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She Remembered Caterpillars is a game of impeccable design and gorgeous art, with almost no missteps to speak of. With all the games to choose from these days, don't let this one slip by.
She Remembered Caterpillars is great puzzle game with a deep story and engaging, ambitious, and colourful obstacles to test you. Simply put, it is one of the best puzzle games in years.
She Remembered Caterpillars is a beautifully hand-drawn puzzle game with surreal art, a mesmerizing soundtrack and an interesting story. While there isn't much variation from the core gameplay, it still offers a rewarding and introspective experience.
Despite some issues in blending its story together with the rest of the experience, She Remembered Caterpillars is still a highly enjoyable puzzle game, one that clearly had a lot of hard work put into every area possible in order to create something so simple yet elegant and challenging.
Overall, while short, the compelling nature of She Remembered Caterpillars more than makes up for this shortcoming. It offers enough of a challenge to stump you into working to decipher the puzzles, while not punishing you for your attempts.
She Remembered Caterpillars is fun to play but even more enjoyable to bang your head against and although its presentation can feel clumsy at times the feeling the game leaves you with is undeniably beautiful.
She Remembered Caterpillars is a good puzzle game with the right amount of complexity and difficulty, but it is dragged down by it's undeserved grief and emotionally shallow overtones.
It's impossible to not think about how the puzzle genre has been refined in the three years between the game's original release and the Nintendo Switch port.
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It's a great shame then that these moments of enchanting brilliance are completely at odds with gameplay that quickly becomes off-puttingly frustrating. The addition of some sort of hint system would certainly broaden the appeal, but as it stands this is likely to appeal to only the most hardcore of puzzle fans. A game that masters the intricate balance between challenge and fun is a beautiful thing, so it's unfortunate that a beautiful game like She Remembered Caterpillars falls squarely on the less favourable side of that equation.