Hue and cry
by Rob Hearn 10/6/2013
Product: Color Zen
Developer: Large Animal Games
Publisher: Large Animal Games
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
"Zen" is an overused word on the App Store. It appears, mostly wrongly, in the titles of a pinball game, a fighting game, numerous puzzle games, and even a war game. The word refers to an offshoot of Buddhism that emphasises the value of meditation - which means that Color Zen is using it wrongly too.
You can get through the first 20-stage chapter in a fairly meditative state, and you'll be able to return to that state from time to time as you cruise or fluke your way through the game's easier stages, but you'll need to concentrate pretty intensely when the going gets tough, and you won't feel remotely relaxed.
Color Zen is a original and stylish puzzler that will provide a stiff challenge to seasoned puzzle gamers
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