Solo: Islands of the Heart
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“Solo: Islands of the Heart” is one of the most unique games I’ve played to date.
Solo: Islands of the Heart stands out as one of the only games I can think of which alters it's narrative towards your own personal experiences. As such, it was really interesting to play through and receive a personalised story at the end which was built around my past situations and feelings towards an old relationship. If this was it, I would be happy with it, but it's not – there's also a lot of clever puzzles which require you to think and perform a lot of trial and error in order to solve.
Although often pretentious, Solo: Islands of the Heart contains a delightful living world that's a joy to interact with.
Solo: Islands of the Heart seems like it's trying to be your counselor. Go to an actual counselor. The gameplay is calming, the scenery is cute, the colors are vibrant, the design is unique, and the puzzles require a good amount of thinking without being too easy, but its attempt to analyze a real human person with pre-determined questions starts it off teetering on the wrong foot. It never quite regains its balance.
Forget about shooting demons and looting corpses for a while; Solo: Islands of the Heart‘s a great little game to relax and reflect with.
Solo: Islands of the Heart made me think about things that no game ever has before. In the end, I think that was Team Gotham’s goal all along.
While mileage will certainly vary, Solo is an introspective trip worth taking.
Solo: Islands of the Heart task you with finding out what love means, but it is hard to love a game with ideas all over the place.
Aesthetical islands of love, but with some frustrating puzzle and control.
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Solo: Islands of the Heart is perhaps the most introspective game to release this year. The gameplay may not have much to do with the story, but the puzzles are decent roadblocks on the journey. The whole adventure will only take most gamers 4-6 hours to complete, and while that may feel like enough for the price ($19.99) for some, just as the puzzles start to get more challenging, the game is over. Fans of puzzle games may want to check out Solo: Islands of the Heart, but those who are expecting a major challenge will probably want to look elsewhere.