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The Prism: Random ventures and First Impressions

The Prism: Random ventures and First Impressions

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I was recommended this game by pyre. At first glance it seemed simple enough. Controlling a couple of cubes. How hard can it get?

This is the point where most people usually echo “famous last words“.

You will not be wrong to do so.


The game loads into this screen first. I sat there for awhile before I hit space, which triggered the next screen.

For those who were wondering like I was, escape takes you out of the game. Blegh.

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No options. Yeap you read that right. No options at all. Could swing both ways. Leaning towards bad right now though because I’m finding the music a wee bit too loud.

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Backstory smackstory. Premise building is never easy.

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Wait a minute. What do you mean move 02 and move 03. Oh boy.

So it turns out I am not the most psycho-motor coordinated person. A few times I died trying to move the wrong block. Ignoring how bad I am becoming at this game, I’ll admit, it did catch my attention.

The learning curve is… interesting. The first 10 levels very gently guided you to understanding how the two blocks should work together. Gently in the same way you are plonked onto a balance bike and given a push start. Your ego might get a wee bit bruised when you eventually throw your hands up into the air and shout “WELL WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO”. Still, each level of the first 10 thankfully only needs you to pick up and apply a single new mechanic. The result is that the joy you get from figuring out the level far outweighs the frustration.

My first 20 minutes thus far has me liking this game, but not to the point that it was tough to put it down. I foresee myself randomly booting up this game when I need to kill a bit of time. (Side note, I ended up stopping after 20 minutes because my hands were tiring out. Then again I’m absolutely terrible at playing the guitar, so that may explain why.)

If you’re interested to find out more about the game, feel free to ping me on our GamerEdge Slack.

WARNING: The following video contains a bit of spoilers since it’s the tutorial section of the game (first 5 minutes). Considering this game is centred around self-discovery and learning it can impact your playing experience. View at your own risk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI4Y3GoCFEI

WARNING: The above video contains a bit of spoilers since it’s the tutorial section of the game (first 5 minutes). Considering this game is centred around self-discovery and learning it can impact your playing experience. View at your own risk.

For reference, this first impressions was documented on a Windows 7 Home Premium, i7-2600k, GTX 670 4GB, 12GB RAM.

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