Review: The Mooseman (PlayStation 4)

You are the Mooseman and you have the ability to see all that is hidden to the mortal eye. You are about to visit three layers of this universe. Here is our The Mooseman review on PlayStation 4.

Pros:

  • Lush artistic graphics style.
  • 693.2MB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Auto walk button.
  • Controls tutorial pop up.
  • Interactive experience with puzzles gameplay.
  • Two plains of existence that you can swap freely between. Each plain will show different things in the game world like platforms or carvings.
  • Tells the story of the Mooseman myth.
  • Hidden collectibles.
  • Totems act as a checkpoint.
  • Beautiful cave drawings and carvings that help tell the story.
  • Easy trophy list.
  • Strong soundtrack.
  • Easy controls.
  • Simple enough to pick up and play.
  • Leaves a lasting impression.

Cons:

  • Pausing on any story scene will cause letters to go on top of each other and look all jumbled up.
  • Not always clear what needs to be done.
  • Slow paced.
  • Cannot skip any cutscenes.
  • One and done experience.
  • Short game.
  • Very primitive gameplay.
  • Puzzles generally come down to a timed button press or dragging an object across.

The Numbers:
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.6/10

Summary

A strong story is told in such a way that it really sticks with you long after playing. The actual gameplay is very basic, Walk right and solve some basic puzzles from time to time. I mean the game knows whats up when it adds in an auto-walk feature. Puzzles really aren’t anything taxing and instead are more an exercise in timing button presses, Its fine though as it doesn’t slow down the story part too much. This is a game you play when you want a throwaway experience or a game that is a good story but very much a one sitting affair. In short, its slow paced and puzzles are basic but the story and atmosphere really elevate it.

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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