Gorogoa's main problem lies with its outdated linear approach.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.
Gorogoa has a great style, but the puzzles aren't satisfactory and its narrative is too ambiguous to leave behind any lasting impact
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.
It takes someone quite extraordinary to see the world in such a way to connect images like Roberts does in Gorogoa, and for that alone I'm glad I've been privy to it. It'll stick with me as a piece of art to admire, but not as a video game to enjoy.
Gorogoa is essentially an experience that might be short, but it is full of surprises at every corner as you manage to figure out some of the more complicated puzzles.
Gorogoa is a beautiful albeit short puzzle game worth experiencing even if you aren't a brilliant puzzle solver.
While Gorogoa is one of this year's shortest experiences, it's still one that's worth checking out, as it turns a relatively simple idea into one of the year's most compelling and innovative puzzle games.
I fear we may have published our Game of the Year list too early, because Gorogoa definitely deserves some sort of a mention. It's the best puzzle game I've played all year.
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.
Gorogoa provides a beautiful and clever trip through surreal art.
The first look of Gorogoa might remind you the gameplay of Framed and Monument Valley, but once you get into this game, you will find out Gorogoa provides a special experience, using a mass of creative interacting logic that is different from any other games. Even the most hardcore puzzle gamers can be moved by this great work.
Review in Chinese | Read full review
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 is a remarkable puzzle experience, it presents an engaging story in such a fresh way.
The success of Jason and its game has an important lesson for us. Gorogoa shows how a work of art, no matter how small and on low on budget, would please critics and gamers if it has a high quality. This actually could encourage other indie developers to overcome their fear making video games.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Gorogoa seems is a bit under appreciated thanks to a release date close to the new year. But its a great puzzle game and one of the best indie games of 2017 and for everyone looking for a new experience, it's a short but a satisfying journey.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Gorogoa is a tremendously designed puzzle experience that rewards creative, out-of-the-box thinking. Though there were a few, rare moments where frustration blemished the ride, the game is so authentically unique, beautifully illustrated and wonderfully scored, that it's impossible to not be enamoured by its potent, singular vision.
While the short length is somewhat disappointing, Gorogoa is still a breathtaking experience. The gorgeous art and engaging puzzles fuse together for something otherworldly. I don't know if I'll revisit Gorogoa, except to maybe show friends, but the focused, impressive design will stick with me for a long time.
With smart puzzles and lovely art, Gorogoa is well worth grabbing for anyone who's a fan of puzzle games, even despite its short length.
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 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.