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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 114 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 80 out of 114
  2. Negative: 11 out of 114
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  1. Apr 28, 2014
    8
    i didn't play it till the end but i am close, so far it's a perfect one it's puzzles are awesome lots of fun little hard, it has some great ideas, it has no talking but it has a story it's not just an arcade game, you will love it if you like puzzles games .
    the bad thing is that some times i just get sick from a hard puzzle and just close the game, because you will play the puzzle over
    i didn't play it till the end but i am close, so far it's a perfect one it's puzzles are awesome lots of fun little hard, it has some great ideas, it has no talking but it has a story it's not just an arcade game, you will love it if you like puzzles games .
    the bad thing is that some times i just get sick from a hard puzzle and just close the game, because you will play the puzzle over and over again until you pass it, has no score you die with one hit and has unlimited lives i mean if you don't the game would suck from its hardness .
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  2. Aug 31, 2016
    8
    The main character and his opponents are presented in an almost cartoon style that stops short of having cel shading. But the animation is smooth and the presentation pleasing to the eye. Nice lighting effects are on offer and as our hero makes his way through various environments it's all pleasant enough to look at with no harsh colours and nothing to assault the senses.

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    The main character and his opponents are presented in an almost cartoon style that stops short of having cel shading. But the animation is smooth and the presentation pleasing to the eye. Nice lighting effects are on offer and as our hero makes his way through various environments it's all pleasant enough to look at with no harsh colours and nothing to assault the senses.

    A head scratcher, and yes frustrating, but the sense of achievement when you solve a puzzle is rewarding.
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  3. Dec 20, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Teslagrad by the norwegian develper Rain Games can be described in one Word. Brutal difficulty.
    Teslagrad has a beautiful handdrawn art style With atmospheric Music and challenging Puzzles. There is a Catch With it though. It is hard to know where Your Next Puzzle or boss battle is, but still this is one hell of a game. If you want a hard and unique platformer With Puzzles ,you will absolutely love this game just as much as I did.The story is about that you are the son of Nikola Tesla, when you're city is attacked by an army you're mother says to you that you need to find Your after he dissapeared into the massive Tower in the city. Inside the Tower you get awesome gadgets like the magnet glove and boots that gives you a little dash and some theaters which tells you why the army is attacking Your city.
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  4. Dec 17, 2013
    9
    This is a platforming game where the main puzzle mechanic revolves around maniplulating electicity and magnetic charges an works really well.

    The gameplay is a bit to hard and frustrating for my taste, but the stunning visuals and "mood" of the game more than makes up for it.
  5. Dec 18, 2013
    9
    I think of this as a mix between Metroid and Little Nemo with a really fun art style. Previous review mentioned electricity and magnetism. I find that the mechanics in this just represent interaction between electrically charged objects and there isn't much magnetism. Magnetism doesn't come into play until there is charge motion, and the objects don't act like permanent magnets either,I think of this as a mix between Metroid and Little Nemo with a really fun art style. Previous review mentioned electricity and magnetism. I find that the mechanics in this just represent interaction between electrically charged objects and there isn't much magnetism. Magnetism doesn't come into play until there is charge motion, and the objects don't act like permanent magnets either, only charged objects. But this was a really fun game either way. I will definitely be recommending it to people i know. Story telling is really well done also, silent but effective. Expand
  6. Sep 29, 2014
    9
    Currently the best indie Metroidvania available on PC. Has an art style that is reminiscent of Disney's golden era. Music is phenomenal. Boss fights are puzzles that occasionally require twitch reflexes in order to overcome instead of being bullet sponges. Polarity mechanic is used well and aside from a few areas (namely one optional room near the end for a scroll) does not feelCurrently the best indie Metroidvania available on PC. Has an art style that is reminiscent of Disney's golden era. Music is phenomenal. Boss fights are puzzles that occasionally require twitch reflexes in order to overcome instead of being bullet sponges. Polarity mechanic is used well and aside from a few areas (namely one optional room near the end for a scroll) does not feel clunky. Fun to speed run a few times, game itself doesn't take more than a few hours to complete the first time and after that it can be cleared 100% in about 45 minutes. Expand
  7. Dec 30, 2013
    8
    Did not even play this game... how to remove critic oh never mind i will buy it soon and review it.......................................................
  8. Feb 16, 2015
    9
    Has frustrating points, but this is going to go down as one of the greatest games I've ever played. Never gets boring and is constantly demanding better execution and more attention from the player. Short, but grueling, and worth completing at least once.
  9. Jan 19, 2014
    9
    Teslagrad is a 2D platforming puzzle themed game that uses the power of magnets and electricity to solve the puzzles that the Tesla Tower is filled with.
  10. Feb 13, 2014
    9
    A 2d platformer where you play with magnetism (a great mechanic that makes for very interesting, and mindbendy, gameplay) to solve puzzles is really cool. Doing it while telling a story with no dialogue in a fantastically crafted world is astounding.

