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  • Summary: A puzzle-platformer that explores social anxiety disorder. Play as Josh, a teenage boy trying to reconcile a maze of two contrasting worlds that coexist within the blank spaces of each other - his perception of reality, and the world he created to avoid his fears.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. May 16, 2015
    80
    The game represents social anxiety in all of us and the choices we make each day to mitigate that. But ATRAX Games put all that stuff there to tell you, “This is for you.” And it is.
  2. May 7, 2015
    80
    The artwork and soundtrack are both delightfully creepy, and the puzzles are punishingly hard, making for a challenging pseudo-horror experience that all players can enjoy.
  3. May 15, 2015
    80
    With this kind of game, it's easy enough to say that the difficulty is intended, but some of these reactions tended to stray close to interrupting experience rather than enhancing it.
  4. May 18, 2015
    60
    Action-oriented or easily frustrated players, however, would do well to turn elsewhere. Sym, despite the simplistic look and play, is not for the faint of heart.
  5. Jun 27, 2015
    60
    For the money it's a very interesting take on the genre with a captivating style. [Issue#162, p.111]
  6. Jun 1, 2015
    60
    Sym’s atmosphere transcends its loose gameplay and controls, which unfortunately creates a frustrating experience and stifles the impact of its message.
  7. Jun 4, 2015
    40
    Most disappointing, though, is that Sym manages to successfully convey nothing enlightening, moving, informative, or even coherent about social anxiety. Hiding may be a central mechanic in Sym, but obscuring your meaning to this baffling degree is never the answer.

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