Weakless

Punk Notion, Cubeish Games

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
63
Top Critic Average
17%
Critics Recommend
Based on 6 critic reviews
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Weakless

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

17%

Critics Recommend

Based on 6 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCEarly 2020
Xbox OneDec 13, 2019

Developer: Cubeish Games

Publisher: Punk Notion

Genre: Adventure

They say friendship comes about when two people complement each other. In Weakless, this is not just a mere observation about interactions, it’s a very palpable thing. Lead two characters – one without the sense of hearing, the other with no sense of vision – through a beautiful, organic, fantasy world filled with challenging puzzles. Use the extraordinary set of skills they’ve developed because of their disabilities, and witness the growing bond between these two very remarkable companions. THE BEAUTY OF A TRUE FRIENDSHIP. In Weakless you can control only one character at a time, which means you can’t use the senses of both of them simultaneously. Because of this, you get a unique perspective on how differently they perceive the world around them and at the same time how the two support and complement each other. Deaf being his usual “whizz in a pinny” brings joy to the slightly defensive and introverted Blind. While Blind on the other hand, with the power of his calmness, takes care of the ubiquitous Deaf. FIND STRENGTHS IN YOUR WEAKNESSES. In our world, people with no vision or hearing often have other, sharper, senses. The same is true for Weavelings. Discover the extraordinary set of skills your heroes have, and prove to the world that what’s always been considered a weakness can, in fact, be a mighty advantage. FAIRYTALE-LIKE WORLD. The game takes place in a world full of wonderful, distinctive landscapes. Your path will lead through caves full of glowing fungi, natural basins, forgotten ruins and more. Traveling through this extraordinary world will lead the Weavelings to experience the adventure of their lifetime and discover the mysterious past that led to their home teetering on the edge of destruction. RESIN IS YOUR SOURCE OF LIFE. Protect the village and the Weavelings' civilization by restoring the steady flow of Resin, the life energy for every living creature in this world. Save the land from the advancing Rot. IN WEAKLESS YOU WILL: Follow the story of an unlikely friendship that develops wordlessly between the stoic Blind One and the energetic Deaf One; Peek into the Deaf One’s sketchbook and gain a unique insight to what he thinks about this whole ordeal; Enter the beautiful, organic, bioluminescent world of Weavelings, filled with the curious life forms and mysteries of a bygone civilization waiting to be uncovered; Get a glimpse of the artistic vision of how visually impaired and hearing-impaired people perceive the world; Become a part of non-trivial narratives and satisfying exploration enriched with arcade puzzle elements; Experience stunning music composed on instruments from all around the world, such as the marimba, rav vast or udu.

Weakless Reviews

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Weakless is not exactly a masterpiece, but it is a beautiful little game with an undeniable amount of charm and a heartfelt message. The game tells a story of the beauty of nature and perseverance through friendship. The narrative is kept to a minimum to ensure you experience its themes and concepts through the gameplay, which is a lot of fun despite some glaring rough edges.

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Other than the common camera issues, Weakless is an interesting experience that does a great job of expressing two characters and how they view the world. Sight and sound are senses that are often taken for granted in other titles, so having an adventure that allows both, but not at the same time, makes for an interesting puzzler. Puzzles aren't too extreme and are easy to figure out and solve. Rather than treating this as a 'game,' think of it more as an experience instead, as it does away with the typical game-y aspects, to focus on exploring a world with the sensory disadvantages.

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Joshua (Shnook)
7 / 10.0
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Weakless is a very short game with very easy puzzles. It is set in a beautiful world with good but repetitive music. It has unique characters that forces players to play as both a blind and a deaf character which I found to be very different and fun.

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Weakless is an ambitious game about nature fighting back against the civilization trying to exploit it. Unfortunately all the potential the game has is being killed by technical problems and lack of polish.

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