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Mable and the Wood

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

45%

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Game Information

Available on:PCAug 23, 2019

Developer: Triplevision Games

Publisher: Graffiti Games

Genres: Action, Adventure

Mable & The Wood is a Metroidvania where you hunt down massive beasts and, upon destroying them, shapeshift into their forms in order to use their powers to save or destroy the world. Players with less violent intent can find secret paths to complete Mable without killing anything, including bosses.

Unlike most Metroidvanias Mable does not allow you to run, jump and kill on your own. Instead, you must use non-human forms to attack creatures and traverse through difficult challenges.

The strange cult that resurrected you speak of an ancient prophecy that says you will hunt down the great beasts, take their shape, and use their powers to save this dying world. But what if they're wrong? The prophecy is old, and words lose their meaning with time...

When the world is falling apart around you, what will you do? In Mable & The Wood, it's up to you to make that choice. You don't have to kill anyone, but you might kill everyone.

Will you banish the darkness, or will you become it?


COMBAT IS MOVEMENT

The way you move is deadly. Dragging a sword that is too heavy to lift, Mable shape-shifts into a fairy and leaves it where she stood. Recall the sword to your hand once again to slice through any enemies in your path.

You can only maintain your non-human form for a limited time, but killing creatures extends your power.


HUNT THE GREAT BEASTS AND TAKE THEIR SHAPE

Defeat the great beasts to take their shape and transform into a mole, medusa, spider and more...

Find and defeat the other bosses to unlock even more shapes!


EXPLORE A DYING WORLD

The game takes place in a dark fantasy world, with each area making up part of a large, complex map that's packed full of all kinds of secrets for you to discover.

Uncover secrets that you can use to find alternative, non-combat routes through the world and discover a different side to the story (and multiple endings!)


DISCOVER WHO YOU REALLY ARE

Discover a rich story and define your own role in it. Will you become the saviour everyone's trying to convince you to be, or will your actions lead to the world literally tearing itself apart?


Features

Your choices matter - The cult wants you to kill everything, but it's up to you whether or not you listen to them or find your own path and unlock the multiple endings

A rich story with a diverse cast of characters who have their own take on this whole 'end of the world' thing

Combat is movement and movement is combat - Mable can't lift her magical sword, so she has to use it in unique ways to move through the world

A large and varied fantasy world, brought to life with state-of-the-art pixel technology and a beautiful original soundtrack

Multiple endings, different routes to take through the world and secrets to discover

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Strong Head
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Fair Head
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Weak Head
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God is a Geek

6 / 10.0
God is a Geek

An inventive take on the Metroidvania formula, but is let down by some awkward platforming and combat.

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GamingTrend

85 / 100
GamingTrend

Mable and the Wood is a side-scrolling metroidvania game with a unique combat/traversal mechanic. The form you start with and ones you unlock are fun to use for the most part. Reading the map can be annoying, but it's possible to interpret. Multiple endings offers more replay value if you're inclined to do so.

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ZTGD

6.5 / 10.0
Drew Leachman

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PC Invasion

PC Invasion

Mable & The Wood comes with an interesting take on combat, but shoddy controls, bugs, and odd storytelling prevent it from being an enjoyable journey through the game's cursed kingdom.

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