Version Played: Switch (also available on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac)
Billed as a relaxing, stress-free puzzle game, Glass Masquerade sees players constructing beautiful, stained glass, art deco pictures in 25 countries, as part of the ‘International Times Exhibition’.
Though it is as chilled out as promised – with beautiful visuals, very easy to pick up gameplay and a gorgeous soundtrack – it’s far from flawless. The pictures – and the shapes of the pieces used – are so abstract, at least during construction, that it’s very difficult to know which piece to pick next without it just feeling like trial and error.
This does make it more challenging, but – until there are only a few pieces left – it rarely feels like you’re making progress through anything other than guesswork.
With 35 puzzles to complete, however, it does have a decent amount of content. The lack of a time limit is refreshing (though you are timed so you can attempt to beat your time if you want to replay a stage) and makes for some relaxing puzzle gaming, even if the gameplay can be a little frustrating at times.
Glass Masquerade is a visually unique experience at least, but there are far more entertaining puzzle games available, that’ll test the grey matter in a much more satisfying way.
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