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The team over at Cococucumber should rest easily knowing they made something so vibrant and full of life. While it hits more than a few bumps towards its finale, Planet of the Eyes comes through the finish line as an excellent experience worth having. Almost like a short poem or brief jazz piece, it's an excellent way to spend an afternoon, feeling immersed in an experience that's truly one of a kind.
We really liked playing through of Planet of the Eyes. Other than a small complaint about how the game is a bit on the short side, which is not a deal-breaker, we both enjoyed its looks, fun platforming, and puzzles. The audio logs made this a very entertaining release that we highly recommend. You might be able to complete the game in 1-2 hours at most, but it does mean that there is no unnecessary content just to extend the total gameplay time for no reason. Be sure to check this game out!
A 2D puzzle adventure with a colourful environment, Planet of the Eyes ignites your curiosity and you’ll soon find yourself invested in unravelling the mysteries and solving the puzzles that are (mostly) your only companions on this strange planet.
Planet of the Eyes is a short but memorable trip through a weird-worlds sci-fi alien landscape. The strange creatures and fantastic environments create a nicely bizarre landscape to platform through, and the audio logs give a concise, well-acted story of a ship worker whose only friend is the AI he created.
Short and sweet, Planet of the Eyes guarantees an evening's worth of entertainment. It's not the most difficult puzzle platformer, but it provides enough of a challenge to stay satisfying as the player explores the mysterious world they've entered. Paired with some gorgeous artwork and solid writing, it's hard not to be won over by the time the credits roll.
It is an experience that I enjoyed thoroughly, but it's very short and there is not much replay value. It has vibrant art style, controls well, has good pace and a great price.
In all, Planet of the Eyes is by all accounts a carefully crafted game. It’s clear that the developers put a lot of time and thought into everything from the art, to the narration, to the gameplay. But its greatest shortcoming is that it’s not a longer game. The game provides a satisfying experience overall, but not the emotional resonance. At the same time, however, there is beauty in its subtle narrative. How you feel about the game will come down to this: if you are a novel-person or a short story-person.
Despite its standard platforming interface, Planet of the Eyes makes for an enjoyable break from the daily grind of your current favourite title. With its colourful expression and quirky art design it manages to charm its way through start to finish, though its length means that it's over all too quickly.
Planet of the Eyes is the first step for a new developer and shows that there is a lot of potential in here. Some flaws make it inevitable to compare to other games, but the game is still worth it.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Planet of the Eyes is a competent puzzle platformer, short enough to be played in one sitting, but with a sterile and empty world it fails ultimately to leave any lasting impression.
Planet of the Eyes is the typical game that points out good manners but then lets itself be dragged by the ballast of (in this particular case) a ridiculous duration. His resemblance to other classic platform games doesn't give him a special charisma either, although fans of the genre will forgive him.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
This title is pretty and has decent platforming despite not pulling the player in or offering challenging puzzles. Simply put, it does as much right as it does wrong. It's short, but it doesn't overstay its welcome due to that. It's too easy, but it makes for a nice quick completion when you've got some extra time. Might not be a bad idea to wait for a sale and complete it in only a little bit more time than it takes to download.
Overall, Planet of the Eyes is a decent platformer with a surprisingly enjoyable story. The world is sometimes too sparse, and the lack of challenge and short length will not satisfy hardcore platformer fans. However, if you are looking for a good sci-fi atmosphere and love some physics-based puzzles, you may want to give Planet of the Eyes a try.
Planet of the Eyes is a thoroughly average platformer that needed more in order to stand out. The mood of the game crafted by Cococucumber is solid, but the gameplay just doesn't measure up to even the most basic platformers out there. There's just not enough here to make the game worth recommending.