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Generally favorable reviews- based on 108 Ratings

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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: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 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
  2. Oct 8, 2018
    10
    It's been ages since a game has so completely lured me in and held my attention with beautiful yet haunting content. Elegant design, subtleIt's been ages since a game has so completely lured me in and held my attention with beautiful yet haunting content. Elegant design, subtle and seductive presentation. Short and sweet, a sheer joy to play. Expand
  3. Nov 3, 2019
    10
    Elegant yet simple, it conveys no particular message yet still causes the player to think. The music and art design work seamlessly to allowElegant yet simple, it conveys no particular message yet still causes the player to think. The music and art design work seamlessly to allow for an immersive experience. While the gameplay is short, the cost is still worth it if you enjoy games that focus on story telling. My favourite game that I've played this year. Expand
  4. Dec 26, 2017
    9
    Beautiful 2D games, that use 4 panels to create puzzles. Not a very long game but the puzzles are progressively more difficult. No dialog orBeautiful 2D games, that use 4 panels to create puzzles. Not a very long game but the puzzles are progressively more difficult. No dialog or voice over, this is a mute game, but it is great to look at with it's unique drawings. I think that maybe the game could have given more emotions. I give it a 90% for the amazing simple mechanic and good artistic impression it left me. Expand
  5. Oct 28, 2018
    9
    É impossível descrever Gorogoa em palavras. Toda a sentimentalidade e completa harmonia entre todos os seus elementos, aliadas com um gameplayÉ impossível descrever Gorogoa em palavras. Toda a sentimentalidade e completa harmonia entre todos os seus elementos, aliadas com um gameplay inovador, tornam este um jogo único e que dificilmente será replicado. Expand
  6. May 23, 2019
    8
    Gorogoa is a beautiful short puzzle with unique mechanics. It's about 2 hours long.
  7. Jun 14, 2019
    5
    I think that this is truly a unique game and I would recommend that if you are a fan of this type of genre then I think you should give thisI think that this is truly a unique game and I would recommend that if you are a fan of this type of genre then I think you should give this game a try. Expand

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