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  • Summary: Life is tough for young Ash -- isolated and bullied, it's only in the discovery that he can bring his paintings to life that things become so much... brighter. And with the small fishing town of Denska now polluted and abandoned, only Ash has the power to cleanse the streets and alleywaysLife is tough for young Ash -- isolated and bullied, it's only in the discovery that he can bring his paintings to life that things become so much... brighter. And with the small fishing town of Denska now polluted and abandoned, only Ash has the power to cleanse the streets and alleyways with beautiful, living artwork.

    Use the Dualshock 4 wireless controller's motion sensor function to effortlessly paint stunning landscapes and bring unique creatures to life in this colourful and gorgeous action adventure -- and help bring a little light not only to Ash's life, but a whole town in the process.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 70
  2. Negative: 1 out of 70
  1. Oct 8, 2019
    100
    Concrete Genie is one of the best games of this generation—an experience that expands the parameters of what video games can be. By embracing values like artistry, empathy, and beauty, this is a title that will appeal to gamers that might be feeling a bit world-weary, bringing color to a world that has been feeling a bit gray lately. If you have ever wondered why video games have to be so violent and dehumanizing, then do the industry a favor and support this game. And lest I forget to mention: Concrete Genie is a lot of fun to play.
  2. 90
    Concrete Genie paints an impressive picture with delightful gameplay and heart warming characters. it's a great way to spend a few hours unleashing your creativity.
  3. Oct 7, 2019
    85
    Despite the gimmicks, Concrete Genie is beautiful, endearing, charming and simply adorable. It’s far more fleshed out (and lenghty, though still over overly long) than Entwined. At a $40 AUD price tag, you simply can’t go wrong; it’s extremely relaxing after a stressful day.
  4. Oct 7, 2019
    77
    Concrete Genie is a charming and wholesome adventure that makes up for its rather ordinary gameplay with striking art and personable creatures.
  5. Oct 14, 2019
    74
    Concrete Genie tells a realistic fairy tale with a wonderful painting system. Although its gameplay might have some obvious flaws, I still enjoy it.
  6. Oct 8, 2019
    70
    At times, Concrete Genie can be a little too pleasant, which makes the action-packed conclusion really jarring. Still, the contrast between Ash's fantasy and his reality is truly stunning.
  7. Oct 7, 2019
    40
    Concrete Genie’s painting tech impresses at first and its heart is certainly in the right place, but the game ultimately proves too aimless to support its already brief running time. Adorning the city in landscapes of your own creation quickly loses its luster as you realize that what you create lacks meaningful interactivity. Even the jarring addition of combat midway through doesn’t do much to counter the sense that Pixelopus couldn’t find a way to build out a full game around a simple gameplay idea.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 52
  2. Negative: 11 out of 52
  1. Oct 8, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game from the shows I saw seemed to be an innovative idea.
    I wish this game success both in terms of feedbacks as well as sales.
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  2. Oct 8, 2019
    10
    Jogo muito bom. Superou minhas expectativas! Trabalho de arte impecável! E narrativa e historia envolventes... pena que é um jogo com cerca deJogo muito bom. Superou minhas expectativas! Trabalho de arte impecável! E narrativa e historia envolventes... pena que é um jogo com cerca de 6 horas. Ainda sim merece ser jogado! Parabéns aos desenvolvedores! Expand
  3. Oct 11, 2019
    10
    I was amazed at how beautiful this game was for only 30 euro..i enjoyed every single bit of it and even cried a little at the end. Must buy.I was amazed at how beautiful this game was for only 30 euro..i enjoyed every single bit of it and even cried a little at the end. Must buy. And there is still some replay value for the trophies Expand
  4. Oct 8, 2019
    10
    You need more then 5 brain cells to enjoy an artistic Game like this, thats why Gears of Flop 5 Fans dislike it and give this Game bad ScoresYou need more then 5 brain cells to enjoy an artistic Game like this, thats why Gears of Flop 5 Fans dislike it and give this Game bad Scores ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Expand
  5. Oct 11, 2019
    9
    If I were to describe this game in one word it would be beautiful, but not just because the world is beautiful, not just because the paintingIf I were to describe this game in one word it would be beautiful, but not just because the world is beautiful, not just because the painting creations come alive in such beautifully animated colours, but also because the story that accompanies it is beautiful as well. The game itself blends old school concepts like floating collectables, and platforming, with new ideas like creating your own genies that accompany you throughout the levels helping you solve puzzles. This game is very unique and I can guarantee you won't have played anything quite like it. At $30, this was never meant to be a fully fledged title and comes in at around 6-7 hours for the first playthrough, the mileage you get after that is dependent on how much you enjoyed exploring the world and painting the additional scenes. I feel like there is something really special here that if expanded into a full fledged AAA would be mind blowing and I really hope they make a sequel. Expand
  6. Oct 8, 2019
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. good game more with inaccurate controls can improve with updates weak story just now stuffing sausage Expand
  7. Oct 10, 2019
    0
    Nego upvotando o jogo apenas porque é exclusivo. Diga não ao fanatismo, receba esse zero.

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