Dokuro PlayStation Vita

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17

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  1. Mar 24, 2014
    6
    A puzzle game with an interesting atmosphere, dokuro could be a game to play while you wait the subway or when you have some free time, the puzzle could take you from seconds to a couple of minutes (once you figure it out) the music is not repetitive and is kind of boring (in my opinion) every chapter include new ways to play and give you a new challenge everytime, 6 of 10 for me
  2. Nov 6, 2012
    0
    $20 for a puzzle game? Yeah it is pricey but is still a good game and would be better at $15. I would recommend this over Escape Plan despite the price. Unlike Escape Plan the controls are actually good and you spend more time figuring out the puzzle and less time wrangling the controls. I could do without the combat and the music is super annoying after a while but this game is a lot$20 for a puzzle game? Yeah it is pricey but is still a good game and would be better at $15. I would recommend this over Escape Plan despite the price. Unlike Escape Plan the controls are actually good and you spend more time figuring out the puzzle and less time wrangling the controls. I could do without the combat and the music is super annoying after a while but this game is a lot of fun and there is a lot of puzzles. I will probably never finish it but that is OK because it is a good game to go back to when stuck on a plane. Collapse
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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Mar 24, 2016
    75
    With a little more polish, Dokuro's take on puzzle platforming could be fantastic, but a few problems hold it back from true greatness. From its cheap (though stylish) Flash game appearance, it's clear that GungHo didn't give this project the highest of budgets, which leaves some of the more precise levels feeling incredibly rickety and awkward, with escapes coming thanks to luck rather than strategy. And, at times, the developers bite off a little more than they can chew; Dokuro's floaty jumps and touchy controls aren't exactly made for boss battles or Canabalt-style death runs, but well, there they are. If you're able to overlook these minor problems, though, Dokuro makes for a fine addition to your Vita library -- which, judging by the state of the system, is probably in dire need of something new. It's not a system-seller by any means, but small, digestible, and charming experiences like Dokuro are exactly what Sony's ailing portable needs to survive.
  2. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Mar 24, 2016
    80
    The challenges can get dauntingly tough, but Dokuro's clever design, wry humor, and effusive charm make it irresistible. [Dec 2012, p.84]
  3. Mar 24, 2016
    80
    There's something about the heart of the game that keeps me pressing forward. Despite the bony exterior, Dokuro feels like it has a real soul, like it was made by people who truly loved and believed in it. It's inspired, well-made, and thoroughly enchanting.