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  • Summary: When Youropa is torn apart, You must use your unique wall walking ability to navigate a strange fragmented city, restore it to former glory and learn who you really are. A platform puzzle paint adventure about breaking rules, being upside down and thinking outside the box.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jan 7, 2019
    100
    This is a really neat game, well produced and thought out. Definitely a 10.
  2. Jun 22, 2018
    90
    Youropa combines implicit instruction with honed design to create a pleasant, intuitive and fun test of a player's perspective and deductive skills.
  3. Aug 3, 2018
    90
    Youropa is a fantastic puzzle platformer that is fresh, unique, and delightfully challenging from beginning to end. It constantly throws in new mechanics and upgrades, while still making sure players have mastered each one before moving onto the next and making things more complicated. Its dreamlike atmosphere is inviting, and although the game isn't long, if you don't plan on going for collectibles or using the level editor, every minute of it is a joy to play.
  4. Jul 5, 2018
    80
    Youropa is a clever and funny puzzle game that it knows how you surprise with new challenges. It has level editor too, so you will find a lot of new contents from the other players.
  5. Jul 19, 2018
    80
    For a game that contains no dialogue, Youropa is filled with charm from start to finish.
  6. CD-Action
    Oct 25, 2018
    75
    Despite some flaws and obvious low budget Youropa is a very solid game that constantly evolves and causes the “one more island” syndrome. [09/2018, p.69]
  7. Edge Magazine
    Jul 19, 2018
    70
    It may drive you potty at times, but this really is Paris as you've never sen it before, and you won't forget it in a hurry. [Issue#322, p.120]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 10, 2021
    10
    Damn i loved this game so much, the design of the levels is brilliant, it's looks gorgeous, and oh boy can it be difficult at times, but soDamn i loved this game so much, the design of the levels is brilliant, it's looks gorgeous, and oh boy can it be difficult at times, but so entertaining. One of the best games i played in a long time.
    Only downfall is the camera, but you get used to it.
    Such an underated gem.
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  2. Jan 8, 2019
    9
    This game is very fun and rewarding. The puzzles are cleverly made, and when you figure out how to solve it, it feels so great.

    The game is
    This game is very fun and rewarding. The puzzles are cleverly made, and when you figure out how to solve it, it feels so great.

    The game is nicely paced, and unlocking abilities throughout the game to make even more difficult puzzles works like a charm.

    Can't give it 10, cause the car controls really weirdly, and therefore I cannot give it a perfect score.
    It is worth the money though.
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  3. Sep 12, 2020
    9
    Youropa was a very nice surprise for me. It's actually one of the best puzzle games I've played in a long time. The puzzles were clear, so IYouropa was a very nice surprise for me. It's actually one of the best puzzle games I've played in a long time. The puzzles were clear, so I always knew what I was expected to do. At the same time they were often quite challenging, so it took some time to solve them, which I enjoyed. You often need to step back, zoom out and get an idea of how the paths and cables are connected to figure out how to move forward.

    I love the aesthetics, the complex yet visually clear levels, and the overall atmosphere of the game. And when you've completed the campaign you can continue playing by building your own levels and share them with other players. The more audio cassettes you collect in the main campaign, the more building blocks you'll unlock in the level editor, so make sure to find them all.

    The only negative thing I have to say about Youropa is that the game crashed a few times, and also that a bug caused my character to go get stuck and unable to move several times, which forced me to exit the game and lose progress.

    Other than that, I enjoyed Youropa very much.
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  4. Aug 7, 2018
    8
    Very impressive mesmerizing visuals! Check out this lovely fantasy gravity-defying platformer!
  5. Dec 22, 2020
    5
    Youropa is a visually striking puzzle platformer that has fairly novel but ultimately unremarkable gameplay.

    You play as a vaguely humanoid
    Youropa is a visually striking puzzle platformer that has fairly novel but ultimately unremarkable gameplay.

    You play as a vaguely humanoid statue, and at the beginning of the game, your only power is to walk along surfaces. Any surface like a stair or slope will cause gravity to “align” with you, resulting in you being able to walk “upside down” on levels if you can find curved slopes that allow you to go around the edges.

    This is the game’s core gameplay mechanic, but as you go on, you acquire additional abilities – the ability to grab objects, kick things, run, jump, and eventually cling to walls, the last of which renders the rest of the gameplay more or less moot, but is only for the last few stages anyway.

    The game gets pretty good mileage out of its mechanics, though; there’s not a whole lot of them, but it does a reasonable amount with them, creating a bunch of puzzles that require you to figure out how to navigate the level successfully. Walking around works pretty well, though when you gain the jump mechanic, it can feel a little bit janky at times, particularly when you have to run and jump. Still, it gets the job done.

    The game’s levels are pretty good looking – much more so than I expect from a random indie game. Most of them are pretty small, but their nature as floating bits of Paris, displaced by… some weird event gives them some amount of character. There’s a few rainy areas that are particularly good looking, but a lot of the game looks pretty solid, though some of the later levels end up looking a bit odd because the jump mechanic breaks up the solid platforms, making them feel more arbitrary.

    The puzzles vary a bit, but they are almost all very simple. However, being simple isn’t the same thing as being easy; the game is frequently about having some key insight into how you can manipulate the various parts of the level in order to better progress through it.

    Unfortunately, the biggest problem with the game is that the core mechanic can lead to situations where a lot of the levels’ “puzzles” really being “find that one spot that you overlooked where the floor is curved so you can walk around on it”. This was a frustratingly frequent issue, with a number of points where I got “stuck” involved not being able to see where I could go because the level was too subtle in its design or even deliberately hid the curve in an out-of-the-way spot.

    The game is brief, which is a major point in its favor; if the game was much longer than it was, it would wear out its welcome. Instead, it’s got only about 40 levels in it, most of them fairly small and compact. It will likely take you about 5 hours to beat the game if you just try to push through it, and maybe a bit less than twice that if you try to collect all the collectibles and do all the optional challenges.

    Much as I thought that the core mechanic of walking around on walls was neat, the game never really wowed me on the whole; I was left feeling rather ambivalent about the experience by the end of it.

    If you like puzzle platformers, you can do worse, and it looks nice; however, if you were to never play this game, I don’t feel like you’d really be missing out on anything. As such, I can’t really recommend going out of your way to buy and play it, but if you did end up with this game by chance, and you are into puzzle-platforms, it might be worth a whirl.
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