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Review of Nearwood by Houie

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Rating by Houie posted on Mar 16, 2014 | edit | delete

Great game even though it is a "casual" styled one

Time Played ~9 hours (Collector’s Edition, which adds maybe a couple hours)

Difficulty: Almost just right (blackbar tips are a bit too obvious some times) (blackbar tips are the text that shows on the top of the screen when tapping on an interactive item)

This game looks great (the world is absolutely fantastical and marvelous to see), sounds great (great sound FX and voice acting), the extras in the Collector’s Edition are great (a very neat side story book about some of the little furry creatures in the game, and great bonus content including many fun puzzles), the mood is very positive and charming, some of the puzzles were quite refreshing (new, that I hadn’t seen in other casual adventures), and the focus is clearly _not_ on hidden objects (although there are a few, they are relatively painless to go through and objects are listed as silhouettes rather than as pure text), and finally the story is also very good and interesting.

Also, I like that the game is suitable to all ages, I believe, as there is not very much violence in the game (there’s a bit of spell casting later on, but it doesn’t seem to be of the “lethal” kind).

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Time Played: 5-10 hours

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