Challenge your perspective
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 28 Jun 2018, tested on HTC One M8
Lovely graphics and design, inquisitive game mechanics, no ads
The mechanics aren't the most novel
What could be more refreshing than a change of perspective? That's the question Perspecto for Android asks as the puzzle game forces you to flip, slide and swap puzzles and tiles around to complete each level. It's an interesting take on the genre that I think will really resonate well with fans and newcomers alike.
As the name implies, Perspecto is a puzzle game that requires you to manipulate your perspective of each puzzle. At the top of each level, you'll see an image that you're trying to recreate with the blocks you're given. To do this, you'll need to spin, flip and even move pieces of the puzzle around until it matches. In a lot of games like this, I'll find that the pacing feels a bit off. Too many times the games will just course through while difficulty stagnates. But I found myself fumbling around with even one of the earlier puzzles, which I liked.
That's not to say that the game is too challenging. The mechanics of the game actually feel pretty good. The puzzles mechanics feel more inquisitive than difficult. You'll find yourself playfully asking, "what happens to the puzzle if I move this?" which is a fun thing to do.
I really like what Perpsecto has to offer. The gameplay mechanics are challenging but they never genuinely feel frustrating. It's a game that plays more to your curiosity than anything else, and solving the puzzle is a great reward when it happens. If you're a fan of puzzle games, definitely spend the money on this one.