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Clever, unique, inventive but brief and repetitive
Pony Island is clever, creative and veritably ludicrous. It's not heavy on mechanics, and puzzles can slow down the experience, but its satanic tendencies and cultural observations endures far beyond its prompt closure. Neither for, nor about ponies.
Due to the fact that Pony Island only asks a minor investment in terms of both time and price point ($5), but even more so because it's just so much fun, it falls under "must-play" territory and provides a vastly different experience from other modern-day indies.
Pony Island's action sequences are repetitive and unforgiving, but the bizarre narrative doles out intrigue and humor in equal parts
In an attempt to frame the antagonistic nature of the designer/player dynamic and ask why a game can't be simple, uncomplicated fun, Mullins has saddled his creation with an incredibly tedious third act
Pony Island is a unique, weird, impossible-to-descrive little game. It's clever, often surprising and with tons of personality, but its mechanics can prove a bit repetitive.
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Sharp, multilayered satire that remembers to be a game even as it makes fun of us for playing.
Games have taught us to expect the expected, but Pony Island throws the rulebook out the window in this puzzle-cum-runner title where you must escape Satan's clutches.
I greatly enjoyed the two or so hours it took me to play through Pony Island. This is a game that delights in toying with your expectations and in breaking the fourth wall, in revealing its sinister yet playful world, and in building up a compelling antagonist and telling an ambiguous story. Pony Island is about as punk rock as they come.
Don't read anymore reviews; don't watch any videos. Just play this game. Any further coverage will only detract from your enjoyment.