When you tread into the puzzle space with anything that remotely looks Tetris-ish you’re unfortunately going to invite some level of comparison to it. To Aloof’s credit, it at least has pretty little in common with that well-known franchise, though visually the impression is hard to shake in defining your expectations at first. It’s instead a much more slowly-paced and cerebral affair, with you being able to take your time to contemplate what’s already in place and how best to make use of the latest pieces you have to work with. The result is simply something different, which can be a good thing for the right crowd, but without that urgency and need for quick thinking the excitement tends to get sapped from things pretty quickly too. If you’re looking for a change of pace, and something you could potentially play with someone else for some fun, Aloof is a bit off the beaten path and may be worth a look.
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