For me, somewhat fittingly given the mirrored nature of the puzzles in the game, I’m of two minds about Reflection of Mine. On the one hand it’s a challenging and pretty clever puzzle game, forcing you to think about what’s happening with your main and mirrored character and how to successfully navigate them through their environments without dying. This can be a plodding experience when you manage to get yourself stuck but for the right crowd it could be a fun challenge. On the other, as a parent of a child who has had mental health issues I found its portrayal of the main character’s multiple personality disorder to be reductive and almost offensive. I suppose as a plot device in a lazy way it makes sense in relation to the gameplay but there’s more than enough entertainment out there that mischaracterizes an issue many people cope with that there need not be more when the game offers nothing to learn, it’s just a device for justifying the style of play.
Justin Nation, Score: