Noita Review (Steam)

Noita Review (Steam)

Noita is a magical action rogue-lite 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.

Pros:

  • Decent pixel art graphics.
  • 1367MB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support after you turn it on.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, v-sync, game renders the cursor, low-resolution rendering, cosmetic particle amount, low-quality rendering, and pixel art anti-aliasing.
  • Screen shake intensity slider.
  • Gameplay recorder–on/off and set memory budget.
  • The keyboard and mouse can be rebound.
  • Streaming integration for Twitch that allows you to cast votes, have viewers name ghosts, install streaming mods.
  • Steam Workshop support for a mods-daily practice run, for example, mod, nightmare, random starting load-outs, and Finnish translation.
  • Four game modes-main game, daily run, nightmare (mod or complete game to unlock it), and daily practice run.
  • Progress screen-fills in as you find perks/spells and enemies encountered and any secrets.
  • Save and exit option.
  • Roguelike gameplay.
  • Running ticker on items picked up.
  • Really good physics from the way water moves to how lava drips down and fire spreads.
  • You play as a character that can swap between magic and a wand bit the spells randomize every run and you can hover around with a jetpack like an apparatus.
  • Find gold and treasures.
  • Shops to buy abilities/magic.
  • End of run breakdown.
  • Plays a bit like a twin-stick shooter.
  • World randomize every run.
  • Big cursor on-screen to help with aiming.
  • Destructible levels.
  • The opening part is always the same where it shows the controls.
  • Find new wands and potions to use.

Noita Review (Steam)

Cons:

  • No real tutorial.
  • Very baffling at first.
  • Small text.
  • Initial boot-up is a small window that’s hard to read and navigate on a big TV.
  • Huge learning curve.
  • A lot of icons that mean something or so times don’t.

Noita Review (Steam)

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Lengths - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.8/10

Summary

Noita to me is a very Marmite game, you will either instantly love it or hate it, I fall in the middle it must be said. I found the art style to be incredible and along with the music it’s definitely a looker! OK, so Noita is a spell casting roguelike where you play as a wizard and spawn with a set of random spells, off you trot I to the randomly generated cave system and look for bosses, spells, and loot. It’s all very action-packed and despite a brief control tutorial, it’s all very unforgiving and full of learning it for yourself. I spent a good chunk of time just trying to work out what the hell this game was about, I mean the physics in it are untouchable, watching fire cascade like a deadly waterfall and spreading like wildfire was a true delight, its just I spent more time dying and respawning than I did actually progressing. That’s kind of the story here, I never truly got to grips with it all, I never found the moment where it clicked and instead of delight it frustrated me. I’ve seen people enjoying Noita I’ve seen people doing crazy shit in Noita but for me, I just couldn’t break into it and enjoy myself.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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