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  • Summary: Semblance is a innovative platformer with deformable terrain, set in a beautiful minimalist world. It's a game that asks, what if you could deform and reshape the world itself? Semblance takes the idea of a 'platform' in a platformer and turns it on it’s head. What if platforms were actuallySemblance is a innovative platformer with deformable terrain, set in a beautiful minimalist world. It's a game that asks, what if you could deform and reshape the world itself? Semblance takes the idea of a 'platform' in a platformer and turns it on it’s head. What if platforms were actually part of the gameplay, part of the way you solved problems? Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. NF Magazine
    Oct 29, 2018
    90
    I bless the games down in Africa! [Issue #36 – November/December 2018, p. 21]
  2. Jul 25, 2018
    84
    A fun puzzler platformer that may be too easy to become a real milestone for the genre.
  3. 80
    Between that design creativity and the sheer stylistic beauty of it, Semblance is a game that'll stick in my mind for a long time.
  4. Jul 24, 2018
    72
    Semblance is a decent puzzle platformer with a unique take on the platforming portion of the genre. While the game’s linearity provides a better flow to the game, individual level checkpoints would have been appreciated.
  5. Aug 2, 2018
    70
    Semblance is fun game that nails the fundamentals, but the limited scope and brevity don’t allow it the opportunity to really shine. Puzzle-platform fans will enjoy what is on offer here but will be left wanting for more.
  6. Jul 25, 2018
    70
    Nyamakop has successfully completed the requirements for a good puzzle-platformer: a charming art direction, with part of the world made of playdough, and a creative gameplay experience that allows the player to shape the environment. A little too short, Semblance is definitely a worthwhile game for the Nintendo Switch.
  7. Jul 24, 2018
    50
    Semblance lets you deform your platforms to solve puzzles how you want, but it limits your tools so severely that the promise of that idea is wasted on mediocre puzzles. It has a neat look, but like its core mechanic, it wears thin even before you get to the end of your two hour trip through the game.

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  1. Nov 2, 2018
    6
    Beat this short platformer/puzzler with the interesting mechanic of altering the environment to complete puzzles on the Switch.

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    Beat this short platformer/puzzler with the interesting mechanic of altering the environment to complete puzzles on the Switch.

    Pros:
    - Cool concept with the altering the environment
    - In general the controls felt good

    Cons:
    - I had a tough time after not playing for a week figuring out if I "beat" an area or not - the color coding isn't obvious
    - In general I wasn't a fan of the art style
    - Even for 9.99 felt short
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