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Puzzle Retreat
Just slip away
by Jon Mundy 20/2/2013
Product: Puzzle Retreat
Developer: The Voxel Agents
Publisher: The Voxel Agents
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Puzzle
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Video games can be seriously stressful. Most are designed to resist you, to punish your mistakes, and to kill your little digital avatar.

Puzzle Retreat sets out specifically to do the opposite. As the name suggests, this is designed as a virtual spa weekend, gently taxing you into a state of Zen-like bliss.

That's the premise, anyway. In practice it's simply a tidy, understated little puzzler that could perhaps do with ratcheting up the excitement a little.

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Summary
Puzzle Retreat is a well-conceived casual puzzler whose only flaws are a lack of spark and variety
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 7
Value: 7
Innovation: 6
Overall: 7
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