Pocket Gamer
Game review
Kairo
Lost in spaces
by Matt Wales 30/1/2013
Product: Kairo
Developer: Locked Door Puzzle
Publisher: Locked Door Puzzle
Format: iPad
Genre: 3D, Adventure, Puzzle
Players: 1
Version: Europe
screenshot
[enlarge screenshot]
5 more pictures >
Kairo is such a disappointing experience on iOS that we had to pop onto its official iTunes page just to make sure it was the real thing.

"Mysterious and elegant", screamed one major publication's press quote. "Beautiful... captivating", bellowed another. So just what, exactly, is going on?

Let's back up a minute. Kairo, in case you're blissfully unaware, is a first-person exploration game in which isolation, abstraction, and ambience sit front and centre.

Kairo
's bewildering world of free-floating shapes and strange, extra-terrestrial architecture gives the game its unnerving focus, while a seething undercurrent of woozy synths spin its oppressive atmosphere out even further. ...
Read more >

Summary
An abstract, atmospheric exploration adventure near-ruined by a breathtakingly ill-conceived iOS port
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 4
Gameplay: 4
Value: 5
Innovation: 4
Overall: 4
More reviews >
Pocket Gamer homepage >
©2014 Steel Media Limited

Get even more pocket gaming goodness online at www.pocketgamer.co.uk