Tag: puzzle games

The Station Review

Love At First Contact

HIGH The view from the glass-floored space station lounge.

LOW The way the game cheats to hide its big secret.

WTF I guessed the ending roughly 90 seconds into the opening movie.


Q.U.B.E. 2 Preview

When I wrapped up the original Q.U.B.E., I didn’t see where a sequel could go. There was a giant cube, it was going to destroy the earth, some heroic astronauts put a stop to it via an elaborate series of jumping and physics puzzles, roll credits.

I massively underestimated the developers, because it turns out that there’s a huge amount of story left to tell,and Q.U.B.E. 2 outdoes its predecessor in every possible way.


Slayaway Camp Review

Impalement Is Rarely This Good

HIGH The back-of-box movie synopses.

LOW The feeling of spending 100 coins to unlock a puzzle solution that was completely obvious in retrospect.

WTF There’s a Gelatinous Cube.


Io Review

No Moss Gathered

HIGH Flying across the entire map while zoomed-in tight and hitting the bullseye.

LOW Any time I’m asked to ride a gear over lava.

WTF The maze of doom.


This Is Not A Review: Linelight

Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay of a thing without necessarily playing it from A to Z.

The subject of this installment: Linelight, available for PC and PS4 and developed/published by My Dog Zorro.