Conclusion: Overall, this game is short but very good. I especially recommend it to any fans of puzzle platforming games such as myself. There's also 3 DLC levels available for just $1.25 apiece. I haven't played them, but I am sure any fan of this game would enjoy them. That does it for this review.
Excerpt: Okay! This is quite a freaky and colourful game about aliens, however somehow in this strange universe, it has charm and an amazing fun factory. At its alien heart, The Maw is an action arcade game that revolves around an alien called The Maw and whatever he or it eats, he absorbs their powers and...
Excerpt: What a weird and wonderful game The Maw is. It's a cute 3D puzzle/platformer with a disturbing underbelly. You see The Maw, the star of the show, is a one-eyed purple blob that's hell bent on eating everything in sight, including cute little creatures.
Summary: The phrase “Good, but not great” pretty accurately sums up
. The puzzles are nothing new or exciting, but the varied creatures and the powers they bestow do add SOME variety to the equation.
Pros: Great visual style, Excellent music, Decent length for 800 points
Cons: Serious control issues, Movement speed is PAINFULLY slow, level structure that equates to a series of ‘key puzzles’.
Excerpt: The Maw, an Xbox LIVE Arcade (XBLA) title developed by Twisted Pixel Games, was honored with the Audience Choice Award in the 2008 PAX-10 showcase of independent games, and is a finalist at this year's Independent Games Festival for Technical Excellence.
Conclusion: The Maw is a fun game for the few hours that it lasts. But it is ultimately too short and suffers from having its content bled out through DLC packs. If a quick, light hearted quest with a cute, hungry alien sounds like a good time to you, then check it out.
Excerpt: Since Toy Story, I have always had a love for Pixar; and if those animation masterminds made The Maw, I wouldn’t have been surprised. Like Pixar’s animated films, Twisted Pixel’s award-winning Xbox Live Arcade title is full of color, quirky humor, and unique character design.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is What is the maw ? Well, this is summed up perfectly by the boffins at Twisted Pixel, who state : “The pinnacle of alien evolution, Maw is a cowardly fat blob concerned mostly with snacking and lounging.