What Lies In The Multiverse Reviews

What Lies In The Multiverse is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10
Mar 3, 2022

Overall, I enjoyed What Lies in the Multiverse and feel like most people will as well. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you about some of the game’s punishing puzzles, especially the timing-based platforming ones. If you have popsicle fingers like I do, I wish you the best of luck working your way through the game, because you’re going to need it.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2022

What Lies in the Multiverse is a sublime puzzle platformer. The puzzles are engaging and the story balances comedy and drama with aplomb.

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90 / 100
Mar 29, 2022

What Lies in the Multiverse is one of the most unique puzzle/platformers released in recent years. Featuring gorgeous pixel-based graphics and a charmingly self-aware sense of humor, the game constantly throws a variety of new set pieces and obstacles at you and continues to find clever ways to use its central universe swapping mechanic. Despite some unexpectedly dark undertones, the game remains mainly upbeat, telling a story that deals with loss, friendship, and life in a surprisingly mature way. What Lies in the Multiverse is well worth picking up for fans of puzzle based games.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2022

I have to admit it: What Lies in the Multiverse hits the zeitgeist like few other games did. The entertainment world has a multiverse fever and Studio Voyager uses this concept to create a stimulating puzzle-platform where every solution is just a reality-switch away. But beyond the effective gameplay there's a solid narrative, that tells tragedy through irony and creates bonds between the player and his character.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2022

What Lies in the Multiverse is one of the most fun indie games I've played in quite some time.  The puzzle-aspect of it is rather on the easy side for most of the game with nothing too complex, but where the game really shines is the story.  If you have a few hours and about fifteen dollars to spare, definitely take a look and see What Lies in the Multiverse

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Unscored
Mar 11, 2022
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8 / 10
Apr 14, 2022

What Lies In the Multiverse manages to distinguish itself from its peers in terms of both engaging puzzles and a darkly humorous but moving narrative. Despite some mildly annoying logistical issues, Multiverse is a wonderfully clever puzzle platformer with a distinctive style, a quick wit, and a ton of heart.

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9 / 10.0
May 11, 2022

What Lies in the Multiverse is an enjoyable story-driven affair with well-designed characters and puzzles that strike the perfect balance between fun and challenging. This is one title that's definitely worth checking out.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2022

A 2D platformer with a good narrative and fun universe-switching mechanic that could use some difficulty and more variety.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2022

What Lies in the Multiverse is a short, but intense experience. Unfortunately, the fun is overshadowed by the loose control scheme and the fact that not even the latest patch fixes the issues of the corrupt save file. It is too bad, especially since the character design and the dialogues are quite inspired.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2022

What Lies in the Multiverse in a great, delicate and subtle way touches on the important subject of loss and how we deal with it. If you appreciate such stories, you must give the production of Untold Tales a chance.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2022

What Lies in the Multiverse pulls itself in every direction, trying to tell both a comedic and tragic story, which ultimately works against its favour. The gameplay is enjoyable throughout most of the journey but soon stagnates at an easy difficulty.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2022

A delightful indie experience that any retro fan will get a kick out of

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Apr 7, 2022

What Lies in the Multiverse is a puzzle-platformer that combines traditional puzzles with the ability to swap between multiple dimensions. The innovative mechanics introduced me to various environments seamlessly. Was the final project woven together soundly like space and time? Or did it need some work? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2022

What Lies in the Multiverse is a playful and meandering adventure through time and space that manages to offer a real sense of drama alongside its simple puzzle-platformer mechanics. Shifting between universes to plot your route through each level is fun (if not a little easy), but there’s plenty of interesting tweaks to the gameplay to keep you interested throughout. The enjoyable story, while a little scattershot in tone, is carried by a quirky cast of characters that help make What Lies in the Multiverse an entertaining way to wile away an afternoon or two.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2022

If you’re new to puzzle or precision platformers as a genre, What Lies in the Multiverse would make a great contender for your first game. The novel puzzles aren’t difficult nor punishing, and there is a lengthy and engrossing story to break up the platforming components, so you aren’t overwhelmed or frustrated by their continuity. As an added bonus, the game is beautiful and has a sprinkle of creepiness to keep you on your toes.

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Essential
Mar 11, 2022

The story is interesting, well written and it succeeds in balancing often hilarious moments and serious themes. The gameplay is great too, with inventive puzzles that don’t overstay their welcome. What Lies In The Multiverse is absolutely brilliant.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2022

I can see What Lies in the Multiverse becoming a well liked puzzle game for a wider audience with just a little bit of exposure, and I hope it does. It’s got the heart, the mechanics are simple but solid, and the handling allows for enjoyment even on the Nintendo Switch. It never reaches the level of complexity that I found with Braid or Fez, but it kept the narration moving in a way that let me dive into the puzzles while still feeling satisfied and activated.

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WhatIfGaming
John Carlo
8.7 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2022

What Lies In The Universe is a fun, exciting, and reasonably short adventure and puzzle-filled game. It explores the idea of exploring multiverses and contains a light-hearted story with some dark surprises packed in.

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9 / 10
Mar 3, 2022

A wonderfully written story, combined with some dark, depressing and ultimately great side discoveries and accessible yet engaging platform-puzzling prove to be another fantastic addition to Untold Tales’ portfolio. It may not be perfect, but we can rejoice that What Lies In The Multiverse exists within our dimension to experience.

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