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Generally favorable reviews- based on 135 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: 27 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  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. Apr 14, 2018
    10
    I cannot praise this game enough. It is a prime example of a computer game as a piece of art (please show it to anyone claiming that computerI cannot praise this game enough. It is a prime example of a computer game as a piece of art (please show it to anyone claiming that computer games are just mindless shooters).

    Minimalistic, but cleverly designed puzzle-solving gameplay, beautiful hand-drawn art, artistic ambiguity, subtle symbolism, thought-provoking, emotional, memorable piece. I won't go into details, because the only way to experience is to simply play it. The game is quite short (we went through it with my daughter in a few hours), and I recommend it to everybody, especially to people who are normally not gamers.

    10/10 - if there is perfection, this game is pretty close.
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  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. Jan 2, 2021
    9
    A real arthouse, the one that is recommended for everyone to try. Truly a piece of art.
  5. Jan 5, 2018
    9
    i was unsure whether I should give it a 8 or a 9. It's not necessarily easy to compare to similar games because I've never played a game thati was unsure whether I should give it a 8 or a 9. It's not necessarily easy to compare to similar games because I've never played a game that plays very close to this. And this is a VERY good thing. The puzzles feel fresh, unique and interesting. And the story is very good at being the kind of story it is, which is a story that is a bit mystical, abstract and open to interpretation. Ultimately, it's a very solid and interesting game. Expand
  6. Mar 22, 2019
    8
    You’re inside a room. Inside a painting, a doorway.
    You enter a cupboard. You drag the painting on top of the cupboard.
    You exit the
    You’re inside a room. Inside a painting, a doorway.
    You enter a cupboard. You drag the painting on top of the cupboard.
    You exit the doorway. You’re now in the painting.

    Like Portal, this game asks you to think outside the box. The world does not work as usual, and you have to tame it to traverse it.
    But this game often requires the player to click everywhere until something happens, like some point’n’click games, which can sometimes break the connection between the player and the world.

    It is also very linear, but it’s by design, and the progression feels really natural, even though you travel through time and space in a never-seen-before way. The linearity however permits the telling of a good story, entirely told without words, and offers beautiful scenery to explore.

    This game can be really clever at times, and is really beautiful. Some puzzles are really smart.
    The only complaint I’d give is that there are not enough great puzzles. A lot of them are quite easy and do not require thinking ahead. I’d love to see a sequel with harder puzzles.

    You’re reading a review. Inside, words claiming the elegance of a game.
    You enter a round window. You drag the review on top of the window.
    You exit through the letter O, this letter. You’re now in the review.
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  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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