It’s not perfect, but SOMI gets major points for trying something new and exploring mechanics that other games don’t. Maybe it’s time to look a little deeper into the mirror that Retsnom offers and reflect on your own reasons for avoiding indie games.
On the flip side, there’s a quality feel to [RETSNOM]… you can feel the developer’s genuine dedication to his work and that does take the sting out of some of the more painfully frustrating patches
The game is fairly challenging, the graphics are pixel art and polished, and the unique flipping mechanics make the game stand out from the rest. I had a good time writing my Retsnom review, and I hope you give the game a chance!
What Somi has achieved in creating Retsnom all by himself is remarkable. It’s just a shame that the frustrating puzzle design and brutal level of difficulty will, I imagine, prevent most people from being able to experience the full weight of what it has to offer.
RETSNOM is a brilliant puzzle game that will have you thinking hard about what to do next.
I had a great time doing this Retsnom review and plan to go back to the game to get the few trophies I’m missing so that I can add another 100% trophy list to my profile. Its clever puzzle mechanics, great pixel art and interesting premise make this a great PS4 indie release to add to your collection.