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  • Summary: Gorogoa is an elegant evolution of the puzzle genre, told through a beautifully hand-drawn story designed and illustrated by Jason Roberts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Dec 12, 2017
    100
    Gorogoa is the perfect mix of story, gameplay, and aesthetic that all come together in order to form a truly beautiful experience. Between the simple but charming narrative, the creative and satisfying puzzle design, and the breathtaking hand-drawn artwork, Gorogoa is a wonderful puzzle game that will amaze all who choose to play it.
  2. Dec 20, 2017
    90
    Through its characters, its designer, and its player, Gorogoa keeps an outsider’s perspective in a present state of mind. Straightforward action—shifting panels and considering different points of view—doesn’t preclude logical twists or emotional complexity. In only a couple hours, Gorogoa creates a window into a daydream and a companion to despair.
  3. Feb 14, 2018
    90
    A unique masterpiece of a game, a victory of creativity.
  4. Dec 21, 2017
    85
    Gorogoa is a very good small game with very good puzzles and a lovely artistic sense highlighted by a sublime soundtrack. On the downside, we would have loved a little bit more playtime as the games offers little more than two hours of enjoyment.
  5. Jan 30, 2018
    85
    Gorogoa crafts its inventive, sliding-tile puzzles and magical world with a graceful simplicity across a compact but fulfilling adventure. The excitement of solving each puzzle may be lost on a repeat playthrough, but its hand-drawn art and clever payoffs are no less satisfying to watch unfold again and again. Gorogoa manages to say so much without uttering a single word, endowing it with a mystery that invites a more attentive, thoughtful revisit — and one that I was more than happy to accept.
  6. Jan 29, 2018
    82
    Beautiful, hand-drawn puzzle game that enchants the player with elegantly nested puzzles and a story without words.
  7. Dec 12, 2017
    60
    Gorogoa’s artist and designer, Jason Roberts, clearly had a vision with this game and I applaud him and everyone else at developer Buried Signal for making it a reality. But I struggle to recommend this experience, because whatever emotions Gorogoa was hoping to convey, I simply did not feel them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
  1. Feb 8, 2018
    10
    Brilliant game. I have never seen a puzzler so perfectly done. You can finish the whole game in about 2 hours, but it is well worth your time.
  2. Sep 17, 2019
    10
    When you're 42 and have played video games since you were eight and got a Spectrum 48K for Christmas, you don't often get a chance to playWhen you're 42 and have played video games since you were eight and got a Spectrum 48K for Christmas, you don't often get a chance to play something utterly unique, but when you do, in a limited sense, it's mind-blowing. Gorogoa is delightful. It's relaxing and fun to play, a trial and error puzzle game drawn and designed so gorgeously, you start to think the creator of it must be a genius. Expand
  3. Dec 15, 2017
    10
    This is a beautiful, compelling and simple game. It's really relaxing to play with no time limits and a childlike simplicity. My girlfriendThis is a beautiful, compelling and simple game. It's really relaxing to play with no time limits and a childlike simplicity. My girlfriend really enjoys playing this with me. It has a nice sleepy magical storytelling feel, perfect for the Xmas holidays. Expand
  4. Dec 18, 2017
    9
    It's a great game (amazing art style, unique gameplay, compelling story) but it is short. Apparently, some people finish it below 1 hour,It's a great game (amazing art style, unique gameplay, compelling story) but it is short. Apparently, some people finish it below 1 hour, although I wonder about someone's appreciation for the game if they're rushing through it like that. Took me about 2 hours.
    On iPad, it's definitely worth the price but on PC, for more than 10€, I'm a bit miffed that it's not longer.
    But... it's still an amazing game.
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  5. Feb 13, 2020
    8
    This game plays itself. This game is pushing puzzle genre on another level introducing new unique way to look at puzzle games. Graphics areThis game plays itself. This game is pushing puzzle genre on another level introducing new unique way to look at puzzle games. Graphics are nice and very well integrated into puzzle solving. Story is little bit unsatisfying and whole game is short, leaving you wanting more of the same concept with new environment. Over all this game is just a few steps from greatness. Expand
  6. Apr 18, 2022
    8
    Gorogoa's combination of gorgeous art and creatively designed puzzles is what makes this experience one of a kind.
  7. Apr 18, 2020
    0
    You mostly just click around randomly until stuff happens or not. Wouldn't call it a puzzle game as there is no satisfaction in "solving" anything.

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