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Chuchel

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New game from Amanita out today.

Reviews:

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/chuchel

Trying to find fault in CHUCHEL, though, is a pretty pointless endeavor. The game sets out with a simple goal, achieves it beautifully, and doesn’t waste your time getting its point across. I don’t really know how much better this could get. I suppose $10 might be a bit much for some to swallow, but CHUCHEL is a great experience that is definitely worth a whirl.

CHUCHEL aims to be a mostly comedic turn for Amanita Design and succeeds due to a winning combination of idiosyncratic aesthetic choices and streamlined point-and-click mechanics.

The game is a concentrated burst of lovely design that’s short enough to end before its title character, its scene setup, or its sparse interaction can grow stale.

So it’s short and good, it could even melt John Walker’s heart Smile

Chuchel is a tour de force of animation, every scene so vibrant and hilarious, colourful and manic, the slightest tweaks in character facial expressions eliciting guffaws. Every new scene is a glorious delight just to look at, before you even start playing with it. And then, as you click on every element on the screen, delightful, silly and gorgeous things happen. This is a game where I find myself trying to work out what is the correct solution to any given puzzle, just so I can avoid clicking on it before I’ve clicked on everything else. I exhaust every repeated joke until it loops, don’t mind when they do, and call people in from other rooms to see the funniest moments. Chuchel is, beyond belief, wonderful.

     
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This is one I am looking forward to playing!

     

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This one I’m definitely going to jump on.  Smile

     

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I’m a little bit put off by the lack of background graphics, and by the fact that it looks like a series of one-screen “levels” rather than something with exploration, but Amanita have more than earned my trust at this point. I’ll be getting the game.

     

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This should be a lot of fun.

     
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I downloaded it and played for about 10 minutes so far.  It is delightful and wonderfully silly from the very beginning.  I’m going to hold off playing some more until I play Technobabylon in the community playthrough, but this is another Amanita treasure.

     

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Also downloaded and played a little. I couldn’t stop smiling. Love Amanita and this is another great fun game.

     

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Yeah, it’s good, of course it is.  Cool

But those actionery sequences are Thumbs Up I’m currently stuck in one. Hope there won’t be any more once I get through.

     

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Played around with it a tiny bit yesterday, looking forward to playing it later after work again. Charming and funny as is to be expected from amanita.

In a way it felt a bit like playing an episode of “La Linea” if anyone remembers that (don’t know if that’s even a thing outside of Sweden).

     

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I’ve read something about 3 hours playtime. If you’re done, could you tell me how long you’ve played? I’d like to know before I buy. There are more games coming this month, and I can only buy one for now.

     
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I couldn’t resist finishing the game tonight.  With the arcade sequences, which slowed me down but were doable, I clocked a bit over 3.5 hours for the entire game.  There are a couple of puzzles that were challenging until I figured out cause and effect, but there are also hints along the way, if needed.  The music and sound effects are wonderful, and I especially like the puzzle with the multi-colored trees and the singing worms.  It’s a very good game and one I plan to play again.

     

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Also finished it. If you like Amanita’s other games you will probably like this one. A little pricey for its length but worth the money in my book.

     

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also finished it, but i am bit disappointment of the core touch gameplaying thats made for, and since i play my adventure PC exclusive i wasn’t very happy.

2nd it is not the original Amanita’s game always used to surprise us with, its just another Deadalic’s Fire adventure only excluding the length and the difficulty of each scene .

     

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