Just finished Gorogoa, a beautiful game

Posted by: ergggo

Just finished Gorogoa, a beautiful game - 12/23/17 12:12 PM

Just finished playing Gorogoa, a unique puzzler game with beautiful graphics and relaxing background music. There is a bit of a story arc to it, but it is presented with no conversations or text. The game takes place in four quadrants of the display in which there are scenes which can be zoomed in or out of, or otherwise manipulated. The scene in a quadrant can be slid to another quadrant, or sometimes on top of another quadrant, allowing (for example) a doorway in one quadrant to be realized as part of another quadrant's scene, thus allowing a path between the scenes. It's harder to explain than to understand by watching the game video, available here.

I held back from getting any help when I was stuck and it was very satisfying when I eventually stumbled on the solution. The game is not long, was very relaxing to play, yet challenging. The hand drawn graphics were quite beautiful and perfectly matched by the atmospheric background music. There were a few situations where you really needed to think out of the box to continue, such that I had to laugh when the solution was found. I'd say if you enjoy solving puzzles, game atmosphere and great hand drawn graphics, you'll enjoy the game. If you need more plot and story and are less into puzzles, you may want to pass.
Posted by: oldbroad

Re: Just finished Gorogoa, a beautiful game - 12/23/17 12:19 PM

I have this on my wishlist. Thanks for your input on the game.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Just finished Gorogoa, a beautiful game - 12/23/17 12:48 PM

Weird, I thought I announced this game when it was released and I can't find it anywhere. I have it wishlisted too.
Posted by: Winfrey

Re: Just finished Gorogoa, a beautiful game - 12/23/17 01:04 PM

Looks interesting.. thanks
Posted by: CountZero

Re: Just finished Gorogoa, a beautiful game - 12/24/17 01:15 AM

Never heard of this game, will have to give it a look. I am always looking to add to my pile of games I will never get to lol
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Just finished Gorogoa, a beautiful game - 04/14/18 10:08 PM

I just finished the game and I have to say it was an amazing journey! Anyone that enjoys puzzle game needs to add this to their list!
Posted by: The Haze

Re: Just finished Gorogoa, a beautiful game - 04/14/18 10:52 PM

I too finished it and loved it. It was beautiful, colorful, and full of clever puzzles. The thing I really liked about it was that it was absolutely unique. The gameplay was like nothing I had encountered since 1993 (When MYST first hit the screens) and yet it could readily learned. It's a truly fine game.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Just finished Gorogoa, a beautiful game - 04/15/18 12:07 AM

I agree the Haze! It is also at a 97% positive out of nearly 2000 reviews on Steam. That is incredible!
Posted by: Winx

Re: Just finished Gorogoa, a beautiful game - 04/15/18 05:51 AM

Wonderful game that I've felt compelled to play several times. Excellent puzzles executed in a unique and original way.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Just finished Gorogoa, a beautiful game - 04/15/18 11:26 AM

Was it just me that found it got pretty difficult after the first couple? The end was easy and fun, but the middle was a challenge for me!
Posted by: ergggo

Re: Just finished Gorogoa, a beautiful game - 04/17/18 09:38 AM

I can confirm that it was not just you, BrownEyedTigre...the difficulty does increase but the solutions were satisfying. In particular, I remember spending a fair amount of time climbing some stairs.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Just finished Gorogoa, a beautiful game - 04/17/18 11:54 AM

Glad it wasn't just me, ergggo! i was feeling pretty confident in my reasoning in the beginning and then I wasn't! lol I am so glad I purchased it!