could have seen how the random occurrences linked to the mother.