    Great storytelling, original gameplay mechanics, beautiful atmosphere.
  11. Jun 24, 2015
    8
    Teslagrad has a wonderful art style, very smooth animations, and a challenging mix of precision platforming and puzzles!

    The art style is beautiful, and reminds me of a mixture of Disney Pixar and Dreamworks Animation, the art style is really beautiful! The smooth animations make the game have smooth gameplay and precise platforming. However, the game can be frustrating and repetitive,
    Teslagrad has a wonderful art style, very smooth animations, and a challenging mix of precision platforming and puzzles!

    The art style is beautiful, and reminds me of a mixture of Disney Pixar and Dreamworks Animation, the art style is really beautiful! The smooth animations make the game have smooth gameplay and precise platforming. However, the game can be frustrating and repetitive, the boss battles are mostly the same, hit the same weak point over and over and also the boss battles change their movement paths all the time, rarely following the same pattern. Another annoying thing is the few bugs and glitches I encountered with the game, this sadly ruined my experience, plus the amount of checkpoints there are are very few

    However, RAIN Games did a very good job with the game, it has a very nice story even though it doesn't have any dialogue at all. Nice art style and very nice animations. A job well done to the developers!
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  12. May 19, 2017
    8
    Çok perişan bir gecede darmadağınık bir adam göğsüne yakın bir paket taşımaktadır. Sicim gibi dökülen yağmur boyunca, yeterince dikkat kesilirse; o küçük paketin içerisinden bakan bir çift göz görülebilir; Bu küçük bir bebeğin gözleridir. Adam bebeği annesi olabilecek bir kadına emanet eder ve bilinmeyen bir yolculuk için ayrılır. Zaman geçer, bebek büyür. Genç bir erkek çocuğudur artık.Çok perişan bir gecede darmadağınık bir adam göğsüne yakın bir paket taşımaktadır. Sicim gibi dökülen yağmur boyunca, yeterince dikkat kesilirse; o küçük paketin içerisinden bakan bir çift göz görülebilir; Bu küçük bir bebeğin gözleridir. Adam bebeği annesi olabilecek bir kadına emanet eder ve bilinmeyen bir yolculuk için ayrılır. Zaman geçer, bebek büyür. Genç bir erkek çocuğudur artık. Onun için de gelirler... İçeri girmeye zorlarlar! Fakat çocuk hızlıdır. Yatak odası penceresinden; yağan şiddetli yağmurdan şakırdayan çatıların üstüne atlamıştır bile. Koşuyor! Koşuyor!... Kovalıyorlar!!...

    İşte Teslagrad; bizleri bu açılış sahesi ile karşılıyor ve sonrasında karşımıza neyinnelerin geleceği konusunda da ipuçları veriyor. Karanlık ve yalnızlık, fırtınadan ve merakımızı cezbeden takipçilerimizden başka hiçbir şey; sadece sessizlik. İlk dakikadan itibaren Teslagrad; bu maceranın ne kadar görkemli olacağını tamamen güvence altına alıyor. Tüm görsel ihtişamı ve gizemli dünyasıyla Teslagrad; barındırdığı kusurları ve de eksik kalan parçalarıyla birlikte ''canavar'' gibi ortaya çıkıyor.

    Muhteşem mimarisi, sanat eserleri ve masalsı parçacıklarıyla keşfe çıktığımız bu kule; gücü arzulayan bir şehvet ve ardından gelen ihnetlerle doludur. Bu kuleye tırmanırken giderek daha karmaşık bulmacalar çözerek, Teslagrad'ın öyküsünden çok daha fazlasını keşfedeceksiniz. Burada belirtmek istiediğim bir husus var. Maalesef bu karmaşıklık; bulmacanın zekayı test etme yeteneğinden ziyade, mekaniğe daha fazla ağırlık vermesinden geliyor. Yani kısaca beceri ve reflekslerimize daha çok iş düşüyor.

