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Gnog is a pleasing and relaxing experience; one that understands what its strengths are and focuses making them the best they can be. Plus, it is the perfect length for escaping the dull and drab realities of the real world, and diving into the pastel-drenched absurdities of Gnog.
Although GNOG is a brief experience — it can be completed in less than 3 hours, by my count — it still is a very enjoyable one. The soundtrack is great, the presentation is unique, and the puzzles kept me engaged throughout. It's definitely a game worth considering if you love music as much as I do — especially if you also have access to PlayStation VR.
However, despite my gripes, I’m holding out for more Gnoggins to build on that short PS4 experience, especially with Steam and iOS launches planned for later in the year. If KO_OP decide to include additional game modes and more puzzles to solve, GNOG could become a real head-turner.
GNOG's two hours are light and not so challenging but still, solving these puzzles and making the heads work can be a fun process. The visuals and the music make this a relaxing and very unique experience, and although very simple, it did leave me in the wishing for more content within the game.
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GNOG is a unique puzzle game that offers interesting visuals, interactive and music infused puzzles, and seems more like an interactive art exhibition than an actual game.
Neither really a game, nor an experience, GNOG is like a child's quest for discovery, and incorporates the wonder and charm you would expect from such an offering all through simplistic, almost minimalistic, design. It's so very fleeting, taking a mere hour to complete, but it's something that will stick with you for its terrific presentation and concept.
I love puzzle games, and GNOG ended up being something completely unique and different from what I usually get to play. It has great and colorful graphics, a nice variety of puzzles and a good mix of music tracks that will keep you focused on the things you can interact with. I really can't talk more about the game without considerably spoiling its toys and puzzles, but rest assured there is a nice variety to keep you entertained for a while. Will you be able to find all the solutions? Are you good enough at puzzle games? Then be sure to give GNOG a go on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR!
I enjoyed my time with the game for my GNOG review. It's a colorful and charming release with some clever puzzle toy things you can interact with for a couple of hours or so as you try to find the solution to each micro puzzle that will, in turn, contribute to bringing you closer to the larger puzzle at hand. The game can be played either on PS4 as is or you can jump into its PS VR compatible mode to really get into the puzzles as you manipulate each toy, so that's a nice bonus for those of you who own Sony's latest hardware add-on.
I've rarely been as delighted in simply immersing myself into a game as I've been with GNOG. It's weird, it's colourful, it's creative, and every time I completed a puzzle box, and was given another "parcel" to unwrap and unlock another puzzle, I couldn't wait to tear the parcel open, if for no other reason than to see just what kind of beautiful lunacy I'd get to see next.
GNOG is an artistic fever dream that oozes imagination; it is equal parts delightful and bizarre.