The Mooseman Review

The Mooseman Review: Is it worth buying?

In The Mooseman, a long-long time ago the world was created out of an egg-shell by a god named Yen. In the murky depths of the endless ocean the Lower World was born. The Middle World was made for the men to dwell, and the Upper World was were the ancient gods would reside. Multitudes of spirits dwell among the layers of creation, guarding their secrets in the dark. Embark on a journey through all the worlds of ancient myth, find artifacts of Chud’ tribes and solve all the mysteries of finno-ugric tales.

This game is a pretty unique. You have the ability to change to a world that is hidden from the mortal eye. In this game you will visit three layers of the of the universe. The first is the lower world where the spirits of the dead reside. You encounter forgotten spirits many whom are good and some who are bad. This game isn’t easy and there are many dangers and obstacles that will get in your way. As you get new abilities you will get to use them in the upper world. You will also decipher the ancient artifacts of the finno-ugric tribes. This game is wacky and weird, but is fun all the same.

Gameplay:

The Mooseman is really unique game that when it starts off makes you want to quit. It was the beginning of the game that did really sit well with as it was pretty boring. The first big obstacle is getting past a giant bear, which is pretty simple. To get past such things you can go between realities for lack of a better word. There are many paths blocked that can be traversed by switching in to that alternate reality. These realities are broken down into two parts the upper and lower world. These are the two main realities that you will be switching between. These two are actually really confusing. Now getting back to the giant bear, you will have to use the ability of switching between these two in order to outsmart it. There are other enemies that require you to hide or outsmart them using this same method. There are other abilities that you can acquire that make your journey easier, yet still its never easy in Mooseman. Most of the enemies are avoided by ducking down or using your abilities,  sometimes glitches occur and you die. The majority game is really smooth despite a rough beginning it gets better as the game goes on.

Graphics:

The graphics are pretty standard and there isn’t much to them. The game does look nice, and it has that Limbo feel to it. The coloring and shadowing are the elements that give it that Limbo feel. The switching between the two worlds is smooth and they both look really good. I think the design team did a wonderful job in crafting a world that is good looking and believable.

The Mooseman has its flaws and plenty of them, yet it keeps you coming back. It’s so simplistic, yet retains a fun factor that is missing in most indie games. If you loved Limbo and games of that nature then you will really want to play The Mooseman.

3.5/5

Really good side scrolling game

It’s like Limbo and that’s a good thing.

Short but sweet

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