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Creature in the Well

Rating Summary

Based on 54 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

58%

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Based on 54 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Xbox OneSep 6, 2019
PCSep 6, 2019
Nintendo SwitchSep 6, 2019
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020

Developer: Flight School Studio

Creature in the Well is a top-down, pinball-inspired, hack-and-slash dungeon crawler. As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate Creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear in order to free the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm. Pinball with swords: Charge up energy orbs, then bounce and ricochet them to reactivate dormant machinery and stop the sandstorm. Defeat the Creature: Escape the many challenges set by the Creature and confront it in intricate, skillful battles. Dungeon-crawler: Delve deeper into the mountain as you unlock eight hand-crafted dungeons, each filled with unique gameplay themes, unlockables, and secrets to uncover. Over 20 unique items: Customize your playstyle with upgradeable weapons and clothing that change how you play the game.

Creature in the Well Critic Reviews

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Though it doesn't always explain things well, Creature in the Well is a fun dungeon crawler that cleverly uses pinball-inspired mechanics in lieu of traditional hack-and-slash combat.

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Despite some of its flaws, the few hours you’ll spend with Creature of the Well will be some of the most satisfying you’ll spend in all of gaming in 2019.

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Flight School Studio has created an exceptional world to explore in Creature in the Well. Its prodigious art direction is enticing, wooing players into a unique puzzle game that very much feels like a history lesson on the medium itself. It combines ideas and concepts found throughout gaming into a single, dynamic experience with a memorable antagonist eerily watching your every move. I absolutely love it, but I recognize there is room for improvement. With a bit more variety in design and a fine-tuned difficulty curve, it could have been one for the ages.

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Audience Reviews

45 / 100
Don't play this game. The graphics are stunning, audio is cool, story is interesting, but ******* THE CONTROLS ARE INFURIATING. If you want to enjoy this game, go watch a playthrough or something. For a game that totally relies on mouse input for aiming and executing attacks, it sure doesn't pick up mouse input reliably enough. So many times I died because I'd happen to be

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