This game is rated PEGI 3
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Posted: 3 months ago.
It's a whole collection of puzzles that takes on you an adventurous odyssey through mythical lands. As you progress the rearranging is combined with new mechanics and interactive features. This includes abilities like a magic wand to suggest your next move. Or there's the ability to slide groups of tiles together. Although they are essentially puzzles to solve, each scene is a diverse, unique miniature universe of its own.
Along the way you also piece together the various mysteries. You meet a wide cast of curious creatures who not only bring the scenes to life, but offer clues of how to solve them or have specific tasks for you to complete. On occasion there are some fun mini-games like spot-the-difference.
The result is an approachable puzzle game with a surprisingly amount of narrative and depth. With over 100 puzzles to solve there's plenty to keep you occupied. Best of all is how these scenes combine in the eight different biomes to sketch a story of what fantasy life is like in each of them.
Out on Switch and PC first then Xbox and PlayStation at a later date.
You can play this game in the following styles:
5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although very young players can cope with the smaller puzzles, as they progress they get more complex even on the lower difficulty.
The game offers difficulty settings that can start you off with some of the puzzles solved. This also makes the mini games easier and provides more chances before you fail.
The game provides cursor selection when using a mouse, but on gamepad you navigate the tiles digitally by moving tile-to-tile. Although on more complex puzzles the pieces are smaller, you can zoom in to see more clearly. As you select a piece it glows to show it can be interacted with, once it's in the right place the outline disappears and makes a distinct sound.
There are some quite small words on the menu screen, but this are accompanied by large icons for each option.
You have to hold a button to highlight the tiles that are in the correct location.
Although there is some time pressure in the mini-games, the main puzzles have no time pressure. The game saves progress when each puzzle is completed, but you can't save mid-puzzle and potentially could lose (maximum) of 20 minutes work on more complex challenges.
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