A unique and calming puzzle game
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 11 Jun 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Unique puzzles, calming gameplay
I didn’t really get Zenge for Android when I first booted it up to play, and I’m not sure that I really get it even now as I type of up this review. The game describes itself as a relaxing puzzle game and I’m inclined to agree. As you play through it, you’ll discover the story of Eon, who is someone on a journey, stuck between worlds.
There are no tutorials, there is no way to fail and there are no checkpoints. You simply play the game, and I can’t say that it’s terribly difficult either, but they really aren’t supposed to be. What you’re doing is putting pieces of photos together. In the beginning, the puzzles were so easy that I was almost confused as to whether there was going to be more or not, but there are new sequences and layers of difficulty that pile on top of each other.
Puzzles slide together on predetermined paths which sometimes give the player a sense of false expectations, which isn’t a bad thing. What you need to do is figure out how to slide the pieces together in a sequence that fits so that none of the pieces block each other as they slide into place. When the puzzle is complete, you’ll get to see a picture of Eon on his journey.
Zenge is an incredibly relaxing puzzle game, which I think can work two ways. I personally enjoyed it because I sometimes find myself in situations where I’m playing a game to challenge myself but I forget to have fun along the way. This game really only exists to let the player have fun. It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I can respect that.