Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Feb 18, 2020
    85
    Mosaic is a wonderful title that does an impressive job of showing the downsides of modern society. While light on gameplay, there is a lot going on in the narrative through repetitive segments, dreary scenery, and a magical fish. This is a game for the person who does not know how to cope with the bland nature of the modern world.
  2. Feb 10, 2020
    85
    While Mosaic is full of puzzles, mini-games, and a tiny bit of exploration, it is mostly about experiencing the game. This gorgeous, low-poly title does an amazing job of confronting depression and burnout, through whimsy, moody colors, and amazing sound. While the Switch version suffers from framerate drops, it tells a surprisingly touching and relatable story, and I only wish gave the player more chances to fail.
  3. Feb 3, 2020
    73
    I enjoyed Mosaic. It isn’t reinventing the wheel, and we’ve seen this sort of story many times before, but there’s something about this game that just works. It’s not too long, it’s interesting right from the start, and I think it does an excellent job of commenting on a few specific hardships of life. Much of the game is open-ended and will leave the player wondering what they just saw, but that’s the beauty of it. As I said earlier, Mosaic can be what you need it to be, and if you’re feeling down on life lately, maybe this game can inspire you. If even just a bit.
  4. Jan 31, 2020
    70
    Mosaic is a narrative adventure which tells a striking critique and leaves a lasting impression, but which is plagued by a few performance issues. It’s certainly worth a look, though.
  5. Feb 13, 2020
    60
    Mosaic for the Nintendo Switch is not based on the most exciting of premises, but is that a sin? Not at all, this is a game that chose to focus on the most mundane, repetitive and mind-numbing aspects of everyday life, with emphasis on the bleak, empty loneliness that permeates existence in urban societies. And it works, to a certain extent. It certainly transmits the harsh void that occupies many human lives, even if the game's performance is far from ideal due to its many glitches, bugs and hiccups, which end up harming what by some measures is an interesting experience.
  6. Feb 1, 2020
    50
    A barbed look at today's society that lacks an end-product of sorts, Mosaic is a short experience that seems content with telling us what's wrong with our lives without really going any further than that. There's a vital message trapped within the game somewhere, but it never quite gets out, and the experience ends up being depressing rather than entertaining. That might have been what the developer was going for, but ultimately, it doesn't make for a particularly interesting video game.
  7. 40
    Mosaic was a game I wanted to love. Adventure titles that offer deep storytelling are some of my favorite experiences in the genre, and Mosaic had everything lined up to be truly special. Unfortunately, a little bit too much monotony, a control scheme you will be fighting throughout, and major performance issues make this a game that will have you looking for a way to alleviate your frustrations. Hopefully a patch comes to fix the performance issues in what could have been a fairly decent experience.
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  1. Jan 24, 2020
    1
    Seems a good game, but appears to be broken on Switch. Cannot progress beyond the factory floor, when you have the green glowing light aboveSeems a good game, but appears to be broken on Switch. Cannot progress beyond the factory floor, when you have the green glowing light above your head. Character cannot progress beyond final yellow tracks. Have watched playthroughs online and doesn't appear to be a gameplay issue, looks like a glitch. Full Review »