True to the game's name, the ambient creaks and cracks of ancient floorboards help build an unsettling atmosphere. Meanwhile, the soundtrack is subtle but incredibly effective, and the cheerful chime that rings once you solve a puzzle offers a pure endorphin rush.
Creaks offers up a wonderful visual style, with beautiful hand-drawn artwork that lends the entire game the feel of an artist's sketchbook. Occasionally you'll find a scene so busy that it can be hard to spot an interactive object in the background, but that’s easy to overlook when the game is such a joy to behold.
Puzzles come thick and fast, and almost every one of them is challenging and fun to solve. Messing up doesn't set you back very far, so you're never punished for experimenting, and the game succeeds in wordlessly guiding you through its world without any major roadblocks.
Creaks clocks in around six hours, and can be easily played in one or two sittings. The puzzles are well designed and the game’s art and music gel well, although it can be easy to get so engrossed in puzzle solving that you stop paying attention to the imaginative world around you.
A fairly easy list that focuses on discovering and completing interactive paintings littered throughout the adventure. It's possible to unlock them all during a single playthrough, although you may struggle to find every hidden room without a guide.