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  • Summary: GNOG is a 3D puzzle game set in a tactile world of toys and secrets. Point, click, grab, poke, spin, pull, and play with uniquely charming monster heads, and explore the hidden worlds inside them from your couch, or face-to-face in stunning PlayStation VR. Filled with eye-catching designs,GNOG is a 3D puzzle game set in a tactile world of toys and secrets. Point, click, grab, poke, spin, pull, and play with uniquely charming monster heads, and explore the hidden worlds inside them from your couch, or face-to-face in stunning PlayStation VR. Filled with eye-catching designs, playful interactions, and a rich, reactive soundtrack, the hand-crafted heads come to life in your hands. Inspired by real-world toy designs, every GNOG head is a miniature world to discover. Grab a bookcase and spin it to reveal a hidden pile of coins, slide levers to navigate a damaged ship through outer space, crank a wheel to cook a stew on the stove – each playful interaction generates lively feedback and surprising consequences. Set to a relaxing and dynamic soundtrack that evolves with each level, the surreal worlds and joyful puzzles of GNOG will have you turning heads. [Playstation.com] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 90
    I’ve rarely been as delighted in simply immersing myself into a game as I’ve been with GNOG.
  2. May 25, 2017
    80
    GNOG is a wonderful puzzle game. Its colorful graphics, oniric mood and thoughtful puzzles makes it worth a look for every fan of the genre. Unfortunately, its very short length makes it miss the must-have category.
  3. May 3, 2017
    80
    There’s nothing quite like GNOG out there in design terms , with each monster puzzle box giving the impression of being a toy. The VR aspect is a really nice option that enhances the experience too. However, while GNOG looks and sounds great, it doesn’t generally offer much difficulty, instead happy to almost point out the answers to you. A charming but short and simple puzzle game, it’s nice and accessible to everyone.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jul 7, 2017
    80
    Even if you spend ages noodling around there, Gnog won’t last you very long. [August 2017, p77]
  5. May 4, 2017
    78
    Gnog is a simple puzzle game that never pushes the player too hard. Opening each box to rotate its wheels, push its buttons, and solve its puzzles is relaxing. It surprised me with its charm and made me eager to pursue each new box as I unlocked them. Putting together solutions and watching the resulting animations and musical numbers simply made me happy.
  6. May 8, 2017
    70
    GNOG is an artistic fever dream that oozes imagination; it is equal parts delightful and bizarre.
  7. May 9, 2017
    65
    GNOG is a game that defies explanation. It is a weird, abstract puzzle game that has a sense of play and about it, but ultimately leaves you wanting a little more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 12, 2017
    10
    A beautifully crafted game. Every Gnog is adorable and full of surprises. The colours are masterful, the music delightful and it worksA beautifully crafted game. Every Gnog is adorable and full of surprises. The colours are masterful, the music delightful and it works amazingly well in VR. The video game equivalent of haute cuisine. Expand
  2. May 3, 2017
    9
    The only thing that I could ask for is more content. I've been waiting for this game for 3 years and it 100% delivered on expectations. TheThe only thing that I could ask for is more content. I've been waiting for this game for 3 years and it 100% delivered on expectations. The art, music, and playfulness were spot on. The puzzles themselves ranged from "easy" to "hard", but never "very hard". I never felt a need to seek outside help and never ran into anything that felt unfair.

    The real shining point of the game was the micro interactions. They were all over. Every little thing had some way to play with it. The music level was amazing! I loved just playing with the sliders and buttons to mess with the beats.

    I've already played through it twice and am now able to introduce it to my kids and enjoy watching their puzzle solving experiences. It's just such a treat to watch. There's huge replay value in sharing the game with a friend :)
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  3. Apr 30, 2018
    8
    Gnog is a well made, relaxing VR game. Simple to pick up and play. Cute and creative characters/visuals. I thought the puzzles were wellGnog is a well made, relaxing VR game. Simple to pick up and play. Cute and creative characters/visuals. I thought the puzzles were well made and they felt satisfying to solve. Not too hard/not too easy. Also, I thought the amount of content was satisfying enough. Expand
  4. Jul 26, 2017
    6
    Visually, this game is charming and whimsically beautiful. The game-play is compelling, you want to explore these heads and their space; toVisually, this game is charming and whimsically beautiful. The game-play is compelling, you want to explore these heads and their space; to touch all of the moving parts and to see what the reaction is.

    I'd like to see harder puzzles and more content. The game only took an hour to beat which is disappointing because I was hoping for a ramp-ing degree of difficulty. They also could have added levels to the game or more heads to add content, overall a pretty short game even.
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  5. May 5, 2017
    6
    Anyone giving this an 8+ is nuts. This game (which you can barely call a game) has very little content and very little actual gameplay orAnyone giving this an 8+ is nuts. This game (which you can barely call a game) has very little content and very little actual gameplay or challenge. The visuals and audio are enjoyable enough in VR, though it feels like more of a tech demo than an actual game and VR overall doesn't add much to the experience. Rated 10+, but ironically it's probably best suited for those 10 and under. Expand

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