Quell is the third entry within the puzzler collection for the Nintendo Change. But it was the primary one I ever performed, again on the Nintendo 3DS. It’s dropped the Reflect moniker, however it stays the identical title. So you possibly can learn my evaluate from seven years in the past to get some further element.
Should you’ve performed one other Quell entry, you’ll really feel proper at house right here. Suppose you’re much less aware of the collection? In that case, this recreation has you steering beads of water by an association of elaborate window pane puzzles. It might current fairly the problem in later ranges, but the general expertise stays a calming one.
One factor that this entry nonetheless lacks is a body of reference. Whereas different installments have voiced soliloquies (Memento) or letters (Zen), this one leaves you to your creativeness with its ranges grouped by years. It nonetheless has ambiance, simply no actual background behind it.
With over 80 ranges, a lot of them head-scratchers, it is a recreation you’ll play for some time. Should you’re a completionist, dozens of achievements will name your title. A few of these are simple and achieved fairly early. In distinction, others (together with hidden jewels) could have you replaying for that “aha” second if you accumulate that final pearl with the minimal variety of strikes.
Sadly, this port is lacking certainly one of my favourite options from the unique recreation, rain sound results. The music continues to be memorable, however I’m undecided why Fallen Tree Video games reduce the rain. It impacted my enjoyment way more than I anticipated. These sound results had been such a contributing issue in direction of a soothing mind-set that I need to name out their absence.
Quell additionally isn’t as bulked up because the sequels that adopted, which all launched extra recent parts to problem and increase the gameplay. Nonetheless, there’s one thing to be stated for the collection debut. I appreciated it years in the past, and I nonetheless prefer it at present.
With a launch sale of solely 99 cents, there’s no must hem and haw on a purchase order of Quell. I’m a bit extra hesitant to advocate at full worth, if solely as a result of the superior 3DS model continues to be in the stores. However the Quell collection is gratifying, and everybody ought to play (and replay) no less than certainly one of these enjoyable puzzlers. You might end up hooked.