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  • Summary: Pneuma: Breath of Life is an enthralling first person puzzler putting gamers minds to the test in a visually stunning world using Unreal Engine 4 and Physically Based Rendering. Pneuma provides players with a sense of awe and a relentless determination to solve every puzzle and progressPneuma: Breath of Life is an enthralling first person puzzler putting gamers minds to the test in a visually stunning world using Unreal Engine 4 and Physically Based Rendering. Pneuma provides players with a sense of awe and a relentless determination to solve every puzzle and progress through a narrated story of self-discovery, exploring the fundamental nature of being. This is the first person puzzler of 2015 which is designed to force players think outside the box and explore beyond what they know as reality. Play as a god, Pneuma, and listen to his comical self-obsessed inner monologue whilst he takes you on a journey exploring and traversing his puzzling world. Rack your brain and progress through a series of environmental challenges that require perception, observation, and lateral thinking skills to succeed. Lift bridges, rotate platforms and move entire buildings all with the power of your mind. This game isn't about your skill with a controller, it's about how you perceive and analyse situations. Push your brain to its limits in this exciting new first person puzzler as Pneuma contemplates the nature of reality and you explore the ontological mystery of the Breath of Life. Expand
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  1. Jul 14, 2015
    90
    Pneuma weaves philosophical, existential, and even religious threads into a beautiful tapestry.
  2. Jul 30, 2015
    76
    A game that deserves to be ranked high among indies. True originality, that comes along an enjoyable experience, refined sense of humour and an apparently simple plot full of meaning that stares at us from the other side of the screen.
  3. Jul 7, 2015
    70
    Pneuma may not breathe life into the puzzle genre, but it certainly gives you a new perspective on it.
  4. Jul 15, 2015
    70
    An engaging and quirky game that packs some intriguing puzzles... as well as some that are almost too easy to solve. The narration sometimes feels like it's trying just a little too hard for its own good, but the overall experience Pneuma: Breath of Life delivers is an enjoyable one.
  5. Jul 20, 2015
    70
    Although the game boils down to a walking sim with a puzzle component, the unique setting and mechanics make it worth a playthrough.
  6. Jul 12, 2015
    65
    It is very hard to be a god, especially if he has lost his memory and does not know how to control his powers.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 5, 2015
    60
    Draws out deserved enthusiasm from you through its first half, followed by increasing frustration as the wheels start to fall off the wagon. [Sept 2015, p.94]

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  1. Jan 21, 2017
    3
    Jeu d'énigmes à la Myst dans lequel un "dieu" se réveille (après sans doute moult bacchanales) avec la gueule de bois et découvre que sonJeu d'énigmes à la Myst dans lequel un "dieu" se réveille (après sans doute moult bacchanales) avec la gueule de bois et découvre que son monde est devenu sans queue ni tête. Il soliloque comme un détraqué tandis que vous passez de salle en salle à ouvrir des portes à l'issue de chaque énigme bizarroïde. Entièrement construites sur la position du regard, si ces "épreuves" semblent au début respecter une sorte de logique, elles s'avèrent bien vite diaboliquement casse-couilles.

    Graphiquement, c'est assez joli et la musique paisible se révèle un excellent somnifère. L'impression est tout de même celle d'un prototype très vague de "jeu" à peine dégrossi et meublé à la va-comme-je-te-pousse de puzzles sans but et sans mobile apparent. Tellement vide que j'ai pensé au lendemain de cuite pour expliciter cet "exercice de style" assez pédant, car j'ai horreur du vide.
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  2. Aug 27, 2016
    2
    This game sucked on so many levels, from the main character to the story and to the puzzles. The puzzles were so easy that i was simply boredThis game sucked on so many levels, from the main character to the story and to the puzzles. The puzzles were so easy that i was simply bored and when i did come across a hard one it was like you just know how to solve it. The story and that ending was bad and the main character was annoying the way he talked after about 20mins i hated him. The only good thing about this game is the visuals. There are plenty other puzzle games infinitely better than this on the ps4. Just watch some of the walkthrough and you'll see Expand