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Hue

Rating Summary

Based on 63 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

79%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 30, 2016
Xbox OneAug 30, 2016
Wii U2016
PCAug 30, 2016
PlayStation VitaAug 30, 2016

Developer: Fiddlesticks

Genres: Puzzle, Platformer

Shift the hue of the world... Hue is a stark puzzle platformer where you shift the hue of the world, creating rifts when colours collide. In this world, everyone sees in grayscale. Anne, a researcher specialising in colour theory, has created a mysterious ring which grants the ability to perceive and alter colour. After a fracas with her research assistant, she disappears into a coloured void. You play as Hue, Anne’s son, as he discovers fragments of his missing mother’s research and learns to perceive and alter colour for the first time.

Hue Critic Reviews

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8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A colourful new puzzle idea used to its full potential in terms of gameplay and, surprisingly, storytelling.

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Hue is a well-crafted, enjoyable experience. I don't usually like physics-based platformers, but the controls are simple and responsive enough that I never felt like a death was anyone's fault but my own. Its visuals are sparse but clean, and the puzzles gave my brain a workout. It's a little brief, clocking in at four to six hours, but that just means it doesn't overstay its welcome, and it left me wanting more.

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Setting aside the score and art style, you're left with a very basic platformer. While the color shifting concept is simple enough and I can appreciate the developers doing something differently, it just isn't enough to make this a memorable journey that you'll want to revisit, especially since most of the game is just breadcrumbing you along with no real thought or skills needed.

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A charming puzzle platformer, Hue's colourful aesthetic and thoughtful tone make for an enjoyable, if slight, adventure that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

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