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  • Summary: Monochroma is a cinematic puzzle platformer that takes place in an industrial-alchemic setting. It's about being a child, having a little brother, growing up, falling down and solving some puzzles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
  1. Jun 24, 2014
    80
    I really enjoyed my time with Monochroma. I found it charming, intriguing and most importantly, very well done.
  2. May 26, 2014
    70
    Despite being clearly inspired by Limbo, Monochroma finds its own voice and uses it to say interesting things. Sadly, its level design lacks imagination and the mechanics are a bit rough, so you should consider buying it only if you really dig its style.
  3. Jun 12, 2014
    70
    While obviously being influenced by games like Limbo, Monochroma has a flavor and story all its own. Monochroma is a good game at heart, but it's hidden under technical errors and gameplay flaws that gave me no end of frustration.
  4. Jun 5, 2014
    60
    A Limbo-like game with good visuals and inspired puzzle design, ruined by frustrating controls, poor animations and some minor bugs.
  5. Jun 8, 2014
    53
    To the question if Monochroma meets the high expectations raised from the Kickstarter campaign, the answer is no. However, despite the game's mediocrity, there are some glimpses of quality and since it's the studio's first attempt, there could be better results in the future.
  6. May 28, 2014
    50
    It is more than obvious that Monochroma's inspiration is derived -mainly- from the excellent Limbo, presenting a rather interesting dystopian world. Unfortunately the large number of bugs, the unimaginative riddles and the inability to create any interest for the fate of the two brothers make this game utterly forgettable.
  7. May 23, 2014
    30
    Too much inspired by Limbo, Monochroma fails to equal it and lose the opportunity to have his own personality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Jun 6, 2014
    10
    It is really great game. Give a chance. Good scenario. Good gameplay. Good graphics. Good musics. This game looks like Limbo but MonochromaIt is really great game. Give a chance. Good scenario. Good gameplay. Good graphics. Good musics. This game looks like Limbo but Monochroma great game too. Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2014
    10
    This game is awesome . İt's kind of like Limbo if you liked Limbo you'll definetely like this game . It has a good scenario good musics andThis game is awesome . İt's kind of like Limbo if you liked Limbo you'll definetely like this game . It has a good scenario good musics and good graphics . Expand
  3. Sep 3, 2014
    10
    Cool puzzles, not too complicated gameplay. Jump,Run,Push,Pull skill wise. The theme of the game is very fantastic. Good coordination betweenCool puzzles, not too complicated gameplay. Jump,Run,Push,Pull skill wise. The theme of the game is very fantastic. Good coordination between visuals/scenes and music. Also background animations are really great and the music just awesome. It's great game. Only bad thing is price tag(20 USD). It's bit high:/ Expand
  4. Jun 22, 2014
    9
    Monochroma has what it takes to be be a great platform game. From a unusual atmosphere, I was captivated from the beginning to the end with aMonochroma has what it takes to be be a great platform game. From a unusual atmosphere, I was captivated from the beginning to the end with a outstanding experience. For me, one of the main reasons for the success is the balance created between puzzles, walking and story. Thanks to the beautiful and weird environment, you can really feel the character's agony to save his friend. It has some minor bugs, but can be forgiven due to the appreciable effort applied in this game development. Also, it has a surprising ending which I loved. The music is another important aspect of the game. Nice job. Expand
  5. Jun 3, 2014
    9
    Monochroma such an artistic, unique independent game that was born in Istanbul. I admired that whole team stick together and finish thisMonochroma such an artistic, unique independent game that was born in Istanbul. I admired that whole team stick together and finish this project in 2 and a half years. That means a lot of stress and knowledge... i mean "huge knowledge" besides easy critics like "copy of LIMBO!" who writes that they didn't come up with "anything" except writing! Don't be crude it's an indie game done with small group.

    P.S. Check the demo after/before this reviews. It will be more helpful.
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  6. May 31, 2014
    8
    if you are new to puzzle platformer 2d games then you might found this game amazing.
    but if you are veteran in 2d puzzle games you don"t
    if you are new to puzzle platformer 2d games then you might found this game amazing.
    but if you are veteran in 2d puzzle games you don"t find nothing useful.yet keep the negatives aside enjoy the moody setting of the game and enjoy amazing art style. this game is like an limbo with more story and with a brother to take care of
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  7. Sep 8, 2017
    2
    You like Limbo, Inside or even Albert and Otto? Well, go buy those because this one is just another failed doppelganger: controls are clunky,You like Limbo, Inside or even Albert and Otto? Well, go buy those because this one is just another failed doppelganger: controls are clunky, pacing is atrocious, platforms hitbox is fuzzy, therefore pretty frustrating. Character jumping consists of 90% of the game and it's a total failure. Turns an interesting dystopian world into a bad platformer. Bottom line: it's boring. Got it for 2$ and it's pretty much the max value of this game. Don't buy at higher price or better, don't buy at all. Expand

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