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Generally favorable reviews- based on 310 Ratings

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  • Summary: Gris is a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life. Her journey through sorrow is manifested in her dress, which grants new abilities to better navigate her faded reality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Jan 3, 2019
    95
    Gris is a wonderful, gorgeous puzzle-platformer with a unique art-style, a phenomenal score and a powerful yet subtle message. I was engaged from start to finish, unable to set it down (though I hadn't planned to play through an entire game in one sitting.) The ending is surprisingly poignant for a game with no dialogue and no text. The journey to that ending is endlessly creative and fun.
  2. Dec 13, 2018
    90
    Such is the quality of Gris’s visual art that replaying it struck me as a mandatory indulgence. I think the entirety of its composition demands to be seen.
  3. Dec 19, 2018
    90
    Gris is a beautiful experience that will be well-regarded for it's visuals, themes, and game design for years to come.
  4. Dec 13, 2018
    85
    It will often leave you speechless.
  5. Dec 20, 2018
    80
    An interesting allegorical journey to overcome our inner traumas that is quite open to interpretation in a way that it will be possible to be meaningful in different ways to each player, according to their own experiences. Even if it doesn’t manage to draw you with its symbolic tale, Gris may still convince you for a short, albeit, beautifully designed world.
  6. Dec 13, 2018
    60
    A week or so removed from playing Gris, I don’t know what I’ll remember it for, if at all. Gris feels like it almost belongs in a museum, with crowds marveling at its art and sound for a few minutes, before moving on to something else. There are moments of beautiful brilliance in Gris, all of which are dragged down by a decidedly average platforming game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 67
  2. Negative: 6 out of 67
  1. Dec 13, 2018
    10
    This is a masterpiece and everyone should give it a chance despite being an indie from a "small company", delivers sadness and perfection withThis is a masterpiece and everyone should give it a chance despite being an indie from a "small company", delivers sadness and perfection with a simple but great story, really beautiful game! Expand
  2. Sep 3, 2019
    10
    This game is a piece of art. The wonderful graphics, the absolutely magnificent score, the subtle but strong message and story.... just ohhh....
  3. May 19, 2020
    10
    Elegant, simple, colourful and artistic to a fault, this simple puzzle-platformer will take your breath away from start to finish.

    First,
    Elegant, simple, colourful and artistic to a fault, this simple puzzle-platformer will take your breath away from start to finish.

    First, the art style. Reminescent of Moebieus cum Manara in its curvaceousness or characters.

    Second, the abstraction of the art style with brilliant use of the colour palette is better than Wassily Kandinski and others we won't mention. Granted, they copied, but proper modern art is standing on the shoulders of giants, and Nomada Studio has dnoe so masterfully.

    Third, the level design, and this is where this puzzle-platformer shines. It's always got you exploring, panning in and out of the main characters flat 2-D pixellisation. You don't know if you should go up or down, left or right, and it just accentuates the sense of vastness that this unique gem offers the player.

    Do yourself a favour, play this one. You won't be disappointed. If you are into artsy, breathy, simple puzzle platformers.
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  4. Dec 21, 2018
    9
    GRIS, developed by Nomada Studios and released by Devolver Digital is akin to a painting in a museum. You hear about it, you go see it, andGRIS, developed by Nomada Studios and released by Devolver Digital is akin to a painting in a museum. You hear about it, you go see it, and it’s everything you’ve heard it would be. You leave the museum with a warm feeling in your heart for having seen the painting, and it’s an experience you’ll treasure forever, even if you don’t really return to the piece. The music is beautiful and the art is stunning, and this more than makes up for the overly simplistic puzzles and platforming elements. It's a journey, one I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of. Expand
  5. Feb 10, 2019
    9
    Absolutely great atmosphere. In love with beautiful arts and music. Big ups!
  6. Apr 19, 2019
    8
    Relatively short but still good. It would get a higher score (at least a 9) if it was more complex in a sense of not only more levels but alsoRelatively short but still good. It would get a higher score (at least a 9) if it was more complex in a sense of not only more levels but also more complex mechanics (exploration didn't feel that rewarding because of that lack of complexity but it was still great). Expand
  7. Dec 23, 2018
    0
    Чем-то напомнила супер марио, только без монстров, монеток и труб... Что это вообще?
    Что вообще мешает людям прикручивать так называемый
    Чем-то напомнила супер марио, только без монстров, монеток и труб... Что это вообще?
    Что вообще мешает людям прикручивать так называемый "визуальный дизайн" к обычным играм, зачем полностью кастрировать игровой процесс, что бы показать "дизайн"?

    У меня художественное образование, я архитектор и хоть убей не пойму, что так нравиться простым рабочим людям в этой поделке. На мой взгляд IWD 2 гораздо гармоничней и на голову лучше, в плане визуального оформления, только там, помимо него, еще и шедевральная игра есть. Здесь нет не того, не другого. Лишний раз убеждаюсь, как легко людям впарить какую-нибудь х...ю и выдать за высокое искусство. :(
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