Review: Expand (PlayStation 4)

A world set in five stages, Expand offers an atmospheric experience of exploration, discovery and introspection through gameplay and compelling soundtrack designed to immerse you deeply into its allegorical themes.

Pros:

  • Good graphics.
  • Three save slots.
  • Brief tutorial.
  • Chilled soundtrack.
  • 223.4MB Download size.
  • Puzzle game set within a sphere that is changes to create puzzles as you travel around it.
  • Instant restarts.
  • Constant checkpoints.
  • Amazing to watch levels evolve and unwind as you play.
  • Game flows really well.
  • Simple controls.
  • Supports analog and d pad control.
  • Clever puzzle design.
  • 10 trophies.
  • Puzzles can be part of rooms and doing something in one room will change the previous rooms and open up different routes.
  • New mechanics unlock as you progress.
  • Simple yet fun.
  • Five worlds to explore and solve.

Cons:

  • Menu is slow and fiddly as they incorporate the core gameplay into it.
  • OST is so chilled it almost puts you to sleep.
  • Cannot change options in game.
  • Few tedious sections.
  • Short.
  • Little replay value.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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