Indies have dominated the summer and they’re not slowing down yet. Creature in the Well is the next in a long line of great indie games of 2019, and today it has released on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam.
You might not associate hack-and-slash action with pinball, but developers Flight School will make sure you do after playing this. In Creature in the Well it’s up to you, the last BOT-C unit, to save the city of Mirage from being trapped in a desert sandstorm for the rest of time.
Your BOT-C unit needs to do this by trekking into the city’s mountain and powering up the ancient facility that’s been inactive for generations. There’s only one problem, the titular Creature stalking the mountain, stopping you from progressing.
Through this journey down 8 levels you’ll encounter hazardous machinery, hostile turrets and locked doors blocking your path down. It’s up to you to deal with pinball inspired obstacles and puzzles with your two swords; blocking, hitting and charging up energy orbs to defend yourself and reactivate dormant machinery.
Secret paths, hidden upgrades, weapons and collectibles, dark secrets and boss battles all await you in Creature in the Well.
After a review? Our thoughts surrounding Creature in the Well on Xbox One are up and live.
You can play it now for £12.49 on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch or PC, thanks to the Xbox store, Nintendo store or Steam. It’s also launching into Xbox Game Pass today as well, so if you are a subscriber to that, you’re quids in.
Creature in the Well is a top-down, pinball-inspired, hack-and-slash dungeon crawler. As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate Creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear in order to free the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm.
– Pinball with swords: Charge up energy orbs, then bounce and ricochet them to reactivate dormant machinery and stop the sandstorm.
– Defeat the Creature: Escape the many challenges set by the Creature and confront it in intricate, skillful battles.
– Dungeon-crawler: Delve deeper into the mountain as you unlock eight hand-crafted dungeons, each filled with unique gameplay themes, unlockables, and secrets to uncover.
– Over 20 unique items: Customize your playstyle with upgradeable weapons and clothing that change how you play the game.