Samsara

Marker Limited

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
65
Top Critic Average
33%
Critics Recommend
Based on 6 critic reviews
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Samsara

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

33%

Critics Recommend

Based on 6 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Xbox OneFeb 7, 2018
PCFeb 7, 2018

Developer: Marker Limited

Genre: Platformer

While playing in the park, Zee follows a squirrel through a portal to a world of echoes, inhabited by a shadow child. Surrounded by the unknown and trapped in a series of realms both confusing and dangerous, the youngsters must avoid slipping into the pool between dimensions, embarking on a voyage of discovery and awakening they share with the player, up and down staircases, through light and dark, across the upside-down and the right side-up to their eventual freedom. Features: - Explore the reflected dimensions of 77 levels across 6 hand-detailed realms - Simple play mechanic – choose, rotate and drop blocks and utilize their reflections - Carefully paced advancement, new concepts introduced progressively - Blocks must be both balanced and will respond to gravity, falling towards the pool between the two dimensions, allowing asymmetric placements… - …Although later in the game, new types of block reflections may behave “unusually” under gravity - Environmental interaction includes falling stones, and thorns which grow on contact with Zee’s echo but shrivel at Zee’s own touch, allowing timed block movements to be set up - Crafted with love by a team of experienced developers in New Zealand, featuring innovative puzzle design and a unique art and animation style

Samsara Reviews

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Samsara is a pleasant puzzle game that doesn't quite challenge enough to give you the unique satisfaction of the “ah-ha” moment when you solve something particularly difficult.

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Samsara is the closest thing you’ll get to a yoga workout for the mind. It’s a thoughtful puzzle game which utilises a simple mirror mechanic throughout each of its seventy-plus levels, and the combined effect of a gentle learning curve and a soothing presentation is a brief, but charming experience.

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Samsara is a visually attractive puzzler that plays out on two planes. Trying to simultaneously navigate Zee and her shadow self to their respective doorways by manipulating the walkways with placed blocks is a tricky thing to do. With limited blocks, and endless lives, trialling different solutions and seeing what works and what doesn't is a fun and rewarding experience. There are always surprises hidden; whether it's weird deaths or getting Zee trapped between a rock and a hard place. Figuring out these puzzles is a fun little diversion, and Samsara is well worth the time to solve some puzzles.

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Samsara Is a solid effort and a fun puzzle game.

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