Being a fan of the steampunk style, Wells intrigued me from the beginning and I hoped that it would live up to my expectations. I felt that the game was enjoyable and would find myself playing stage after stage without noticing how much time had passed. The levels were action-packed with enemies galore. The game is very short (I beat it in about four to five hours), but I don’t find that to be a downside. The simplistic nature paired with the shortness of title provide a nice little experience that can be achieved without a large time commitment. Any longer and I feel that this game would have gotten old and just too repetitive. The game was very easy and I found it was rather difficult to die even in later levels. That is until fighting some of the later bosses. The bosses were straightforward – shoot the glowing bits until the monster dies or moves on to the next stage, but some of the later ones had heavy hitting attacks that would just obliterate me. However, they were not impossible and once I learn their pattern of attack, they were easier to overcome.
Wells is an interesting little title that I would recommend playing. It was not the best game, but it was enjoyable and I feel that it is a title that more people should check out.
Note: A copy of this game was provided for the purpose of the review.
Final Score: 7/10