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  • Summary: Unmechanical is an award-winning 2.5D side-scroller which combines tricky puzzle solving, alluring exploration, and an engrossing atmosphere. The game had humble beginnings as a student project and since then both game and team has grown. "Unmechanical has been about taking on something for real and working our fingers to the bone to get it done. It's our hopes and ambitions combined into this very personal, unique, and awesome adventure that's crafted with lots of love." Said Marko Permanto, project lead for the Unmechanical team. Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Aug 7, 2012
    As attractive in motion as it is in design, Unmechanical is a majestic 2.5D puzzler.
  2. Aug 13, 2012
    Unmechanical could have made more of an effort on its storytelling to get us somewhere. But the puzzles are good, even though they remain simple, and the game's gorgeous. More than enough to be happy.
  3. Oct 24, 2012
    This is a charming puzzler with a unique setting and varied tasks. But is also rather short and a little too easy.
  4. Aug 9, 2012
    Playing Unmechanical is a very pleasant experience. You get from one puzzle to another and try very hard to come up with a solution – what needs to be moved, pressed, stacked or opened to progress. Unfortunately, the end comes too quickly. The whole game will take up to 4 hours for a skilled player. There are a few ways to get to the finale, but still Unmechanical leaves you wanting more. Perhaps it is so, because a longer gameplay would become frustrating? It's hard to say.
  5. Oct 11, 2012
    Hypnotic experience. [Oct 2012, p.72]
  6. Aug 24, 2012
    Unmechanical is a pretty and pleasant puzzler, though it doesn't make a lasting impression.
  7. Aug 30, 2012
    Unmechanical is nice to look at, but overly simple and not that interesting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Feb 23, 2013
    This is a great game and with plenty of personality and storyline if one has the patience to look for it. The little hero is being taken advantage of by a lazy, mean janitor. The great mystery is: how important is the heart to the planet? Will our hero dedicate himself to the heart or escape the place that kidnapped him?
    The complaint is that it is short. That is a plus to me in this game because I love playing it over and over, and doing the different ending depending on my mood!
  2. Aug 9, 2012
    I live in Sweden and went to Gamex a while back where they had a demo of this game. I remember liking it but I didn't have much time to play, and it was really loud around me and people were watching, so it kind of was difficult to think... I played the game all day and loved it! Playing it was different from other puzzle games I liked, because I was surprised at many puzzles and wasn't sure what the next problem would be... The world is also strange and you don't know what's in the next room. Both these things made it hard to put away... Expand
  3. Aug 13, 2012
    Set in a hauntingly beautiful steampunk universe with some neat puzzles and physics, I was totally immersed by this game. There is no text, and no voices. Only incredible visuals, simple sound effects and some atmospheric background music. Aside from movement controls you have only one action and there is no death. Simply put, this was a very pleasant and entertaining experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it. On the down side the game is a bit short, although they squeeze out a lot from the simple mechanics and is well worth the price tag. Also many of the puzzles are perhaps a bit too easy and is purely about moving stuff around, which can be a chore unless you enjoy playing with the physics engine. Expand
  4. Jun 15, 2013
    A puzzle game that keeps it light. Casual and short (about 2 hours of gameplay). Frustration level stays pretty low although I could have used a little more guidance (closing off areas you're done with, indicating what has changed because of your last action). The physics are well executed and the masses 'feel' correct. Graphics are well done, but could have used more color. Expand
  5. Aug 30, 2012
    This game is all about the puzzles, and they are very fun to solve not too easy not too hard. The graphics are awesome, the sounds are good, the gameplay is solid. Buy this game if you like to use your brain. Expand
  6. Oct 17, 2013
    A graphically gorgeous and charming game with some challenging puzzles that are hard enough to get you thinking, but not so difficult that they ever become frustrating. I would have given 10 had the game length not been so short and the ending so abrupt. Other a beautifully polished puzzler! Expand
  7. Feb 8, 2013
    I like the art style, but some puzzles in this game is weird and not really funny, I think these puzzle are too normal every time I solve the puzzles I never got impressed. but it is still not a bad game. I give (6/10), Expand

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