Anomaly 1729 clearly had real talent and effort put into it. There is a really solid piece for the puzzle genre here. Some of the ideas, like the paced decoding of the language, are downright brilliant. The problem is that the level of technical polish is dismally low, and while none of that is really deal-breaking, the amount of sharp edges is rather trying for a 15$ game.
Anomaly 1729 doesn’t feel like a game that wants to be the next Portal, it feels like a game that trying to fool you into thinking it’s the next Portal. It never gives the impression that the developers were trying for something great and failed, rather it feels like they’re trying to trick customers to make a quick buck.
SummaryExplore the world of Phiohm, where up can be down, left can be right, and the way forward is never what it seems. Guide newly cognizant Ano on a journey of self-discovery by learning how to manipulate this ever-changing world.