The Pedestrian Reviews
Novel presentation and a masterful complexity curve, but The Pedestrian's very shy about storytelling.
A serene, quietly uplifting afternoon's entertainment for urban explorers and platform fans alike.
An ingenious, colourful, and gloriously framed platform puzzle game that effortlessly blends 2D puzzles with the 3D world that surrounds them.
The Pedestrian is a charming game that asks you to puzzle your way out of the dimensional bounds of street signs.
The Pedestrian is surprising and astonishing and delighting, it’s true. But for about the first hour and the last.
The Pedestrian is a beautiful game that permeates with ingenuity. Each area is brimming with ideas and these are suitably positioned to not overwhelm the gamer. Due to its design, players of any skill level will be able to jump on and enjoy this unique title. Unfortunately, there are a few road bumps along the way and the conclusion of the subtle narrative is a bit of a dead-end but this doesn’t take away from the incredible journey across the city.
While The Pedestrian is a great puzzle platformer, it's not perfect. Probably the most noticeable absence in the game is a hint system. The puzzles can get extremely difficult at times, becoming borderline frustrating even. Additionally, another missed opportunity is in the game’s use of the touchpad. While pressing the touchpad works as the interact button, the cursor cannot be controlled by sliding your finger over it. This nitpick might not affect many players, but it’s still an odd exclusion. Minor frustrations aside, The Pedestrian is a fantastic puzzle-platformer that stands out from the crowd. For those looking for a unique pick-up-and-play experience, it's well worth the investment.
Well thought out puzzles and a fantastic art style really propel The Pedestrian to the top of my list of recently played puzzle games. It is so different and that is something I really admire. While it will not be for everyone I think it does enough to even tease non-puzzle game fans into trying it. Striking and clever, The Pedestrian never overstays its welcome. It's short, sweet and I enjoyed every minute of it.
The Pedestrian is a bright and addictive puzzle game with great music, but only when you play it in small sessions. This project will be perfect in a portable format when Skookum Arts finally releases it for iOS and Nintendo Switch.
Review in Russian | Read full review
The Pedestrian is visually, audibly, and almost completely mechanically sound. Be warned, though, there isn't much in terms of hints along the way. But in the end, you'll be surprised at how far you can make it with drive and a little brainpower.
The Pedestrian is worth a shot. It stands out from the crowd in so many ways, leaving a positive impact on me in the end.
As with most of the best puzzle games out there, The Pedestrian isn't going to eat up a huge chunk of your time. That said, every minute spent playing it will give your brain a solid workout. My first session saw me burn through the first half of the game in an afternoon before my noggin needed some downtime. As the puzzles ramped up in difficulty, it slowed me down a touch but only because I was being much more deliberate and triple checking everything. Putting this one up there as one of the best puzzlers available for PlayStation gamers, right below A Fold Apart.
There's more to The Pedestrian than meets the eye, but its best parts are the simple, obvious pleasures it offers.
The Pedestrian is a wonderfully crafted puzzle game. As it shines visually and with its very pleasant soundtrack, it offers a simple but brilliant concept, with a great difficulty curve and new ideas that make it simply unique and absolutely lovely.
Review in French | Read full review
Ultimately, it delivers exactly what I desire from games in its genre: a brain busting experience that challenges the limits of my creative problem solving skills without exhausting them.
Even with its unfortunate dip in visual quality from time to time, that aside, a lot of the points held against Skookum Arts can be admittedly put down to personal aspirations not met, rather than some fundamental flaw the game is undeniably guilty of.
The Pedestrian is a cute little game, with great visuals and interesting puzzles. Relatively short, but elegant.
Review in Russian | Read full review
I’ve nothing but praise for The Pedestrian.
While I didn’t struggle too much with the puzzles, I can see where a hint system would be an improvement, especially to attract more casual gamers who might pick The Pedestrian up and then get frustrated quickly and miss out on this unique game. For puzzle fans, if you take The Pedestrian for a walk, you will find that the best puzzle games are the ones that make you feel really smart for figuring them out, and The Pedestrian has many puzzles that will give you that eureka moment and make you feel like a genius!
The Pedestrian is a cute puzzle game like no other. It excels in several ways, be it the visuals or just the idea of the game itself. The only downside for me is the length, but it's up to each of you to decide how long you want to deal with the tricky puzzles. I myself enjoyed this game a lot, although I have to admit to the occasional twitch of nerves from being stuck for a long period of time in a complete mess.
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