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Anodyne
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Overall 8
7.5

Anodyne

games xtreme
17 September 2013
Overall 7
6.5

Anodyne

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: Anodyne is a cool little top-down dungeon crawler with an obvious problem: it isn’t Zelda . Though I would normally feel like a jerk criticizing a small indie title for not stacking up to Nintendo’s legendary series, the game itself forces the comparison, lifting not just the basic gameplay elements...
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GamerTell Review: Anodyne for PC

TechnologyTell
3 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Anodyne . It’s a strange name to give a game, but it reflects exactly what this game intends to offer. From independent game designers, Sean Hogan and Jonathan Kittaka, Anodyne is takes a surreal spin on a well established genre, but manages to make the surrealism easy to understand while still...
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Anodyne

Hooked Gamers
1 May 2013
  • Conclusion: Anodyne is a game that, despite one very problematic gameplay element, manages to play with a tried and true genre and create something new and exciting. It lasted just long enough to make me wish that it had ended earlier, and the card collecting feels like its sole purpose is to extend the game,...
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Overall 8
8.0

Anodyne

Gamezebo
23 April 2013
  • Summary: Anodyne is as beautiful as it is disquieting, challenging as it is engrossing.
  • Pros: Excellent hit detection makes combat, puzzle solving, and exploration a joy. Beautiful and unique environments, characters, and puzzles. Atmospheric and gorgeous soundtrack.
  • Cons: Painfully challenging at times, with extremely short invincibility after damage compared to enemies’. Jumping challenges require frequent pixel-tight jumps to the point of frustration. Even with nexus fast-travel, difficult to find your way around the overworld and remember where dungeons are loc...
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Unreality: Anodyne Review

True PC gaming
23 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The influence of drugs in our culture is a polarizing topic, bound to bring the worst out of both sides. Yet one agreeable truth to their usage in creative projects is that it allows storytellers to weave cathartic, mind-bending dreamscapes.
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Anodyne

rockpapershotgun.com
16 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Anodyne’s blend of surreal images and retro graphics appealed to me when I saw the first trailer but I only managed to find time to play through the game this weekend. I’m glad I did.
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Overall 8
7.5

Anodyne Review

Game Debate
29 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Anodyne is a top-down, 2D dungeon crawler and while trying to get into it as much as possible, the game often fails to make any sense whatsoever. After hours of play and being little to no clue about the game direction the player is tempted to simply quit.
  • Pros: Okay-ish Combat, Satisfactory Puzzles
  • Cons: Thin Story, Music, Visuals
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Anodyne Game

Gear Diary
26 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Deep within the murky depths of alternative medicine lies the field of dream interpretation, the discipline of assigning poignant meaning to our subconscious, slumbering thoughts. Not only do professionals exist in this area, they claim grounding in Freudian psychology.
  • Pros: : The rich, pixel-painterly visual aesthetics, the emotional soundtrack, the conception of a new take on a classic genre, and some of the puzzles.
  • Cons: : The narrative, the map layout and exploration, the collectables, the jumping puzzles, and the statement of the underlying themes.
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Expert Review

Calm Down Tom
14 March 2013
  • Summary: Anodyne is a top down 2D dungeon crawler for the PC, Mac, and Linux. The game is at heart a 16 bit styled clone of the 2D Zelda games. If you have played Link’s Awakening DX then you will feel right at home with this game.
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