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  • Summary: The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Mar 25, 2013
    90
    The Bridge is a rare gem in terms of style and game design; the value of which, however, is overshadowed by a slightly oversized selling price.
  2. Feb 18, 2013
    90
    It offers almost everything you could ask from a puzzle game: it's easy to play, intellectually challenging, fresh and visually appealing. We would have like it a little bit longer, but still it's a great choice for those who want to challenge themselves.
  3. Feb 25, 2013
    82
    An amazing and original puzzles game with a wonderful art style.
  4. Feb 19, 2013
    79
    Despite a few flaws, The Bridge is a very good puzzle game.
  5. Mar 1, 2013
    75
    Although rage-inducing difficulty spikes exist, The Bridge generally offers a middle path that should appeal both to newcomers and to expert puzzle solvers.
  6. Mar 22, 2013
    73
    You’ll encounter fascinating puzzles in “impossible” labyrinths. Unfortunately most of the time trial-and-error will win over logic.
  7. Mar 30, 2013
    50
    A cool concept without much game behind it that's ready to be tossed into the growing pile of Braid-a-likes. [Apr 2013, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jul 31, 2013
    10
    Felt compelled to register an account to write this. This game answers the question as to whether games are an artform. The game is fun. Best puzzler since Limbo. Expand
  2. Feb 23, 2013
    9
    1. Definitely not a bad game...albeit a few shortcomings
    2.I dont know if u consider this a spoiler but the puzzles do not live up to their
    hype....if there was any... solved few of them almost instantly.... dunno if thats only just my brain...
    3 the above point is with ref to only a few handful....there are genuinely amazing puzzles in this game u must experience.....those "aha!" moments are really worth it....
    4.wont say anything about graphics cos graphics dont make a game, but... cool "art" style.... sound isnt very good imo...repetitive....but it matches the mood to some extent

    "must play" for puzzle game aficionados...
    recommended for everyone else too...
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  3. Jun 16, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers. The Bridge is an independent puzzle game set in an M. C. Escher-like world. Your basic controls consist of walking and turning the world. The game's ad states that no two puzzles are similar, which sounds like an interesting challenge. Unfortunately, it does not quite live up to these expectations.

    SPOILERS AHEAD.
    The puzzles are divided into four chapters, each having six puzzles and the "mirrored" versions of each and every world, 48 total. While the first half is, say, realistic, the second half is quite disjointed forward puzzles are intertwined with really odd ones. The most difficult part was figuring out the locations of the so-called "wisps". According to the forum discussions it took an entire community quite some time to find all of them and the "hints" at these are really complex.

    The frustration part was a little too much for my taste, but overall it is a very nicely designed game. It can be played well with a controller, but I'd say that its current retail price of 14 is a tad too much.
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  4. Feb 24, 2013
    8
    Not very difficult until the end of the game, but beautiful to look at and very satisfying to play. I'm playing with a gamepad on PC, and it works very well! Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2014
    7
    Decent puzzle game. Despite it's escheresque presentation, most of the puzzles are not nearly as convoluted as they may first appear: most solutions are pretty straight forward and the amount of lateral thinking required is pretty low. This sums up in a somewhat unappealing gameplay that would, by itself, make an sub-average puzzle game if it weren't for overall graphical appeal. The art style is commendable and is perhaps the very reason I kept playing the game. On the technical side, the game often feels tedious due to the control's sluggishness (even on a high end gaming rig). Overall, don't expect a masterpiece but The Bridge can sure fill one evening or two if only to enjoy stepping in a sweet, grey Escher like universe. Expand
  6. Nov 17, 2013
    7
    The Bridge surely deserves a try. Maybe it's not good as other recent puzzle games, but the attractive gameplay shows a good touch of genius in it. VIRTUALINN.IT Expand
  7. May 14, 2013
    5
    Super disappointed in this game. The art style and the setup seemed really interesting. However over the course of the game it began to feel more like a poor man's Braid. I don't like to compare games to other so directly but this felt like it was living in Braid's shadow a little too closely and it was all the worse for it. Most of the puzzles ended up being more a matter of keep poking them until they were solved than me actually figuring them out and the storytelling just felt very lacking. A real shame. Expand

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