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  • Summary: Etherborn is an elegant leap in the gravity-puzzle genre, an environmental puzzle platformer built on exploring and understanding gravity-shifting structures. Travel through beautiful and exotic locations, where each level is an organic puzzle to explore, manipulate and shift gravity on inEtherborn is an elegant leap in the gravity-puzzle genre, an environmental puzzle platformer built on exploring and understanding gravity-shifting structures. Travel through beautiful and exotic locations, where each level is an organic puzzle to explore, manipulate and shift gravity on in order to decipher the way forward. Expand

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jul 18, 2019
    90
    Etherborn is a gravity-defying puzzle platformer with breath-taking visuals and MC Escher-like levels. The difficulty is enough to test your observation and critical thinking, but nothing gets stressful. You'll be done with a playthrough in around five hours, but it's time well spent.
  2. Jul 18, 2019
    83
    Etherborn is a great puzzle game that fascinates us by level design, art, soundtrack and tone. Although there are also some mistakes, it's one of the great titles of this year 2019, we mustn't lose track of Altered Matter.
  3. Aug 13, 2019
    82
    Etherborn is worth it, because despite being a short game it is very fun. However, despite its interesting planning and its very well played gameplay, Etherborn "stays in the air", because it lacks some additional detail that can truly call the attention of those looking for a puzzle game that offers something new inside of that segment.
  4. 75
    Etherborn is a great and unique puzzle-platformer with some smart level design and gorgeous views, thanks to its colourful, yet simple art style. It is a tad short and I would have liked to see a little bit more experimentation; however, Etherborn is clearly one of the better, more rewarding puzzle games in recent memory and well worth a playthrough.
  5. Aug 5, 2019
    75
    Quite an impressive puzzle game, mainly due to its fantastic level design. The game's a bit too short to fully justify its price tag though.
  6. Jul 18, 2019
    75
    Etherborn is a very interesting puzzle game, very well designed and smart. We miss more progression gameplay-wise, but it’s a good choice for fans of the genre.
  7. Jul 22, 2019
    60
    Etherborn is at the moment a game at contrast with itself. It has some issues with cameras and in a puzzle game that really cannot be the case. On the other hand it is majestic in it’s own way and challenging enough that there is a real sense of achievement when playing it. I want it to be better than it is, but like what it is. A conundrum.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 31, 2019
    10
    The design of the levels is superb. The "puzzles" of the game are the parts of the levels themselves, as you need to figure out how to changeThe design of the levels is superb. The "puzzles" of the game are the parts of the levels themselves, as you need to figure out how to change gravity in order to find the correct path that will let you continue and move on. The art and music are great and very atmospheric, and perfect to chill and immerse yourself in the game's world. Expand
  2. Jul 30, 2019
    10
    A very unique and interesting game. Well thought out puzzles and great soundtrack. Well worth your time.
  3. Jul 30, 2019
    9
    Sensational puzzle game, has left me wanting to continue experimenting with gravity changes. The visual style has captivated me, as has itsSensational puzzle game, has left me wanting to continue experimenting with gravity changes. The visual style has captivated me, as has its soundtrack. Expand
  4. Aug 1, 2019
    9
    I found this game to be a fun little puzzler, with a basic concept (explore and solve puzzles with gravity direction changing) that's wellI found this game to be a fun little puzzler, with a basic concept (explore and solve puzzles with gravity direction changing) that's well executed. The art and music are awesome, and, even though I didn't understand everything, it also has an interesting story.

    The only bad aspect is its duration: the game lasted about 2.5 hours for me. There's a "new game+" option once you finish it, but I haven't tried it yet and I don't know how's it different from the first playthrough.
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