I wonder if Manifold Garden was born at the light and strange moment when the game world was wrapped for the first time. You know, when Pac-Man disappeared from the side of the screen for the first time, and then said that during the pause, frankly, this pause becomes more and more mysterious every year, other side. The space in the manifold garden was initially daunting. They are huge and bottomless, and the horizon disappears forever. Then you start thinking: hey, isn't this the corridor I'm going to go Suspiciously long? Then you'll find real estate repeating, just like the distant trees in Hanna Barbera's comics, but changed into a freak, because the cycle has nothing to do with a tiny budget, but chaos with the head related. The world becomes a loop, but this loop doesn't look like a loop at all. The tights have been straightened. You can still see trees repeating in front, behind, and around. To continue, you must know where you have been and where you want to go.
Manifold Garden review
- Developer: William Sear Studio
- announcer: William Sear Studio
- Platform: Audit on PC
- Availability: Now available on PC, PS4 and iOS
This is interesting. In fact, this is really amazing fun. I often find myself laughing out loud when the solution to a problem in a manifold garden finally becomes clear and bold and simple. The epiphany of the game sometimes looks cheap: music does it, God Ray does it that
But in the first hour, I was not convinced. Manifold Garden is a game dedicated to everything except fantastic geometry, bending logic and causality. The cathedral rose from the pink void, and Lloyd Wrights created the mint-colored atrium, rising from the rosy dawn. Even if the forward looks like upside down, like from the inside out, like backwards, there is always somewhere to go, and the accessible road will guide you forward. But the game takes some time to teach you some knowledge so that you can adapt to new needs. So one of the greatest outdoor games of all time starts with a stylish little hallway and a spare bedroom.
What you are learning here is how to climb on a wall, simply by approaching the surface you want and pressing the trigger. Each wall you walk through is given a different color so you can adjust the direction. After some confusion, you learned that you are changing not only the surface you can walk on, but also the gravity of the world. Things fall to the floor around you and the water flows in different directions or just stops flowing. Most importantly, every surface, every color has switches and blocks that only work when you stand on that surface.
These switches are basic enough. Blue surface, blue switch, you can participate in the competition. But obstacles are another matter. On the one hand, they are actually apples, and each has the color of the tree that it grows into-the tree you own will share the color of the surface on which you stand. What's more, you can only lift these apples and move them around when you are standing on a surface that matches their color. If you have to use some kind of lock to open the door, the lock is preferably part of the same color system and floor as Apple. Similarly, for example, if you hold a red apple and then move to a blue surface, you must accept that you place the red apple in the position where you stand, and it will stay in place until you move back to change again Into a red surface.
I am vaguely wondering if this is an interesting quantum question about how each particular field corresponds to a particular particle. Sadly, all of my "knowledge" of these things came from reading the weird New Scientist magazine, when someone had always been obliged to leave it on the train, and it rarely happened, so we will Keep it here. Regardless, the key to your early learning in Manifold Garden is that even if the apple falls and you can't move it, you can still use
Suppose you have a red apple and it is stuck on the red floor. You are now standing on the blue floor and holding a blue apple. The good news is that you can use red apples as ledges to balance blue apples. Maybe this can help you bring blue apples where you need them eventually. Maybe it can anchor it in a game equivalent to a pressure plate and solve puzzles. Maybe it just teaches you something you need to understand in order to do more complicated things.
Yes, I complicate all of this. It's a pity the manifold garden is complicated, but it's not a complicated game anyway. It has its own rules and you need to learn them to do a lot of things. So when you wander the corridors and beside the bed, the opening is slow and everything looks like a locked door or a colored circuit that will open it. Welcome to the infinite void. How do you feel about being a locksmith and an electrician?
Stick to it! After a while, the game opens. You are suddenly outside, the building is rising, and walls and stairs are flying around. You begin to understand that the world you experience is not as vast as non-human, but that they are non-human repetitions, and repetition is useful. Suppose you want to bridge a gap. Rush forward into space and this momentum will get you moving slowly. You will feel like hours, the target platform slides over and over again, but each time the platform gets closer and closer to you until finally a connection is established. The gap is crossed. No drop damage. Exciting moment, but the game effortlessly throws it at you because its storage performance is much better.
How did things really affect me? When I came out of the corridor, they clicked and found themselves on the side of the valley, stepping on horseshoe-shaped steps and placing them in a zigzag pattern, making the whole thing blurred. Or maybe I suddenly became an ant, trapped on a complex and intricate surface of bismuth. What's opposite me? The other distant wall, stepped and jagged, repeats its own small features here and there. Am I on the opposite wall, or do I need to go? Solving this problem, man, it took me five minutes, but once it was done, I vibrated for ten minutes with full happiness. Not because I've done something clever, but because I'm in an unprecedented world so willing to announce my world. Where was I then!
The manifold garden is full of these things. I can measure how great it is by taking off my headphones, rubbing my eyes, and leaning back in my chair, finding the number of times I laughed from the bold smile on this game. I walked away and felt like a diver came back to the surface. I can measure how good it is by the number of times a colleague passes and looks at the screen. He said, "Oh, that hurts my eyes", or "What the hell is going on?"
Each passing level will only add brilliance. I have to coax the ball through the maze by turning the maze and the world around the ball. In another case, I had to coax the rivers of the earth over the edge of the surrounding world, so the water fell from above shortly after disappearing into the depths. In another huge real estate ups and downs, around the ground around me violently to complete the tour. Trees sprout, apples change color, and the walls make the horizon infinite. The whole thing reminded me of the motel, a minute's drive and the next minute is a flat glass university campus.
All this sounds daunting. But in fact, the smartest thing about Manifold Garden is that it's not daunting at all. It wants to let you explore without getting lost, it wants to give you the tools to experiment, and it wants to give you trouble instead of hard work. It wants you to feel everything elated. It wants to let you know how it feels to solve the cube when you are in it.
I like the mindset that this game brings me into. The world outside the monitor disappeared. Deep in my heart is intricate, wonderful and clear-headed. My job is to turn things around and see how these parts work and interact with each other and what potential they have for me while all these things happen. Everything is passing on fiercely, but briskness may also be the secret. You move so fast in these worlds that the magic of the place you are exploring is not broken down and grayed out by the habit of the brain getting used to stripping everything into puzzles. I still remember some areas I used to go to: a machine in the center of a room and two doorways in a wall next to each other, and when I looked at each doorway, they took me somewhere else. Where possible. But I moved in, wandered around, wandered around, wandered around, and settled this place before I eliminated its thrill. As a result, it will always be in my mind forever.
It took me seven years to gather the manifold gardens. And I think that in the upside-down universe of this game, you can actually see that seven years, time turned into space, as if a lot of things were squeezed by these noodle machines. You will see seven years of development on the horizon, as the game progresses and repeats, showing you the void, then showing you your place again, echoing and echoing into the distance.
Have you ever really liked a building? Library, train station, museum? The problem with architecture is that even if you act, even if you own your clothes in a closet somewhere, you can never really own it. In any case, it never felt like owning. The thing about it is too big, too different, and too incredible to stretch out your arms or head. This is the residence of the Manifold Garden. Play. you will like it. I really think it will be with you.