    Teslagrad' ın temasında; adından da tahmin edebileceğiniz gibi Elektromanyetizm barınmakta. Oyunda ilerleyip, keşfettiğimiz yetenekler ile; çeşitli objelerin yerlerini değiştirebiliyor, veyahut nesleri, engelleri aşabilmek amacı ile kullanabiliyoruz. Bu doğrultuda oyunda belirli ''chapter'' ları atladıkça daha fazla yetenek kazanmaktayız. Gelelim oyunun zorluk kısmına. Ben bu kategorideki oyunların zorluğunun bu şekilde sınıflanmasını doğru bulmuyorum. Bence Teslagrad zor bir oyun değil. Fakat belirtmek istediğim sorun var; çoğu durumda daha zor bölümlerin yakınında kontrol noktaları olduğu için bu ciddi bir sorun olmuyor ve hatta en sinir bozucu bulmacalar bile yirmi dakikadan fazla zamanınızı harcamıyor rahat olun (Bu konuda endişe duyan arkadaşlar! size gelsin :) ) Gerçek sorun, oyundaki boss savaşlarından herhangi birinde meydana geliyor ve hepsinde de, boss u alt edebilmek için korkunç bir çarpışmaya maruz kalıyoruz. Bu boss ların saldırılarından herhangi biri size temas ettiğinde; mücadelenin başlangıcına geri dönüyor ve deneme yanılma egzersizleriyle beraber bu durum sinir bozucu bir hal almaya başlıyor. Tabi sonunda boss u alt ettiğimizdeki zafer sevinci de aynı oranda kendine yer ediniyor.

    Sinir bozucu boss karşılaşmaları ve bazen de rahatsız edici bulmaca tasarımlarıyla sinir katsayımızı ölçen Teslagrad; sırf içinde bulunduğumuz mekan tasarımlarının güzellikleriyle bile, can sıkıcılığının artan duygularını bastırmayı ve gönlümüzü almayı başarıyor. Oyunda ilerledikçe; yer yer oyuncuya yapay gelen diyalog eksikleri göze çarpıyor ancak yine de bu haliyle bile tartışmasız harika bir hikaye anlatıyor. Şüphesiz Teslagrad' ın en itici gücünün; gizemli havası ve çekiciliği olduğunu düşünmekteyim. Yoksa birçok oyuncunun hatırlayabildiğim birkaç sahneden birinde oyundan çıkacağına kesinlikle eminim.

    Oyunun birçok öğelerinden şikayet ederken bile; hkâyesi, görselleri ve manyetik manipülasyondaki benzersiz girişimi nedeniyle Teslagrad bana, kusurlarıyla bile bir şekilde sevimli görünüyor. Oyunu bahsettiğim kusurları yüzünden döverken ve sıradan finalini de görmüş olmama rağmen; kalan tüm kartları da toplayarak sonunda bizleri nasıl bir final bekliyor görmek için ufak ufak zaman harcayacağımdan kesinlikle eminim. Ben bütün kalbimle Teslagrad'ı, tüm kusurlarıyla birlikte, inanılmaz görsel tasarımı ve çok görkemli dünyası için tavsiye ediyorum. Bu heyecanlı dünya için sizleri de bir an önce yağmurun sesine kulak vermeye çağırıyorum!
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  13. Apr 5, 2019
    10
    A puzzle-solving platformer with epic hand-drawn graphics and a deep soundtrack. It is unique in the way it brings you into the story: instead of a tutorial, the game gradually takes you through multiple phases, letting you learn and figure out things yourself, from game mechanics to the story, all captured in the surrounding environment. The game does not force itself, but has aA puzzle-solving platformer with epic hand-drawn graphics and a deep soundtrack. It is unique in the way it brings you into the story: instead of a tutorial, the game gradually takes you through multiple phases, letting you learn and figure out things yourself, from game mechanics to the story, all captured in the surrounding environment. The game does not force itself, but has a continuous, casual flow.
    On the other hand, it can sometimes be grindy and unforgiving, but oh so better is the euphoria after.
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Awards & Rankings

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Dec 11, 2014
    80
    Teslagrad is all about electricity, magnetism, and mind bending puzzles. The hand-drawn graphics and atmospheric music will take you to the top of the Tesla tower with a broad grin on your face.
  2. PC PowerPlay
    Mar 28, 2014
    70
    Despite pacing issues, Teslagrad's strange blend of science and fantasy prove that opposites do indeed attract. [Apr 2014, p.58]
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 23, 2014
    60
    Beautifully drawn, beautifully animated, yet frustrating puzzle platformer, capable of enchanting you in one minute and pissing you off in another. [Issue#238]