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Available on:PCApr 10, 2020

Developer: Jesse Makkonen

Genre: Adventure

Guide an old man through the dark and atmospheric world of Heal in this abstract 2D puzzle-adventure point-and-click game. Dear, I'm playing our melody for you.Do you find it familiar...?Maybe it could help you to remember.... to remember us.I want to see you again, even if only for one last time. Heal is an experimental adventure game from the creator of DISTRAINT -series. There are very little dialogue and text in Heal. Instead, the narrative is driven by a strong and obscure atmosphere. FEATURES Side-scrolling 2D with unique, handmade graphics Atmospheric sound design An abstract world filled with puzzles Narrative driven by the atmosphere Handmade in Finland - no asset flips or cheap tricks!

Heal Critic Reviews

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Chris Mc
7 / 10.0
GameSpew

Heal isn’t a long game; it’ll likely take you only a couple of hours to reach its conclusion, with a pause to shout at that one frustrating puzzle. But you’ll still be engrossed by this OAP’s otherworldly outing.

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Unfortunately, I don’t think the game particularly explores themes of ageing and dementia in any clear or substantial way. At least, not other than creating a quiet, lonely atmosphere punctuated by moments of fear. The music mostly rests in gentle, bittersweet melancholia, but occasionally drops a tingling sense of danger. It’s got a lovely main soundtrack, and the visual style is muted but pleasant to the eye. So at least Heal has the mood, if not the words. While disappointed that there wasn’t much in the way of a story, I think Heal holds up well enough as a puzzle game. The art, music and Switch touchscreen controls get a thumbs up.

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Heal: Console Edition is a great puzzle game that tells us about the daily life of an old man who lives alone. Its wide variety of puzzles and its attractive mental challenge ensure that it does not decline at any time. On the contrary, the adaptation of the touch controls of the original game to the pad has not been achieved with good results and solving the puzzles with traditional buttons ends up being boring and tedious.

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