Tag: Puzzle

Pode Review

Catch A Rising Star

HIGH Strong, iterative puzzle design.

LOW The pulled-back perspective frequently leads to missed jumps.

WTF The Rock can teleport by swallowing the Star.


Subaeria Review

Repeatedly Wrecked By Ruthless Robots

HIGH Finally figuring out the attack patterns and beating the first boss

LOW dying over and over, only to start from the very beginning of the game every time

WTF Why is Styx sending herself messages?


Etherborn Preview

Gravity has had an odd place in gaming history, often serving as a secondary embellishment to the action in brawlers or platformers instead of earning its own place at the forefront as a central mechanic. Not so in Altered Matter’s puzzle-platformer Etherborn, where the entire game design revolves around the manipulation of gravity, both figuratively and literally.


Cold Iron Review

The Gun Is Hungry

HIGH Gunning down a foe before they can touch their weapon.

LOW Trying to notice which of my enemy’s eyes are twitching.

WTF The ‘victory lap’ players get to run on the final boss.


Gorogoa Review

Perpetual Motion

HIGH Impressively intricate parts coming together in neat ways.

LOW Flipping between screens for long periods without finding a solution.

WTF I have absolutely no idea what the story is about.