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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: 50 out of 83
  2. Negative: 1 out of 83
  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. Oct 7, 2019
    90
    Concrete Genie could have simply been a game about painting and creating virtual pets that you can interact with and it still would have been a fantastic little game. But thanks to some fun action, nice puzzles and a beautiful world, it becomes something even more. The fun is in the creation, crafting a vivid world out of the pages you find and then letting your charming Genies play in it. It’s just one of those games that can be perfectly described as “feel-good.” You’ll walk away from it with a warm heart and a big smile on your face after the credits roll, yet end up diving back in so that you can find every secret. Concrete Genie is one of the PS4’s most notable highlights this year and PlayStation fans should be sure not to miss it.
  3. Oct 9, 2019
    82
    With Concrete Genie, Pixelopus gives us a visually impressive body of work. It offers the player the opportunity to become a true artist, letting their imagination run free in a magnificent world. Ash becomes very endearing in a very short space of time, and sometimes even manages to move us — we come to have compassion for this little artist who seeks to make friends and be free. Thanks to the presence of the Geniuses, we never really feel alone in this chaos — these little beings are a real success. The only things we were disappointed with were the length of the game and its replay value.
  4. Oct 11, 2019
    76
    Pretty visuals and a heart-warming story make this mix of exploration, graffiti- and ghost-puzzles a decent as well as relaxing experience – although one with weaknesses in terms of battle system as well as some technical issues.
  5. Oct 8, 2019
    74
    An indie game aimed at the adolescent public that has a good finish and remarkable artistic section. It's short and it can be repetitive until its last quarter, but you can enjoy during its few 6-8 hours.
  6. Oct 8, 2019
    70
    Concrete Genie is a gorgeous game that will fulfill your eyes, but it fell short in terms of gameplay mechanics.
  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: 87 out of 106
  2. Negative: 13 out of 106
  1. Feb 6, 2021
    10
    just got around to playing this game and it’s awesome. i’m not a very creative person but the painting still made me feel creative lol. veryjust got around to playing this game and it’s awesome. i’m not a very creative person but the painting still made me feel creative lol. very fun and relaxing gameplay. Expand
  2. Oct 11, 2019
    10
    Everything about this game is beautiful the story the characters the animation everything
  3. 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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  4. Jul 14, 2020
    9
    Uno de los juegos indie mas bellos y artisticamente que eh visto desde que se anuncio una historia algocorta pero muy buena y divertida es unaUno de los juegos indie mas bellos y artisticamente que eh visto desde que se anuncio una historia algocorta pero muy buena y divertida es una pasada pintar las paredes y dejar fluir tu creatividad Expand
  5. Oct 10, 2019
    8
    it's fun and has a unique idea what always good (did not play this in VR) .
  6. Jul 11, 2020
    8
    Desde que vi el juego anunciado me llamó la atención por su apartado artístico. El juego narra una historia sencilla que trata sobre el acoso,Desde que vi el juego anunciado me llamó la atención por su apartado artístico. El juego narra una historia sencilla que trata sobre el acoso, muy bien implementada con los monstruos que vamos creando con el protagonista con nuestro pincel. El juego tiene un tono muy colorido y es muy bonito una vez vamos pintando las diferentes zonas de los escenarios. Los puzzles son sencillos y no es difícil avanzar. Mientras jugaba, me di cuenta de que tenía mecánicas muy a lo Uncharted, escalando edificios, bajando por tirolinas, etc. Las creaciones de los monstruos están bastante limitadas y hubiese agradecido más libertad a la hora de dibujar, pero tampoco es que sea un gran punto negativo. El juego si vas a saco te dura 8-9 horas pero también tiene coleccionables que alargan la aventura hasta las 15 horas. Para mí, un juego muy disfrutable con mecánicas interesantes. Expand
  7. Feb 22, 2021
    0
    Este juego ha sido de los mejores que e jugado, toda la creatividad y la historia que hay detras de los personajes me ha parecido maravillosoEste juego ha sido de los mejores que e jugado, toda la creatividad y la historia que hay detras de los personajes me ha parecido maravilloso y lo recomiendo al 100%. Mis 11/10 Expand

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