Planet of Lana Reviews

Planet of Lana is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
6 / 10
May 22, 2023

While its evocative graphics will attract players on this beautiful journey, the simple traversal puzzles and lack of emotional weight mean Planet of Lana is just not very memorable.

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6 / 10
May 23, 2023

A disappointing attempt to ape the magic of Inside and Limbo, which despite some of the best visuals of the year suffers from unimaginative puzzle design and storytelling.

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3.5 / 5.0
Jun 4, 2023

At times, it feels like Planet of Lana tragically works to oppose itself. For every bit of exquisite scenery and artistic richness, there’s gameplay that’s overly familiar, rote and unappealing. It’s a shame that such a stylistically spellbinding game is compromised by its dearth of exciting gameplay ideas. Planet of Lana is by no means a shoddy game. It’s actually pretty good thanks to a cocktail of challenging puzzles and pinpoint platforming. However, its lack of innovation, as well as its myriad of little kinks, stop it from becoming a true exemplar of the genre. For all Planet of Lana is, it really could’ve and really should’ve been so much more.

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May 22, 2023

Planet of Lana is a delightful puzzle platformer that hits that sweet spot in more ways than one. It’s not too challenging nor too simple, and though it could have delivered endless levels of similar ideas, it only takes enough time as it needs to tell the perfect story of friendship and survival.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2023

Planet of Lana was a game that promised a lot because of its visuals, but I couldn't get what I wanted in terms of gameplay and story.

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70 / 100
May 27, 2023

Planet of Lana has a great visual style that should help it stand out in a universe full of 2D puzzle platformers, even as its gameplay and story are easily forgotten.

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7 / 10.0
May 22, 2023

Planet of Lana is a perfectly fine, if strangely unambitious, cinematic platformer, hitting all the right notes without writing a new song.

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3.5 / 5.0
May 22, 2023

Far from the most inventive or unique take on the puzzle-platformer formula, Planet of Lana mitigates its relatively-safe gameplay with a striking visual style and a surprisingly compelling use of music alongside.

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May 22, 2023

Planet of Lana makes up for some repetitive 2D puzzling with a gorgeous art style and a good-natured tone.

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GameMAG
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7 / 10
Jun 1, 2023

Planet of Lana is a beautiful game with simple mechanics and great characters, including bobcat. But repetitive gameplay, easy puzzles and bad controls in sections with drones and electric labyrinths destroyed our hopes of getting a true gem.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2023

Planet of Lana is a vibrant and vivid dreamscape. From luscious greens to bright blues, it's very clear how important art is in a game like this. Some issues hold the title back, such as a lack of checkpoints leading to frustration in puzzles. Though the environmental storytelling is strong, the puzzle elements largely work with the use of "companion-based gameplay", and the stealth sections, while basic, make for a fun time. All in all, Planet of Lana is an engaging and unique game, and a world worth experiencing.

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7.8 / 10.0
May 22, 2023

While I would have liked gameplay to have more bite and variety, Planet of Lana is still an enjoyable and beautiful romp. The art direction and main jingle are likely the only things that will stick with me in the long run, but Lana and Mui’s journey is a competent rescue mission that doesn’t always soar as high as the machines pursuing them.

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7.8 / 10.0
May 22, 2023

Planet of Lana is a captivating adventure with a wonderful art direction. The first half of the game works way better than the latter, when some of the ideas in its level design feels a little redundant, but the game as a whole is a touching and pleasant journey that you may hold dear for quite sometime.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2024

With a wonderful art style and some fresh puzzle design thanks to an adorable sidekick, this is more than just a Limbo knock-off and has its own worth.

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8 / 10
Jun 24, 2023

Ultimately, this title is a great relaxing game for a quiet evening with a glass of wine. Of course, even the non-alcoholic one. It took us about 5 hours to finish it, and we hope we will see the second part in time because we will remember this experience for a long time.

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8 / 10.0
May 15, 2023

There is so much to love in Planet of Lana. The visuals, the audio design, and the gameplay combine to create something that feels like you just slot into it. This is a game that everyone was born to play. It’s not overly complicated, except for one puzzle, and it doesn’t try to cram lots of high-sci-fi concepts down your throat. It just exists and welcomes you to play in a way that feels natural and you never truly want to leave behind.

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Jun 29, 2023

Overall, Planet of Lana is a side view, semi-3D platformer at its best. Give this game a little of your time and it will give you back a wealth of entertainment from its puzzles to the rich story told with very few words. The game has tons of character which shines through in its characters, picturesque landscapes, and wholesome narrative. Definitely give this game a try. I award Planet of Lana the Thumb Culture Gold Award!

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8 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2023

Planet of Lana is a visually captivating side-scrolling platformer with a narrative delivered through environment and character actions. Despite minor control issues and simple puzzles, the game's stunning art style and compelling story make it a worthwhile experience.

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8 / 10.0
May 30, 2023

Planet of Lana offered a short adventure that excelled in its art direction and strong animation to have the player feeling like he is literally wandering around an art piece, in addition to fun puzzles, its problem was its repetitiveness and that it was unchallenging.

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8 / 10.0
May 27, 2023

Step into Planet of Lana and have a beautiful, low-stress time. Its puzzle are enough to get you thinking but simple enough to keep the game relaxing and perfectly-paced.

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