Game Description by Hope Lee
Game Rating = 3/5
Puzzle Dimension offers a unique, 3D twist on your average puzzle. The mechanics are simple- collect all the flowers and then roll through the now-active portal. However, the puzzles are challenging and require careful reasoning.
Three Reasons to buy Puzzle Dimension.
#1 You’ve played lots of other puzzles, and you want something with a 3D twist.
# 2 The mechanics are easy to get the hang of.
# 3 The puzzles will really make you think!
Three Reasons to avoid buying Puzzle Dimension.
#1 The screen movements are jerky and can cause motion sickness.
#2 Puzzles do not progress in difficulty in a logical fashion.
# 3 If you like getting hints or help for your puzzles, Puzzle Dimension is NOT right for you. There are absolutely no hints on the actual puzzle boards.
Puzzle Dimension is an easy to play, downloadable game that offers a 3D twist on the average puzzler. It’s simple to play: roll & hop the ball around to collect all the flowers. Once all flowers are collected, the portal will activate. Roll through the portal to complete the level. However, its simplicity is deceiving- many of the puzzles are actually quite tricky.
There is no “plot” to this downloadable game- simply complete puzzle after puzzle. In fact, there does not even seem to be a clear scoring mechanism or high score hall of fame to give players an additional incentive to keep playing.
The graphics are colorful and look good. However, as the ball rolls over and through various obstacles, the graphics can be a little jerky. The “canyon” that the puzzle is suspended over also detracts from the play as it makes the screen too busy at times.
Background music is included in Puzzle Dimension. It is stale and repetitive. It has no relationship to the gameplay itself.
Puzzle Dimension is a creative & innovative twist on the puzzler genre. However, it is missing some crucial elements. The on-screen 3D movement needs to be cleaned up so that it is not jerky and causing motion sickness. The puzzles could progress more from easy to difficult so as not to discourage the beginning player. While the hard-core puzzler may enjoy this game for its originality, it is not the game for the average player.
Puzzle Dimension costs $9.99. It might be worth it to download and play with a much lower pricetag, but at that price, it is not worth it. Puzzle Dimension is available for download from Steam.