Gorogoa crafts its inventive, sliding-tile puzzles and magical world with a graceful simplicity across a compact but fulfilling adventure. The excitement of solving each puzzle may be lost on a repeat playthrough, but its hand-drawn art and clever payoffs are no less satisfying to watch unfold again and again. Gorogoa manages to say so much without uttering a single word, endowing it with a mystery that invites a more attentive, thoughtful revisit — and one that I was more than happy to accept.
A fantastic feat of interlocking storytelling and design.
Inspired and transporting, this is a game unlike any other.
Gorogoa has a great style, but the puzzles aren't satisfactory and its narrative is too ambiguous to leave behind any lasting impact
Gorogoa provides a beautiful and clever trip through surreal art.
If you thrill in playing games that represent the sweat and tears of a developer, Gorogoa is a great game to purchase. It's absolutely gorgeous, and I found it supremely meditative.
While it is short – it took me nearly an hour to reach the end – Gorogoa is worth a second and third trip not because there are new challenges to test, but because it gives me a chance to truly appreciate the clockwork-like precision of the puzzle design and the magnificent hand-drawn artwork found in every frame. It also gives me a chance to try and figure out just what the hell is happening in the story. This may be the fuzziest narrative I've ever had to tackle, open to a great many different interpretations, but that's just part of the game's elegance and brilliance. Even without understanding it, I can still safely say Gorogoa is one of the best puzzle games to ever grace my iPad.
An original and different kind of puzzle, that comes wrapped in a gorgeus aesthetic. It lasts little more than the blink of an eye but... What a ride!
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Gorogoa's main problem lies with its outdated linear approach. It's a fantastic, distinctive looking game with a solid hook for progression through its puzzles, but it ironically doesn't take a lot of risks. If you want a good hour or so to play a unique puzzle game, Gorogoa will fill that void, but just don't expect it to do much more than that.
A unique puzzler that doesn't last for long, but its worth every second it gives us.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Do you have kids? Buy and share Gorogoa as soon as you can. This game is admittedly dark and somber, but its saddest content is more of an issue of tone and confusion than outright inappropriate material, and its delightfully illustrated puzzles do not come more recommended for children. Hardcore puzzle fans, meanwhile, should do their best to take a breath while coming up with Gorogoa's solutions and admire the gorgeous story.
An intelligent puzzle game, Gorogoa certainly tests your logic skills, but it also forgets to really teach you how to handle later chapters when things suddenly get much more complicated.
Gorogoa is a brief but beautiful foray into mystery. But its puzzles are elegant rather than elusive, relying on internal logic and a cohesive exploration of the main character's psyche and the world around him.
It's a lot at once, and so sumptuously animated throughout, that its brevity is a bonus, not a loss.
A charming and creative puzzle masterpiece
Gorogoa definitely falls into the category of games that I wish were longer, but it is difficult to find many genuine faults with the game.
Gorogoa is an immaculate puzzle game. Gorgeous art, beautiful but ominous ambient music, and mind-blowingly clever design combine for something special. It's a game like nothing we've ever played before, and with a modest run-time and low price-point to boot, you have no reason not to snag this outstanding experience.
Gorgoa is an elegant piece of art, but also a unique journey through a wonderful surreal world. Jason Roberts puts the player in his own lifetime puzzle, and finding a way out requires to look everything from a brand new fascinating perspective. Maybe the journey is too short, but it's definitely worth a ride.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Gorogoa is a relaxing, intriguing puzzle game that is a must-have addition to anyone's game library. With unique art and unique gameplay, it's a fresh new take on the genre, and its quality reflects the fact that it took years to perfect.
I wish that this was an actual storybook, a heavy thing bound in leather and built from parchment.