Pode is breathtakingly beautiful, and a must have for any lover of puzzle games. The characters are simple but expressive, each with their own mechanics, physics, and skills, wandering a barren mountain which comes to life before your eyes. A co-op title at its core, Pode can be played in single-player with the same level of fun, and overflowing with puzzles that are fair and approachable while still offering plenty of challenge.
Pode is a clever co-operative puzzle-platformer whose spotlight on both camaraderie and companionship makes for one of the more genuinely moving experiences I’ve had on Switch. Coupled with the game’s bright and charming visuals, Pode is such a delightfully unexpected surprise and a must for anyone looking for an engaging team-based game on the Nintendo eShop.
With its subtle, relaxing and appropriate musical score, gloriously soft visuals and a simple yet emotional story, Pode succeeds in offering a generous and humble cooperative yet challenging 8-10 hours of content that will shine brightly - especially in among the assortment of fast-paced and frantic multiplayer games that we have right now on the eShop.
Pode is a solid cooperative experience but its frustrating aspects unfortunately hold it back from being a great game. That being said, if you can't get enough cute co-op adventures then you certainly won't regret at least giving it a try.
Sometimes opposites attract, and Pode’s contrasting characters are a great example of that, combining to overcome the game’s environmental puzzles. While it’s a little rough around the edges, Pode is a charming puzzle game whether you play it alone or grab a friend to play alongside you.
Pode is a visually stunning take on the co-op puzzle genre, but misses the mark when it comes to pacing and execution. It was always an absolute joy to enter each room which was devoid of life, only to leave it booming with vivid colors and patterns. However getting to that point wasn’t always as enjoyable. The slow-paced nature lends itself better for co-op play, but even then it still gets a bit tedious and solo mode ends up being a bore.
The environment in this game is simply relaxing and beautiful!
The graphics and the music are perfect. This is a 3D puzzle game that you played two little characters with different abilities who must unite to succeed in improving their path. I had more fun playing in coop than solo. I recommend this game to amateur puzzle for your game collection
I recently downloaded Pode on my Switch and have played for about 6 hours during the weekend. I was impressed by the elegant-simpleness and quality of the gameplay, puzzles, and graphics (yes, they are impressive!). I played the game with my 5-year old, with my 7-year old and my wife. We really enjoyed the game and co-op dynamics, they are really quite fun. The characters are "quantum leap cute"! The levels are entertaining, "puzzling", and pleasant to watch (water, rock, snow, plants, glowing icons, secret doors, etc). Overall, this is one of the best family games I have ever played!
Adorably fun! This is my favorite co-op puzzle platformer for two. The puzzles are satisfying, and the overall experience relaxing, with only the occasional "how were we supposed to figure that out?' And though the story is sparse, the characters are so charming, it's hard not to be drawn in emotionally.
Pode is everything I want as a co-op game. My boyfriend and I had a very good time playing this game. The art style is beautiful and immersive, the gameplay mechanics pretty original, the levels well designed, and most importantly: It was fun to play! We had a genuinely good time beating it. The only bad thing about this game is that it's short, and doesn't have much re-playability once you've beaten it (except maybe if you're a completionist-as it even has some sort of collectibles), at least in the short term. Overall it is a feel-good game, will definitely leave you with a smile. We both remember it fondly.
I played this game with my wife from the opening cut-scene to the credits, and we played on a Switch Lite. I would not recommend that system because of the small screen size. Some levels are very large and we were squinting at the screen to try and tell where our cute little cube or fairy was fluttering.
Honestly, I would not recommend the game because it was hard to tell where to jump. Often you can’t jump where it looks like you should be able to, and making some jumps to the next area is an exercise in trial and error. At heart, this issue is owing to the angle of the camera; they have dropped the camera low to accentuate the beauty of the plants and crystals as they grow, which we really enjoyed, but if the camera had been higher and looking downward at a sharper angle, the game would have been more playable.
I wouldn’t recommend it because I think there are better co-op games out there, but I’m still giving it a 5 because despite the issues, we enjoyed working together to solve the puzzles the game threw at us.