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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 4 out of 28

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  1. Jun 2, 2013
    9
    Very challenging. The gameplay was memorable and the level design was top notch. Warmly easy at certain points and dreadfully difficult at others. Although it was quite short, I enjoyed every minute of it.
  2. May 26, 2013
    9
    Element4l connects everything that's old school, classic, and fun, with something new, wonderful, and clever. From the visual beauty to the light and happy soundtrack, this game is a challenging joy that you will happily finish.
  3. Jun 13, 2013
    9
    This game was a nice combination of puzzles and progress.

    This title is about denial. You play as an entity that has all four elements inside of it and can call forth any one of them at any time. However, you cannot move using the arrow keys. You can only move by becoming fire and leaping forward (as fire is want to do) then switching to ice to become a cube that slides across the
    This game was a nice combination of puzzles and progress.

    This title is about denial. You play as an entity that has all four elements inside of it and can call forth any one of them at any time. However, you cannot move using the arrow keys. You can only move by becoming fire and leaping forward (as fire is want to do) then switching to ice to become a cube that slides across the ground.

    In terms of pros, the puzzles are very creative, I enjoy the challenge of trying to work with the element-swapping game mechanic, and there's a little bit of replayability in that you may want to retry levels again later to see if you can beat your time or finish it without dying.

    In terms of cons, the graphics are nice but thematically bland. The game hints that there are enemies in the future, but it takes a long time for the story to develop to that point.

    Overall, there's a lot of fun to be had with this title and I encourage all of you to consider trying it out.
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  4. gic
    Nov 28, 2013
    10
    An extremely original and challenging title.
    Absolutely beautiful graphics and soundtrack.
    Enjoyable mood.
    Two player co-op mode would be an interesting addition.
  5. Dec 22, 2013
    9
    This game is very challenging and level design looks great. Sometimes it gets too easy, but mostly it gets too damn hard. Actually, that´s just good. It´s not classic game, but for those who really want to enjoy some challenges, this is your paradise.
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 17, 2013
    70
    By using the four elements you have to transit from one level to the other. This makes the game quite challenging, but also a bit repetitive. The beautiful soundtrack of the game saves the day.
  2. Aug 16, 2013
    81
    Element4l knows what it wants to be, a new kind of platform game, and nails it with audacity. [Oct 2013, p.66]
  3. Jul 9, 2013
    88
    Element4l really surprised me. I was not expecting to find this much enjoyment out of what looked like just another platforming game that has been popping up in droves lately. For only $10 on Steam, Element4l will offer up a good challenge with some unique mechanics and presentation; not to mention a fantastic soundtrack. If you don’t mind a little trial and error, Element4l is a great purchase.