The Pillar: Puzzle Escape

eastasiasoft, Paper Bunker s.r.o., Paper Bunker s.r.o.

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The Pillar: Puzzle Escape

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General Information

Available on:Xbox OneJan 13, 2021
Nintendo SwitchJan 13, 2021
PlayStation 4Jan 13, 2021
PCJun 10, 2020

Developer: Paper Bunker s.r.o.

Publishers: eastasiasoft, Paper Bunker s.r.o.

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle

Cleverly mixing mystery and puzzle solving, The Pillar: Puzzle Escape ventures deep into an unknown world filled with riddling contraptions and scenic vistas. Explore islands that each offer unique environments and secrets to discover. Remain aware of your surroundings as they change and evolve like a lucid dream. With every challenge you overcome, you grow closer to escaping the mythical maze and waking up from the elaborate cage that’s trapped you inside! FEATURES: - Search for a way to escape ever-evolving challenges! - Explore a wondrous world with diverse and beautiful landscapes. - Solve puzzles to unlock the mysteries of each island. - Experience the adventure through a classic first-person perspective.

The Pillar: Puzzle Escape Critic Reviews

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The Pillar: Puzzle Escape is a very enjoyable game if you're into this sort of thing, but ironically, if you're into this sort of thing, you'll find it a cakewalk. Much more could have been made of this adventure to really work that grey matter and make it far more of a challenge for puzzle aficionados.

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For a few short hours The Pillar: Puzzle Escape on Xbox will completely transport you away. It is easy to get sucked in thanks to the serene environment combined with the first-person perspective. A lack of story does not matter: this is a place begging to be explored.

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GamePitt

7.5 / 10.0
Rob Pitt

The Pillar: Puzzle Escape is a colourful casual puzzle game with relaxing music and atmosphere. Although the puzzles don’t vary much from the mechanics you encounter in the first few levels, some of them do become trickier as you enter the final four levels. If looking to grab the platinum, you only need to complete the first four levels, but I strongly recommend playing through all eight in order to enjoy everything the game has to offer. PSVR support and more variations on the puzzles would have enhanced the overall experience, but those looking for a more relaxing and less stressful version of The Witness will surely enjoy this beautiful puzzle game.

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The Pillars: Puzzle escape is attempting to stand out in a crowded and niche market, where the leaders of the pack are extremely strong titles. A much simpler approach makes this an accessible game compare to the others, but I can’t ignore its graphical short comings. Had this element been spot on, it would have scored 7.5 out of 10, but it has to be marked down slightly for these issues. With this being said, do I recommend you try it? Yes. A great entry level title that can be played casually, with an excellent audio and nice graphics (if you don’t look closely at the details.) Can you unlock the mysteries of the pillars and escape this magical world?

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The Pillar - Official Launch Trailer for Xbox, Playstation and Switch

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The Pillar - Gameplay Trailer (Switch, PC, Mobile)

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