First person puzzle games are a rare thing, even with the universal praise of every single one that I can think of there are still only a handful that come to mind. Parallax just came out yesterday and its a trying its hand at the untouchable genre. From what I have seen so far(I have only played an hour hence first impressions) It fulfills all of my expectations. This is the first steam release from Toasty Games, and the game seems pretty polished. Unlike most other first person puzzle games this one lacks a narrator like in portal or Talos principle, or less obvious hints like in antichamber. This isn't necessarily a bad thing and I think it would be silly criticize a game for not having something that shouldn't be expected. The gameplay mechanics are introduced at a nice pace, but there are certainly perceived difficulty spikes. For me this has been one of the biggest problems in these types of games, Talos principle solved this rather well by letting you pick when you would solve the puzzles you had a problem with. The best solution for difficult puzzles in any game has always been to close the game and try the puzzle again with a fresh mind in a hour or two. That certainly doesn't sound like a solution from a game design perspective but for childish people like me it works rather well. While the solutions for a lot of levels leave you kinda confused some of them are still very satisfying to solve and that's ultimately what I try to get our of these games.
Disclosure- I receive a review copy of this game, I do not believe it has affected my judgement of it but I like everyone to know. This title has been added to the disclosure section of our site aswell. This is not a full review, I have so far only played this game for a little over an hour.
Check out the store page for this game here!- http://store.steampowered.com/app/325060/