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.
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!
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.
GNOG is thus an imaginative, worthwhile creation, unlikely to win over non-puzzle fans but certain to at the very least charm most everyone else. If you do own PlayStation VR, my gut tells me you'll want to experience GNOG regardless. If not, its mere $15 asking price is, in my view, still plenty justified.
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.
While a few of the levels feel mechanically underdeveloped or otherwise don't quite reach their full potential, these lesser puzzles tend to make up for their shortcomings with a strong audio-visual theme or an entertaining premise. And although GNOG is brief enough to be a single-sitting game, that length feels about right, give or take another puzzle or two to really round out the package. Most everything is well-thought-out, polished, and delightful, so even with those quibbles, there's a lot to love.
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.
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.
There's nothing quite like GNOG out there in design terms , with each monster puzzle box giving the impression of being a toy. The VR aspect is a really nice option that enhances the experience too. However, while GNOG looks and sounds great, it doesn't generally offer much difficulty, instead happy to almost point out the answers to you. A charming but short and simple puzzle game, it's nice and accessible to everyone.
GNOG is something of a "mechanical" puzzle game in that you solve the puzzles by manipulating various switches, knobs, sliders, and buttons, but the overall experience goes far beyond that. 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.