Out of Line
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This platformer is perfectly perfunctory in every way.
Out of Line is a good little puzzle platformer that will last you approximately 2-3 hours. It flows nicely but some may find the puzzles a touch too easy to solve. The artwork and music are great but the story remains unclear, with the ending just leaving you with more questions.
Out of Line is a great example of the puzzle platform genre. Nerd Monkey’s methodical approach to puzzles is delightful. Although the game lacks challenge, the tasks continue to develop and are always enjoyable. Due to the low difficulty, the game is accessible and acts as the perfect gateway to the genre. The endearing art style is a highlight of the game, helping to give context to the subjective narrative. Even though the game is relatively short, each moment in the mechanical world is a joy.
Out of Line tries to straddle the line between being an emotional narrative-driven experience and a consistently engaging, challenging puzzle game; unfortunately, it struggles to accomplish either. Far from a bad game, we'd absolutely recommend Out of Line for the younger audience who may want to dip their feet into the puzzle platform genre, but for those seeking something a bit more taxing, then you might be better off looking elsewhere.
Out of Line is a simple, sweet game with clever puzzles scattered through a beautifully dystopian steampunk setting that suffers only from its short length.
In puzzle-platformer Out of Line, young San is on the run from corrupted abominations, with nothing but a golden spear to his name. Will you be able to help him escape and meet some other friendly faces along the way, or will the blight claim him too?
That being said, I would recommend the game to those who aren't looking for overly complex puzzles and a deep, meaningful story. Out of Line is one of those games that won't challenge puzzle enthusiasts nor appease players looking for an appealing narrative.
Is it out of time for games like Out of Line or did it run out of shine which made me go out of mind? Either way, now that I'm out of whine, I'll slap a 5.6 on this review and look forward to what the devs come up with down the line.
Out of Line is a well-polished adventure with an art style that will dazzle you from start to finish. San's story is a mystery that is slowly revealed, but without having a clear story line... Everything is open to your own interpretation of events, especially the ending! The spear gives access to very creative puzzles that, as the levels go by, become more unique and challenging. Help San escape the factory and its clutches, to the sound of a relaxing soundtrack. Out of Line is a national title that has exceeded all expectations, and if you like calm and visually magnificent games like Ori and the Will of the Wisps, then you really can't miss this one!
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Out of Line couldn’t even quite reach the line. The visual texture delivers warm and fuzzy vibes but the simplistic puzzles, slow paced movements and rhythm makes the whole game feel a little clunky, thus causing a bit of traffic throughout the flow. It still makes up for the game’s overall design being clearly delivered which couldn’t be helped but to expect better games to come from the same development team.
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