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Category: Puzzle Games

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Hello Neighbor

Version Played: Xbox One (via Game Pass) Horror games are massive at the moment, fuelled in part by the rise of YouTube reaction videos. Horrific, graphic content doesn’t seem to […]

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Catch a Duck – Switch

Catch a Duck – Out now on Switch – £4.49/$4.99 – Published by Ultimate Games SA In the 70s and 80s, there seemed to be a lot of animation to be found in a wobbly, hand-drawn and charming style – think Roobarb or Henry’s Cat, for example. It was this type of cartoon that I was most reminded of when […]

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Depixtion – PC

The first time I heard of Picross – many years ago – it was thanks to Nintendo and the game Picross DS. Given that it was so critically acclaimed, I was very keen to try it out. There was just one problem for me, however: I always found it really satisfying to build up a picture using the logic puzzle […]

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Gabbuchi – Switch

I’ve only just been making my way through one puzzle platformer – the rather lovely, Tetris-themed Tetra’s Escape – and another has come along for me to take a look at. Gabbuchi is a different beast altogether, however. With a very stylised, angular – yet almost hand-drawn – aesthetic, which also has a deliberately limited colour palette, Gabbuchi would have […]

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Claybook – Switch

There’s something incredibly pleasing about playing with clay. The feel, the smell, the endless possibilities that come with just a few different coloured lumps of squishy goodness. There’s a magic that’s hard to capture in games, mostly because the majority of the joy inherent in playing with clay comes from the tactile nature of it – it’s difficult to translate […]

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Review: Selma and the Wisp – Switch

Despite being available as far back as 2016 on Steam, Selma and the Wisp completely passed me by. The issue of discoverability on digital storefronts is a huge problem – and is one I’ve discussed before. Steam, with a seemingly eternal flood of games, is the storefront that perhaps has the biggest problem with keeping titles visible, especially smaller, independent […]

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Spellkeeper – Switch

It’s not difficult to find puzzle games with unique premises on Switch, and here’s another – in Spellkeeper, players are tasked with freeing butterflies from magic cocoons; to accomplish this, tiles must be laid to direct light around the levels – chain together the light in the correct pattern and all butterflies are freed. There’s a limited selection of tiles […]