Not a proper review, but a few comments from one who has just finished this little treasure!!
Intriguing game, I played Chemicus in the same series first and was not too sure what to expect... Physicus is much more raw, Very logical in what you must find and use, listen to the laptop help and you can get through most puzzles.
As I only studied physics to the age of 14, I felt a great deal of satisfaction at being able to solve some of the puzzles with little added input from the 'lappy' !! However, some of the manipulations left a Lot to be desired. I got stuck for ages trying to use the lever on the boiler for the weight puzzle, only to discover by accident that I could actually Move the lever, rather than just clicking on it as I had with other hand hotspots!! This made me try the same tactic with other buttons and levers.. getting me stuck again when a simple click would have got me past the problem. Grr!!
It is a very short game, I started it yesterday and have now finished, with other commitments in between, BUT I would say I got a great deal out of it, working out the equations etc. I Do hope Tivola do a maths based one
OK, groan all you like, I would enjoy it!!!
It ran flawlessly on XP, with quite a high spec machine, the only downside was the end sequence which was exceedingly blocky, probably down to my graphics card. I didn't really want to see each pixel, maybe if I had been playing in a lower graphics mode it would have looked better!!
Now I am going to try it out on our son.. with the incentive you have to launch a 'meteorite' as the carrot!! That's IF I can tear him away from Firewarrior of course..
I would say its a great game for a time when you are waiting for the next Serious adventure challenge and Very satisfying if you can complete it with little or no recourse to a w/t.