First Look: Superliminal

Superliminal is a quirky puzzle game where perception is key. I got to take a look at this game and share my first thoughts with you all.

I was provided a copy of this game for the purposes of this review.

In Superliminal, you are essentially trying to make your way through various rooms and puzzles using what is around. Perception is very important, and changing how you look at an object or move it are crucial. Just by moving your camera while holding something can change it’s size, for example.

At first it can be a little weird trying to get something to the size and orientation you want within the confines of a particular room. This cheese incline took a few tries to get right and to not mess it up. But once you are used to the mechanics that is easy and you can focus on the puzzles.

You do have a narrator that is basically a cross between GLaDos and the narrator of The Stanley Parable. So you can see where the quirkiness comes in. The humor is very similar to The Stanley Parable while the setup of you being a human stuck in a dream doing these tests is very Portal. And the two blend together very well.

If you enjoy puzzle games and you enjoyed The Stanley Parable, this is a great game for you. The game also runs very smooth which is nice since the perception mechanics are so important. Overall, I enjoyed my play time with Superliminal.

Superliminal is currently available on the Epic Games Store, with releases to Steam and consoles in the near future.

What is a puzzle game you’ve enjoyed? Let me know with a comment below.


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