Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cave Puzzles: A Gift Flash Game Review



Link: Cave Puzzles: A Gift
Developer: Helgiii
Genre: Puzzle/Platformer
FlashMush Rating: 8/10

Seems like I haven't reviewed a puzzle platformer game in forever, although that may not be the case. Either way, reviewing a pretty great one right now! Cave Puzzles: A Gift is well...all about getting your girlfriend a gift. Maybe I should follow the advice of this game myself.

Overall it is a fairly typical puzzle platformer but does have a few stand out qualities which is a must have in this over saturated puzzle platformer market. What first stands out is the artistic style and graphics I guess. I throw the word artistic in there as this game seems to have some of that thrown in. It's not just a graphical style, has some character to it. Guess it's kind of hard to explain. An example, however, would be the title logo I have shown above.


The other thing that I really enjoyed about Cave Puzzles: A Gift was the puzzles themselves which is pretty surprising as you would think most puzzle level designs I have seen by now. But nope, Cave Puzzles did offer some new twists and ideas to the genre or at least presented them in interesting and humorous ways. Examples would be that there was a lot of pushing of objects to either create staircases or prevent falls, air currents were very interesting and portals were introduced as well. Who doesn't love portals (or Portal). I found Cave Puzzles: A Gift to be a nice break from all the other trite and predictable puzzle platformer games out there and urge everyone to play it!

3 comments:

  1. Great game! Took your advice and gave it a go. Definitely a different feel than most common puzzlers, would recommend it.

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  2. Thanks for a review!
    Found it accidently. Cheers! :)
    Oleg Vorontsov

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  3. @Oleg: Thanks for the comment! =) Love it when I get direct feedback from the developers of the games I review. Especially good feedback. =p

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