Platformer, puzzle, adventure, horror (citation needed)
Grimind starts with a message saying that you should play this alone at night, with your headsets on, in the dark, to get the full game experience. And that's not true at all! This game is not scary, only if you're afraid of pixels and wet, squishy sounds. On the other side, the physics work really well and the puzzles are relatively well done. The story might get you interested in playing the game, but the ending is a backstab, even if you get all the secrets to get something else.
Gameplay: Moderate (2/4)
You'll be playing with mouse and keyboard, and using well done physics to solve puzzles and advance. Controls are really simple, WASD to move, left click to grab, right click to throw. The puzzles are easy, but I struggled with one or another. Nothing too outstanding. There are secrets, fun ones, and you get something else in the end if you get all of them. Sounds enticing? Don't expect much!
Game Visuals and Music: Moderate (2/4)
The game visuals aren't that much outstanding, too. The platforms are black rectangles with some overlaying leafs (also black) to cover them. The background is low quality but not bad. Grimind looks alright. The monsters aren't scary at all! This game uses colorful lighting very well, and when it does, it's really pretty.
There's no music, only ambient sound effects that fit really well. The monsters make wet, squishy sounds and a dry guttural. Not scary at all, also.
Game Storyline: Bad (1/4)
The story got me interested, but the ending felt like a backstab.
Grimind wakes up in... wherever he is. A cave-like place. He tries to escape, but he also feels too lonely, and needs to find a friend, or else he'll lose hope! And he finds a friend! ...Some blue sparkles. Do they find the exit? Is there an unexpected twist? You'll have to play to see, but I got really disappointed with the ending, I'll warn you.
Game Entertainment: Moderate (2/4)
Not a scary game at all, and I don't even know why it was labeled so. It's a nice platformer with some nice puzzles, though! But it's short. You can see I have 7.7 hours in this game, which 2 I spent hunting secrets. I struggled in some bits, but even so, 8 hours aren't worth it for that price. If you get the game in a cheap bundle, like I did, it's really nice!
Overall: Moderate (4/10)
I don't think it's an "Excellent" game for anybody.
Good game if you get this in a cheap bundle, likes platformers, puzzles, looking for something alternative or short, and something that screams "INDIE!".
Moderate game if you are looking for a scary game, but likes how the game uses physics and the puzzles.
Bad game if you'll buy this for the full price, expecting something scary, gives a try and gets backstabbed with the ending!