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The Gardens Between PS4 Review

Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on The Gardens Between by The Voxel Agents.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game through keymailer for video/review purposes. Like all of my reviews, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.

The Gardens Between is a puzzle adventure game that follows two friends who journey through the memories they’ve shared together. Each memory is represented by an island and each one has increasingly more difficult puzzles to solve.

The game’s puzzles are solved through the ability to move time forward and backward while interacting with objects on the island. For example: on one island there’s a keypad you must enter a code but to enter it you must rewind and move forward time repeatedly so the characters press the correct buttons. Other puzzles are solved using this mechanic as well.

The two characters each have their own puzzle solving abilities as well. The dark haired character carries a lamp which is used to activate light bridges and finish a level. The red haired character has the ability to rewind specific things in a level and activate lamps. Both characters are used in conjunction with each other to solve the game’s many puzzles.

The game doesn’t feature any dialogue or text so the story is told through a silent narrative by completing each island to unlock a constellation and a memory from the two character’s childhood.

One thing I found the most impressive was it’s atmosphere and music. The sound effects for each island were great and the music was very somber and it fit the tone of the game perfectly.

I also found the game’s cartoony artstyle to fit it very well too. It looked quite pretty.

Overall, The Gardens Between is a pretty entertaining puzzle adventure game about friendship and the fleeting memories that friends share. It’s ending came as a surprise but the journey was an entertaining one. If you’re in the market for a new puzzle adventure game that has some excellent puzzle design, great atmosphere and music and a pretty yet cartoony artstyle, then The Gardens Between is the perfect game for you.

Thanks a lot for taking the time to read my review folks! I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!

Shaun Meyers out!

The Gardens Between

$19.99
8.7

Story

8.2/10

Entertainment Value

8.5/10

Audio

9.0/10

Graphics

8.8/10

Gameplay

9.0/10

Features of Interest

  • Great Narrative About Friendship and the Fleeting Memories That Friends Share
  • Excellent Atmosphere and Music
  • Family Friendly and Easy to Learn
  • Very Pretty Graphics
  • Excellent Gameplay and Puzzle Design

Worth Mentioning

  • Some of the Puzzles Can Be Really Tricky

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