I. Love. Puzzle. Boxes.
I'm not sure what it is about locks, tiny keys, hidden compartments, pushy things, slidy things, twisty things, little odds and ends here and there carved in exquisite woods and inlaid with embossed metals that causes me to foam at the mouth in sheer ecstasy -- but this game captured the essence of mystery and romance of that which is
the puzzle box, in its entirety.
" is one of the very few puzzle box games that I enjoyed every second of. There are no giant leaps in logic. The puzzles are wonderfully automatized. The euphoric feeling of hearing something click -- seeing something change -- is present and accounted for!
Some might say the game is too easy, or that there is only one route, but this is the reality of the puzzle box. Most puzzle boxes in video games do not function like real, living, breathing puzzle boxes; however, this game comes as close as I've seen. I flowed through the chapters, following not only the logic of the puzzles, but the mechanical design of the box itself! It was a comfortable challenge and a feast for the eyes.
The game was thoroughly satisfying, regardless of the fact that it took me a mere two hours to complete. It only left me wanting more.