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Maize is not without its flaws, but it more than makes up for them with a unique and humorous story. By no means is it the best puzzle game I have ever played, but it is still a good one. This game stands out from other similar games by being funny and so distinctly strange. For the price, it is a game that is well worth picking up if you fancy a quick puzzle game and a few laughs.
Maize could have been quite a pleasant surprise with its clever writing and memorable characters. Unfortunately, it ends up failing both technically and interactively with a few instances of game-breaking bugs and poor optimization for consoles. The story is worth seeing through to the end, but everything around it ends up dragging Maize down.
Maize is quite a funny puzzle game. It tells a story of rebellion and highly advanced experiments. A story of governments and its mistakes. Corn and teddies. It's absurd, but what is weird, it makes sense in the end.
Review in Polish | Read full review
I wanted to like Maize, I really did. The initial trailers promised precise puzzle solving and surreal Pythonesque humour, yet there is very little here for me to be able to recommend and I find myself being very s-corn-ful. The dull and tedious gameplay and misjudged humour making the limited run time a dreary drudge to the finish line. It simply shucks.
I like to say i'm a straight talking reviewer. I will censor myself here to save Maize any more embarrassment and give it an award of Thumb Culture Trash Award
Surprisingly original but deeply unsatisfying due its difficulty and graphical issues.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
If you don’t mind thinking outside your own box, then Maize is worth a try. The game’s unique flavor and style might push away some gamers, that’s ok though! They’ll be the ones missing out on this short, enjoyable treat. The game isn’t going to blow you away with its puzzle gameplay or linearity , but the enjoyment you’ll receive from the game’s craziness will reward you with some zany moments to remember
Despite a good sense of humour, Maize failed to convince either as a walking simulator and a graphic adventure. Its progression is based on a linear and recurring process which require to find new objects to solve basic puzzles that feel too much similar to each other.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Maize is certainly a weird first-person exploration game – a walking simulator is what some would call it – but a fun one with a dry sense of humor and visuals that get the job done (if you play on a PS4 Pro you'll notice some extra bells and whistles here and there. What really shines during your playthrough is the great voice acting in the game which elevates the overall experience. If you're looking for a walking simulator with a bizarre premise, then you should give Maize a try.
While certainly not the best adventure game I’ve played, there’s no doubting that Maize is filled with heart. The love that went into development shows throughout, and it’s why I found myself constantly laughing at all of the game’s silly jokes throughout. If you’re looking for three or four hours of laughs, and don’t mind some standard puzzle design, then you’ll find a lot to enjoy here.