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  • Summary: Maquette is a first-person recursive puzzle game that takes you into a world where every building, plant, and object are simultaneously tiny and staggeringly huge.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. 90
    Maquette is just fascinating. It is a game that has one central mechanic and ties it into a narrative not often told by games and media. That unique blend of challenging, but mind-boggling recursive gameplay, jaw-dropping set-pieces, and heartfelt narrative moments really crafts an experience that mesmerises and stuns at every turn and is another great title from Annapurna.
  2. Mar 3, 2021
    80
    While it misses the chance to transcend the sum of its parts, Maquette tells a beautifully relatable story with a gorgeous presentation, accompanied by a clever and unique size-bending puzzler.
  3. Mar 12, 2021
    79
    Aesthetically pleasing 3D puzzle game with smart mechanics, embedded in a love story. It doesn’t reach its full potential, though.
  4. Mar 1, 2021
    70
    Maquette is a fascinating puzzle game with a unique central mechanic. This leads to some super clever puzzles that will really test your grey matter. However, we can't help but feel that the concept's potential isn't quite fulfilled. Similarly, the story is pretty unique among games, but the execution just isn't quite there. Overall, it's an enjoyable experience that puzzle lovers should sample — just don't expect it to change the world.
  5. Mar 5, 2021
    70
    As a drama about two people falling in and out of love, the script is an amalgam of every relationship ever presented on television and in film, so it is easily relatable if rather trite. If you like abstract puzzles framed around a grounded narrative, then Maquette does offer some value but I don’t see it leaving any long-lasting impressions.
  6. Mar 1, 2021
    70
    Maquette is a realistic, empathetic portrayal of two people falling in love and what comes next. If it was only that, it would make a great audio drama, or with some tweaking, a touching movie or book. But it's a game, and despite the awe-inspiring first impression it delivers, the cagey puzzle logic can leave you more hopeless than the central pair's prospects for longevity.
  7. Mar 22, 2021
    40
    Maquette is a clever game with some original game mechanics. Playing around with the scale of objects is challenging but fun, however the game also suffers from some technical issues and can even cause motion sickness. But even if that doesn’t bother you, you will reach the end soon – too soon, even for an indie game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 31
  2. Negative: 6 out of 31
  1. Mar 6, 2021
    10
    This is a master craft of a game. It’s fairly short. But it packs a pretty hard punch with its 4-5 hours of gameplay depending on how puzzleThis is a master craft of a game. It’s fairly short. But it packs a pretty hard punch with its 4-5 hours of gameplay depending on how puzzle savvy you are. If you love a good story, perhaps even a love one, then don’t miss out on this game. Expand
  2. Mar 12, 2021
    10
    Is an emotional and beautiful game, I love it, and the integrated adaptive triggers give it its master touch, for me it is a good candidateIs an emotional and beautiful game, I love it, and the integrated adaptive triggers give it its master touch, for me it is a good candidate for a Game of the Year, it is a masterpiece, it just lacks more publicity. Expand
  3. Apr 26, 2021
    10
    Absolutely adored this game for its amazing perspective puzzles, beautiful soundtrack and touching story. A fantastic debut title for theAbsolutely adored this game for its amazing perspective puzzles, beautiful soundtrack and touching story. A fantastic debut title for the studio, a game that has stuck with me even after finishing it a few weeks ago. Looking forward to the next game from the Graceful Decay studio! Expand
  4. Mar 28, 2021
    7
    The puzzles and art style both looked really good, but I couldn't get over the terrible indie movie styled story which is really just the riseThe puzzles and art style both looked really good, but I couldn't get over the terrible indie movie styled story which is really just the rise and fall of a couple. Expand
  5. May 3, 2021
    7
    Bom, pra início, vale lembrar que eu sou um jogar nato de FPS, então os jogos que não são de FPS, são difíceis de me agradar.

    Maquette é um
    Bom, pra início, vale lembrar que eu sou um jogar nato de FPS, então os jogos que não são de FPS, são difíceis de me agradar.

    Maquette é um jogo deveras ruim na minha visão. Foi dado na Plus do PS5 e não vale a pena comprá-lo, um jogo de primeira pessoa sem corpo, jogabilidade estranha e campanha digamos que “avançada” em quesito dificuldade. Para quem não entende muito o estilo de jogo, não passará nem da primeira parte. Levei cerca de 1h30min para completar 100% do game. Os troféus são simples, os troféus mais difíceis são os de SpeedRun. Para quem é viciado em jogos de enigma, esse game passa a ser simples. Poderia ser um game melhor, mas creio eu que faltou recursos.
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  6. Mar 6, 2021
    5
    I have to admit that I m not good at puzzling games like Marquette, the game itself is well made but in the end it is still missing a lot forI have to admit that I m not good at puzzling games like Marquette, the game itself is well made but in the end it is still missing a lot for me. The variety is small, the game itself is rather short and there are some bugs in it where you can jump into areas you shouldnt be. One particular example is a crack within a church, if you jump in you are stuck. You can get out by trying to get you get you boxed out or restart the level. Things like that shouldnt happen in my opinion. The game should give some sort of guidance and also prevent that players can get into areas where they shouldnt be. Also puzzle-items can fall through the floor making you stuck and restart.

    I think the game is recommendable for players who are already into different types of puzzle games others might get really frustrated in their playthrough. The game itself can take approximately 2-3hrs but it can be a lot faster or a lot longer depending how hard it is for you to understand the game mechanics. They should take care of mentioned bugs. Also the game performance tends to fps-dip in occasional situations so thats a let down too.
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  7. Mar 22, 2021
    0
    The controls made me nauseous, especially when trying to place crystals and they got stuck on everything. Unfortunately this is unplayable,The controls made me nauseous, especially when trying to place crystals and they got stuck on everything. Unfortunately this is unplayable, and unplayable for me means 0/10. Expand

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