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Clutter 12: It's About Time - Collector's Edition

Developer: Ocean Media

  • Price: $14.99
  • Release Date: Jan 5, 2023
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: E [Everyone]
  • Who knew that hidden object games could be so outright tough? If you want to test your matching abilities, this will do just that

    While the game’s name may give you the impression it’s a Marie Kondo-esque exercise in trimming away the clutter and leaving only things that bring you joy, in the end this is a matching / hidden object game… and a challenging one at that. I’ve played quite a lot of casual games over time in this sort of general style, but none that I’d consider to be this difficult, and I have to say I was digging it. Rather than having you only matching a colorful collection of items of many shapes and sizes, this starts to get outright mean by changing things up. Trying to match what appear to be pillows with various patterns which then have distinctive coins on them, requiring you to find exact matches, is already tricky. Then they place it all in a layered pile, just to really make you work. It’s nice that you can move around stuff in lower layers, but it doesn’t make anything easy by a long shot. In order to be as quick as possible you should absolutely play it in handheld mode with the touchscreen, though playing it docked with the controller can at least be managed, it will just be a bit more cumbersome by comparison. If you’re tired of the same old casual experience that usually trends towards easier, this is a great slap in the face to say there can be tougher experiences out there as well.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Good [7.1]

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