Superliminal

by Aethyna
Nov 6, 2020 | 1 Votes | 31 Played | 0 Reviews Your vote
Superliminal 9 rate Featuring one of a kind puzzle mechanism, Superliminal is designed to challenge even the most avid of puzzle solvers, providing them with mind-boggling puzzles, the unique ability to change the size of objects based on depth in perception, and a story filled with heart. Play Now Similar Games Played Post a Review

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Summary


Featuring one of a kind puzzle mechanism, Superliminal is designed to challenge even the most avid of puzzle solvers, providing them with mind-boggling puzzles, the unique ability to change the size of objects based on depth in perception, and a story filled with heart. The game may be short but the experience it leaves you is unforgettable!

Plotline


Dozing off at the couch in front of a TV showing a weird commercial about some dream therapy program landed you in a weird dream-like state in which you find yourself the subject of an odd scientific experiment.

Thankfully, unlike the more surgical kind of experimentation which would definitely turn the game into a horror show, the scientist behind this experiment is more concerned about testing your mind and its ability to perceive, pushing it to its very limits.

Gameplay


Superliminal offers a nice variety of perspective-based puzzles for you to solve as you move from room to room in what seems to be a vast yet empty scientific complex. The puzzles here start off easy enough since the game does have to do its job of introducing the mechanics to you. The mechanics here mostly involve finding objects that you can manipulate (a.k.a. resize and reposition) and then use in the puzzle’s solution in order to move on to the next “level” or room.

Once you got a hold of the basics, the difficulty of the puzzles starts to ramp up and at times, you might find yourself completely at loss as to what you should do, as I did… and I’m ashamed to say pretty early on in the game. When the game says that “what you see isn’t always what you get”, it’s not kidding. There are some truly bewildering moments in the game and the story that stretches throughout only further enhances the game.

Since the game is fairly short if you manage to make it to the end, the developers have recently added a new game mode to the game – the Challenge mode. Here, not only your puzzling skills are tested, your ability to solve the puzzles fast enough and with minimal moves and jumps will be tested as well. Each level you complete will be scored and you can use said score to see how well you’ve done as compared to the rest of the community.

The game also supports Steam Workshop, allowing players to import any 3D object into the game. It’s more of a sandbox thing where players can just play around with various 3D objects within the parameters of Superliminal’s unique game mechanics.


Community


Superliminal is a single-player game as most puzzle games are. However, the game does have a pretty sizeable fan base and you can interact with them via the game’s Steam discussion forum.

Graphics/ Sound


The game opts for more minimalistic-styled graphics which I think fits perfectly with the sort of sterile, lab-like atmosphere – I mean, in the game, you’re a subject of an experiment after all! The sounds are well-made to match your actions and the atmosphere of the game too.

Conclusion


Superliminal is one of those rare, trippy puzzle games that either you get it or you don’t. Puzzle enthusiasts might find the game more than intriguing to take a crack at due to its unique perspective-based puzzles but personally, as an average gamer and puzzle-solver, I’ve found the game to be bewildering and tough. Can’t say that I’m a fan of the game since I wasn’t able to enjoy solving the puzzles here, but I can definitely appreciate the lengths the developers have gone through to really create a truly puzzling masterpiece!

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by Aethyna Nov 6, 2020
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