There’s nothing wrong with a puzzle game that knows what mechanics its going for and then works them for all they’re worth, something Puddle Knights does pretty well. The goal is to get the more dignified person in your group from Point A to Point B without needing to traipse through the mud. Luckily your knight(s) have no such concerns and with some effort they’ll be able to escort their charge around the screen safely without even a speck of grime on their clothes. I appreciate that the emphasis here is on the discovery and figuring out the puzzles, not on constantly reminding you that completing the stage could have been done quicker. Take your time, think it through, and carefully maneuver yourself in the right direction and just the right way and you’ll be good. Later stages add new mechanics like ripping your capes in segments which add new layers of challenge and keep everything from getting too stale. It’s not a complex game but that doesn’t make it any less satisfying if you appreciate unique puzzle experiences.
Justin Nation, Score: