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  • Summary: Noita is a magical action roguelite set in a world where every pixel is physically simulated. Fight, explore, melt, burn, freeze and evaporate your way through the procedurally generated world using spells you've created yourself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Oct 14, 2020
    95
    If the worst thing you can say about a rougelite is that it kills you, then Noita can’t be that bad. I’m a big fan of this game and can’t wait to play some more.
  2. Oct 23, 2020
    90
    Ultimately, Noita is probably not going to change anyone’s mind on roguelikes, but it sure is well-crafted. The game is filled with so many little quirks and gameplay nuances that I never ran out of things to experience. At almost every run, I would run into something new, be it a spell, an enemy, or even secret areas. One thing certainly worth noting is that the game is what you make it. Noita is undoubtedly a title worth playing for those willing to just dive into the gameplay and master the systems at play rather than worry too much about trying to win.
  3. Oct 29, 2020
    87
    Original, challenging and incredibly deep, Noita is a roguelike capable of surprising every time you launch a new game. If you like tough challenges and love this genre of games, Noita is really for you. It doesn't cost much and guarantees plenty of hours of exploration, disruption, killing and fun. But beware: it’s tough. Really tough!
  4. Oct 19, 2020
    80
    Straightforward and occasionally frustrating the set-up may seem, Noita‘s hands-off approach to instruction and allowing player-made discovery to bloom is one sought-after trait in gaming that here pays off time and time again.
  5. Oct 19, 2020
    75
    In its best moments, Noita is a visual treat of interesting physics mechanics, status effects, and weapons that encourage experimentation, explosions, and just a damn good time. It offers hours of amusement and surprises wrapped inside a fairly traditional roguelite offering. What it lacks in actual progression systems, it makes up for with a bewildering amount of exploration and a high skill ceiling for those willing to master it. That difficulty is also its biggest shortcoming, as the ease with which players can die — often unfairly — means a lot of repeating familiar areas and weapons, and the user interface and RNG often get in the way of the better parts of the experience. Noita isn’t a game to sink 50 hours into, but it’s a blast to drop in and experience for its systems, and it 100% lives up the promise that “every pixel is simulated” — often to deadly and hilarious effect.
  6. Oct 20, 2020
    70
    Creatively manipulating Noita's reactive world with an inventive spellcasting system acts as the game's initial appeal, but it's also the game's biggest stumbling block early on. Trying to gain footing in Noita's dangerous, unstable world is an abrasive task that distracts from its wonderful secrets and challenging puzzles, but its main hook of experimentation with spells and their effects on the world around you is strong enough to pull you through its uneven start. Noita is tough and unforgiving of even the smallest mistakes, but it's also just a gleeful sandbox of destruction that brings as much joy as it does death.
  7. Nov 19, 2020
    45
    I don’t envy any roguelike unfortunate enough to release immediately after Hades — that game made every run feel distinct and provided a persistent narrative justification for the repetition inherent to the genre. I obviously can’t expect smaller developers to match that effort, but what Hades does well underlines the fact that so many roguelikes let stellar ideas go to waste, lost amid endless monotony. Noita is a spectacular technical showcase in desperate need of a more fully-formed game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
  1. Sep 29, 2019
    10
    Haven't seen such fun game in a while. A bit crazy, in a good way - and I hope it stays like that. If this is early access, can't wait to seeHaven't seen such fun game in a while. A bit crazy, in a good way - and I hope it stays like that. If this is early access, can't wait to see what full release will be like. Expand
  2. Oct 22, 2020
    10
    This game is hard but so much fun! Kinda like spelunky. good game!!!!! recommended!
  3. Nov 14, 2020
    10
    Noita has original physics and gameplay. The variety of everything is making this game impossible to get bored. And the sound effects areNoita has original physics and gameplay. The variety of everything is making this game impossible to get bored. And the sound effects are pretty fine. Keep up with that good work Nolla Games. Expand
  4. Sep 25, 2019
    10
    This game is great but also really challenging. Thanks to The Father, Vonzay for recommending.
  5. Oct 17, 2020
    9
    Simply one of the best roguelikes/roguelites out there. Surprisingly deep game with tons of customization, enemy and level variety, and easterSimply one of the best roguelikes/roguelites out there. Surprisingly deep game with tons of customization, enemy and level variety, and easter eggs. Even after tens of hours, you find new and unique stuff. Highly recommended. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2020
    5
    Conceptually it's interesting. It's deep and complex. But it isn't fun nor does it have any sort of meta-upgrade system that every roguelikeConceptually it's interesting. It's deep and complex. But it isn't fun nor does it have any sort of meta-upgrade system that every roguelike has nowadays. I can't recommend this over Hades or Dead Cells. Expand
  7. Dec 18, 2020
    0
    This game didn't really keep my interest. Feels way overrated than it should be.

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