Puzzle Dimension Review

There are games you play, and then there are games you obsess over. This is definitely the latter.

Puzzle Dimension defies any easy explanation. ┬áIt’s a game about rolling a ball around in order to collect flowers on a 3-dimensional platform. The hook is that there are complications: parts of the ground will break after you roll on them once, there are patches of ices that you can’t stop on, etc.

And you can’t underestimate the “dimension” aspect of these platforms. You can roll your ball up walls, and gravity shifts when you do this — down is always relative to where you are on the platform, ie it’s always “below” the ball, no matter what. It’s like an MC Escher drawing.


Puzzle Dimension (PS3 [Reviewed], IPhone, IPad)
Developer: Doctor Entertainment
Publisher: Doctor Entertainment
Release Date: June 28, 2011
MSRP: $9.99

All these come together to make for some really devious and ingenious puzzles, and there are a hell of a lot of them. Like, hundreds of them. This is like Angry Birds, because it’s going to take forever for you to run out of puzzles. I’ve logged ten hours or so and I’m not even close to halfway through. In terms of bang for your buck, Puzzle Dimension has few rivals, because it only costs $10.

God, I love this game. It’s supports 3D, too, and so my love knows no bounds. The 3D is beautiful; it looks as good as any 3D game I’ve played so far. And I’d say the 3D actually benefits the game, but it’s probably an intangible benefit; I just feel like I had a better grasp of the full puzzle when playing in 3D.

What else is there to say about this game? It’s a simple, quiet title that completely satisfies my yearnings for puzzles, it looks great in 3D and it’ll get your mind running in new directions thanks to the inspired, new type of puzzle that it brings to the table. Don’t miss out on this one — If you have a Playstation 3 or Steam, you owe it to yourself to take the plunge on this one.

Pros:

  • Brilliant idea for a puzze game
  • Awesome 3D
  • So many puzzles

Cons:

Final Score: 90/100

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