I have a video review of this game here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myIz_RcLTNo
Or you can read my review below
NaissanceE is a game that truly grew on me over time and there are two adjectives that describeit best, intriguing and unique. NaissanceE throws you into a world with no hand holding and absolutely no direction. The first two levels are gentle exploration and minor platforming where you mainly need to avoid large falls. You are introduced to a breathing mechanic that truly isn’t used until much later in the game. This time is used to let you truly take in the aesthetic design. The game then throw some interesting puzzles at you, continues with a descent into madness, which was someof my most unique gameplay I've ever experienced and finally the game becomes a rather difficult platformer.
Graphically NaissanceE is one of a kind. The world is almost entirely gray, with high levels of contrast. At times you are engulfed in total darkness or blinded by excessive amounts of light. NaissanceE finds unique ways to play with lighting. This can be the necessity to case a glowing orb in order to see where cliffs may be, or an entirely dark room where you can only see when the lights flicker for a moment. The lighting is used at time to invoke desperations or the sensation of solitude. At other times its used to help extenuation the scale of the environment. This is also re-enforced by the blocky/simulation esc world design.
NaissanceE is more of an experience than a game. It is undeniably interesting to wander the massive environments. You also never know what exactly you should expect next. It has some truly clever puzzles and some intense and fairly difficult platforming moments. It’s also unforgetably different than anything else I have ever played. I did at times find myself frustrated by random falls or by being unable to figure out which way to go. Limase Five has listened to used feedback and added addition checkpoints but it is still occasionally frustrating.
So let’s go through the pro and cons list and do I recommend that you buy this game.
Beautiful environment and atmosphere
Not for everyone (too unique)
Short (approximately 4-5 hours)
Occasionally frustrating (checkpoint save system)
There are also a few minor features missing, features that are now common place. There was no controller support, steam cards or achievements.
I’m also curious to see if a Occulus Rift version of this game could be made.
If you are looking for something different, GET THIS GAME.
If you are a platformer fan this can be a good option but its more of an exploration game.
And finally if you are easily frustrated, steer clear!