PSN has some unique game offerings such as Flow, Journey, and Flower and these are about all the experiences they offer. Linelight fits right into the mold of these other games with its simple mechanics and no frills puzzle distractions. Feeling stuffy headed or frustrated at work? Linelight may be able to clear this up.
The concept of Linelight is simple. Gamers are moving a small light along vertical and horizontal lines. Gentle music pulses in the background along with minimalist graphics. The puzzles start out easy but they can get difficult quickly. Lucky there is a fast reset time if your line of light dies. I found myself trying a few difficult solutions to the puzzles after I had failed them.
I never got frustrated no matter how many times I had to replay a puzzle. The game does a good job of introducing new mechanics like traps,keys, switches and a host of other options. Linelight gives players a few simplistic puzzles with each new tool and then gives them something tougher with traps and enemy lines of light.
The puzzles that look simple are often the toughest and sometimes what you thought was the solution wasn't anything close to it. There are 6 worlds full of interwoven puzzles. There is no score or time limit. Gamers can take as long as they want or breeze through puzzles.
Each puzzle I solved gave me a little woah moment and I wanted to keep playing. The game may only clock in at a few hours but is well worth it. Think of it as a unique experience that may force gamers to relax and enjoy the puzzles. In the end I wish it was longer but I had a good time playing what was there.
Game was provided by the publisher for review. Linelight costs $9.99 on PSN.
Final score is 4/5