Night In The Woods is an adventure game heavily focused on story, characters and exploration, with some platforming to get around town. Mae's a cat so the roofs and ledges and powerlines are all her playground, and she's not the only one up there by a long shot. You'll also be doing various activities and interacting with the world in different ways, getting to know the townspeople, hanging out with friends, exploring Possum Springs inside and out, and venturing into the surrounding areas.
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This game is a better written Life is Strange. It's ironic how a game with a cartoony artstyle is able to tell a more mature story. I still love the campiness of LiS, don't get me wrong but it's undeniable that it's a "teen" game. NitW does everything better. The gameplay consists of just walking but that is to be expected from a game like this. There's also a rouguelite you can play by accessing Mae's computer but I didn't care for it too much. The art direction, soundtrack and story do outshine the gameplay however, enough for me to recommend it over LiS if you're looking to buy either of them.
This was a fantastic game and the only thing keeping it from getting a higher score for me is how short it is.
Although, in my opinion, I think it's better for a game to leave you wanting more than less. Even if it lacks some resolution, it feels finished with the added epilogue.