Review: Chuchel (Steam)

CHUCHEL is a comedy adventure game from the creators of Machinarium, Botanicula, and Samorost. Join the hairy hero Chuchel and his rival Kekel as they will be facing numerous puzzles and challenges in their quest to retrieve the precious cherry!

Pros:

  • Cutesy graphics that almost look like a Pixar film.
  • 1318MB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Point and click puzzle gameplay, You are presented with a puzzle contained within one screen.
  • Humor throughout.
  • Family friendly.
  • Hints button.
  • Many likable characters.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Clever fun puzzles.
  • Hidden collectibles.
  • Such a fun experience.
  • Takes on classic games, Won’t say how or what but its a nice homage.
  • Simple clear UI.

Cons:

  • Lacks a tutorial or explanation.
  • Left wanting more.
  • Little replayability.

The Numbers:
  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.2/10

Summary

Chuchel is a surprise as you look at it and never actually know what you are going to get. I mean you know now because I told you but its still full of mystery as you work out the puzzle before the solution. It’s so well presented and so much fun to play through. The main character is constantly trying to get the cherry and it keeps eluding him. If you have seen Ice Age then you know its basically Scrat (The Squirrel) chasing his acorn. It’s got a lot of puzzles but I found once I had done them I had little enthusiasm to go through it again, The charm was in its first time exposure. In short its a wonderfully presented puzzle game that will charm you as much as it will frustrate you.

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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