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Semblance

Rating Summary

Based on 39 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

58%

Critics Recommend

Based on 39 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCJul 24, 2018
Nintendo SwitchJul 24, 2018

Publisher: Gambitious

Semblance is a innovative platformer with deformable terrain, set in a beautiful minimalist world. It’s a game that asks, what if you could deform and reshape the world itself? Semblance takes the idea of a ‘platform’ in a platformer and turns it on it’s head. What if platforms were actually part of the gameplay, part of the way you solved problems? Explore a world where the default is soft, where the property of 'hardness' doesn't exist. Each of the game's three worlds explore a new consequence of a planet that can shift, change and deform. Beat back the strange, crystalline infection of hard material by freeing the world's life essences and uncover the dark cause for its appearance. Unique and innovative deforming platform gameplay: Can’t reach a collectible? Just deform and elevate a piece of the ground so that the point you jump from is higher. Nasty spikes in the way? Just deform and push-down the ground lower so that you can pass by. Squish, bounce, squash and transform the world- and yourself to solve problems. Beautiful Minimalist Aesthetic Design: Explore 3 worlds bursting with colorful minimalist charm, quirky critters, and calming vistas. Become hypnotized by each world's dynamically layered score, each with a hint of African aural distinction. Explore non-linearly: The game allows you to move between puzzles as you wish, never forcing you to find a solution in order to progress and enabling you to come back later. Similarly, the game's narrative is presented expansively, allowing you to explore- and piece together the story for yourself as you roam the game.

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A slight but smart adventure it's hard not to be charmed by.

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A level-morphing puzzle game with enough charm and ingenuity to overcome its control issues and short length.

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Semblance is a clever, intriguing world of likable, entertaining challenges.

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In a year with more than a few solid platformers, Semblance still manages to stand out.

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