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  • Summary: Check-in to The Spectrum Retreat for a stay you won’t forget. Manipulate your way to the truth in this captivating narrative-driven puzzler.

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  1. 82
    Despite some excesses in the levels structure, and the evident low budget, The Spectrum Retreat is a real game design diamond, with a well-structured and engaging narration.
  2. Jul 17, 2018
    75
    Dan Smith begins his career with a fusion of walking simulator and a puzzle game that is quite attractive, but can still go deep much more.
  3. Aug 9, 2018
    70
    If you enjoy Portal-like puzzles and don't look for an interesting story, The Spectrum Retreat may appeal to you.
  4. Jul 11, 2018
    65
    The whole narrative was shallow. The game shows potential, but it is so incohesive and unimpressive that it flounders as a whole.
  5. Jul 13, 2018
    65
    It’s a shame that the two sides of The Spectrum Retreat don’t really come together, creating a cohesive narrative adventure filled with engaging puzzles to solve. But even though the Penrose Hotel quickly becomes boring to walk through, there’s still a lot to like – from the art direction to the story and the often-wonderful puzzle design.
  6. 60
    The Spectrum Retreat is a short psychological puzzle game with a subtle but thought-provoking story and comfortably challenging puzzles, although it can be repetitive at times.
  7. Oct 11, 2018
    60
    Combining a story-based exploration of a mysterious virtual hotel with an interesting colour-based, Portal-esque puzzler, The Spectrum Retreat doesn’t quite add up to the sum of its disparate parts.

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