Summary: For those who liked games like LIMBO or Journey, GRIS is sure to pack an emotional punch. With an incredible atmosphere, solid puzzle-platforming mechanics, and deep themes, GRIS stands mighty among its industry peers.
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Gris will only take you a handful of hours to play from start to finish, but I can’t recommend it strongly enough. I only wish the experience lasted longer.
GRIS is a powerful insight into the human spirit of a young girl suffering with grief. As she comes to terms with each of her emotional states, and as the levels progress to accompany these stages, the player is granted a profound look into the true emotions of Gris's character. Nomada Studio has blended simplistic, intuitive gameplay with a breathtaking artistic vision and remarkable music and sound design to create an unforgettable experience. GRIS easily stands among the best independent gems of the medium, presenting a narrative experience unlike any other. Gamers are doing themselves a disservice by not playing this game—GRIS is unmissable.
Personally, I found GRIS to be a worthwhile experience but I can also fully understand those who won’t see the appeal.
GRIS is not only a perfectly designed puzzle-platformer, it's a title that whisks the player away on a journey of colorful catharsis. Surprises are waiting around every corner of this ever-evolving world, and its stride remains strong, from the onset until the very end.
A week or so removed from playing Gris, I don't know what I'll remember it for, if at all. Gris feels like it almost belongs in a museum, with crowds marvelling at its art and sound for a few minutes, before moving on to something else. There's moments of beautiful brilliance in Gris, all of which is dragged down by a decidedly average platforming game.
GRIS is an evocative experience and from now on, an completely must have. It's an essential video game like titles such Journey or Limbo. It shows that videogames are art through audiovisual elements, as a spectacular artistic environment or a perfect game design. This game make us feel indescribable feelings.
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An artful puzzle platformer that'll stay with you long after its short running time.
Gris is a relaxing, artistic experience that emphasizes its atmosphere over its gameplay. While it only lasts a few hours, fans of surreal worlds and symbolic storytelling should find it to be an enjoyable journey.
GRIS features outstanding graphics, beautiful cinematics, and whimsical music. While it lacks in gameplay and replayability, it handily makes up for it in its presentation.
Gris is a beautiful and tranquil platformer that relishes in the simple pleasure of exploring its enchanting world.