Claybook

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

19%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews
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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2019

Claybook is a great pick-up-and-play game for the Switch that young players will enjoy. It’s also good for anyone that just wants a relaxing puzzle experience to unwind with.

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5 / 10
Mar 14, 2019

Just like kids playing with plasticine, Claybook is good-hearted and full of creativity, but has more than often hazardous results. In other words, while the concept looks good, it's not well modeled enough concerning gameplay and ergonomics.

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5 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2019

Claybook is admittedly ambitious. It's also quite a nice looking and unique game, with commendable user features. Yet it struggled to command my attention, lacking elements to maintain interest beyond a few minutes at a time. The community creations do help here to an extent, but the overall experience needs to be tightened, and perhaps reigned in a bit.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2019

Claybook provides a soothing sandbox experience that is only hampered by the lack of variety in premade levels currently on offer by the community.

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C+
Apr 4, 2019

All in all, Claybook has its faults, but there’s a lot to love that makes any blemishes worth tolerating.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2019

It's not groundbreaking and it's fairly short. But it has a lot of potential, and I hope it continues to be supported. The online works well, despite being a bit basic, but the editor is pretty robust if you can get past the learning curve.

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ThaRaven403
7 / 10
Sep 21, 2018

Developer Second Order have come up with something that's really impressive for an in-house developed technology for the physics handling of the clay. This game might feel more like an extended tech demo to some, but for a couple of bucks, it'll be worth playing. And hopefully, the future will give us a more complete game that makes use of that technology, which could surely provide a whole lot of fun.

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7.3 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2019

Claybook deserves a lot of credit for being as unique and enjoyable as it is.

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6.6 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2019

Claybook is a game that could’ve easily built upon its foundation (like actual clay) with a little bit of better programming and the inclusion of more options. As it stands, the potential is there to be a truly great game, but it’s not quite strong enough to get there. Not yet, anyway.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2019

Claybook is a game that looks beautiful and plays well. It’s just a shame that once you scrape the clay off the surface, it’s a short experience with somewhat repetitive tasks.

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