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Soft Body

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

50%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 17, 2016
PCMay 17, 2016
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Zeke Virant

Genres: Puzzle, Third-Person Shooter

Soft Body is an action­puzzle game that infuses the twin­stick shooter with a surreal sense of control and style. Inspired by the simplicity and joy of twin-stick shooters and other arcade games, players take control of two beautiful, gooey snakes at the same time (one with each analog stick). Together, you use the snakes to paint the world, which continually changes around you, while dodging bullets and popping enemies. Both soothing and tense, Soft Body combines the challenge and twitchy fun of quick­restart action games with a smooth, meditative aesthetic.

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Soft Body is a bizarre, captivating puzzle action game with great visual effects and challenging gameplay.

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Soft Body is a very unusual release whose abstract gameplay starts out addictive and entertaining, but soon becomes fiendishly challenging. Its high level of difficulty means it's not for everyone, but if you have superb reflexes and coordination, and love action-puzzle games, it's worth a look.

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Soft Body is a challenging puzzle-action game, with a colourful palette and beautiful soundtrack, but its repetitive nature stops it from being more than a niche curio.

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While Soft Body initially strikes a nice balance of difficulty, the later levels become far too complex, which is a serious problem as being able to solve these puzzles comes down to your physical attributes. Without the necessary reflexes or hand-eye co-ordination, there's no possible way for you to progress through these levels, even if you understand what you're doing wrong and what you need to do to solve it. Fortunately, we found the game's first set of levels to be a very enjoyable challenge and a unique spin on the puzzle genre.

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