Trying to find a balance between a puzzler and a platformer, Togges struggles on both sides of the equation
Togges is one of those games that I checked as I scoured various booths at PAX East this year, and back then I wasn’t quite sure how to feel about it. Now, having spent more time with it, unfortunately I can’t say my feelings have changed much. In terms of having a novel idea, where you’re in control of the placement of a bunch of blocks in order to spread and discover new areas, Togges may be onto something. When it works there’s a satisfying sense of accomplishment, having figured out how to spread and stack yourself into success. The ongoing issue, though, is that it often feels overly picky about what success should look like and that’s exasperated by somewhat fiddly controls. If you’re someone who likes to try new things, and is willing to look over the potholes along the way, this may have some appeal, but there are surely more refined oddball games to explore on the eShop than this one.
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