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  • Summary: Hue is a puzzle-platformer, where you alter the world by changing its background colour. You explore a dangerous grey land, unearthing coloured fragments on a journey to find your missing mother. As obstacles match the background, they disappear, creating new puzzles - full of peril,Hue is a puzzle-platformer, where you alter the world by changing its background colour. You explore a dangerous grey land, unearthing coloured fragments on a journey to find your missing mother. As obstacles match the background, they disappear, creating new puzzles - full of peril, mystery… and colours unseen. [Xbox.com] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Sep 20, 2016
    92
    Hue takes an incredibly simple premise and turns it into a unique, fun, and challenging game that I’m still thinking of days later.
  2. Sep 1, 2016
    90
    Every once in a while, a game will come around that adds a bit more to the formula or steps up its game a bit. Hue just so happens to be one of those games.
  3. Sep 12, 2016
    90
    Hue is easily one of the best additions to the genre in a very long time.
  4. Aug 29, 2016
    80
    Hue is an attractive and appealing indie puzzle platformer with a smart gameplay hook. Yes, it looks and plays a little bit like Limbo, but Hue is very much its own thing. And it's great.
  5. Aug 30, 2016
    80
    While there are a few minor nitpicks here and there, Hue is an easy game to recommend. There's nothing world-changing on offer here, but the warm and vibrant colours in combination with an intriguing narrative and satisfying puzzles make it a pleasant experience to play. Throw in the easy completion and it's the perfect game to play through on a lazy day or across a weekend.
  6. Aug 30, 2016
    80
    Hue is a challenging puzzle platformer, but it's one that serves to teach and reward the player rather than frustrate as so many modern platform games do. The puzzles certainly had me scratching my head on more than one occasion, but the leisurely pace of the game allowed me to sit tight and have a good think before making my next move.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Sep 27, 2016
    60
    Mere hours after playing it, Hue is already vanishing into the background of our minds, leaving only a vague sensation of something more tangible. [Nov 2016, p.123]

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Sep 8, 2016
    10
    A well made game and polished experience. Jump into the shoes of character Hue and traverse a world laden with vibrant colours and beautifulA well made game and polished experience. Jump into the shoes of character Hue and traverse a world laden with vibrant colours and beautiful artwork. Solve challenging puzzles by shifting the colour of the world. Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2016
    8
    Hue is vibrant & gorgeous puzzle platformer where you alter the world by changing its background colour.

    Dropped into a greyscale world,
    Hue is vibrant & gorgeous puzzle platformer where you alter the world by changing its background colour.

    Dropped into a greyscale world, you take on the role of a boy who is learning about is mother who first discovered how to change the world around her. She was a scientist who invented the Annular Spectrum, a ring that allowed her to not only see colours but also to alter them.

    It’s this ring that drives the gameplay of Hue as you make your way through the world picking up segments of the ring & notes left by your mother.

    The 2D world’s background can be changed with ease to a colour segment that you’ve discovered. This is how you navigate, as coloured obstacles can effectively be deleted by swapping to the relevant background. For example, if you need to get past a blue brick wall then just switch to that colour & you can pass through with ease.

    Simple to understand but as the game goes on these become more fiendish requiring deft timing & much more thought.

    Split into ‘rooms’ dying results you having to restart that room from the beginning but it’s rarely too much of a setback. Short enough to never really become tiresome most only take a handful of attempts to solve. The traps & puzzles require some occasional trail & error but often patience & planning is all that is needed. Rushing will only result in failure.

    Switching between colours is straight-forward (the right stick is used to highlight the colour needed) but on occasion it sometimes fails to register resulting in an un-necessary death. This is particularly frustrating at later points in the game as timing & quick colour switches are needed.

    It’s a small complaint in a game that has very few flaws, thankfully. Sleek & very pleasing to the eyes, the visuals are charming even if the story isn’t exactly gripping. It lacks depth with only vocalised notes & thoughts from your mother driving it on. Finding her never feels like an important goal unfortunately.

    The addictive & rewarding gameplay does make up for a lot of the stories’ short-comings though. Backed up by lovely visuals, the softly subtle piano driven music fits the game perfectly.

    It’s an immersive experience that will last between 8-10 hours, well worth picking up.
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  3. Apr 24, 2018
    0
    ça m'a fait penser à la vieille pub Kodak (R.I.P.) des voleurs de couleurs... Ici dans Hue (hue dada, hue !) le docteur Gris a pris les zoliesça m'a fait penser à la vieille pub Kodak (R.I.P.) des voleurs de couleurs... Ici dans Hue (hue dada, hue !) le docteur Gris a pris les zolies couleurs qui sont belles... à toi de les retrouver avec ton petit bonhomme autiste !

    Et pour ça, il va falloir sauter, car le petit indé scrollant en 2 couleurs simultanées (voire plus si affinités) est un petit jeu de plate-formes rapidement casse-burnes puisque le décor change radicalement selon la couleur choisie dans ton petit inventaire : bleu ou violet par exemple ? ah tu as mal choisi petit con et tu t'écrases tout en bas comme une meeerde.

    Une voix geignarde te parle de temps en temps et t'exhorte à récupérer les zolies couleurs perdues : elle déblatère des trucs niais sur les couleurs : je crois qu'elle s'est endormie devant Wikipédia à recopier tout ce qu'elle a pu, ceci expliquant cela.

    Et sinon, une petite musique bien niaise au piano tout mou t'accompagne partout dans tes "aventures"... ele donne envie de pisser par les oreilles. Voilà, c'était la daube indé du jour bien conne et bien naze.
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