The Gardens Between Review

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Posted: 7 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

The Gardens Between is a puzzle game set in dreamlike island gardens where you play as best friends Arina and Frendt. You work around the island levels collecting balls of light in your lantern, manipulating time to solve puzzles and removing obstacles. As you progress you explore the interrelated cause and effect of each aspect of the island.

The game examines the significance of their friendship, their memories, what they have to let go of, and what they value most. And is, additionally, visually stunning in its simplistic design and thoughtful colour palette, invoking the feeling of childhood play by surrounding the friends with oversized inanimate objects like TVs and vintage games consoles.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 20/09/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS.

Genres: Adventure and Puzzle.

Developer: @TheVoxelAgents

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 3.

ESRB EVERYONE.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Cognitive Pressure

Low Pressure: Game tasks aren’t time-limited or with a high emphasis on performance. Or there is a low pressure play-mode available.

Adjust Speed: Adjust the overall speed of the game, or rewind play for a second attempt, to ease reaction times.

System Settings

Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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