Tuesday 20 February 2018

Games: Tentacle has legs

Day of the Tentacle Remastered (iOS) 5 stars Age: 12+

Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Day of the Tentacle Remastered

A classic (perhaps THE classic) point'n'click adventure rebuilt two decades on, DOTT melds a time-bending (mind-bending) plot with the trademark warped humour of genre kings Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert.

Refreshed visuals can't mask its inherent anachronisms (the puzzles occasionally stray into frustratingly obscure territory) but a mere fiver buys you many hours of chuckles, head-scratching and aha-moments.

Deus Ex Go

(iOS/Android), 4 Stars, Age: 7+

The Go series repurposes big-name action franchises into a grid-based puzzle game. The transmutation worked very effectively with Lara Croft and Hitman - and Deus Ex is no exception.

The turn-based puzzles function similarly here, injected with some funky Deux Ex moves such as invisibility and hacking that deepen the experience.

But there's no escaping the fact that many levels devolve into repeated trial and error as you search for the safe path to the exit.

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