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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 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  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. BestFelt 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
    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, click expand to view. 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. Aug 2, 2013
    7
    Prosta, a jednak klimatyczna, ciekawa logiczna gra. The Bridge pokazuje ciekawy rysowany motyw graficzny, oraz proste sterowanie które tak czyProsta, a jednak klimatyczna, ciekawa logiczna gra. The Bridge pokazuje ciekawy rysowany motyw graficzny, oraz proste sterowanie które tak czy siak przekłada się na ciężkie zagadki. The Bridge będzie pewnie przykładem prostej, za to naprawdę fajnej arcadeowej logicznej gry, jednak z niewykorzystanym potencjałem. Brakuje jej jednak większego rozbudowania i chyba to właśnie jest jej największym minusem. Obracanie ekranu/perspektywy w lewo lub prawo to fajny pomysł, jednak chcielibyśmy zobaczyć coś więcej. Collapse
  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: mostDecent 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 geniusThe 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. Sep 22, 2014
    4
    The Bridge is a physics based puzzler with poor physics mechanics. That right there spells the downfall of the game. It tries to be like BraidThe Bridge is a physics based puzzler with poor physics mechanics. That right there spells the downfall of the game. It tries to be like Braid by allowing you to rewind time and offering attempts at witty quotes in between levels, but none of it is anywhere near as good. There is no pacing in the levels. You'll start out easy, then they will quickly ramp up the difficulty, only to lower it again later. Levels will range from being a minute long to over a half hour (if you want a particular achievement). Some of the levels just because needlessly tedious. By the end, The Bridge is a chore to play when it should have been a casual experience. Expand

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