It's not so much that I was left wanting more, but rather that I wasn't fully satiated with what I had.
More a nifty little virtual reality experience than a game but with an almost overwhelming amount of charm, GNOG is delightful. While it by no means feels like a full-sized title, that doesn't mean it isn't fun. It may not take you too long to see all that it has to offer, but it's still an absolutely beautiful game that you'll want to get lost in.
With a trippy art style reminiscent of the LSD-enhanced art of the 1960's and a unique musical sound, GNOG is a game that doesn't take itself too seriously and encourages you to just play with it, and maybe even solve a puzzle now and then.
GNOG is a wonderful puzzle game. Its colorful graphics, oniric mood and thoughtful puzzles makes it worth a look for every fan of the genre. Unfortunately, its very short length makes it miss the must-have category.
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The only people I wouldn't recommend this to are those looking for a challenging, more-traditional puzzle game or those who have a distaste for games that can be labelled ‘casual'. But those with a PSVR should take this as a heads-up, this game is a great addition to the still limited PlayStation VR line-up. And it's also a good title to have in your normal PS4 library as well. GNOG serves as a great way to spend an afternoon and one of those rare occurrences where you'll want that earworm (albeit a relaxed, whimsical one) floating around in your brain.
GNOG is a curious beast; an odd monster, or series of monsters rather. It's a visual and auditory treat, with bright colors and rich soundscapes highlighting a bizarre game that doesn't seem to really have much direction or purpose. The puzzles are fun to poke, prod, and figure out, particularly in VR where each puzzle diorama head really has a chance to come to life in front of you, but the sense of wonder GNOG tries to invoke fades too quickly, leaving me with the feeling that this is more a sensory artifice than it is a digital Rubik's Cube.
Design and music, although bizarre, makes a pleasant experience. Unfortunately, the puzzles are ridiculously easy and quickly become boring, turning the game into some kind of mundane clickfest.
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Gnog distills the joy of fiddling with switches, dials, and knobs into a potent liquid and then uses that fluorescent elixir to invigorate a monster's brain. The result is a collection of orderly puzzles eager to illustrate logic while soaked in giddying medley of spaceships, electricity, and mother birds. If you were ever allowed to peer inside of a candy monster's skull, Gnog is precisely what you would find.
With just a handful of puzzles it'll also be over in no time, so it's best if you just take your time and take in all of the sights and sounds while you can.
GNOG is a fun puzzle game that really does have some great ideas wrapped up in one of the most entertaining presentations I've seen in a while. I just wish it was longer.