Energy Cycle Review

  • Dec. 7th, 2016
  • Sometimes You (Developed & Publisher)
  • Xbox One

Energy Cycle is a hard game to review because for one thing it has the bare essential of being an actual game.

Now I don’t mean that in the way that people say things like the Telltale games aren’t games, they are interactive movies. Energy Cycle is a puzzle game in it’s most simplistic form with nothing else to really stand behind it.

The game play is simple enough in theory, you are given a grid with orbs of different colors and are tasked with getting all orbs to be the same color. Now it doesn’t matter what color they end as but they all must be a like. What may be a simple premise though ultimately falls as being overly difficult. Even after a few levels the difficultly takes such a rampant spike that unless you are prone to enjoying and doing well at puzzle games like this will more than likely turn anyone else away.

With 28 levels to beat the further you go the more nodes you are presented with and therefore the harder they get. Certain nodes don’t trigger all the ones in their line going up or down as well so you have to somehow figure out which ones to hit and not to hit.

Honestly this is a game I feel was made for a very specific crowd. It doesn’t have great graphics or sound and with 28 levels isn’t even long. If you aren’t good at puzzle games like this then you’ll stand no chance trying to figure it out. The more casual and mainstream crowd might not little interest only stumbling upon it because of it’s low price point. It really isn’t a game that offers much to talk about and it isn’t one that I can recommend as I didn’t find myself enjoying my time with it.

Score : 2/10

 

The game is now available for pre-order on Xbox at this link : Preorder

Digital Review Code Provided By Sometimes You

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