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Game review
Miniversally disappointing
by Matt Thrower 14/7/2014
Product: Miniverse
Developer: Ryt Games
Format: iPad
Genre: Action, Puzzle
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Puzzling and timers have a long and chequered history.

On the one hand putting a player under time pressure is a great way of injecting some twitchy thrills into an otherwise cerebral genre.

On the other, there's a fundamental clash between setting a satisfying mental challenge and putting a speed bump in the path to the solution.

It can work, but it requires skill and finesse to pull of properly. Unfortunately, these lessons seem to be lost on the designers of Miniverse.

Miniverse is a peculiar abstract puzzler in which your goal is to drag planets around narrow corridors of safety. You're trying to get them close enough so you can teleport their astronaut inhabitants around. ...
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A decently designed action puzzler that's badly spoiled by clumsy controls and a poor interface
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 4
Value: 6
Innovation: 6
Overall: 5
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