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Mixed or average reviews- based on 54 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 36 out of 54
  2. Negative: 6 out of 54

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  1. Sep 24, 2011
    A cleverly designed puzzle game that doesn't rush the player to make logical decisions. The game will make sure that you understand the mechanics so that you can approach each situation and have a good idea as to what will happen when you make a move. I'm not that keen on the twitch gameplay of being rushed by giant bosses on the few occasions they appear, but I got through it without much trouble. The levels aren't that big, so it isn't that annoying if you have to start again after making a mistake. It lasts around 6-7 hours, which is good value for its cost. This game hasn't sold very well, unlike Braid and Portal, so you should support the developers who have crafted this great game. Expand
  2. Jan 9, 2012
    Blocks That Matter is an excellent game, inspired by the two kings of block-based games: Alexey (the creator of Tetris) and Markus (the creator of Minecraft). The plot is as follows: Alexey and Markus are working on a secret project: a small robot capable of digging blocks. However, when they said "secret project", most people assumed it was a game. When no game is released, an angry fan sends some of his men to kidnap the game developpers so they can finish their game sooner. The problem: they have no game, just a robot. They decide to send their robot out to help them, however, the robot is not even in alpha. Thus, the robot has to upgrade itself if it wants to help its creators. The aesthetics are very colorful and pleasing to the eye, even if they are very simple. The game itself is a 2D puzzle-platformer with Minecraft-esque elements and tetranimoes. There are many types of blocks you can collect, each behaving like they do in minecraft (e.g. sand is affected by gravity, where as other blocks don't). Unlike Minecraft, though, you can't just place a block. In this game, you must arrange them into a Tetranimo before placing them. You can also eliminate a line of eight or more blocks to get them out of the way. These gameplay devices comes into play a lot. There are also "boss" levels, which require you to think fast. The platforming itself is smooth, and you will rarely find yourself mad because Tetrobot didn't respond quick enough. The humor in the game is also good, and you will often chuckle when Alexey and Markus reference each others games. There is also a level editor and a community level hub, so players can share their creations as well as play and rate levels made by other people, effectively adding an infinite amount of replay value. To sum it up, Blocks that matter is a great game with a simple but entertaining story, eye-pleasing aesthetics, fun and unique gameplay, smooth controls, humor and a level editor, and it's very cheap too (five dollars on Steam). I highly recommend buying this game, even if you don't particularly like Minecraft OR Tetris. Expand
  3. Oct 1, 2011
    Blocks That Matter is a great game with a fun twist on the puzzle genre. There is a great learning curve where the puzzles get harder as you progress.
    The soundtrack is short, but doesn't feel repetitive, and it matches the universe and story perfectly.
    The story and humor is a little lame and childish in my opinion, but in a way that oddly matches the universe and gameplay too.
    replayability for this game is also incredible. The story took me about 6 hours to beat and still had as much fun when I went back to get the "blocks that matter". Then there still are the bonus stages (which are incredibly hard) and the level-editor + user-generated content which they have made with the level-editor.
    All in all this is a fantastic game, that no puzzle-fan should miss, especially not when they are practically giving it away for almost no money at all!
  4. Oct 9, 2011
    A work of art. A fun spin on the normally boring and stereotypical 2D-Puzzle genre. One of the best games I have seen, and definitely the best 2D Puzzler for a while.
  5. Nov 7, 2011
    They have actually finally translated crack cocaine to the small screen with this wonder. I never thought I would be so captivated by a 2D puzzler in my life. Superb job!
  6. Oct 7, 2012
    The unique blend of head-scratching puzzles, twitchy platformer and sweaty-palmed action works really well! The built-in level editor and online level browser is just a bonus to this excellent indie game. The light-hearted story, colourful graphics and memorable tunes really makes Blocks That Matter stand out from other indie games! Highly recommended!
  7. Feb 1, 2013
    The gameplay is unique and great. Also, the look of the game, the funny music and the cute sound design work together really well. The only thing that I did not like was the story. It was ok for a teenager's minecraft-and-tetris-fan-story, but it wasn't a decent video game story.

    Anyway I would recommend this game to anyone.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 15, 2014
    Taking price–entertainment ratio into account, this was already an ace game three years ago. But even today, Blocks That Matter are able to teach other puzzle platformer games how can one mix addictive gameplay out of simple formulas, that have been used in many ways though.
  2. Oct 31, 2011
    Another agreeable indie diversion. [Dec 2011, p.66]
  3. Sep 27, 2011
    An intriguing action puzzler that is as cute as it is challenging. While the campaign probably won't take you more than five or six hours to get through (and a lot less than that if you know what you're doing), the bonus levels and community levels will keep you entertained as long as you wish.