I want to start by mentioning that I was sent this game as a review code. While I am very grateful for the opportunity, I will not let it sway my opinion. I will treat this game as If I bought it with my own money and provide you with an honest and fair review.
You wake up in a strange place without your memories. You find yourself in a deserted facility and the fate of the world in your hands. You and a quirky little AI must now traverse through humanity’s final stronghold, solving puzzles in order to save the world. Will you ever find the truth of why you’re here? Will you be able to save humanity? You will need to play to find out.
As a puzzle solver, you are issued a gun that lets you rewind the time of certain objects. Use this gun to get through the puzzle rooms and generate power for the world-saving machine. The story is pretty linear and easy to follow. You move from room to room, slowly unraveling more of the truth.
The game does promote exploration by hiding lore and achievements throughout the center. I had fun reading through the different emails and getting a fuller picture of the world. I loved the quirky lines of dialogue that would proc when I interacted with certain objects. I appreciate the attention to detail put into this game even if the story isn’t complex. Exploration in this game isn’t mandatory. If you do the puzzles without reading any emails, you will get just as good of an experience but won’t get many of the achievements.
The puzzles are all very manageable but offer enough of a challenge to keep the game interesting. I thought this game was a bit easier than Portal, but I would also like to think that I have gotten smarter since. With this game, I never felt stuck or the need to look up guides and hints. If you pay attention to the layout of the room, you can figure out what is needed to escape it. As a disclaimer, I am pretty good at puzzles, so your experience might vary. Either way, the developers do a fantastic job at giving you the tools you need to be a successful puzzle solver.
I loved this game and think it is very much worth the price. If you are a fan of the Portal games, this is one you should check out. If you are new to puzzle games or are trying to get into them, this is a great place to start. The Entropy Centre looks great, runs better, and it makes puzzles fun. Pick it up on Steam, Playstation, or Xbox.
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